Worth noting

• With a ground-rule double in Wednesday's fifth inning, Albert Pujols became the 35th player in history to reach 1,000 career extra-base hits. Pujols, who started at designated hitter for the third time in four games, went 4-for-4 and is batting .346 on the year.

• Veteran infielder Bill Hall, re-signed by the Angels to another Minor League deal, already has reported to extended spring workouts in Tempe, Ariz. But he's expected to be there longer than Brad Hawpe, after a quad and calf injury basically robbed him of a Spring Training.

• Ryan Madson's surgically repaired elbow felt good on Wednesday, one day after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session at an estimated 80- to 90-percent intensity. The 32-year-old right-hander played catch pregame with a softball because the size helps him stay conscious of getting on top of the ball.

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