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Hank Conger Surprise Angels Roster Addition

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Welcome to Opening Day, Hank.
Welcome to Opening Day, Hank.

Eric Kay in the Angels Communication Department just sent me the list of the Opening Day 25-Man roster for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The big surprise is King Conger in Anaheim.

PITCHERS (11)
Jason Bulger (RHP)
Dan Haren (RHP)
Kevin Jepsen (RHP)
Scott Kazmir (LHP)
Michael Kohn (RHP)
Fernando Rodney (RHP)
Ervin Santana (RHP)
Hisanori Takahashi (LHP)
Rich Thompson (RHP)
Jordan Walden (RHP)
Jered Weaver (RHP)

CATCHERS (3)
Hank Conger
Jeff Mathis
Bobby Wilson

INFIELDERS (6)
Erick Aybar
Alberto Callaspo
Maicer Izturis
Howie Kendrick
Mark Trumbo
Brandon Wood

OUTFIELDERS (5)
Bobby Abreu
Peter Bourjos
Torii Hunter
Chris Pettit
Vernon Wells

DISABLED LIST
Joel Pineiro (RHP)
Bobby Cassevah (RHP)
Scott Downs (LHP)
Reggie Willits (OF)
Kendrys Morales (INF)
Freddy Sandoval (INF)

  • Pineiro has a tight right shoulder
  • Cassevah has an inflamed pitching shoulder
  • Scott Downs fractured his left big toe (or should that be his bog left toe, or would that imply that he only has one toe on his left side and it is oversized?)
  • Kendry(s) is listed as still recovering from ankle surgery and having a "left big toe soreness" (Cue Tony Bennett: "I Left My ...Toe ... in some big soreness").
  • Willits has a calf strain and Sandoval an oblique strain.

Andrew Romine, Frankie 2-Rod, Trevor Bell and Matt Palmer got optioned to AAA Salt Lake.