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Andrew Romine, out of options and fighting to win the job as the Angels' utility man, gained 17 pounds over the offseason while using the same protein supplement as Josh Hamilton.

• The Angels worked on close plays at home plate for the first time on Tuesday. Major League Baseball plans to outlaw home-plate collisions this season, though the rule has yet to be finalized. The Angels are one of many teams that will be teaching catchers to tag rather than block.

Andrew Romine, out of options and fighting to win the job as the Angels' utility man, gained 17 pounds over the offseason while using the same protein supplement as Josh Hamilton.

• The Angels worked on close plays at home plate for the first time on Tuesday. Major League Baseball plans to outlaw home-plate collisions this season, though the rule has yet to be finalized. The Angels are one of many teams that will be teaching catchers to tag rather than block.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

 

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