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Grant Green has sights on winning Angels' second base job

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Grant Green spent most of his baseball life playing shortstop. He starred at the position at Anaheim Canyon High, moved on to USC and became a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics. Six years and multiple positions later, Green is preparing for his seventh professional season with a clear goal during the Angels' spring-training camp. "Win that second base job," he said, "That's the be-all, end-all of this spring for me." When the Angels traded second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers in December, it created opportunity for Green, who spent the last 1 1/2 seasons in the Angels organization. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Green is competing with Josh Rutledge, ...

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