TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids,
The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds.
The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said.
"We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of."
Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer. Burnett is the
"Good for me," Burnett said. "Makes my job a little more important."
Burnett has gotten the best of old friend Fielder, so far. In 13 career at-bats against Burnett, Fielder has no home runs, three hits and four strikeouts.
In 2013 — the first year of a two-year, $8-million contract with the Angels — Burnett was limited to 9 1/3 innings because of injury. He had elbow surgery last August, and the Angels expect him to be ready on opening day or shortly thereafter.
The Angels' bullpen ranked 13th among the 15
"Huge," Scioscia said. "We saw what it meant not having him last year. We hope we don't have to revisit that."
The Angels observed a moment of silence for Jim Fregosi, their former shortstop and manager, before Friday's Cactus League opener. Fregosi died last month at 71. … The Angels' spring roster includes players with these uniform numbers: 0 (