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Mark Trumbo got his first taste of playing third base Wednesday, but that's really all it was a taste.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was fine with it. He wanted Trumbo, who is recovering gradually from a stress fracture in his right foot, to get a feel for the position because he plans to use him at third for as many as 50 games this season.
Trumbo had a big rookie season, leading the team with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs, but he's currently without a position. He played 149 games at first base in 2011, but the addition of Albert Pujols left him without a place to play.
The outfield, where Trumbo played 11 games last season, is also out of the question at least for now. The Angels are set with Vernon Wells in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Torri Hunter in right, with 20-year-old Mike Trout waiting in the wings.
What's left? Trumbo probably will be used some at designated hitter, but the Angels also want to see if he can transition across the diamond at third.
BEST OF MAXIM
Torii Hunter is in the final year of a five-year $90mm deal he signed with the Angels prior to the 2008 season. Since signing the deal with the Angels, he has not only brought leadership and a veteran presence to the clubhouse, but a .279 avg, .349 OBP and .465 SLG while hitting 89 home runs and earning two gold gloves and a silver slugger award.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles...
By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Feature Writer
Jordan Walden will be the reason the Angels either succeed or fail in 2012. It’s just that simple. Is it fair to put your season hopes on the shoulders of a 24 year old closer? Absolutely not, but it is the reality. Believe it or not, no player on this team is more important to the success of the Halos then Walden. Think about...
The following group of players find themselves at a metaphorical crossroads entering the 2012 season. Very rarely do we as analysts ever not come away from these all-important years without a definitive sense of what a player can do. The journey to the major leagues, however, is rarely a straight, simple path. A failed year of progression is not the “be all, end all” for...
Albert Pujols (credits below) This year, the American League attracted far more new talent than the National League, going from being the equivalent of the 2011 Patriots against the 2011 Giants (slight favorites) to the 2007 Patriots against the 2007 Giants (HUGE favorites). Oh wait… maybe those weren’t the best examples… let’s move on.One of the biggest questions in any...
The March 8th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
What is there to say about Albert Pujols? For eleven seasons, he has been one of the best players in baseball and a quick exercise will show you just how good. Here are his career low’s in every standard offensive category: 99 runs, 32 home runs, 99 RBI, one steal, .299 batting average. Are you freaking kidding me? He’s also played in at least 143 games every season and those...
Albert Pujols doubled again and scored Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2.
Pujols narrowly missed his first spring homer, doubling deep to left-center field off reliever Matt Thornton in the third. His first time up, Pujols walked and scored on Jorge Cantu's two-run single off John Danks.
Pujols left the St. Louis Cardinals and signed with the...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Dan Haren worked two hitless innings for Los Angeles in his spring debut and the Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Thursday.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols was 0 for 2 with a walk, but still had fans buzzing by hammering a pitch from Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez far out of the ballpark, though it hooked foul.
Jose Lopez had a two-run homer and Ezequiel...
A scout for the Los Angeles Angels who was watching San Francisco take infield practice Wednesday morning was ejected from Scottsdale Stadium at the request of Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Media reports said Angels scout Jeff Schugel was taking notes during the Giants' routine drills when he was told to leave the ballpark.
''It was 10 a.m. and I was just doing my job...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle right-hander Blake Beavan, a favorite for a back-end rotation spot, allowed two hits in four scoreless innings as the Mariners beat the Angels 6-4 Wednesday.
Angels ace Jered Weaver allowed three hits in two scoreless innings in his first spring start.
The Mariners scored first in the seventh when Angels right-hander Loek Van Mil mishandled Trayvon...
Already a fan favorite since he is the replacement for the much-maligned Jeff Mathis, Chris Iannetta is prepping for what could be a make or break season. Will he be the answer to the Angels' prayers at catcher or just another backstop that Mike Scioscia will chew up and spit out?
2011 Stats: 345 AB, .238 AVG, .370 OBP, .414 SLG, 51 R, 14 HR, 55 RBI, 6 SB, 3 CS, 89 K
Winners Will Sing the National Anthem at an Inland Empire 66ers GameSan Bernardino, CA–Think you have what it takes to be the next Inland Idol? The Inland Empire 66ers are looking for the most talented singers and musicians in the Inland Empire to help the 66ers, Class ‘A’ Partner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, salute the “Stars and Stripes” by singing the National...
From foe to friend, C.J. Wilson exchanged his role as the Rangers ace for a homecoming, a truckload of cash the third starter spot in the Angel rotation. Will Wilson help push the Halos over the top or was Texas right to let him walk away?
2011 Stats: 16-7, 223.1 IP, 2.94 ERA, 191 H, 74 BB, 16 HR, 206 K
2012 ZiPS Projections: 14-8, 200.1 IP, 3.37 ERA, 179 H, 76 BB, 14 HR, 178...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Select Televised Games
2. Video: Garrett Richards Throwing Hard
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Toronto Radio
Select Televised Games
Chicago AL at Los Angeles AL | 15:05 ET
Right-hander Garrett Richards makes the start for the Angels in this game. He was featured in a post here from February...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- John Danks wasn't exactly in total control.
Danks walked Albert Pujols and Vernon Wells in the first inning and that set up Jorge Cantu's two-run single Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2.
Danks, 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA last season, allowed four hits and two runs in two innings. He also walked three.
"John was a little...