The Angels took advantage of a strategically placed off-day after the 2012 season's first four games to carry an extra infielder in place of a fifth starter. The team will not need a fifth arm in the rotation until Sunday, April 15 in the Bronx (with Halos Heaven's own Moondoggy in attendance!) against the Yankees.
Until then, here is the team's 25-Man roster - the players who will be standing on the pregame chalk lines prior to action against the Kansas City Royals. None of the following players are making their major league debut but five of whom are making their Angels debut.
Chris Iannetta, Bobby Wilson
Bobby Abreu, Kendrys Morales
Vernon Wells (LF), Peter Bourjos (CF), Torii Hunter (RF)
Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, C.J. Wilson
Albert Pujols (1B), Howie Kendrick (2B), Erick Aybar (SS), Mark Trumbo (3B), Maicer Izturis, Alexi Amarista, Alberto Callaspo
Jordan Walden (CL), Scott Downs, LaTroy Hawkins, Rich Thompson, Kevin Jepsen, Hisanori Takahashi, Jason Isringhausen