Feb 29, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen (35) during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Angels Spring Training 2012: News And Notes

Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are at the end of their time in the Cactus League and preparing for Opening Day. Follow along with all Halos Spring Training updates and results.

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Freeway Series 2012: Dodgers, Angels Resume Annual Exhibition Battle In Anaheim

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Albert Pujols Homers In 3-3 Tie Against Cubs

The Los Angeles Angels are winding down their Sprint Training, but Albert Pujols, as expected, appears to already be in mid-season form. The Angels' new superstar slugger belted his second home run in as many days as the Halos went to a 10-inning, 3-3 tie against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Pujols blasted the first pitch he saw in the first inning for his sixth home run of the spring. He is batting .407 with 17 RBI in the Cactus League.

Garrett Richards and Jerome Williams are both vying for the Angels' fifth-starter job, and both pitchers had solid outings on Saturday. In the game against the Cubs, Richards got the start and gave up three runs in six innings, two of which were earned runs. Meanwhile, in a minor league game, Williams gave up one run on three hits while striking out five.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Mike Trout Considered Spring Training Loser

Yahoo! Sports' Steve Henson recently compiled a list of 2012 MLB Spring Training winners and losers. Angels second-year outfielder Mike Trout is considered one of the losers. Trout, who is considered one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball, has struggled through spring training and he wasn't helped by a virus that caused him to drop several pounds.

Due to his spring training, he will begin the 2012 season in the minor leagues.

In just about everyone's estimation, Trout is in the conversation along with Bryce Harper and Matt Moore as the best prospect in baseball. Power, speed, defense - Trout has it all. Except that he hasn't handled pitchers in the major leagues well so far.

The center fielder hit only .220 with a .671 OPS in 40 games with the Angels last season, and followed that with a spring that never really got started. Shoulder tendinitis has kept him from throwing, and a lingering virus caused him to drop nearly 20 pounds. He'll begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Trout should be able to battle back quickly if he puts weight back on and gets his head right. If that's the case, this will be just a small bump in the road on what could be a great career. However, if this shakes his confidence badly and causes him to struggle in the minors, his career could suffer greatly.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Jason Isringhausen Makes Roster

The Los Angeles Angels added another piece to their 2012 team puzzle on Friday when they signed 39-year-old right-handed reliever Jason Isringhausen.

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Isringhausen will officially be a member of the Angels on Opening Day after signing a major league contract with the team. He will receive the base major league salary of $650,000.

Halos general manager Jerry Dipoto stated that the team was impressed with how the reliever looked while pitching on back-to-back days. Isringhausen had a pair of three-up, three-down innings on Wednesday and Thursday.

"Jerry called me [Thursday] night," said Isringhausen, who was in camp on a minor league deal. "I thanked him for the opportunity and told him I'll give him everything I've got."

Isringhausen last played with the New York Mets in 2011 and has exactly 300 career saves.

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Bobby Abreu Trade Rumors: Deal With Indians Falls Through, DH Staying In L.A. For Time Being

One of the first bits of information coming out of the 2012 Los Angeles Angels Spring Training camp was designated hitter Bobby Abreu demanding either more playing time or a trade to a different team. Manage Mike Scioscia did his best to smooth over the hard feelings and the two sides acted amicably enough for the past couple weeks.

On Thursday, reports came out indicating that the Angels were on the verge of a trade that would send Abreu to the Cleveland Indians. By Friday, it appeared as though any potential deal the two sides were planning has fallen through, meaning Abreu will remain in Southern California for the time being.

Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal fell apart when the two sides couldn't agree on money.

The deal between the Angels and Indians "fell apart" over how much of Abreu's $9-million salary the Indians were willing to assume, according to a source familiar with the talks but not allowed to speak publicly about them.

The hope for the team and for Abreu is that if one team is interested, others may also have use for the slugger. Perhaps before too long, a deal will present itself that will be beneficial to all parties.

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Bobby Abreu Trade Rumors: Angels Reportedly Nearing Deal With Indians

The Los Angeles Angels have been open to trading disgruntled veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu for some time now and it appears they are nearing a deal with the Cleveland Indians. While nothing is official, multiple reports are indicating a deal is very close and the two sides are just hammering out a few final details, likely the amount of salary the Angels will absorb for the upcoming year.

It is unclear if any other players will be included, although numerous names have been floating around recently.

The Indians have a need for an outfielder and the Angels are looking to rid themselves of one, so this does look like a legitimate rumor. It is very unlikely that Los Angeles receives anything more than a mediocre prospect or two in return for Abreu, and they are expected to pick up most of his $9 million dollar paycheck for 2012.

In 2011, the 38-year-old outfielder batted .253/.353/.365 with eight homers and 54 RBI. He was worth 0.4 WAR, which determines a player's true value by weighing a variety of stats, according to FanGraphs. His defense has been regarded as below-average for years now.

We will have more on the rumors as they continue rolling in, but as of right now it looks like Bobby Abreu will be heading to Cleveland in the very near future.

