Topics

Texas Rangers
Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney battle it out to be on Angels rotation
Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney battle it out to be on Angels rotation

The Angels won't need a fifth starter until the second week of the regular season. So Manager Mike Scioscia isn't going to be rushed into choosing one with a week left in spring training. "We haven't made any decisions yet," he said Tuesday after the Angels lost to the Texas Rangers, 15-8. For most of the spring, the competition for that final rotation spot has centered on right-hander Nick Tropeano, who will pitch Wednesday against Cleveland, and left-hander Andrew Heaney, who pitched 4 2/3 mostly good innings Tuesday. A few other names — Drew Rucinski, Jose Alvarez — also have floated in from time to time. Yet, whoever wins that battle may...

Loading