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Angels' opening-day roster isn't set quite yet

Angels' opening-day roster isn't set quite yet

Less than one week from opening day, the Angels roster remains an incomplete puzzle, much like the order of their starting rotation.

Manager Mike Scioscia may have offered a hint about the rotation Monday when he said right-hander Ricky Nolasco would start in a minor league game Tuesday rather than pitch in the Angels’ game against Oakland. The Angels open the regular season against the Athletics; it stands to reason they’d like to avoid exposing him to a division rival a week ahead. So, pencil Nolasco in for one of the first four starts of the season.

As for the roster, the Angels are not yet saying.

“I’m very pragmatic with decisions,”...

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