Around the Halo - Angels News and Notes
The Angels return home to Anaheim to finish off Spring Training in the annual "Freeway Series" against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Halos have played well this Spring with a 17-11 record. The Angels leave Tempe Diablo Stadium having set new attendance records. Now it is time for Anaheim to get their first live look at Albert Pujols.
Pitching Match Ups
Projected Opening Day Roster
Pitchers (11) - Scott Downs, Dan Haren, LaTroy Hawkins, Jason Isringhausen, Kevin Jepsen, Ervin Santana, Hisanori Takahashi, Rich Thompson, Jordan Walden, Jered Weaver, CJ Wilson
Catchers (2) - Chris Ianneta, Bobby Wilson
Infielders (8) - Erick Aybar, Albert Callaspo, Jorge Cantu, Maicer Izturis, Howard Kendrick, Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo
Outfielders (4) - Bobby Abreu, Peter Bourjos, Torii Hunter, Vernon Wells
Los Angeles will not need a 5th starter until April 15. Jerome Williams and Garret Richards are competing for the final spot in the rotation. If Williams proves healthy it's likely that Mike Scioscia will go with the veterans Williams and Jorge Cantu over rookies Alexi Amarista and Richards for the final two spots.
Relievers Bobby Cassevah, Michael Kohn and outfielder Jeremy Moore will start the season on the disabled list. With catcher Hank Conger and outfielder Ryan Langerhans apparently bound for Triple-A Salt Lake.
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