With the Angels playing a third straight game on turf and coming off a Friday night game, Scioscia went with a lot of his reserves for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays. Maicer Izturis started at second base, Andrew Romine was at shortstop, Peter Bourjos manned center field to give Torii Hunter a day off and Albert Pujols was the designated hitter, with Kendrys Morales playing first base.
Catcher Chris Iannetta (forearm strain) is scheduled to re-start his throwing program on Monday. Scioscia believes it'll take him three or four days to get through the early stages, before starting to long toss and then, shortly after that, get on a rehab assignment.
Mark Trumbo, a good potential candidate for the State Farm Home Run Derby, leads the Majors in average distance per home run, at 419 feet. Trumbo leads the team and is tied for seventh in the American League with 19 homers.
Mike Trout went 0-for-4 in the Angels' 11-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday, snapping a career-high 11-game hitting streak that was the longest among Major League rookies this season. Trout's batting average now stands at .336.