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Minor League free agents …

Baseball America compiled a list of Minor League free agents by club on Tuesday, and the Angels had 18. Among the notables is center fielder Jeremy Moore, who played in eight games with the Angels in 2011, was invited to Spring Training earlier this year and missed all of 2012 after undergoing hip surgery.

Here’s the full slate from the publication …

RHP: Adam Russell (AAA), Sean White (AAA)
LHP: Manuel Flores (HiA), Matt Meyer (AAA), Greg Smith (AAA)
C: Alberto Rosario (AA), Carson Vitale (LoA)
1B: Paul McAnulty (AA)
2B: Renny Osuna (AA)
3B: Jimmy Swift (AAA)
SS: Ryan Barba (HiA), Ed Lucas (AAA), Darwin Perez (AA)
OF: Cory Aldridge (AAA), Angel Castillo (AA), Trevor Crowe (AAA), Doug Deeds (AAA), Moore (AAA)


Game 19: Royals-Angels (and Kendrys) …

Yeah, it’s only Spring Training, but make no mistake — today is a big day for recovering slugger Kendrys Morales, as Thursday’s lineups show …

Royals (11-7)

Alex Gordon, LF
Johnny Giavotella, 2B
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Max Ramirez, DH
Mitch Maier, RF
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Brayan Pena, C
Alcides Escobar, SS
SP: LH Danny Duffy

Also pitching: Blaine Hardy, Ethan Hollingsworth, Tommy Hottovy, Zach Miner, Sean O’Sullivan

Angels (9-8-1)

Erick Aybar, SS
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Morales, DH
Bobby Abreu, LF
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
SP: RH Jered Weaver

Also pitching: Scott Downs, Hisanori Takahashi, Jason Isringhausen

Some notes from this morning …

  • While manager Mike Scioscia admitted it’s “nice” to finally be able to write Morales’ name in a lineup again, he was quick to point out that he still has some hurdles to clear. Such as … “It’s not going to help us doing it twice a week, it’s going to help us doing it six days a week. So there’s some hurdles that he needs to clear. As far as getting to this point, where we can see him again and be able to evaluate him, I think we’ were very, very confident it was going to happen at some point. Now, how the stamina aspect and how he responds after – he responded well going first-to-home the other day. How he responds to that is going to be something we’re going to have to feel for.”
  • Jerome Williams (left hamstring) has enough time to make it back to be the fifth starter by April 15, but he can’t have a single hiccup. He’s going to get the start on Monday — yes, the start, not come in relief behind Garrett Richards — and that would line him up to have exactly four spring starts before the game at Yankee Stadium, which is what Scioscia previously said is the minimum he needs this spring.
  • The Angels, don’t forget, have a doubleheader tomorrow, with a day game at the Brewers’ facility and a night game at the Indians’ complex. Dan Haren will pitch the day game vs Zack Greinke.
  • Scioscia hasn’t made a final decision yet, but it looks very likely that C.J. Wilson will not start against the Rangers on Sunday, instead pitching in a Minor League game to get his innings in. Yu Darvish will also not pitch against the Angels this weekend. A little gamesmanship? Scioscia downplayed that. “It’s not who we play. We’re getting our own team ready, and if it’s going to help our pitcher get ready to pitch in a Major League game because of things he needs to do with the infield or the catcher or the pitcher-catcher relationship. There’s a lot that goes into where a guy pitches.”
  • No final decision yet from Jeremy Moore, but hip surgery still seems likely.

Some links from Wednesday …

  • The first Spring Training version of the Inbox, on Mark Trumbo, Bobby Abreu, Aybar, etc.
  • Richards continues to make case for rotation
  • Mike Trout, Iannetta see action in Minors game
  • Angels reassign Kole Calhoun, Ryan Brasier and Efren Navarro
  • Arte Moreno interviewed by GQ

Some AL West links …

And the Miami Heat added some much-needed size and toughness with the signing of Ronny Turiaf.


Game 18: Angels-Royals …

Very interesting lineup in many ways. Albert Pujols, for one, will be playing in his third straight road Spring Training game (more on that later), Maicer Izturis is back after not playing since March 6 because of soreness in his legs, Mike Trout will appear in his first Cactus League game as the designated hitter and Kendrys Morales — who was scheduled to play Tuesday — will not play due to soreness in his right calf.

Angels (9-7-1)

Erick Aybar, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Pujols, 1B
Vernon Wells, LF
Mark Trumbo, 3B
Izturis, 2B
Peter Bourjos, CF
Trout, DH
Hank Conger, C
SP: LH C.J. Wilson

Jordan Walden and Rich Thompson will also pitch.

Royals (9-7)

Alex Gordon, LF
Johnny Giavotella, 2B
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Billy Butler, DH
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Lorenzo Cain, CF
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B
Brayan Pena, C
Alcides Escobar, SS
SP: RH Felipe Paulino

Aaron Crow and Jonathan Broxton also pitching.

Some notes from this morning …

  • More info on the statuses of Morales and Trout can be found right here.
  • Mike Scioscia got some really good reports on Trumbo’s outing at third base at an A ball game on Monday. He fielded a slow roller — his greatest nemesis in the transition — and made a few backhand plays, and Scioscia is liking what he has seen (and heard). “There’s no doubt the skill set is there,” Scioscia said. “It’s a matter of really getting him as much experience as we can from the start of the season to evaluate where he is and what we can expect.”
  • It turns out Yu Darvish will not face the Angels this spring. He’ll instead pitch in an intrasquad game at the Rangers facility on Sunday, instead of traveling to Tempe to face his new division rivals. It’s partly because the Rangers don’t want AL West teams to get a good look at him just yet, and also — as Scioscia pointed out — because it’s easier for teams to make sure pitchers get their needed workload in through those types of games.
  • Chris Iannetta, nursing some soreness in his throwing elbow after getting hit by a foul ball there last week, did some throws to second base at the Angels complex on Tuesday.
  • Some Angels will play in a 10-inning Triple-A game during the off day on Wednesday. Garrett Richards will start, Brad Mills will also pitch, and Iannetta, Andrew Romine, Alexi Amarista, Trout and Bobby Wilson will play.