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Angels Spring Training 2012, Cactus League Schedule: Final Week Is Here

The Los Angeles Angels in their final week of Cactus League play at home have a 2002 World Series rematch of sorts with the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale on Tuesday. The Angels, who will battle the Dodgers for three games in Southern California in the Freeway Series from April 2-4 to conclude their exhibition season, have seven games remaining in Arizona this week (all games 1:05 p.m. PST):

Monday: Colorado Rockies at Angels (Tempe)

Tuesday: Angels at San Francisco (Scottsdale)

Wednesday: Angels at Cincinnati Reds (Goodyear)

Thursday: Kansas City Royals at Angels (Tempe)

Friday: Arizona Diamondbacks at Angels (Tempe)

Saturday: Angels at Chicago Cubs (Mesa)

Sunday: Chicago Cubs at Angels (Tempe)

The Halos' first battle with the Cubs comes in their penultimate Cactus League contest, and they end their Arizona scheduled with a pair of battles with the Cubs, before heading back to California for the Freeway Series.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Halos Take Two From Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels traded home games with the Texas Rangers on Saturday and Sunday as their time in Arizona and Spring Training winds down. They were victorious in both Cactus League games, which both ended up being one-run affairs.

On Saturday, the Angels picked up a 3-2 win in their away game despite picking up just five hits. Ervin Santana was spectacular for Los Angeles, going five innings with four strikeouts, two hits and just one run, coming on a solo home run by Ian Kinsler in the fifth inning. The difference in the game came in the sixth inning, on RBI hits by Alexi Amarista and Kendrys Morales.

On Sunday, the Angels picked up a 6-5 win in walk-off fashion. The Angels got on the board first with a solo home run by Albert Pujols in the first inning. The Halos carried a two-run lead into the top of the eighth, when Dusty Brown tied it up with a two-run homer. The Angels went back ahead in the bottom of the frame on a two-run shot by Jorge Cantu, but Texas came right back to plate three in the top of the ninth, giving them their first lead of the game. The Angels picked up the win thanks to some lesser-known names. Kole Calhoun singled to drive in Darwin Perez as the tying run, moving Peter Bourjos to second base. The next batter, Randal Grichuk, hit the first pitch he saw through the hole and into left field to plate Bourjos and give the Angels the win.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Bobby Abreu Meets With Mike Scioscia Over Comments

There was a bit of a stir at Los Angeles Angels camp in Tempe in Saturday morning, as disgruntled designated hitter Bobby Abreu was called into a meeting with manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Diptoto, regarding comments Abreu made to a Venezuelan newspaper.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the comments stemmed from Abreu objecting to a comment from Scioscia that the manager would try to find 400 at-bats this season for Abreu, who is making $9 million.

"I've learned not to have much confidence in these people, but I hope they live up to what they told me,'' Abreu said to Billy Russo of Lider en Deportes "How long am I going to have to prove to people what I am, and what I am able to do? At times it's like the work one does doesn't get appreciated, but here I am and we'll continue to fight.''

The Angels already tried to trade Abreu, reportedly coming to an agreement with the New York Yankees for pitcher A.J. Burnett, only to have Burnett exercise his no-trade clause. It seems unlikely Abreu will find enough at-bats with the Angels, who are crowded in both the outfield, with Vernon Wells, Peter Bourjos, Torii Hunter, and Mike Trout waiting in the wings, and at designated hitter, where Kendrys Morales figures to get the majority of at-bats with Mark Trumbo mixed in as well.

However, this all may be much ado about nothing, as Scioscia told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that Abreu's comments were actually three weeks old, and that "it is not an issue."

We'll see how much of an issue this is once the regular season starts and Abreu sits a few games in a row on the bench.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Los Angeles Picks Up Three Wins In Two Days

Spring Training will soon be drawing to a close for the Los Angeles Angels, but they kept themselves busy with three games on Thursday and Friday. The games featured strong and promising showings from a returning player.

In his long-awaited return to the Angels lineup on Thursday, Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a 7-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

On Friday, the Angels played a pair of split squad games. Their first was an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, where the Angels again prevailed by a final score of 6-3. Mark Trumbo was the big contributor for the Angels in that game, with two hits, two runs and an RBI, which came on a solo home run in the eighth inning.

The nightcap for the Angels was another away game, this time against the Cleveland Indians. Los Angeles picked up yet another win and Morales picked up another two hits, one of them being the first home run since he broke his ankle celebrating a walk-off shot in May of 2010. Maicer Izturis batted leadoff and had a three-hit day. The Angels came out on top, 4-1, to improve their Cactus League record to 11-8.

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Angels Spring Training: Kendrys Morales Makes Long Awaited Return Against Royals Thursday

It's been almost two years since Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Kendrys Morales suffered one of the freakiest of freak accidents to ever occur in the game of baseball, breaking his left ankle stomping on home plate after a game-winning grand slam.

But Morlaes is back in the lineup this Thursday, joining his teammates as the designated hitter for the Angels this afternoon, batting sixth against the Kansas City Royals.

The Angels have played in 322 games, including spring training, since Morales injured himself May 29, 2010. He could prove a key piece of the offense upon his return, possibly using him to bat cleanup behind Albert Pujols, giving the Halos of the most dangerous offenses in all of baseball. Morales batted .306 with 34 home runs and 108 RBIs in 2009 before missing the last two seasons with this injury.

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Spring Training 2012: Angels Drop Games To Rockies, Royals

While key performers continue to show solid progress and performance, the Cactus League record of the Los Angeles Angels continues to suffer. Following back-to-back losses on Monday and Tuesday, the Angels are now 9-8 in Spring Training.

On Monday, the Angels lost to the Colorado Rockies by a final score of 4-3. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana had his first game back since being hit in the shoulder with a comeback line drive last week and alleviated all concerns by pitching four scoreless innings he allowed just two hits and struck out four. Howie Kendrick hit his third home run of the spring, but the Rockies rallied in the seventh inning and overcame a 3-0 deficit to pick up the win.

