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WEDNESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Torii Hunter To Start Re-Hab, Vlad Guerrero Back In Lineup

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Up next for Angels: Wednesday vs. Chicago - Los Angeles Times
Sean O'Sullivan vs. Gavin Floyd

Podsednik delivers hit in 9th as ChiSox nip Angels - FOX Sports on MSN
"My slider's been working good," Jepsen said. "If I throw the same pitch in a better location, it's a pop-up or a groundball. Instead, it didn't end up where I wanted and ... game over."

Vladimir Guerrero back in the cleanup spot - Los Angeles Times
Vladimir Guerrero was back in his customary cleanup spot Tuesday night despite the fact that he hadn't played in almost a month and that the offense, especially the middle of the order, had been doing just fine without him.

Angels-White Sox Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
The White Sox look to win for the fifth time in six games on a challenging homestand Wednesday night when they face the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels.

NBC SPORTS & COVERS.COM: Matchups, Odds, and Injuries

Team Reports -
"It's obviously a starting point," Scioscia said of putting Guerrero in the cleanup spot despite his lack of productivity during an injury-riddled season. "He's comfortable there. It deepens our lineup. We can always adjust down the road. We'll see where he is. "If he can pick up where he left off a couple weeks ago, he's going to be very productive."

Team Reports II -
C Bobby Wilson was returned to Class AAA Salt Lake in order to clear a roster spot for DH Vladimir Guerrero's activation from the DL. Wilson was promoted Friday because C Jeff Mathis was battling lower back stiffness. Mathis has started the last two games. --RHP Sean O'Sullivan was promoted from Class AAA Salt Lake and will start against the White Sox on Wednesday. It will be O'Sullivan's first start since throwing a no-hitter for Salt Lake on July 28. To make room for O'Sullivan on the roster, IF-OF Sean Rodriguez was returned to Salt Lake. Rodriguez was 3-for-8 in two starts over the weekend.

It's All-Opinions Day - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
If Tony Reagins and Mike Scioscia were honest with themselves, they'd admit they would much rather have had Heath Bell or George Sherrill pitching the ninth inning against the White Sox ...

Hunter set to begin rehab stint -
Torii Hunter hasn't played a baseball game in his native Arkansas since 1993, but he's looking forward to testing his muscle strain in a few Minor League rehab games in Little Rock this weekend with the Angels' Double-A affiliate, the Travelers.

Abreu named AL Player of Month for July -
Bobby Abreu, whose recent performance helped compensate for the injury absences of Torii Hunter and Vladimir Guerrero and kept the Angels flying high in the West, has been named the Sharp Presents the American League Player of the Month for July. Abreu batted .380 during the month, driving in 28 runs and scoring a league-best 26. His .467 on-base percentage also paced the AL.

Blyleven: Breaking down the playoff races -
I liked the Angels at the start of the year, based mostly on their pitching, though I also expected a big season out of Bobby Abreu, and he is delivering. The more the season progresses, the better that pick looks.

Why Can't the Los Angeles Angels Get Any Respect? - Bleacher Report
When I watch ESPN, no matter what the Angels have done, they are still buried until the show is half over. The hottest team in baseball can't get national exposure unless someone literally dies. That's sad and pathetic.

Baseball Digest Daily Blog " Blog Archive " Diggin’ In The Defensive Dirt (Part 3) — Third Basemen
First, we covered first base and determined that Casey Kotchman in the NL and Paul Konerko in the AL "ranked out" as the best defensive options. Then we moved over to second base where Craig Counsell in the NL and Ian Kinsler in the AL "ranked out" as the best defensive options. Today, let’s take a look at baseball’s third basemen:

Angry Fielder mars Dodgers' 17-4 rout of Brewers -
When the game ended, Fielder charged through the underground tunnels at Dodger Stadium to the door of the home clubhouse, shouting obscenities with many fellow Brewers trailing behind. Several security guards and teammates Bill Hall (FSY) and Casey McGehee (FSY) prevented Fielder from entering the locker room in search of Mota.

Fielder must have heard Mota was hoarding the Buffalo Wings

August 5 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on August 5.
2002 - In a make-up game against the Angels, the Tigers host 'Silent Night'. The fans hear no electronic, video and commercial enhancements during Detroit's 6-3 loss to Anaheim at Comerica Park.