"Erick's been having a terrific spring," Scioscia said. "I don't know if it's going to take someone getting injured for him to make the club. He has versatility, something we're going to need."We have depth there [at third base], guys who can play, and we're going to absorb [Figgins' loss]." No answer for Vlad: Vladimir Guerrero is one reason why Chris Young, the Padres' superb right-hander, is happy he's in San Diego and out of Texas and the American League West. The Angels right fielder torched Young when they met on a regular basis in 2005. "I finally got him out the other night," Young said of Guerrero, who committed two errors on one play in right on Friday and is batting .231 this spring. "I threw a pitch down and away, and he cued it for an out. "That guy has killed me. He gets to pitches nobody else can hit. He'll reach anything. I've seen him drive pitches up at his eyes to right field, no problem. He's amazing." Guerrero is 10-for-17 (.588) in his career against Young with four homers and nine RBIs. His slugging percentage: 1.353. Up next: The Angels send right-hander Kelvim Escobar out for his fourth start of a solid spring on Saturday. Escobar (1-0, 3.24 ERA) will face Colorado left-hander Jeff Francis at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Quinlan -- hitting .342 in Cactus League play with a .684 slugging percentage -- is expected to get the start at third.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.