The Angels' Tuesday game against the Kansas City Royals went much the same way. The Angels were up 3-0 in the sixth inning, which included five scoreless innings from C.J. Wilson, when closer Jordan Walden came on in relief -- and promptly gave up four runs. Vernon Wells would tie the game with a solo home run in the eighth inning, but the Mariners tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the frame to secure the win.

The Angels have the day off on Wednesday.

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Angels Spring Training 2012, Cactus League Schedule: Road Games Ahead

The Los Angeles Angels were at Camelback Ranch on Sunday to battle the Los Angeles Dodgers, and rain ended the game early with a 1-1 tie. It was the first road game for the Angels in a stretch that will see them play six road games in seven days. Here is a look at the Cactus League scheduled for the week ahead (all games at 1 p.m. PDT unless otherwise noted):

  • Monday - Angels at Colorado
  • Tuesday - Angels at Kansas City
  • Wednesday - off day
  • Thursday - Kansas City (split squad) at Angels
  • Friday - Angels (split squad) at Milwaukee
  • Friday - Angels (split squad) at Cleveland (7:05 p.m.)
  • Saturday - Angels at Texas
  • Sunday - Texas at Angels

The Angels end their week with a home-and-home battle against their division rivals, the two-time defending American League champions Texas Rangers.

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Spring Training 2012: Angels Make More Cuts, Game Against Dodgers Rained Out

The Los Angeles Angels had their on-field activities cut short on Sunday, but still made a couple of front-office moves as the 2012 squad continues to shape up.

The Angels were scheduled to play an afternoon Cactus Legaue game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the rainy day in Southern California extended to Arizona in a big, bad way, leading to the game being canceled.

Off the field, Maria C. Smith of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels made two more cuts to their Spring Training roster on Sunday. One of the two moves made was to option shortstop Jean Segura to Double-A Arkansas. Segura is considered to be the second-highest ranked prospect in the Angels organization. Right-handed pitcher Eric Hurley was also cut from the roster, as he received an assignment to minor league camp.

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Angels Spring Training 2012 News Roundup: Roster Cuts, Health Updates

The Los Angeles Angels are deep in the thick of Spring Training and although they have only amassed a 9-6 record in the Cactus League, they are getting all of their pieces in place and turning some heads with their formidable roster.

Mike Bauman of MLB.com, for example, is already prepared to make the claim that the Angels look like a championship team.

Optimism characterizes this time of the year on the baseball calendar. But the optimism of the Angels is built on sturdier stuff than the usual high hopes. When (Torii) Hunter says, "We can win," it seems more like a statement of fact than a mere hope.

But while the Angels have been getting their starters in playing shape, they are also thinning their ranks in preparation of solidifying their opening-day roster. Maria C. Smith of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have cut their Spring Training roster to 43 players.

Right-handed pitchers Matt Shoemaker, Daniel Tillman and David Carpenter; left-hander Matt Meyer; catcher Robinzon Diaz and catcher Doug Deeds were assigned to minor league camp, which opened Thursday.

Right-hander Johnny Hellweg ... was optioned to double-A Arkansas along with right-hander Ariel Pena.

Right-hander Fabio Martinez was optioned to Class-A Inland Empire, and infielder Luis Jimenez optioned to triple-A Salt Lake.

Finally, a pair of key, ailing players returned to action this weekend, as both Kendrys Morales and Mike Trout were sent to minor league games in Tempe, according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com. Morales was 2-for-5 in his first game back on Friday. He followed that up with a 1-for-4 performance on Saturday with a single and a run scored.

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Albert Pujols Homers Twice, Ervin Santana Hit By Comebacker In 9-7 Loss To White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels played a Spring Training game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Right-hander Ervin Santana made his second Cactus League start, but was hit in the shoulder by a line drive comebacker in the second inning. Alexei Ramirez lined the pitch off of Santana. The pitcher was able to make the 1-3 putout of Ramierz at first base, but was visited by the Angels' trainer and immediately pulled from the game.

According to ESPN Los Angeles, the injury is being called a right shoulder contusion and Santana is listed as day to day.

The Angels jumped out to a 7-2 lead in Wednesday's game, thanks in part to a three-run Albert Pujols home run in the third inning and back-to-back homers in the fifth inning by Howie Kendrick and Pujols. The home runs were the first two for Pujols in an Angels uniform.

The White Sox battled back however, plating two runs each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings and picking up the 9-7 win. The Angels are now 6-5 in the Cactus League.

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Angels Ace Race Up For Grabs

With the track record of Jered Weaver's successful regular seasons juxtaposed with his terrible Spring Training track record, fans can be forgiven for still considering him the Angels ace as he slowly works out the winter rust with lackluster spring starts. Weaver has allowed 7 hits and 3 ER in 3.2 IP this Spring. He was pulled after exceeding a pitch limit in the second inning of his second start.

The same sympathy need not be applied to Dan Haren who struck out 7 batters in his 3 IP against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. That makes 10 K in just 5 IP this spring.

While C.J. Wilson has had more of a pitch to contact Cactus League, like Haren he has yet to allow a run this Spring.

Ervin Santana makes his second start of the season on Wednesday. Don't count him out for three good innings as the peer pressure may me more intense than the gameday butterflies.

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Spring Training 2012: Juan Rivera, Dodgers Top Angels, Jered Weaver 9-1

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels hooked up for the first time this spring on Monday afternoon, and the ones from Los Angeles got the best of the ones from Anaheim as the Dodgers beat the Angels 9-1 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Juan Rivera had a home run and a double, driving in four runs in the victory for the Dodgers, who improved to 6-1-2 in Cactus League play. Rivera has three home runs and a double in his last three games, but he insists his swing isn't fully ready yet for regular season play.

