01/18/12 2:50 PM EST
Cantu, Langerhans among Spring invitees
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
The group includes recently signed veterans such as corner infielder Jorge Cantu, left-handed-hitting corner outfielder Ryan Langerhans, catcher Robinzon Diaz and right-handed starter Eric Hurley.
It also consists of several Angels Minor Leaguers, including right-hander Matt Schoemaker, who posted a 3.15 ERA in 27 starts at Double-A and Triple-A last year; 7-foot-1 reliever Loek Van Mil; 20-year-old second baseman Taylor Lindsey, who was the 37th overall Draft pick in 2010; and right fielder Kole Calhoun, who hit .324 with 22 homers and 99 RBIs in High A last year. Also heading to Spring Training will be right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez and slick-fielding first baseman Efren Navarro, both of whom saw time with the Angels last year.
The Angels have their 40-man roster filled and, for now, are slated to have 60 players in Spring Training, including top prospects such as outfielder Mike Trout (rated the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB.com), shortstop Jean Segura (No. 7 overall among shortstops), right-hander Garrett Richards (the third-ranked prospect on the Angels), infielder Alexi Amarista (fifth), right-hander Fabio Martinez (eighth), catcher Hank Conger and outfielder Jeremy Moore.
Angels pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 19, with the club's first full-squad workout following Feb. 27 and their first spring game taking place on March 5 against the American League West-rival Athletics in Phoenix.
Here's a full list of the Angels' non-roster invitees ...
Pitchers: Ryan Brasier, David Carpenter, Hurley, Matt Meyer (lefty), Rodriguez, Shoemaker, Daniel Tillman and Van Mil.
Catchers: Jett Bandy, Diaz, Carlos Ramirez and Alberto Rosario.
Infielders: Cantu, Lindsey, Navarro and Darwin Perez.
Outfielders: Calhoun, Doug Deeds, Langerhans and Matt Long.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, listen to his podcast and follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.