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SATURDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Escobar's In, Santana's Win, Scout's Sin

Up next for Angels: at Detroit Tigers - Los Angeles Times
Kelvim Escobar makes his first start since Oct. 5, 2007

Santana’s real return - Angels blog -
Sam Miller's take on Santana's performance against Detroit. "But after that outing tonight, I’m strictly focused on glass-half-full stuff."

Angels fire international scouting supervisor - Angels blog -
Prior to working for the Angels, Daniel was part of the Cincinnati Reds’ scouting department under GM Jim Bowden. Bowden and others who worked with him have been subjects of the MLB probe and an FBI investigation into allegations that some scouts had skimmed from signing bonuses given to Latin American players. Bowden recently resigned as Nationals GM as a result.

Worked for Jim Bowden? Buh-bye.

Angels' Bobby Abreu closing in on history - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
The Angels' Bobby Abreu needs two hits for 2,000. He'll become the fifth player to reach 2,000 hits in an Angels uniform.

Team Reports - MLB at
"If they want me to sit on the bench and pick pine out of my butt, I'll do it." -- RHP Matt Palmer, on moving from the rotation to the bullpen.

Uh, no Mr. Palmer that won't be necessary, but a few scoreless innings in relief would be great.

Service Time: MLB Rumors -
"Teams monitor it closely early in a player's career because they can delay free agency or prevent a player from becoming a Super Two if they're careful."

I've mentioned this before, it's probably not, but could this be a reason why Brandon Wood is Salt Lake City?

A-Gone turns up the power - Fox Sports
"Tell them I eat a lot of burritos. Carne asada tacos and carne asada burritos are great."

I bet he's very popular in the clubhouse.

Shutting Detroit Down