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first_imgMuch like Sax, Kendrick has the ability to hurt opponents with his bat and legs. And like Sax did for the Dodgers more than two decades ago, Kendrick is developing into an adept second baseman. Sax played 14 years in the big leagues, and finished with a career batting average of .281. Scioscia sees plenty of similarities between him and Kendrick. Staff reportsTEMPE, Az – Sometimes Angels manager Mike Scioscia watches Howie Kendrick swing a bat and run the bases and all of a sudden it’s 1983 again. That’s how much Kendrick, the Angels hot shot young second base prospect, reminds Scioscia of former Dodgers teammate Steve Sax. “There’s definitely some comparisons,” Scioscia said. “Both guys worked hard to become good second basemen, both have plus speed, although Saxy might have had more pure speed in terms of stealing a base. And both can hit.” That last part is the reason the Angels are so high on the 23-year old Kendrick, and why they let Adam Kennedy leave as a free agent after last season. Kendrick is expected to take over for Kennedy at second, but it’s his ability to produce with the bat that could make him a mainstay in the Angels lineup for years to come. He’ll start the year batting lower in the lineup, but Scioscia envisions him settling in anywhere from second to fifth in the order as his career progresses. “He’s going to be in the major grouping of your offense, or of any offense, in baseball,” Scioscia said. “He’s got that much upside.” Kendrick had four hits in his last six at bats before Friday’s game against San Diego – a single, double, triple and home run – was second in Cactus League play in average (.467) and tied for the league lead in slugging percentage (.933) and runs scored. center_img “I know the opportunity is there and I want to make good on that,” Kendrick said. “But I just want to work hard and not make them regret any decisions they made. I know I want to play at this level and I know I can play at this level.” Weaver sightingJered Weaver passed his first test of the spring Friday before the Angels played the Padres, completing a pain-free, 30-pitch bullpen session and reporting no problems afterward. Weaver, recovering from biceps tendinitis, will throw two more bullpen sessions and two live batting practices before taking the mound in an actual game. – Vincent BonsignoreRe-inventing EthierApparently, Andre Ethier wants to be the Dodgers’ version of Madonna. “It’s just about reinventing yourself,” the second-year outfielder said. “I hit .300 last year, and people said it wasn’t good enough. So I’m just trying to go back to where I was in 2005, the year before I came over here, when I hit balls the other way with authority and at the same time took the inside pitch and tried to drive it out. I think I can be a more valuable player if I get back to what I did that season.” Getting betterMarlon Anderson, who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game because of a minor setback in his recovery from offseason surgery on his right elbow, might be ready to play as soon as next week. Don’t be surprised if top pitching prospect Scott Elbert is among this weekend’s first round of cuts. The obviously nervous left-hander, who was never going to make this year’s team anyway, faced five Twins batters, retired one and gave up three home runs. – Tony Jackson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more