Some links from Monday …

Some AL West links …

And the Dolphins signed — not Peyton Manning, not Alex Smith, not even Matt Flynn — but David Garrard to be their starting QB. Meh.


Game 17: Angels-Rockies …

Angels (9-6-1)

Erick Aybar, SS
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, LF
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Peter Bourjos, CF
Bobby Wilson, C
Ervin Santana, SP

Also pitching: LaTroy Hawkins, Jason Isringhausen, Kevin Jepsen, Francisco Rodriguez

Rockies (8-7)

Dexter Fowler, CF
Marco Scutaro, 2B
Carlos Gonzalez, LF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Todd Helton, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Casey Blake, 3B
Juan Nicasio, SP

Also pitching: Esmil Rogers, Josh Roenicke, Carlos Torres, Zach Putnam

Some notes from Mike Scioscia‘s morning meeting with reporters …

  • Jeremy Moore‘s hip hasn’t recovered to the level he expected, and now the likely scenario is surgery that should put him out 3-5 months — Scioscia said nothing has been decided yet. I’ll have more on that soon.
  • Mike Trout (virus/shoulder tendinitis), Kendrys Morales (left ankle) and Maicer Izturis (right leg) will play in a Minor League game while the team is in Salt River Fields today. Mark Trumbo will do defense only at the Angels’ facility.
  • Here’s what Scioscia said about how Morales looked facing velocity for the first time a few days ago: “He had no problem with velocity. I mean, he laid off some pitches that were close. I think there were some sliders under his swing that he laid off of. Right now, with pitchers trying to get their command fine-tuned, as far as the Major League pitchers, guys are going to be hitting their spots more, and I think that’s what Kendrys needs. He’s going to have probably 13, 14 at-bats under his belt from camp games and he’ll play with us tomorrow. There’s only so much you’re going to get from facing Minor League pitching. You have to face Major League pitching, and even in Spring Training, these guys in the back end of spring are really starting to fine tune some stuff. Just like a player who’s on rehab — rehab serves a purpose, but the only way to get acclimated to Major League pitching is to hit Major League pitching. So you can take 50 rehab at-bats, and there’s still things you’re going to have to work through at the Major League level. With Kendrys, right now, he’s swung the bat, has had no problem hitting from either side, seeing velocity. The next step is going to be getting into a Major League environment in a Spring Training game and going from there.”
  • Jerome Williams (left hamstring) is expected to get off the mound mid-week, as he indicated Sunday.
  • Bobby Cassevah (right shoulder) is expected to get into Cactus League games for the first time in the next couple days.
  • The Angels have their scheduled off day on Wednesday, so some guys will be playing in a Minor League game at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex. Garrett Richards will start, Brad Mills will probably pitch and some position players will see action.

Some Angels links from Sunday …

Some AL West links …

  • It’s a new beginning for Neftali Feliz
  • Heard of Tom Wilhemsen? He’ll probably be the Mariners’ setup man. And they like him.
  • A’s reliever Joey Devine will start the season on the DL

And the Heat pulled away from the Magic late on Sunday to win their 13th straight at home. This time, Dwyane Wade was the closer.


Game 3: Mariners-Angels …

Mark Trumbo (right foot) finally made his way onto the Angels’ lineup on Wednesday, but he won’t hit because he hasn’t run the bases yet. That’s why he’s in the No. 9 spot. (And the way the Angels’ starting lineup has hit in those first two games, he may only play one inning.)

Here’s the rest of the lineups ..

Mariners (4-1)

Chone Figgins, CF
Dustin Ackley, 2B
Kyle Seager, 3B
Jesus Montero, C
Mike Carp, LF
Miguel Olivo, DH
Michael Saunders, RF
Brendan Ryan, SS
Luis Rodriguez, 1B
SP: RH Blake Beaven

Angels (2-0)

Erick Aybar, SS
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Bobby Abreu, LF
Torii Hunter, RF
Chris Iannetta, C
Peter Bourjos, CF
Hank Conger, DH
Efren Navarro, 1B
Trumbo, 3B
SP: RH Jered Weaver (others: Loek Van Mil, Matt Shoemaker, Jordan Walden, Francisco Rodriguez)

Some notes from the morning …

  • Trumbo will run the bases after his game, and manager Mike Scioscia said it shouldn’t take more than three or four more days until he’s in full swing. “I think definitely by the weekend he’s going to be able to hit in games,” Scioscia said.
  • Mike Trout caught the bug that’s been floating around the Angels clubhouse, and it could be a week until he makes his Cactus League debut.
  • LaTroy Hawkins is scheduled to pitch in a game later this week, and Jason Isringhausen isn’t too far away from that.
  • Scioscia on the Angels drawing 14 walks: “Early in camp, I’m really surprised at how well our guys are seeing the ball. And when that meets a guy who’s a little erratic, that forces some walks and I think that’s what we’re seeing.”
  • Jeremy Moore came into camp with a little tightness in his hip, but he’s been cleared to start running and should run the bases soon. “Hopefully we’ll see Jeremy here in a short amount of time,” Scioscia said.

And some links from Tuesday …


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