• In anticipation of using National League rules to open up the regular season, Angels pitchers have been bunting for a week and began hitting on Wednesday. Mike Scioscia, who normally doesn't let his pitchers swing the bat in Spring Training, has starters Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Joe Blanton and Jason Vargas swinging the bat. Tommy Hanson, who currently lines up as the fifth starter, is not hitting yet.
• Veteran lefty reliever Mitch Stetter, who compiled 132 appearances with the Brewers from 2007-11 and was obtained on a Minor League deal, hasn't pitched yet because of a bulging disk in his back, but hopes to make his spring debut on Sunday. Stetter, 32, was slated to throw an aggressive bullpen session on Wednesday.
• Utility infielder Bill Hall, out since Feb. 27 due to tightness in his right quad, had his right calf tighten up on him while fielding ground balls on Monday morning. Hall had been progressing from his quad and was getting close to returning to games, but this injury should push him back at least a couple of days.
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