Halo Headlines: Shoemaker added to rotation, Stewart to DL, Jimenez called up

The May 13th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Shoemaker added to rotation, Stewart to DL, Jimenez called up and much more…

The Story: Matt Shoemaker will take over Hector Santiago’s vacated rotation spot.
The Monkey Says: Not a shocker. Shoemaker has been solid in Salt Lake and was originally on the Opening Day roster after making a strong impression in camp. He is a low ceiling guy, but he might be good enough to be a competitive #5 starter.

The Story: Ian Stewart was placed on the DL with a bruised hand and Luis Jimenez was called up to take his place.
The Monkey Says: Lucho should get most of the starts at third for the next few days at least. It sounds like David Freese’s recovery is going a little slower than hoped, so Jimenez might have to pick up the slack for over a week.

The Story: Mike Trout will never be the face of baseball because he is not controversial.
The Monkey Says: Well, he can’t even win the first round of #FaceOfMLB voting on Twitter each offseason, so that’s not a surprise (also both are stupid). MLB just isn’t a flashy game anyway, so I really don’t think anyone can be the “Face of MLB.” It is a team that has always been marketed much more by team than by superstar.

The Story: Mike Trout is a source of pride for his struggling hometown.
The Monkey Says: And all of Millville will be at their upcoming series in Philadelphia starting today.

The Story: Raul Ibanez is one of the hitters who could be in for a breakout based on how far from the center of the plate pitchers are pitching him.
The Monkey Says: Really? Someone should probably inform Raul about that.

The Story: A look at the Angels and their league-leading baserunning.
The Monkey Says: This is a very underrated upgrade in offense for the Angels this year who were pretty mediocre on the basepaths the last few years.

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