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Angels cut loose Brandon Wood

Updated: April 20, 2011, 5:55 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Angels finally cut ties with struggling infielder Brandon Wood, once one of the organization's brightest prospects.

Wood, 26, was designated for assignment following Tuesday night's game in Texas to make roster room for shortstop Erick Aybar to come off the 15-day disabled list.

Wood, the No. 3 prospect in baseball entering 2006 after he mashed 43 minor league home runs, never managed to hit major league pitching. He went into 2010 as the Angels' everyday third ...

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