Anaheim Angels: The Angels will not let Casey Kotchman keep the first baseman's job after the injured Darin Erstad returns, but he may be allowed to stay with the big club, writes Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times. "We are thin on bats," manager Mike Scioscia told Henson. "I don't think Casey will stay here unless there is a role for him. But there will be opportunities to DH, to fill in." There have been positives and minuses in his brief time in the minors. On the plus side, he has yet to strikeout in 42 trips to the plate. Bob Bailor holds the record with 52 times at the start of a career without whiffing. On the other hand, Kotchman has only managed one extra basehit, a double, and he has only drawn two walks. At 21, he probably needs to be playing every day to get his game on the same par with his potential.
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