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March 15, 2002 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawn Wooten wore a temporary cast on his right hand and a look of despair on his face Thursday as Angel teammates stopped by to offer encouragement. Wooten, scheduled to share the first-base job with Scott Spiezio, said he will undergo surgery next week to repair damage suffered in the joint of his right thumb and probably will be out until the All-Star break. The injury occurred Wednesday when Wooten caught a pop fly against the San Diego Padres.
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December 2, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Shawn Wooten, told bluntly last summer to shape up if he wanted to get off the bench, said Monday he has lost 23 pounds over the last two months and hopes the Angels consider him for their vacancy at first base. "I'm probably a lot cheaper than most free agents," he said. The Angels have provided no indication they intend to bring back free-agent first baseman Scott Spiezio.
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June 9, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
Since Shawn Wooten last played a game for the Angels 10 months ago, he has suffered injuries to his left wrist, right thumb and right side. He is expected to return within one month, but can the Angels count on the utilityman to remain sound enough to play? "I can understand if they have a lot of concern, but I try to play through a lot of pain," Wooten said. "I was never a top prospect that could miss two weeks and still have my job. I've played through hamstring pulls.
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August 24, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
In the hope of shedding his label as a utility player, Shawn Wooten plans to shed a few pounds this winter. Wooten started his first major league game at third base Saturday. With the status of incumbent Troy Glaus uncertain because of a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, Wooten wants the Angels to consider him as a starter, at the position he played throughout the minor leagues. "I want to play third base," he said. "If Troy comes back and has a setback, I want to be that guy."
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March 7, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The road to the major leagues was long and winding for Shawn Wooten, who endured eight years in the minors and three knee operations before surfacing with the Angels. His first full season in the majors was a rough one too, with his father dying of lung cancer in August and wrist surgery ending his season one month early. A pleasant season would be a pleasant surprise for Wooten, but he takes nothing for granted, even after hitting .312 as a rookie last year.
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August 24, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
In the hope of shedding his label as a utility player, Shawn Wooten plans to shed a few pounds this winter. Wooten started his first major league game at third base Saturday. With the status of incumbent Troy Glaus uncertain because of a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, Wooten wants the Angels to consider him as a starter, at the position he played throughout the minor leagues. "I want to play third base," he said. "If Troy comes back and has a setback, I want to be that guy."
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March 4, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His surgically repaired right knee puffed up on the third day of camp. His left shin turned purple after fouling a ball off it in the first week. His left biceps is bruised from a recent foul tip, and Saturday he suffered a cut on his chin. Shawn Wooten, who is competing for a job as a backup catcher and utility player, is the most banged-up Angel in camp, but there's nothing like a three-hit game to help ease the pain.
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July 25, 2002 | Gary Klein
Shawn Wooten of the Angels was not in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, but he still enjoyed his 30th birthday. Wooten had ended an 0-for-18 skid the night before with three hits, two against Oakland left-hander Barry Zito and one against right-hander Jim Mecir. It was the first three-hit game of the season for Wooten, who missed the first 86 games after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb. Wooten was activated from the disabled list July 11.
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May 21, 2001 | Bill Shaikin
Somewhere along his long and winding road to the major leagues--one that covered two countries, eight seasons and 10 minor league teams--Shawn Wooten was pulled aside by a minor league manager. "I was told I would never hit in the fourth hole," Wooten said. Wooten wouldn't say who that minor league manager was, but here's hoping he was watching television Sunday. On a national ESPN broadcast, Wooten was a major league cleanup hitter, at least for a day.
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December 2, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Shawn Wooten, told bluntly last summer to shape up if he wanted to get off the bench, said Monday he has lost 23 pounds over the last two months and hopes the Angels consider him for their vacancy at first base. "I'm probably a lot cheaper than most free agents," he said. The Angels have provided no indication they intend to bring back free-agent first baseman Scott Spiezio.
