Maybe a shakeup is what the Angels need.
The decision to release outfielder Bobby Abreu on Friday night isn't going to get the Angels out of their slump. But if the intention was to send a message that more changes are coming, then it should be heard loud and clear throughout the clubhouse.
In fact, Abreu's release was coupled with the announcement that outfielder Mike Trout, who was hitting .403 for Triple-A Salt Lake, has been called up.
The Angels have said all along that Trout will only be brought up to the big leagues to play on a regular basis, and manager Mike Scioscia confirmed that after a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Angels' fifth consecutive defeat.
The team needs a jolt, and the hope is that Trout can give them one. They lost a game in the bottom of the ninth inning for the second time in two nights and are now 0-6 in games decided by one run. Their 6-14 record is among the worst in the American League.
What to do? Cutting Abreu and what's ...