Dallas McPherson of the Los Angeles Angels, whom everyone expected to miss all of 2007, made it official by announcing that he will have back surgery Tuesday. McPherson thinks he will be able to play again in August, but that seems optimistic.
As for replacements, Mike Scarr of MLB.com writes:
The Angels will select from a group that includes Chone Figgins, Shea Hillenbrand, Robb Quinlan and Maicer Izturis in competition at third base this spring.
The Angels used six third basemen last year and Izturis played the most games at the hot corner with 87, 78 as a starter.