"My swing is not 100% right now. I'm trying to get my timing back. I don't care about home runs. I try to make good contact, and look for my pitch," the outfielder said.

Jered Weaver took the loss, allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Weaver didn't allow a run in two innings in his first start last week.

Aaron Harang pitched three innings, allowing one run for the Dodgers in his second Cactus League start. Although Harang uses spring training more to work on his own mechanics than worry about the batters he is facing, he was impressed with new Angel Albert Pujols.

"He's very patient at the plate and has a very good idea of what he wants to do when he's up there," Harang said. "Ultimately you have to be aggressive and go right at him."

The Dodgers return to Camelback Ranch in Glendale on Tuesday to host the Colorado Rockies, while the Angels head north to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale to battle the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Angels Handle Advance Ticket Sales Poorly, Anger Fans

The Los Angeles Angels made a splash in the free agent market during the offseason when new general manager Jerry Dipoto signed left-handed starter C.J. Wilson and supernova slugger Albert Pujols. Angels fans, both casual and hardcore (and perhaps bandwagon) have responded with a seemingly overwhelming demand for tickets.

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times reports that the requests for advance tickets has skyrocketed, but the Angels organization is not necessarily handling this increased influx of cash from fans with the appropriate goodwill.

Here is what the advance ticket purchasers experienced this past week:Knowing that fan excitement would run high and that 7,000 packages had been sold, the team advised buyers by letter and email to high-tail it to Angel Stadium as soon as possible once the redemption period began last Tuesday at 9 a.m. to be sure of getting the choicest seats at the best games.

Yet the team was totally unprepared to handle the crowd that materialized. Somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 customers showed up Tuesday, many arriving before dawn.

They discovered that only half the 14 ticket windows (and sometimes fewer) were staffed. The line moved at centimeters per hour, so no more than a few hundred customers made it to the ticket counters before the box office closed for the day at 5:30 p.m. Those left empty-handed were told they could come back the next day, as though it's no big deal for anyone to take a second weekday off from work and to trundle over to Anaheim.

Hiltzik has a lot more to say, including a first-hand reaction from Angels brass, so it's certainly worth a click-through. It seems to me, though, that repeatedly telling your fans to purchase advance tickets and then not allowing them to pick up those tickets at the appropriate time -- actually turning it into a chore and a headache -- is a terrific way to squander all those warm-and-fuzzies you've created by building a team worth being excited about.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Los Angeles Defeats Giants Split Squad, 9-5

The Los Angeles Angels had their sixth Spring Training game on Saturday, hosting a split squad for the San Franicsco Giants. The Angels were able to pick up a 9-5 win to improve their Cactus League record to 4-2.

The Angels took early advantage of Giants starter Shane Loux, touching him up for three runs and four hits through 2.1 innings. C.J. Wilson started the game and pitched scoreless through three innings, with two strikeouts, a hit and a walk. The Giants tied the game back up off of LaTroy Hawkins in the fourth inning. The two teams traded runs and the Giants tied the game 5-5 on an Aubrey Huff home run in the sixth inning, but the Angels were able to go ahead for good in the bottom of the frame thanks in part to a two-run homer from Luis Jiminez.

Mark Trumbo also hit a home run in the fifth inning, his first of Spring Training. Heath Conger and Taylor Lindsey had doubles.

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Angels Spring Training 2012, Cactus League Weekend Schedule

The Los Angeles Angels continue their Cactus League schedule this weekend, with a very simple schedule. Starting Thursday, the Angels are only in two cities for a period of four days, either at their home in Tempe or in Goodyear playing either the Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds. Here is the Angels schedule for the rest of the week:

Friday - San Diego at Angels (12:05 p.m. PST): Ervin Santana gets the start for the Halos.

Saturday - Angels at Cleveland (1:05 p.m. PST)

Sunday - Cleveland (ss) at Angels (ss) (1:05 p.m. PST): Both teams are playing a split squad game in Tempe.

Sunday - Angels (ss) at Cincinnati (1:05 p.m. PST): The Halos make their third trip to Goodyear in four days.

Albert Pujols so far this spring, in three games, has three hits in seven at-bats, including two doubles, and two walks.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Bruce Bochy Has Angels Scout Ejected From Giants Practice

Just when you thought the heated rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels was destined to become a thing of the past, something wonderful comes along and fans the flames.

The Associated Press reports that Angels scout Jeff Schugel was observing the Giants run drills and was taking notes on Wednesday morning when Giants manager Bruce Bochy noticed him and took exception.

Media reports said Angels scout Jeff Schugel was taking notes during the Giants' routine drills when he was told to leave the ballpark.

Schugel didn't immediately leave. He walked down the first base line and sat in the stands before being escorted from the park.

"In 25 years, I've never had that happen to me," Schugel said.

An Angels spokesman later said that Schugel was informed he can go back to the ballpark on Thursday. The scout was within his rights and all parties involved are playing it up as a "miscommunication."

Let's not let this keep us from fanning the flames of the rivalry, however.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Albert Pujols Not A Concern For Mike Scioscia

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has plenty on his plate during 2012 Spring Training. He' s dealing with an extremely cluttered depth chart, trying to soothe egos of veterans like Bobby Abreu, attempting to guide youngsters like Mark Trumbo into new roles and new positions and keeping tabs on players recovering from injuries like Kendrys Morales. One thing he won't have to worry about is new arrival Albert Pujols.


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Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the slugging first baseman showed up to Spring Training with a very specific and proven workout program that he has developed over the past 11 years to get himself ready to go by Opening Day. This allows Scioscia and his coaching staff to focus on the question marks, since no one believes Pujols will be a problem heading into the season.

