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Updated: June 1, 2004, 4:10 PM ET
By Jim Baker

American League
Anaheim Angels: As Mark Saxon of the Orange County Register points out, when you've spent as long a time in the minors as Brendan Donnelly did, a minor league rehab stint is the last thing you want to do. Donnelly, who didn't make his big league debut until he was 30, is currently at Lancaster in the California League and is resisting a switch to Triple A before rejoining the Angels. Saxon reports that when he does return, he will not get his set-up job back as Francisco Rodriguez has been lights out so far in that role. Donnelly could rejoin the team by the end of the weekend.

Koch
Koch
Chicago White Sox: Billy Koch was in an apologetic mood after turning a routine save opportunity into a theme park thrill ride last night. Koch walked two batters and allowed a run but managed a save with the tying run just 90 feet from home. "There's absolutely no reason in the world I should walk those guys," Koch told Bob Foltman of the Chicago Tribune. "Let them put the ball in play and get themselves out." Koch, who throws harder than 99.99999 percent of every human ever born, has never quite gotten the most out of his speed. "I apologize to everyone out there. It's not fair to have to bite your nails down to a bloody stump watching me pitch."
Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.

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