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Angels prospects get a last chance to show their stuff

March 13, 2011 | 10:59 am


With the first round of roster cuts looming after Sunday's split-squad games with Seattle and Cincinnati, several Angel prospects will be trying to make the most of their final chance to leave an impression with the big-league coaching staff.

In the main game in Tempe, top prospect Mike Trout will be the designated hitter. The speedy Trout has been unable to play in the field because of shoulder stiffness and Manager Mike Scioscia has said he could be among the early transfers to the minor league side. Right-hander Ervin Santana will pitch in that game and is scheduled to go four innings or 55 pitches, whichever comes first.

On the road in Goodyear, a team made up largely of minor league prospects will play the Reds. One player who has already had a big spring is first baseman Efren Navarro, who is hitting .417. 

Lineup vs. Seattle at Tempe

SS -- Erick Aybar

RF -- Bobby Abreu

CF -- Vernon Wells

2B -- Howie Kendrick

1B -- Mark Trumbo

C -- Hank Conger

3B -- Brandon Wood

LF -- Chris Pettit

DH -- Mike Trout

P -- Ervin Santana

Lineup vs. Reds at Goodyear

SS -- Kevin Romine

DH -- Alberto Callaspo

C -- Jeff Mathis

RF -- Angel Castillo

LF -- Jeremy Moore

1B -- Efren Navarro

3B -- Gil Velazquez

2B -- Kevin Melillo

CF -- Travis Witherspoon

P -- Garrett Richards

-- Kevin Baxter in Tempe, Ariz.

Photo: Angels prospect Mike Trout during a spring training game. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images