Monday, April 05, 2010
Angels, Dodgers Set Final Rosters
- The Angels announced the following players will start the season on the DL:
Injury Sustained Scott Kazmir March 30 Strained right hamstring Anthony Ortega March 30 Right triceps tendinitis Chris Pettit March 30 Right shoulder surgery Reggie Willits March 30 Strained right hamstring
(Note the MLB.com story link doesn't indicate whether Pettit was placed on the 15-day or 60-day, but he seems a lock, ultimately, for the 60-day DL.)
The Angels announced their 25-man roster, featuring three catchers, i.e. Bobby Wilson did, in fact, make the team. I take this as an indicator that the team is concerned about the health and poor production of Jeff Mathis (Mathis got plunked on the hand the last week of spring training), the defensive miscues coming from Mike Napoli, and the fact that Wilson would be out of options otherwise.
Robb Quinlan also made the team, something of a surprise considering he was only signed to a minor league deal and hit .176 in spring training. Also a surprise was the inclusion of Terry Evans, but as with Wilson, he had run out of options.
Matt Palmer made the 25-man, and will get at least one start in place of the ailing Kazmir.
- The Dodgers' surprise move was adding Russ Ortiz to the 25-man in place of the ailing Cory Wade, who was sent to the 15-day DL for right shoulder surgery; he will eventually move to the 60-day DL as he is not expected to return before the second half.
Ramon Ortiz also made the team, something of a surprise for me, but I understand he learned a new pitch in the offseason — a curveball — so there's hope. (But not much, as today's brutal results show.