"I think it was about 23 pitches. C.J. said he went about 80 percent and felt good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "That's the first step in a process that is going to take some time, but it's a good first step."
There's still a spot in the rotation to fill and the Angels have yet to decide who will take the mound on Wednesday against the Cardinals. Cory Rasmus made a spot start on Friday and the Angels have Matt Shoemaker and Nate Smith in Triple-A.
• Closer Huston Street, who has been out with an oblique strain since April 24, is going to be re-evaluated Sunday and Monday with the hopes of starting a throwing program early in the week. Street is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA and five saves in nine appearances this season.
Abbey Mastracco is a contributor to MLB.com based in Anaheim. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.