Angels Links: Jason Vargas and Peter Bourjos Start Rehab Stints

By Saxon Baird

Your daily Los Angeles Angels Links from your favorite Los Angeles Angels blog.

Jun 21, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder hits a single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Angels’ Jason Vargas, Peter Bourjos begin minor league stintsLA Times

The return of Peter Bourjos leaves Angels fans something to look forward to for the final stretch of an otherwise abysmal season.

Mike Trout on the Verge of Becoming the Best Ever at His AgeSI’s The Strike Zone

“In fact, with 49 games to go, Trout is within a couple runs of surpassing Mel Ott as the most valuable player through his age-21 season (such designations hinge on the convention of using a player’s age as of July 1 of a given year). ”

Now Jay Jaffe goes in on Mike Trout writes about something we also wrote about a couple months ago.

Grant Green and Mark Trumbo were High School Rivals in Orange CountyInside So Cal

“Trumbo remembers pitching once to Green once in high school, when he was a senior and Green was a sophomore. “He hit a double off me to right-center field,” Trumbo said. “You should ask him about that.”

Rangers Claim Alex

“A trade is unlikely to be reached, writes’s T.R. Sullivan. Prior to the deadline, the White Sox were interested in lefty Martin Perez, right-hander Luke Jackson and infielder Rougned Odor, and the Rangers aren’t keen on giving up those players in a trade for Rios.”

Yep, there is a player named Roughned Odor.  Amazing.