Minor League Spring Training, Day Three

Nick Green started for the Arkansas squad on March 20.

The final day of my photos from minor league camp are now on-line at:


With the parent club playing a night game tonight cross-town at Peoria against the Padres, the Angels assigned some of their major league camp players to the Salt Lake roster for today’s game against the Giants’ Triple-A squad.

Jose Molina caught the first half of the game. Kendry Morales played most of the game at first base. Also in the lineup were Nathan Haynes in center field, Terry Evans in right field, Nick Gorneault in left field, Sean Rodriguez at shortstop and Brandon Wood at third base.

Phil Seibel, acquired over the winter from the Red Sox for Brendan Donnelly, pitched the first two innings for Salt Lake. He was followed by Kevin Jepsen, Felipe Arredondo, Vladimir Veras and Matt Reilly. None of those guys will be with Salt Lake this year. They were just filling out the roster for the day.

On the Arkansas side, Nick Green got the start. He’s a real sleeper, starting with his "plus" changeup. He could see Triple-A Salt Lake by the end of the year.

In the lineup for the Arkansas roster were many 2006 Quakes — Freddy Sandoval, Michael Collins, Ben Johnson, Pat Reilly, Nate SUtton, and the Fuller brothers, Cody and Clay.

With the Angels playing tonight, several parent club coaches came by. Mike Scioscia (who’s lost weight, boys and girls), Mike Butcher, and Dino Ebel were there.

In the morning, I recorded an interview with farm director Tony Reagins. The interview should be on FutureAngels.com in the next couple days. I also collected materials for the next FutureAngels.com Radio podcast at the end of the month.

We drive home to Orange County in the morning, so I’ll be off-line most of the day.

This article is copyright © 2007 Wordsmith Resources and FutureAngels.com. It may not be used elsewhere without the prior expressed written permission of the author.

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