Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- It's not that Grant Green was rooting for second baseman Howie Kendrick to be traded over the off-season, but he wouldn't have been terribly disappointed if one of the many rumors involving Kendrick came true. "Yeah, it would have been good for me, but I enjoy having Howie here," Green said. "Does it hinder my playing time at second base? Of course. But he's helped me with everything I've asked. I can't imagine having a better guy here than him." Green, the former University of Southern California shortstop who was acquired in July from Oakland for Alberto Callaspo, filled in for the injured Kendrick in August and September and hit .250 in 40 games. But with Kendrick...