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June 6, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The clock struck 12 minutes after 12 when the game finally ended, 5 hours and 5 minutes after it started. The clock also is ticking on Mickey Callaway's tenure on the Angel roster, which might now be measured in hours. The Angels tiptoed out of Puerto Rico early Friday morning, exhausted after enduring 14 muggy innings and hushed after an apparent glorious comeback victory collapsed into painful defeat.
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October 6, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawn Wooten found an empty spot in the corner of the Angel dugout, far from all the screaming and laughing and high-fiving, and sat down for a moment of reflection with his father, Bob, who died last year. Benji Gil screamed and laughed and high-fived until he was certain he had exorcised the demons lurking in his mind from Game 2 of the division series between the Angels and New York Yankees.
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July 25, 2002 | Gary Klein
Shawn Wooten of the Angels was not in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, but he still enjoyed his 30th birthday. Wooten had ended an 0-for-18 skid the night before with three hits, two against Oakland left-hander Barry Zito and one against right-hander Jim Mecir. It was the first three-hit game of the season for Wooten, who missed the first 86 games after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb. Wooten was activated from the disabled list July 11.
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July 12, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawn Wooten was feeling pretty good about himself. In the first at-bat of his first major league game in 11 months, he had singled. Nothing pretty, mind you, just a ground ball that caromed off the end of the bat and trickled past the second baseman. But, considering his heartbeat and adrenaline were in overdrive, not bad. When he returned to the dugout, his teammates teased him, as they love to do. Come on, big guy, can't you do any better than a little ground ball? So he did.
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July 7, 2002 | Chris Foster
David Eckstein's shining moment Friday was certainly the 10th-inning infield single that drove in the winning run in a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay. But the at-bats that were more significant in the big picture came earlier in the game, when Eckstein was the catalyst who got the offense in gear. Eckstein, the Angels' leadoff batter, has had some clutch moments producing runs, including three grand slams this season. But his main job is to get a rally started.
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June 9, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
Since Shawn Wooten last played a game for the Angels 10 months ago, he has suffered injuries to his left wrist, right thumb and right side. He is expected to return within one month, but can the Angels count on the utilityman to remain sound enough to play? "I can understand if they have a lot of concern, but I try to play through a lot of pain," Wooten said. "I was never a top prospect that could miss two weeks and still have my job. I've played through hamstring pulls.
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June 3, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
Shawn Wooten could be sidelined until the All-Star break because of his latest injury but, even as the Angels emerge as a legitimate playoff contender, General Manager Bill Stoneman said Sunday it is unlikely he will trade for another hitter. Wooten has a strained right ribcage muscle, Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. He has not played for the Angels this season after tearing a thumb ligament during spring training; he suffered the new injury on a rehabilitation assignment.
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July 7, 2002 | Chris Foster
David Eckstein's shining moment Friday was certainly the 10th-inning infield single that drove in the winning run in a 6-5 victory over Tampa Bay. But the at-bats that were more significant in the big picture came earlier in the game, when Eckstein was the catalyst who got the offense in gear. Eckstein, the Angels' leadoff batter, has had some clutch moments producing runs, including three grand slams this season. But his main job is to get a rally started.
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June 3, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
Shawn Wooten could be sidelined until the All-Star break because of his latest injury but, even as the Angels emerge as a legitimate playoff contender, General Manager Bill Stoneman said Sunday it is unlikely he will trade for another hitter. Wooten has a strained right ribcage muscle, Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. He has not played for the Angels this season after tearing a thumb ligament during spring training; he suffered the new injury on a rehabilitation assignment.
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March 15, 2002 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shawn Wooten wore a temporary cast on his right hand and a look of despair on his face Thursday as Angel teammates stopped by to offer encouragement. Wooten, scheduled to share the first-base job with Scott Spiezio, said he will undergo surgery next week to repair damage suffered in the joint of his right thumb and probably will be out until the All-Star break. The injury occurred Wednesday when Wooten caught a pop fly against the San Diego Padres.
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