Jorge De La Rosa

Angels have plenty of rotation options for 2017

Angels have plenty of rotation options for 2017

Naming them all took more than a minute. Twelve men have some chance to open 2016 in the Angels’ starting rotation, and Billy Eppler methodically went through them Tuesday evening in his Winter Meetings hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

It is essentially eight pitchers for a single spot, barring injuries to the established foursome. Veteran Jesse Chavez, who appeared in 23 games for the Dodgers last season, is the favorite, by far the most experienced starter of the octet, but also the most experienced reliever, and was signed last month because of his combination of experience.

Then there are the others. They...

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