And as for Morales, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register checked in with his daily Morales update on Sunday to say that Morales has begun running from first to third on the outfield grass and will begin running on dirt in the next few days.

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Spring Training 2012: Mike Scioscia, Angels Support Expanded Playoffs

Major League Baseball announced that the playoffs will be conducted differently beginning in 2012. There will now be two Wild Card berths in each league, with a one-game play-in to see who will advance to the League Division Series. The Los Angeles Angels are heartily in favor of the move.


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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times caught up to the Angels at Spring Training in Arizona and got comments from the team regarding their thoughts on the new playoff system.

"I'm excited," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said, "because I think it leans more heavily on the integrity of the season than the old system."

"I love it," Angels pitcher Dan Haren said of the new system. "There's more incentive to win the division, and it puts the wild card at a slight disadvantage, which is the right thing.

I'm not sure exactly how the new system "leans more on the integrity of the season" when the fourth-best team in the league will play 162 games in order to be sent home by losing just one, but we'll give Scioscia the benefit of the doubt. A slightly longer baseball season is never a bad thing.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Jerome Williams Strains Hamstring

The Los Angeles Angels suffered a pitching setback in Spring Training on Sunday. Jerome Williams, the 1999 first round draft pick who bounced around independent and international baseball for years before making his comeback with the Angels last season, suffered an injury during defensive drills on Friday.


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Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Williams has suffered a left hamstring strain. The Angels stated that the severity of the injury is unknown at this time. Williams will be re-examined on Saturday. Williams was expected to be competing for the fifth spot in the starting rotation and many were predicting he would win the job.

Hopefully the news is positive and Williams can continue being a feel-good story for the Angels. Certainly we here at SB Nation Los Angeles are wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Angels Spring Training 2012, Cactus League Schedule Begins Monday

The Los Angeles Angels are getting closer to their Cactus League opener, getting closer to see Albert Pujols take the field wearing Angels red for the first time. The Angels have three more days of workouts before their first game, which is Monday on the road in Phoenix against Oakland. Here is their Cactus League schedule for the first week (all times PST):

Monday - Angels at Athletics (12:05 p.m., MLBtv)

Tuesday - White Sox at Angels (12:05 p.m, Fox Sports West, MLB Network (delay), MLBtv): the home opener for the Halos, one of 18 games televised back in Los Angeles and Orange County during spring training

Wednesday - Mariners at Angels (12:05 p.m, Prime Ticket, MLB Network (delay), MLBtv)

Thursday - Angels at Indians (12:05 p.m.)

Friday - Padres at Angels (12:05 p.m, Fox Sports West, MLB Network (delay), MLBtv)

Saturday - Giants at Angels (12:05 p.m, Fox Sports West, MLBtv)

Sunday - Angels (split squad) at Reds (1:05 p.m.); Indians at Angels (split squad), (1:05 p.m, Fox Sports West, MLB Network, MLBtv)

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Angels Spring Training: Mark Trumbo Cleared To Resume Baseball Activities

According to a report from Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Angels infielder Mark Trumbo was cleared to resume running and all baseball activities after a CT scan of his injured foot came back A-OK.

"That's the news I was hoping for," Trumbo said before Wednesday's spring-training workout in Tempe Diablo Stadium. "It's a relief. I've never had an extended injury, so anything you spend five months trying rehabilitate from, that's a new experience for me."

Trumbo played the final month of the 2011 with a stress fracture in his foot., but Dr. Phil Kwong, the team's foot-and-ankle specialist, cleared him to return in L.A. recently.

Trumbo's can start his transition over to third base now that Albert Pujols has taken over at first. Trumbo has been taking ground balls for about a month, but he will now begin fielding more side-to-side grounders and slow rollers and bunts to get back into game shape.

He's also been taking BP for a month or so already, but will increase his running slowly over the next few weeks as to avoid any setbacks.

"It's all up to me," Trumbo said. "If I don't feel any pain, I can keep going, but it's not smart to go right back into it and go full bore right away."

Trumbo hit .254 with a team-leading 29 home runs and 87 RBI last year, coming in second in voting for the AL rookie of the year award.

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Angels Spring Training 2012 Roundup: Bobby Abreu Playing Time, Peter Bourjos And Kendrys Morales Updates

Los Angeles Angels Sprint Training rolls merrily along, with no shortage of updates to go around.

The first item is regarding Bobby Abreu and his request for either significant playing time or a trade. Aaron Gleeman at HardballTalk relays the information that general manager Jerry DiPoto has told Abreu that the DH is in line for about 400 plate appearances this season.

Abreu got 585 plate appearances last season and it was his first time under 650 plate appearances since 1998. In other words, he's basically never been a part-time player.

Abreu told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that 400 at-bats "is fine with me," although it's worth noting that the Angels cited 400 plate appearances, rather than 400 at-bats, which can be a big difference considering Abreu's walk rate. Whatever the case, I still think there's a strong chance he's moved between now and the end of spring training if Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo get healthy.

Mike DiGiovanna at the Los Angeles Times also reported that outfielder Peter Bourjos is not experiencing any issues with a frayed labrum in his right hip joint, but will likely need surgery following the 2012 season to repair the damage.

Bourjos, 24, has dealt with this hip issue for four or five years, but it hasn't affected his play. He had a break-out 2011 season, hitting .271 with 12 home runs, 11 triples, 26 doubles, 43 runs batted in, 72 runs and 22 stolen bases and played superb defense in center field.

