Angels demote A.J. Schugel, Brandon Sisk and Travis Witherspoon.

The Angels reassigned pitcher A.J. Schugel to their minor-league camp, optioned pitcher Brandon Sisk to Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned outfielder Travis Witherspoon to Double-A Arkansas.

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Angels spring training preview: Outfielders

Peter Bourjos

Is there a more talented collection of outfielders than the Angels’ Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos and Josh Hamilton? Maybe in Los Angeles. Maybe in Cleveland.

Regardless, the starting three in Anaheim are rather enviable. The glaring issues: New center fielder Peter Bourjos batted just .220 in a platoon situation last year, fourth outfielder Vernon Wells has hit .222 since coming to Anaheim, and there isn’t much depth after that. The NRIs in this group don’t pose a serious threat to make the opening-day roster, but one or more could move up with an outstanding spring. Otherwise it’s a long dropoff from the starters to the bench.

Here’s what to watch for in spring:

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