Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Los Angeles Angels are expected to tender contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players.
The Los Angeles Angels are expected to tender contracts to all four of their arbitration eligible players, including first baseman/outfielder Kendrys Morales, infielder Alberto Callaspo and right-handers Jerome Williams and Kevin Jepsen, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times:
#Angels expected to tender contracts to all 4 arb-eligible players, Kendrys Morales, Alberto Callaspo, Jerome Williams and Kevin Jepsen.— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) November 28, 2012
Williams appeared in 32 games, including 15 starts, for the Angels last season, posting an ERA of 4.58 over 137 2/3 innings. After LA cut ties with Dan Haren and shipped Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals, and considering it’s no guarantee that free agent Zack Greinke re-signs with the club, Williams could see his share of starting opportunities in 2013.
Morales returned last year after missing the 2011 season due to injury. He hit .273/.320/.467 with 26 doubles and 22 home runs over 484 at-bats.
Callaspo hit .252/.331/.361 with 20 doubles and 10 home runs as the Angels’ primary third baseman last season. Jepsen posted an ERA of 3.02 over 49 appearances in 2012.