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.