When Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings got underway on Dec. 7, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were said to be serious contenders in the bidding war for outfielder Jason Bay. By week's end, Bay remained unsigned and Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters his team had ômore pressing needsö to address. Scioscia may have meant a new starting pitcher, but he might as well have been talking about his bullpen. On Friday, the Angels announced reliever Jose Arredondo will undergo Tommy John surgery in January and miss the entire 2010 season. Arredondo exploded onto the Major League scene in 2008, going 10-2 with a 1.62 ERA as a rookie. His blazing fastball and hard breaking stuff led many to label him the second coming of Francisco Rodriguez. But in 2009, Arredondo was plagued by el ...
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