Kendrick ready for a fresh start

Angels second baseman was demoted to minors last season and he learned plenty

Updated: March 7, 2010, 2:20 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- The sun shines differently here in the first light of spring. A different shade of gold to mark the promise and potential of new baseball season and the young men who come here to play the game.

On certain players, there is only light. Hitters who seem to strike the ball more crisply than anyone else, more often than anyone else, with an effortless grace that seems innate.

Howie Kendrick left this Valley of the Sun last April basking in that golden light, having sizzled ...

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