The Angels signed 36 of the 38 players they took in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft before Friday's 2 p.m. PT deadline. The only two who didn't sign were shortstop Jeff Kemp (a 31st rounder) and catcher Justin Morhardt (39th). The Angels, who didn't have a pick in the first two rounds, spent "well below" their signing-bonus pool, general manager Jerry Dipoto said, but that money doesn't roll over for next year.
Vernon Wells (thumb surgery) is taking live batting practice on the field. Manager Mike Scioscia estimates he'll need to do that for another week, but since he's been running and throwing, he won't be far from starting a rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
Albert Pujols appeared to tweak his ankle while stepping on second base for an RBI ground-rule double in the eighth inning. But Scioscia said he's fine and expects him to start Saturday.
Mike Trout was the Angels' winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, which, according to a release, is given by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association to "active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and tradition of the game." Toward the end of the year, fans, all Alumni and active players will vote to select the final winner from the 30 team winners. Torii Hunter was the recipient in 2011; Albert Pujols won it while with the Cardinals in '09.