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Pineiro's poor outing raises questions

Should Angels be worried after the right-hander gives up nine earned runs to Detroit?

Updated: April 30, 2010, 10:44 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Joel Pineiro couldn't stop talking about his new team's defense after he signed a two-year, $16 million deal to join the Los Angeles Angels a few months ago. He did a little research and figured guys like Erick Aybar, Kendry Morales and Brandon Wood would scoop up the ground balls he tends to induce.

The feeling was mutual. Frankly, the Angels probably wouldn't have bothered with a pitcher coming off one good season in the National League if they weren't confident their infield defense could ...

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