The future almost arrived for Opening Day, as manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Sunday that Brandon Wood was this close to making the roster. When Erick Aybar was slowed by a sprained ankle in a Cactus League game last week, the Angels were left considering their options for a backup infielder. There weren’t many choices.
“We had Wood, who would probably have been a strong candidate to make the club,” Scioscia said. “You also would have had Wood … and possibly Wood.”
In other words, until Chone Figgins comes back from two broken fingers, Wood is the next in line should anything happen to an infielder.
Scioscia added that Aybar is feeling no effects from his sprained ankle and will be ready to go if needed Monday night against the Texas Rangers.