TEMPE, Ariz. – The Angels brought in a new manager. They overhauled their coaching staff. They committed nearly $430 million to a two-time most valuable player, signaling there is no intention to start roster-building from scratch with a team that has played in the postseason only once this decade.
Manager Dave Roberts does not hesitate when posed the question. After two heartbreaks, after two chances to win the Los Angeles Dodgers' first World Series since 1988, what makes him believe this year's iteration will end its season in celebration?
Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon, on a rehab start with the Charlotte Knights, had to leave the game after getting hit by a line drive to the forehead from Norfolk's D'Arby Myers on May 24. Rodon had six strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of action.