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Angels Dealing With Injuries, Pineiro Not Sinking In: Halolinks

Cubs 8, Angels 7 -
The Angels' Joel Pineiro was also hit hard in his second spring start, allowing seven hits and four earned runs in three innings. Pineiro missed his second appearance for dental work. He allowed three hits and a run in his previous start against the White Sox on March 4. Kendry Morales hit his first spring homer for the Angels. Morales' spring was delayed because of immigration paperwork. He had a breakthrough 2009 season with the Angels, hitting .304 with 34 homers and 108 RBIs.

Joel Pineiro can't get things to sink in -
"Sometimes you feel too strong, you overthrow, and the ball flattens out," Pineiro said. "If you get too powerful, you start getting the ball up. Maybe that was the case today … but the biggest thing for me is getting ahead in the count. I went 3-and-0 to the first hitter of the game. When I get ahead, it turns everything around."

Angels spring update: Abreu is scratched, Aybar remains sidelined - Los Angeles Times
Angels right fielder Bobby Abreu was scratched from Sunday's exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs because of tightness in his side, and shortstop Erick Aybar, who has some forearm stiffness, was not in the lineup for the fifth straight day.

Angels Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
Reserve outfielder Reggie Willits left Sunday's Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning with a strained right hamstring. If Willits misses a large amount of time, the Angels' reserve outfield job could be up for grabs again. Willits is competing with Terry Evans, Michael Ryan and Peter Bourjos for one extra outfielder job.

Santana turning up heat to his 2008 form -
If Ervin Santana's outing against the Royals on Saturday is any indication, the right-hander will be returning to his All-Star form from 2008. Santana faced the minimum in three innings of work, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out five batters in the Angels' 12-3 loss at Surprise Stadium.

Competition for final spots shaping up - The Orange County Register
On one side of the clubhouse, Robb Quinlan sits in front of his locker. On the other side, Michael Ryan does the same thing, but the two might not be in the same room for much longer.

Jim Edmonds making strong case to return to major leagues with Milwaukee Brewers - FOX Sports on MSN
Edmonds went 2-for-3 with a home run and double in the Brewers’ 12-3 win over the Cubs on Friday. He is hitting .429 (6-for-14) in six Cactus League games and making a strong case to make the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder.