• Scioscia doesn't plan on starting the season with a designated closer. He said he expects righty Ernesto Frieri and lefty Scott Downs to share the duties based on the situation until right-hander Ryan Madson has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery.
• Left-hander Sean Burnett is slated to make his second appearance of the spring Saturday after he signed with the Angels from Washington during the offseason. Burnett struggled in his first outing on Wednesday, but more importantly, he didn't feel any effects from his stiff lower back.
• Even with the off-day, Angels starter Joe Blanton will pitch as scheduled on Monday. Scioscia is unsure of whether the setting will be in a game in Minor League camp or a Triple-A contest against another club.
• The Angels optioned pitchers Michael Kohn, Ryan Brasier and Barry Enright to Triple-A Salt Lake before Friday's game, bringing their current spring roster to 47 players.
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