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Angels will open the season with four starting pitchers

Angels will open the season with four starting pitchers

Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday morning that the Angels will open the season with four starting pitchers, meaning both Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano, who entered camp competing for the fifth rotation spot, will probably start at triple-A Salt Lake. Heaney, the highly touted left-hander who was acquired from Miami via the Dodgers in December, then took the Tempe Diablo Stadium mound and performed like a pitcher in need of seasoning, giving up six runs and eight hits in five innings of an 8-6 exhibition loss to the Cincinnati Reds. "It's disappointing," Heaney, 23, said. "I came into camp wanting to make the team. I didn't come in trying to break camp with...

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