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Pitching was biggest surprise for Angels in spring

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MLB: Spring Training-Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports


The Angels kept it loose under new manager Joe Maddon and the pitching was better than expected. Angels starters pitched well and new pitching coach Mickey Callaway preached throwing strikes and getting ahead of hitters. But right-hander Griffin Canning sustained an elbow injury, which hurts their depth. There’s a chance he could be back in May, but the Angels will know more by early April. This team should score a lot of runs, but pitching remains the key as they aim for their first postseason berth since 2014.

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