Guest instructor Tim Salmon walked into the Angels' spring training clubhouse this morning bearing a couple of heavy bronze sculptures. The Nick Adenhart award goes to the team's best pitcher. The Preston Gomez goes to the top minor-league manager.
Both Adenhart, a 22-year-old pitcher, and Gomez, a club executive, died last year. For a glimpse of the new statues, click here.
Last year's winners were Jered Weaver (Adenhart) and Tom Kotchman (Gomez). They get replicas of the statues. Fans can view the real thing at Angel Stadium all summer.