- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

TEMPE, ARIZ. (AP) - Vladimir Guerrero made his first start of spring training and impressed his manager in the Los Angeles Angels’ 6-1 victory over the Arizona Diamonbacks.

Diamondbacks outfielder Eric Byrnes made his first appearance, too.

Guerrero, who had offseason knee surgery, played right field and was hitless in two at-bats. Manager Mike Scioscia said he hoped to have Guerrero in the lineup for a few more swings as the designated hitter Saturday against Milwaukee.

Byrnes’ season was cut short in late June by a torn left hamstring. On Friday, He started in center field and went 0-for-3.



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