Albert Pujols got hit in the left shoulder by a Carlos Santana throw during a stolen-base attempt in the top of the fourth on Monday. The Angels' first baseman stayed in the game, but afterwards, manager Mike Scioscia said he was still feeling a little sore and wasn't sure if he'd be in the lineup Tuesday.
Asked about the team's involvement in the international signing period, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto remained coy, saying in a text message: "As always, we'll seek opportunities wherever they are."
Jerome Williams, on the disabled list due to a recent asthma attack, had a rough first rehab outing for Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday night, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in two-plus innings and exiting after getting hit on the right forearm by a comebacker. But Scioscia said Williams only sustained a bruise, felt better after icing it and, barring anything unforeseen, should pitch again Friday.
As for his results on Sunday?
"The line score, obviously, wasn't great, which is not totally foreign for the [Pacific Coast League]," Scioscia said. "The ball was up a little bit early, but his velocity was fine and he warmed up well. He was hydrated; had no symptoms at all from what happened his last start with us."
Catcher Chris Iannetta (right forearm strain) restarted his throwing program on Monday, successfully throwing from 75-80 feet. He'll do that again Tuesday and can get on a rehab assignment once he stretches it out to 200 feet and throws to bases.