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Angels Opening Day Roster: Alexi Amarista Makes Team

The Angels open their season Friday night against the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim.

April 1, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Alexi Amarista (19) makes the play for the out against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE
April 1, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Alexi Amarista (19) makes the play for the out against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday announced their opening day roster, with Alexi Amarista and the disgruntled Bobby Abreu on the team. Both Jorge Cantu and Ryan Langerhans were optioned to Triple A Salt Lake City.

The Angels open their series at home Friday night in Anaheim against the Kansas City Royals. Here is their 25-man roster:

Starting Pitchers (4): Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, C.J. Wilson

Relief Pitchers (7): Jordan Walden, Jason Isringhausen, Scott Downs, Hisanori Takahashi, LaTroy Hawkins, Kevin Jepsen, Rich Thompson

Catchers (2): Chris Iannetta, Bobby Wilson

Infielders (7): Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Mark Trumbo, Maicer Izturis, Alberto Callaspo, Alexi Amarista

Outfielders (4): Vernon Wells, Peter Bourjos, Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu

Designated Hitter (1): Kendrys Morales

Disabled List (4): Jerome Williams, Bobby Cassevah, Michael Kohn, Jeremy Moore

The Halos have an off day on Tuesday in Minnesota, and won't need to use a fifth starter until Sunday, April 15 against the New York Yankees in The Bronx.

Here are the pitching matchups for the Angels in their opening series against the Royals:

  • Friday: Weaver vs. Bruce Chen
  • Saturday: Haren vs. Luke Hochevar
  • Sunday: Santana vs. Jonathan Sanchez

For more news and notes on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.