Worth noting

• Ryan Madson took an encouraging step in his rehab on Tuesday, getting back on the mound for a 30-pitch bullpen session in which he mixed in fastballs and changeups and threw at an estimated 80-90 percent intensity. The session came three days after his last one and he felt good afterward.

• Outfielder Kole Calhoun, who started the season in Triple-A, underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured hamate bone in his right wrist. Calhoun, the scrappy left-handed hitter who was vying for a backup job with the Angels late into Spring Training, was injured on a swing and will be out a minimum of six weeks.

• Pregame festivities for the Angels' home opener included an unfurling of a 300-foot U.S. flag, a condor squadron flyover with six WWII AT-6 Fighters and a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by former Halos second baseman Bobby Knoop. The Angels' announced attendance was a sellout of 44,014, marking the 14th straight year they've drawn at least 42,000 in their first game at Angel Stadium.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. Reporter Richard Justice contributed. AJ Cassavell contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.