Worth noting

Worth noting

• Angels reliever Jordan Walden is officially on the disabled list with a strained right bicep, but that's a result of compensating for pain in his neck and shoulder area. A recent MRI on his neck showed no structural damage. Walden is still taking anti-inflammatories, but said he should be throwing "soon."

He believes taking care of the issue will get him back to throwing in the 98-99 mph range he consistently pitched at last year, rather than the 96-97 range he's been at this season.

"It'll come back," Walden said. "I have a feeling my velo will be back."

• Vernon Wells (right thumb) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a stolen base during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, making him 5-for-11 in three games with the Bees. Chris Iannetta (right forearm) went 0-for-4 with a walk as the designated hitter. He caught five innings on Saturday and threw out a would-be basestealer.

• Heading into Sunday's action, Torii Hunter (107.5 mph), Mark Trumbo (107.3 mph) and the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (107.1) had the fastest average home run velocity in the Majors.

• Albert Pujols' two-run homer in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Rangers gave him 18 on the year and 463 for his career, which is tied with Chipper Jones for 32nd on the all-time list. Pujols has five homers in his last 11 games.