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The Los Angeles Angels are hoping to upgrade their catching
depth before the start of the regular season, and Kevin Baxter of the Los
Angeles Times and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com offer several potential targets for
Entering spring training, Hank Conger was the favorite to
back up starter Chris Iannetta behind the plate. While Conger has hit well
during the exhibition season, he’s had a hard time with his throws – as he’s
totaled five errant tosses already this spring. This has caused the Angels to
look outside the organization for a potential replacement.
Baxter notes that Chris Snyder of the Washington Nationals,
Colorado Rockies veteran Ramon Hernandez and New York Yankees roster invitee
Bobby Wilson are all options for the Angels in their search for an upgrade at
Gonzalez also mentions Hernandez, while he adds Rod Barajas
and Wil Nieves of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also includes Kansas City Royals
catcher Brett Hayes and George Kottaras to his list.
Los Angeles could also stay in-house when it comes to
replacing Conger, as they have two other backstops – John Hester and Luke
Carlin – in camp.
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