"As long as I keep it strong and loose, it should be all right," said Bourjos, who underwent physical therapy in Arizona all winter. "Once I get going, it's fine. It's usually after games that it's sore. That's why I soak in an ice bath."

Finally, Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register provides yet another update on the comeback progress of first baseman Kendrys Morales.

The Angels' rehabbing slugger added gradual turns to his daily running workout on the outfield grass. The inclusion of changes in direction during the low-intesity sprints represents another incremental step forward for Morales.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia (back in camp after missing Sunday's workout with an illness) said he could see Morales progressing to running the bases within the next 10 days to two weeks.

Morales still remains on pace to see playing time beginning in the second week of Spring Training games.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Angels Sign Juan Rincon To Minor League Deal

The Los Angeles Angels already have plenty of players who will be fighting for roster spots and playing time throughout Spring Training before you even get into the possibilities of non-roster invitees inserting themselves into any potential arguments. On Saturday, the Angels signed a veteran reliever to a minor-league deal, although he'll likely not make an impact during the spring.

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reported on Saturday that the Angels have signed Juan Rincon to a minor league contract. The deal does not include a Spring Training invite, so Rincon will definitely stay in the minors to start the season unless anything strange or unexpected happen.

Rincon was with the Minnesota Twins from 2001-2008 before moving on to the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. He last played in the major leagues in 2010, when he appeared in two games with the Colorado Rockies. He signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, but was released at the end of Spring Training.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Kendrys Morales Injury Update

Today was a light day of workouts at Spring Training camp for the Los Angeles Angels. One of the more pressing questions for Spring Training and beyond into the 2012 season is how slugger Kendrys Morales will come back from the broken ankle that was responsible for him missing the last two seasons.

Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register has been kind enough to provide daily updates on Morales at the OCR Angels blog. Here is the latest news from Saturday.

It was another outdoor running day for Angels rehabbing slugger Kendrys Morales Saturday. He ran six straight-line sprints on the outfield grass (about 90 feet) after taking batting practice, the way he has every other day this week. But the intensity was increased today.

Morales is on track to start adding turns to his running in a gradual progression. Some time next week, he should start doing his sprints in a soft zig-zag pattern on the outfield grass. Running the curve of the infield (first to third, still on the outfield grass) would be the next step after that.

Morales is still expected to see his first Spring Training action in the second week of games, around March 5.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Mark Trumbo Catches A Ground Ball With His Face, More On Bobby Abreu

Spring Training for the Los Angeles Angels keeps rolling along in Tempe. As is to be expected, there are plenty of tidbits and new wrinkles emerging all the time.

It appears that Mark Trumbo is not experiencing the smoothest of transitions to third base. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, Trumbo had a bit of a mishap on Friday.

The ball came off the fungo bat of coach Rob Picciolo and hit the lip of the infield grass, according to Jorge Cantu, who was standing nearby. A trainer applied a towel to Trumbo's nose and he was carted off to the Angels spring-training clubhouse, where he lay on the trainer's table with gauze stuffed in his nostrils.

He doesn't anticipate missing any time.

Trumbo cut his workout short, but kudos to him for hanging in there and finding new and interesting ways to field the ball. All joking aside, the Angels currently have no fewer than five natural first basemen at Spring Training camp. Trumbo is the only one taking grounders to the face in an attempt to learn a new position.

On the Bobby Abreu front, Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register offers some new analysis in a Friday column. Plunkett expects Abreu's grousing comments from earlier in the week -- about wanting either more playing time or a trade -- to blow over, but that the veteran DH's mindset will present an issue for manager Mike Scioscia in the coming months.

Without citing Abreu in particular, the Angels manager did admit that it is always difficult for a player to realize when his skills have diminished.

"I don't think you ever doubt your abilities as a player," Scioscia said. "You always think you can do it - you can do this, you can do that. But players are all different. Some guys, I think, will recognize some things that are becoming a little more difficult to do, maybe before coaches see it.

"But usually players really are the last ones to feel they can't do something, and I think that's the nature of the game. As a player, I was the same way. I couldn't do (anything) at the end of my career but I thought I could make the All-Star team. You just always feel you can do stuff."

Scioscia has proven that he is good at handling many different players in the past, but "grumbling veteran angling for a trade" may be a new scenario for the skipper.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Kendrys Morales Update, Bobby Abreu Unlikely To Be A Starter

Los Angeles Angels have barely broken camp at Spring Training in Tempe, but there is certainly no shortage of intrigue or storylines to watch through the first week.

Bill Plunkett at the Orange Country Register provided an update on Kendrys Morales on Thursday, who is attempting to return from a broken ankle that has kept him out of action since May of 2010.

"No pain, no soreness," was his response this morning when I asked him how his ankle was feeling.

After taking batting practice today, Morales ran a handful of low-intensity sprints on the outfield grass of one of the minor-league fields. The Angels trainers have him doing that every other day. Morales said he runs inside on the treadmill on the days when he doesn't run outside.

Earl Bloom, also of the Register, posted another update on Thursday running down the few bits of Angels Spring Training controversies that have come out in the past week. On the first point, that of Albert Pujols objecting to billboards proclaiming him "El Hombre," Bloom admits it will blow over in short order and will be a quick fix.

As to the other point, that of Bobby Abreu requesting a trade if he will not be a regular in 2012, well...that one is not so easily remedied. Here's Bloom's take:

But for him to be 2012 regular, Kendrys Morales' latest comeback has to fail, along with one of the following: A disabling injury to (pick one) Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Torii Hunter or Vernon Wells.

Otherwise, no matter how Manager Mike Scioscia styles it, Abreu is not going to be a regular this season.

