In order to create roster space for Dan Haren, who will be activated from the disabled list to start Sunday's finale against the Rangers, the Angels optioned outfielder Kole Calhoun back to Triple-A Salt Lake after Saturday's 9-2 loss.
Erick Aybar left Saturday's game in the seventh inning with a bruise on his right big toe. Aybar fouled a ball off of it in the top of the seventh, was checked on, finished his at-bat -- a strikeout -- and then was replaced by Maicer Izturis in the bottom half. "He's sore," manager Mike Scioscia said of Aybar. "He fouled it right off his toe. We'll evaluate him and see how he's feeling tomorrow."
Asked about the difference between Mike Trout and Peter Bourjos in center field, Scioscia said: "Peter might have a slight edge right now on the defensive end, but you're talking about what's the difference between a Mercedes Benz and a BMW. Those guys are both difference-makers."