Angels manager Mike Scioscia said small changes are in store this spring to try to get the team off to a better regular-season start, an area that hurt Los Angeles the past two seasons.
Scioscia said Thursday that hitters would see more at-bats in the spring and starters could go into the third inning in their first spring starts. The standard has been two innings.
''I think there's definitely a focus on making sure our bullpens will be ready to go when we start the season,'' Scioscia said as pitchers and catchers reported in Tempe. ''I think our rotation, we're going to pay a lot of attention to that.
''On the offensive end, I don't think there is one thing you could look at as a group. I think we did a good job of getting them their at-bats without them being worn out. I think some guys may have struggled to get out of the box and then some guys have gotten off to terrific starts.''
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