• Prospect Andrew Taylor, the lefty reliever who was with the Angels as a September callup last year, hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 27 due to tightness in his shoulder. The 26-year-old had a hard time getting loose for his first two Cactus League appearances and hasn't picked up a baseball since. He'll see a doctor on Saturday and could undergo an MRI on Monday.
Asked about concern that it's a rotator cuff issue that would require surgery, Taylor said: "I'm not too worried about that right now. I guess we'll see what the doc has to say."
• Veteran lefty reliever Mitch Stetter threw a shortened bullpen a few days ago and was scheduled to throw a regular session -- all fastballs -- on Saturday. The 32-year-old was told he'd need about five bullpen sessions before appearing in his first game of spring. Stetter, who posted a 4.08 ERA in 132 relief appearances with the Brewers from 2007-11, has been out with a bulging disk in his back.
• Here's what Ryan Madson had to say about legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who announced on Saturday that he'll retire after the 2013 season: "I think everyone looks up to him, whether you're a pitcher or a hitter. I look up to him just for the way he goes about his business, what he's done, his accomplishments and the length of time he's been dominant. It's hard to be that dominant for one year, never mind however many years it's been."
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