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Nick Tropeano misses a start due to illness, another potential setback to Angels' rotation plans

Nick Tropeano misses a start due to illness, another potential setback to Angels' rotation plans

Nick Tropeano ambled into the Angels' clubhouse a few minutes after 8 a.m. Monday carrying a plastic bag packed with Pedialyte and assorted sports drinks.

The 25-year-old right-hander had been scratched from his scheduled start against Milwaukee because of flu symptoms. The Angels made the decision early in the morning and told right-hander Cory Rasmus he would get the start.

Tropeano will miss a full turn in the rotation, and he has not finished four innings in a start this spring — a blow to the Angels' already thin depth in starting pitching.

With uncertainty surrounding the health of veteran right-hander Jered...

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