Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 5/30/13
The May 30th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hanson talks about his mental health issues, Bourjos resumes running, Lowe DFA'd and much more... The Story: Tommy Hanson opens up about the mental issues he had in dealing with the death of his brother. The Monkey Says: It is big of Hanson to talk about this as mental health is a pretty taboo topic in pro sports lest one should appear to have a weakness. Just look at how much Zack Greinke still gets mocked by internet trolls for his battle with mental illness. Also, the Angels should be applauded for being so understanding with Hanson as Tommy suggests it was the team that actually encouraged him to take some more time. I don't think a lot of the ballclubs would've done the same thing. The Story: Peter Bourjos is running again, but still isn't at full speed. The Monkey Says: But he is "running with purpose," whatever that means. It sounds as if Peter will start a rehab assignment in the next week or two. The Story: Mark Lowe was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the active roster for Jered Weaver. The Monkey Says: He will not be missed. The Story: Jerome Williams will get at least one more start. The Monkey Says: When? We don't know, but it seems that the team is going to give him one more look before they decide whether to stick with him or Joe Blanton. They do not intend to stick with a six-man rotation though, which is good because I would've lost my mind. The Story: How Jered Weaver's return will impact the Angels. The Monkey Says: Well, it will finally give them one consistent above average starter. Not to knock Jason Vargas, but history suggests that he isn't going to keep pitching quite this well. The Story: Jered Weaver talks about the emotional loss of Dr. Lewis Yocum. The Monkey Says: And Weaver wasn't even one of the hundreds of pitchers that Yocum saved via surgery. The Story: The Angels have not produced a 4+ win third baseman since Troy Glaus. The Monkey Says: They call that a drought, but Callaspo is coming off of 3.3 and 3.5 WAR seasons and was originally drafted by the Halos before being traded away right before he was ready to hit the majors. I wouldn't crack on them too hard considering that. Plus there is some hope that Kaleb Cowart can end whatever version of the drought you think the Halos are suffering from. [follow]
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