"It's just really to look for a little versatility and some depth," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Conger. "Obviously he's going to catch a lot for us, but he has played first before and he has good hands."
Conger, expected to get less playing time behind the plate than Chris Iannetta, has worked a handful of times on ground balls and pitchers' fielding practice on the back fields this spring and feels he can play it in a Major League game if the Angels get in a bind.
"I guess it's just kind of like an emergency," Conger said. "I'm not imagining getting a bunch of starts over there or anything just to get more at-bats."
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