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  • Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It's not that Grant Green was rooting for second baseman Howie Kendrick to be traded over the off-season, but he wouldn't have been terribly disappointed if one of the many rumors involving Kendrick came true. "Yeah, it would...
  • Angels split squads beat Brewers, Rangers

    Angels 12, Brewers 2 Angels 12, Rangers 1 AT THE PLATE: David Freese, who had one hit in his first 14 spring at-bats (.071), had three singles and two runs batted in against the Brewers. Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar each had two hits,...
  • John McDonald's defense sets him apart in battle for Angels bench job

    TEMPE, Ariz. — John McDonald appears to have a slight edge over Grant Green and Andrew Romine for the Angels’ utility infield spot, but not because he’s batting .462 (six for 13) in his first eight exhibition games. The 39-year-old...
  • Exhibition baseball: Angels fall to San Diego, 4-2

    Padres 4, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck, who is competing with Collin Cowgill and Matt Long for a reserve outfield spot, tripled and scored in the first inning and singled in the third and eighth innings. Grant Green hit a sacrifice fly in the first...
  • Angels' Chris Iannetta ready to make clear progress

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Chris Iannetta looked over to the dugout for the sign. The Angels catcher could see a hand with wiggling fingers, but he struggled to count the number of fingers. "I couldn't tell between two and three," he said. That is worrisome...
  • Phillies neither in, nor out

    The situation the Phillies are in isn't nearly as bad as it appears. It's hard to be down on a team that has won five of its last six series and is just 6 1/2 games out of first place in the National League East and 5 1/2 games out of the second wild...
  • A signing, and decisions due for Phillies ...

     
    The Phillies have signed veteran infielder Reid Brignac to a minor-league deal that also includes a spring training invitation.. Brignac, 27, was Tampa Bay's second-round pick in 2004 and was a member of Baseball America's top 100 prospect list for four...
  • Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?

    Who's your pick for Phillies' best manager since the Vet opened in 1971?
    Seven of the 13 men who managed the Philadelphia Phillies since Veterans Stadium opened in 1971 were let go before a season ended: Frank Lucchesi, Danny Ozark, Pat Corrales, John Felske, Lee Elia, Nick Leyva and Charlie Manuel. There were few tears when...
  • Halladay starting today out of necessity, but still lots of chatter about Saturday's 18-inning game

     
    It’s hard to top all the wackiness of Saturday’s game, which finally ended with the Phillies losing 12-7 to the Diamondbacks in 18 innings. Two position players pitched for the Phillies. Starter Tyler Cloyd, who was supposed to start today.......
  • Young, McDonald get shipped off in trades

     
    It seemed like only a matter of time until Michael Young got traded. After all the talk leading up to the trade deadline, Young was traded to the Dodgers just minutes before midnight. Earlier in the day, John McDonald was......
  • Will Galvis make way for McDonald?

     
    In 2009, Freddy Galvis spent a week with the Gulf Coast League Phillies while rehabbing from a fractured right finger that interrupted his season at Clearwater. For five of his seven games, the slick-fielding shortstop's double-play partner was Cesar...