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Joel Pineiro more than just a pitcher

The Angels' ace worked all sides of the plate -- and the infield -- on Monday

Updated: April 20, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joel Pineiro grew up in Latin America, but he wasn't much of a soccer player.

"Never," he said. "I'm not a big soccer fan."

Nor did he play any hockey goalie.

"In Puerto Rico, we've got no ice rinks," he said.

But he is definitely more than just a pitcher. He's also an extra infielder, and it makes sense he would develop those skills, since Pineiro, a sinker-ball specialist, makes a living these days inducing ground balls. In fact, on a sharp ...

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