The left-handed-hitting Shuck earned several
But Cowgill, who hit .260 (13 for 50) with two homers and nine runs batted in this spring, is a slightly better defender than Shuck, he can play all three outfield positions, and his right-handed bat is a better complement to left-handed-hitting corner outfielders Kole Calhoun and
“A tough one, about as tough as it gets,” Manager
Stewart, who can play third base, second base and first base, probably benefited from the fact that he hits left-handed, making him a better complement to right-handed-hitting third baseman
But the former Westminster La Quinta High School star, who signed a minor league contract with the Angels in January, also improved steadily throughout a spring in which he hit .298 (14 for 47) with three homers and six RBIs.
The right-handed-hitting Green hit .340 (18 for 53) with one homer and 11 RBIs in 22 games, but his limited experience at third base and shortstop — and the addition of slick-fielding utility infielder
Shoemaker, who went 1-1 with a 3.09 earned-run average, 12 strikeouts and one walk in 11 2/3 innings this spring, will serve a long-relief role, but the right-hander is expected to return to triple-A Salt Lake, where he will start, when reliever
"He has the potential to give us functional length," Scioscia said of Shoemaker, who has only five inning of big-league experience. "Like on a game like tonight, where we have a lead and our starter is struggling, he can throw multiple innings and bridge the gap to our back-end guys."
As expected, left-handers