That will align Weaver to start the April 6 season opener against the
Scioscia said Angels starters will work on regular four days' rest in Cactus League play. That would align Wilson, Shoemaker and Santiago to follow Weaver in the regular-season rotation barring injuries.
With Garrett Richards expected to be sidelined until at least mid-April while he recovers from surgery on his left knee, newcomers
Richards, who ruptured the patellar tendon in the left knee while covering first base in Boston on Aug. 20, threw his sixth bullpen of the spring, throwing from a full windup and the stretch, and did some agility work off the mound, the last step before he begins fielding practice.
The hard-throwing right-hander said he had "no hesitation, no mental block" as he increased his workload, and he is pleased with how his arm has responded.
"His arm has caught up for a guy who had a later start," Scioscia said. "There's a lot that goes into a starting pitcher getting ready to pitch 200 plus innings in a season, and he's starting that progression. I think he's phasing out of rehab and more into a traditional spring."
Scioscia said Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who signed for $8 million in January, could arrive in camp this weekend. He has been stuck in the Dominican Republic because of a visa issue. … Left-hander