He could have been for the Yankees again, if Mrs. A.J. Burnett could handle flying. So, in the event of twin disasters already mentioned not hitting the Angels, they're going to have to find another team for Abreu, if he can't come off the bench.

It seems that with the stacked roster this year -- and provided the early news doesn't put Morales out for yet another year -- Abreu may soon find a new home.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Halos Ink Veteran RHP Jason Isringhausen To Minor League Deal

According to MLB.com beat writer Alden Gonzalez, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have inked veteran right-hander Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract, giving the 39 year old a shot at making a big league squad out of training camp in 2012.

Isringhausen heard the cricket symphony instead of the phone ringing most of the offseason, attracting a surprisingly low amount of attention in free agency. He wasn't spectacular for the New York Mets last season, but he posted a respectable 4.05 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a 44/24 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings pitched last season.

Over his 14 year career Isringhausen has posted a 3.62 career ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 799 strikeouts and 300 saves. He's also spent time with the Mets (twice), A's, Cardinals, Rays, and Reds.

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MLB Trade Rumors 2012: Bobby Abreu Requests Trade

Bobby Abreu is an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and he's still quite good. At age 37, his best days are well behind him though. Abreu's numbers were at a career low last season and it figures to only get worse as time goes by and he gets older.

Abreu seems ready to get moving on and try it out somewhere else. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Abreu wants a trade out of Anaheim.

"I spoke to Bobby a little more than a week ago, I'd say -- a week, 10 days ago -- and walked through his current situation, and Mike has had very similar conversations," Dipoto said. "So, Bobby is aware of the circumstances, he's aware of the people on the roster. We do see a fit for Bobby on this club, he's aware of where that fit is. It's not something that we're going to play it [out] in the media. ... Whether it's an ultimatum that's been issued, he has no right to do that."

Abreu, coming off his worst season, turns 38 in March and isn't expected to arrive at Spring Training until Sunday, when the rest of the position players report.

Abreu put up a batting average of .253, an OBP of .353, and a slugging percentage of .365 and had an OPS of .718, many of those career lows. The Angels might be willing to make a trade but they probably are selling low rather than high, making it difficult to get the best value for him.

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Angels Spring Training 2012: Kendrys Morales, Mark Trumbo, And Jerome Williams Updates

Lots of new updates for the Los Angeles Angels, who have a lot of issues to sort out before getting back to where they want to go.

Jerome Williams could be vying for the fifth starting spot. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Along with Williams, who's out of options, the Angels will also have budding prospect Garrett Richards vying for a spot alongside Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson and Ervin Santana. Richards, 23, posted a 5.79 ERA in 14 Major League innings last year, but has an electric arm and went 12-2 with a 3.15 ERA in Double-A.

There's also Trevor Bell, who made 19 relief appearances in 2011, and lefty Brad Mills, who came over from the Blue Jays in the Jeff Mathis trade. Both have an option year left. Then, there's Eric Hurley and Matt Shoemaker, signed to Minor League deals this offseason.

The Angels have some solid options up front, but they lose depth halfway

Kendrys Morales has probably caused a lot of consternation for Angels fans in general. Gonzalez has more from the MLB Pro Blogs.

"This year, I’ve felt a lot better compared to last year. I can do any exercises that they give me," Morales said in Spanish. "Very different from last year. I think for the start [of the season], I should be ready."

Morales is definitely worth keeping around if he can find the range, because he's a deadly hitter when he's healthy. This could be a good sign.

Mark Trumbo seems to be on his way to a full recovery, and should be ready in the next week or so. Gonzalez has more.

Mark Trumbo's next target date: Feb. 28.

That's the day the Angels slugger, and third base hopeful, will get the stress fracture on his right foot re-evaluated, in hopes of taking the next step in his recovery -- that of full-on sprinting and, thus, zero limitations on a baseball field.

Trumbo will be flying to Los Angeles to get re-imaged by foot-and-ankle specialist Dr. Phil Kwong, who also worked through Kendrys Morales' recovery from a broken left ankle. The 25-year-old Trumbo is simply waiting for the miniature tear on his foot to completely close up.

It makes sense to keep Trumbo in track before throwing him out there to keep him healthy.

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MLB Trade Rumors: A.J. Burnett Kills Trade To Angels For Bobby Abreu

The New York Yankees have desperately been trying to rid themselves of starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, and are reportedly willing to eat a large portion of the $33 million due Burnett in the final two years of his contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians have been reportedly interested in Burnett, who won't be joining the Los Angeles Angels.

Burnett exercised his no-trade clause to block a deal that would have sent designated hitter Bobby Abreu to the Yankees, per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, for the most bizarre of reasons:

But the Angels were one of the teams on Burnett's no-trade list, and reports out of New York said the enigmatic right-hander declined to move west because his wife is afraid of flying. The Yankees, according to various publications, are still trying to work out a deal with the Pirates.

Abreu is due $9 million in 2012, but with Albert Pujols at first base the Angels have several other options at designated hitter, including Kendrys Morales and Mike Trumbo, before getting to trying to make room in the outfield for Mike Trout by transitioning Vernon Wells to DH.

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12 Questions For Angels In Spring Training 2012

After signing Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Angels questions center mostly around depth, a luxury for an 86-win team to have.

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MLB Schedule 2012: Albert Pujols, Angels Televised on FOX Eight Times

With the additions of superstars Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson to their already stout roster for the 2012 season, it's no doubt that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be one of the most intriguing teams to watch this year. That's why they'll be on the FOX Network's Saturday 'Game of the Week' eight times over the course of the season, one of the most televised team's chosen this year.

