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TUESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Santana Nears Return, Guerrero Wants to Play The Field

Up next for Angels: Tuesday at Texas - Los Angeles Times
Joe Saunders vs. Scott Feldman

Angels open big series with victory over Rangers - OCRegister.com
A four-run sixth inning served as the first warning shot, pushing the Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Rangers in the first of six meetings in the next 10 days between the AL West's top two teams.

Los Angeles Angels Looking To Turn Things Around - Bleacher Report
No team has had to deal with the same amount of key injuries or the tragic death of a young star on the rise. As bad as things were for a while in Anaheim, they are really starting to turn around.

When you're wrong, you're wrong - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
The Rivera we're watching now is a completely different player, hitting .307, bombing clutch home runs on a consistent basis, like the two-run job that broke open last night's big game with Texas, and rocking along at close to a 100-RBI pace.

Ervin Santana rejoins Angels - Los Angeles Times
Santana, on the disabled list because of an inflamed triceps, will throw in the bullpen Wednesday, and if he comes out of that workout OK, Manager Mike Scioscia said Santana will be folded back into the rotation this weekend against Baltimore.

A Look at Ervin Santana's Nearing Return - Bleacher Report
The article says he was sitting between 91 and 93 on the radar gun, which may be a little bit below where he’s been in the past

Guerrero steps up throwing program - Angels blog - OCRegister.com
Vladimir Guerrero threw to bases as part of his pre-game throwing workout today

Talkin' about the age-33 falloff phenomenon, with Bill James - Joe Posnanski - SI.com
For many good-to-great players, 33 is the age when they begin to grow old. Maybe the bat slows a touch. Maybe nagging injuries nag more. Maybe the legs lose a little bit of their spring. Maybe the shoulder aches when they try to throw home.

Chat with Buster Olney - ESPN
QUESTION: Wouldn't Brandon Wood (LAA) be good insurance for A-Rod (and Jeter)? How about for Hughes?

Buster Olney: I was talking about Wood with a GM Sunday... He's a tough one to place a value on. On one hand, he has hit well in Class AAA, and on the other hand, the Angels have bypassed him time and again. What kind of a big leaguer could he be? I think the answer to that is even more murky than it was three years ago, oddly.

Chone Smith can see the future - Angels blog - OCRegister.com
Sean (sometimes Chone) Smith, who blogs at Anaheim Angels All the Way, is no ordinary blogger; he’s one of the most prominent sabermetric writers going, and the creator of the CHONE projection system, by some measures the most accurate statistical forecaster for hitters.