Jordan Walden (right biceps strain) will be examined by Lewis Yocum, the Angels' team orthopedist, on Saturday, in hopes of being cleared to resume throwing.
Prospect catcher Hank Conger has been lighting it up offensively in Triple-A, posting a .325/.376/.461 slash line, but hasn't been called up to the Majors despite Iannetta's prolonged stint on the disabled list. It's clear Scioscia isn't comfortable with where Conger is at defensively yet.
Asked about Conger remaining in the Minors, Scioscia said: "I'm sure at some point he's going to push through that door and get himself into the big leagues. There are some things that are still a work in progress with Hank, and he's going to work hard at it."
Scioscia said he'd consider sticking with three catchers when Iannetta returns. The Angels currently have Bobby Wilson (out of options) and John Hester (able to be sent down to the Minors) on the roster.
Trout scored a run in his 12th consecutive game on Friday, which is one shy of the club record set by Jim Edmonds in 1995. According to STATS LLC, Trout's streak is currently tied for the third longest by any rookie in American League history. Jake Powell (Washington Senators, 1935) and Don Lenhardt (Browns, 1950) lead with 13 straight.
Albert Pujols fouled a couple of balls off his left foot in recent days, playing a part in the decision to make him the designated hitter on Thursday. But he was back at first base for Friday's series opener against the Rangers.