TEMPE, Ariz. -- Within a span of six weeks last October and November, Scott Cousins went from the Miami Marlins to the Toronto Blue Jays to the Seattle Mariners to the Angels, all without summoning a moving truck to his San Francisco home.
What a long -- or is that short? -- strange trip it’s been.
Three times after finishing the season with the Marlins, Cousins was designated for assignment, and three times he was picked up by another club. Now, the left-handed-hitting outfielder is in camp with the Angels, one of numerous players fighting for bench spots.
“It’s the worst thing ever to be taken off a roster and the greatest feeling ever to be added to a roster,” Cousins, 28, said. “I have to stay positive and have the feeling that someone wants your services, but it has been interesting.”
Cousins, who has good speed, a strong arm and can play three outfield spots, spent parts of the last three seasons in Florida, batting .183 in 128 games, with two homers and nine runs batted in.