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With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 19, it's time to dissect the Angels' 2015 roster. This is the first of a seven-part Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at projected starters and backup options heading into the season. First up: Catchers.

ANAHEIM -- Chris Iannetta's career high in starts behind the plate is 105, done for the 2011 Rockies team that dealt Miguel Olivo to basically hand Iannetta the everyday job.

This could be the year Iannetta blows past that mark.

The Angels traded Hank Conger to the Astros on Nov. 5, parting ways with Iannetta's platoon mate to attain young starter Nick Tropeano. General manager Jerry Dipoto has nonetheless said the Angels plan to keep Iannetta's playing time around where it has been the last couple of seasons -- 92 starts behind the plate in 2014, 102 in '13 -- but that could change.

The Angels also acquired Carlos Perez in that deal, a defensive-minded catcher they like, but also a 24-year-old who has yet to play in the Major Leagues. They acquired Drew Butera from the Dodgers on Dec. 9, but he's a career backup with a .183/.239/.268 slash line. Jett Bandy has moved up in the Angels' depth chart and had a nice showing in winter ball, but he hasn't played past Double-A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angels Invite 20 Non-Roster Players to Spring Training

 

The Angels announced a list of 20 non-roster players invited to 2015 Spring Training in Tempe. General Manager, Jerry Dipoto, made the announcemnetearlier in the week.

 

Below is a list of the non-roster invitees:

 

 

 

PITCHERS 

CATCHERS

INFIELDERS

OUTFIELDERS

Trevor Gott (RH) 

Charles Cutler 

Sherman Johnson  

Roger Kieschnick

Yoslan Herrera (RH)

Stephen McGee 

Eric Stamets 

Alfredo Marte

Edgar Ibarra (LH)

Jackson Williams

Ryan Wheeler

D’Arby Myers

Sean Newcomb (LH)

 

Alex Yarbrough

 

Alex Sanabia (RH) 

     

Atahualpa Severino (LH)

     

Nate Smith (LH)

     

Scott Snodgrass (LH)  

     

Albert Suarez (RH)

     

Adam Wilk (LH)

     

 

Important Dates for Angel's 2015 Spring Training

Feb. 19:       Reporting date for pitchers/catchers (physicals)

Feb. 20:       Pitchers and catchers first workout

Feb. 24:       Position players report (physicals)

Feb. 25:       First full squad workout

March 5:      First spring game vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium (12:05 p.m. PST)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANAHEIM -- It's fair to say Jerry Dipoto isn't a firm believer in the status quo.

Moments after a 98-win season ended with an American League Division Series sweep at the hands of the Royals, the Angels' general manager talked about how his club is merely "tweaks and turns from being a very good team again."

Then Dipoto traded away the Angels' homegrown second baseman (Howie Kendrick), reliever (Kevin Jepsen) and catcher (Hank Conger), acquired two young starting pitchers (Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano), picked up two left-handed bats (Matt Joyce and Marc Krauss), added a veteran lefty reliever (Cesar Ramos), gained three middle infielders (Roberto Baldoquin, Josh Rutledge and Taylor Featherston) and got a couple of backup catchers (Drew Butera and Carlos Perez).

 go to www. Angels.com for more of Alden Gonzales story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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