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Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart has resumed switch-hitting.

Cowart had tried batting just left-handed for a while, but the experiment didn't work. The former top prospect's stock has fallen rapidly the last couple years to the point that the Angels have discussed making him into a pitcher if his hitting doesn't improve.
Mar 30 - 6:55 PM

Nick Tropeano allowed four runs in six innings in Monday's start against the Mariners.

The right-hander yielded seven hits (including a home run to Mike Zunino) and a walk while striking out three. Tropeano was battling Andrew Heaney for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, but the Angels appear likely to open the season with a four-man rotation. He still remains an option when the Angels do need a fifth starter, however.
Mar 30 - 6:28 PM

Andrew Heaney struggled in Sunday's start against the Reds, surrendering six runs in five innings of work.

Four of the runs scored in the third inning, including three on a Chris Dominguez home run. Heaney, who will start the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out five. In Cactus League action, he has a 9.00 ERA in 19 innings this spring along with a 16/7 K/BB ratio.
Mar 29 - 6:30 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia indicated Sunday that Andrew Heaney will likely begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.

Scioscia said that the team won't need a fifth starter until April 14, and will "most likely" head north with just four starting pitchers. The 23-year-old could have solidified his rotation spot with a strong showing in the spring, but surrendered 19 runs in his 19 innings of work. Heaney could still get his opportunity when a fifth starter is needed, depending on the availability of Garrett Richards.
Mar 29 - 6:18 PM

Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that it "seems doubtful" Garrett Richards (knee) will be ready on April 14 when the Angels first need a fifth starter.

Richards was thrilled with how he felt during an appearance in a minor league game Saturday, but the Angels are understandably proceeding very cautiously with the young right-hander. DiGiovanna expects Richards to be ready "soon after" April 14. The Halos will go with four starters early on, with Andrew Heaney or Nick Tropeano looking likely to get the ball on April 14.
Mar 29 - 1:33 PM

David Freese (elbow) is back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Freese hadn't played since suffering a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring and will be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 29 - 11:03 AM

Matt Shoemaker struggled in Saturday's start against the Dodgers, allowing four runs -- including three on two home runs -- in six-plus innings as the Angels lost 5-4.

Shoemaker served up a two-run home run to Joc Pederson in the second inning, then a solo shot to Alex Guerrero in the third. Guerrero had nearly taken him deep in the first, but Mike Trout brought it back from over the fence in center field. Overall, the right-hander allowed five hits and a walk while striking out two. Shoemaker broke out last season with a 16-4 record, a 3.04 ERA, and a 124/24 K/BB ratio in 136 innings last season, finishing second in AL Rookie of the Year balloting.
Mar 28 - 7:28 PM

Angels optioned RHP Cam Bedrosian to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 23-year-old had a chance to secure a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, but posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 5 1/3 Cactus League innings. He should get an opportunity with the Angels at some point during the upcoming season.
Mar 28 - 12:12 PM

Angels reassigned LHP Adam Wilk to minor league camp.

He was never a real threat to crack the Angels bullpen on Opening Day. He'll function as organizational depth at the Triple-A level and should get a chance with the Halos at some point during the 2015 season.
Mar 28 - 12:03 PM

Angels released RHP Matt Lindstrom.

He had an opt-out clause in his contract if he wasn't on the Opening Day roster, so the move doesn't come as a huge surprise. The 35-year-old struggled in Cactus League play, posting a 11.12 ERA, 2.30 WHIP and 5/4 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.
Mar 28 - 12:00 PM

Roberto Baldoquin started his Angels career off with a bang on Friday, homering off Randall Delgado in his first Cactus League at-bat.

His solo blast came as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, and was his only at-bat in the contest. The 21-year-old Cuban infielder was a late arrival to camp due to visa issues. He's expected to begin the season at High-A Inland Empire after signing an $8 million deal in December.
Mar 27 - 7:40 PM

C.J. Wilson was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Friday, surrendering five runs (one earned) on nine hits and a pair of walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Wilson punched out three on the afternoon. While his defense didn't do him any favors, the veteran left-hander was far too hittable to have success in this one. Still, he boasts a 2.31 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 on the Cactus League season.
Mar 27 - 7:37 PM

David Freese (elbow) is expected to return to action on Saturday.

Freese suffered a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game and is taking a couple days off as a precaution. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
Mar 27 - 1:53 PM

Kole Calhoun (triceps) is expected back in the lineup Saturday.

Calhoun is sitting Friday after having to leave Thursday's game following a hit by pitch in his right triceps. The Angels are just being careful, though, as the outfielder is fine.
Mar 27 - 1:52 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes that Kole Calhoun (triceps) will be able to return to action on Friday.

Calhoun had to exit Thursday's contest after being hit in the right triceps with a pitch, but he was diagnosed only with a bruise and will be fine. The outfielder is batting .293 during Cactus League play.
Mar 26 - 10:15 PM


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