The Angels will have meetings with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and of course crosstown rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers on MLB on FOX, baseball's highest-rated and most-watched package.

Full "Game of the Week" schedule for the Angels is below:

April 7, 2012 (12:30 PM PT) Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

April 14, 2012 (9:30 AM PT) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees

April 28, 2012 (9:30 AM PT) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Cleveland Indians

May 12, 2012 (9:30 AM PT) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers

May 26, 2012 (4:00 PM PT) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Seattle Mariners

June 23, 2012 (4:00 PM PT) Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

July 21, 2012 (12:30 PM PT) Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

September 1, 2012 (12:30 PM PT) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Seattle Mariners

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Spring Training 2012: Los Angeles Angels Cactus League Television Schedule

Albert Pujols will make his Los Angeles Angels debut in spring training on Monday, March 5, with a road battle in Phoenix against the Oakland Athletics. That is one of 18 Angels Cactus League games that will be televised, the most they have ever televised in one spring. Sixteen of the 18 games will be on Fox Sports West, with two games on Prime Ticket. Here is the full Angels spring TV slate (all times PST):

March 5: at Oakland, 12:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 6: vs. White Sox, 12:05 p.m. (home opener at Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West)

March 7: vs. Seattle, 12:05 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

March 9: vs. San Diego, 12:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 10: vs. San Francisco, 12:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 11: vs. Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 12: vs. Dodgers, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 15: vs. Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 16: vs. Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 17: vs. Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 19: at Colorado, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 22: vs. Kansas City, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 24: at Texas, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 25: vs. Texas, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 26: vs. Colorado, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 29: vs. Kansas City, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 30: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

March 31: at Cubs, 1:05 p.m. (Prime Ticket)

April 1: vs. Cubs, 1:05 p.m. (Fox Sports West)

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ESPN's Keith Law's Top 20 Impact Prospects: Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ESPN's Keith Law has been busy checking out all of Major League Baseball's top prospects (like every spring) and has been a big proponent of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Mike Trout, who he see's as the top prospect on his top 100 list.

But on his top 20 impact prospects list, Trout makes the list at only No. 7. Here's Law explaining why:

7. Mike Trout, CF | Top 100 rank -- 1: They can't really send him back to Triple-A, can they? He might be the best overall outfielder on the 40-man roster, and once the Angels feel comfortable sending some of their dead weight to the bench, he'll be up and ready to add value on defense and on the bases, although I wouldn't expect much power in the near term.

With outfielders aged 38 (Bobby Abreu) 37 (Torri Hunter), and 34 (Vernon Wells) on the current roster there is definitely some 'dead weight' in the outfielder that could use the legs of a 21 year old like Trout to carry off. Hopefully his stay in AAA won't be long.

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Erick Aybar Unlikely To Get Contract Extension Before Season, Per Report

The Los Angeles Angels have made plenty of moves in the offseason, but so far have not been able to sign shortstop Erick Aybar to an extension that would keep him on the team after 2012.

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that general manager Jerry Dipoto has continued speaking with Aybar regarding a contract extension, but doesn't believe that an agreement will be reached before the season begins.

"Very much a possibility," Dipoto said of an extension for his shortstop, "but there's nothing imminent and not likely to be anything that occurs before the start of the season. ... It's possible something could occur, but I wouldn't say it's likely."

Although the Angels were able to work out a four-year extension with Howie Kendrick this offseason, Aybar instead opted to pick up a $5.075 million contract via arbitration.

Aybar may be planning to test the market after 2012. He is coming off his first Gold Glove season and a career offensive year. Dipoto expressed his desire to retain Aybar for the long-term and he remains confident that the Angels can still come to an agreement with Aybar before his contract is up.

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Spring Training 2012: Los Angeles Angels Announce Non-Roster Invitees, Including Jorge Cantu, Taylor Lindsey, Matt Shoemaker

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday announced their non-roster invitees to spring training, which is nearly a month away. Pitchers and catchers report to Halos camp at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on February 19, with the first workout one day later. Position players report on February 26, with the first full squad workout on February 27.

There are eight pitchers invited to Angels camp, including 25-year old Matt Shoemaker, who was 12-7 with a 3.15 ERA in 27 starts between Double A and Triple A. Other pitchers invited to camp are right-handers Ryan Brasier, David Carpenter, Eric Hurley, Francisco Rodriguez, Daniel Tillman, and Loek Van Mil, and southpaw Matt Meyer. Rodriguez has pitched in 53 games in relief for the Angels in 2010-2011, with a 4.43 ERA, 31 walks, and 43 strikeouts in 61 innings.

Catchers Jeff Brandy, Robinzon Diaz, Carlos Ramirez, and Alberto Rosario have been invited to Angels' camp, as have infielders Jorge Cantu, Taylor Lindsey, Efren Navarro, and Darwin Perez. Lindsey was a supplemental first round pick, 37th overall, by the Angels in 2010, and hit .362/.394/.593 with 43 extra-base hits in 63 games as a 19-year old playing second base in Rookie League Orem in 2011.

Outfielder Kole Calhoun, who hit .324/.410/.547 with 22 home runs in 133 games for Class A Inland Empire as a 23-year old in 2011, will join Doug Deeds, Ryan Langerhans, and Matt Long in major league camp.

The Angels open their spring training Cactus League schedule on March 5 at Phoenix Municipal Staidum against the Oakland Athletics.

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Los Angeles Angels Release 2012 Spring Training Schedule

The Angels have released their Spring Training schedule. Who's ready for a desert vacation?

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