May 13, 1992 |
Don Robinson pitched the equivalent of four innings in a simulated game Tuesday and said he is ready to be activated off the disabled list. Robinson was eligible to return last week but probably won't be activated before next Tuesday at New York, the next time the Angels will need a fifth starter. His catcher for Tuesday's exercise was outfielder Chad Curtis, who caught in high school and warms up the Angels' pitchers on occasion. Curtis wouldn't mind being the emergency back-up catcher.
May 9, 1992 |
Nolan Ryan's No. 30 will become the third retired number in Angel history in a ceremony on June 16, when the Texas Ranger is to be inducted into the Angel Hall of Fame at Anaheim Stadium. The only others are Rod Carew's No. 29 and owner Gene Autry's No. 26, a number chosen to be symbolic of the 26th man. Ryan, 45, will be the fifth player inducted into the team's Hall of Fame, joining Bobby Grich, Jim Fregosi, Don Baylor and Carew.
April 12, 1992 |
Victorious in his American League debut, Don Robinson must have wondered why he wasted so much time in that other league. Robinson shut out the Milwaukee Brewers for 6 1/3 innings Saturday night, the foundation for a 4-1 victory that was the Angels' first in five games this season. Surely, Robinson, who was signed as a free agent last winter, has to be a big AL booster after an easy, five-hit, three-strikeout performance that sent most of the Anaheim Stadium crowd of 22,679 home happy?
February 26, 1992 |
Don Robinson, the former San Francisco Giant pitcher whose resume includes eight stints on the disabled list, has a "leg up" on one of two open spots in the rotation, as Manager Buck Rodgers sees it. But which leg? The right one has caused him to go on the disabled list twice. "He's the Bionic Man," Rodgers said in Mesa, Ariz. "He's going to have problems. We just hope they're not major problems."
January 4, 1992 |
Angel executive Whitey Herzog, whose annoyance with agent Dennis Gilbert led him to say last month that he would negotiate with free-agent outfielder Danny Tartabull "only if he had another agent," has scheduled a Tuesday meeting with Gilbert, probably at Gilbert's Beverly Hills office. That sets the stage for a reconciliation between the two, whose friendship was fractured when Herzog declared that Gilbert falsely told him free agent Bobby Bonilla wanted to play for the Angels.
October 18, 1991 |
The San Francisco Giants will not exercise their $1.3-million contract option on pitcher Don Robinson and will buy him out for $300,000.