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Angels Manager Mike Scioscia warms to the idea of a position player pitching

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia warms to the idea of a position player pitching

Mike Scioscia came within a dozen or so Huston Street pitches on Sunday of doing something he has never done in 16 years as Angels manager: using a position player to pitch. The Angels bullpen has thrown an American League-high 88 1/3 innings in August, including 20 1/3 innings in four games against the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday through Sunday. The bullpen was so taxed that Scioscia needed his three best relievers, Trevor Gott, Joe Smith and Street, to fill out Sunday’s 12-5 loss to the Blue Jays, a game the Angels had virtually no chance of winning. When Street gave up two hits in the ninth and his pitch count approached 15, Scioscia instructed...

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