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Unsettled issue for Angels' catchers

Napoli, Mathis enter third season stuck in a platoon

Updated: March 19, 2010, 5:35 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PHOENIX -- At some point, they figure, the issue will have to be settled. When it is, only one man will be left squatting.

Los Angeles Angels catchers Mike Napoli and Jeff Mathis are entering their third season stuck in a platoon. They both ache to play more frequently and they each acknowledge that the logjam might one day be settled with a trade.

"I mean that's what's going to have to happen, I believe, if we're both going to be able to play every day," Napoli said. "But the ...

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