Worth noting

• First-base coach Alfredo Griffin was away from the Angels on Monday, applying for U.S. citizenship. Griffin, a native of the Dominican Republic, is expected to rejoin the team on Tuesday. Ty Boykin, a roving outfield/baserunning/bunting coordinator, took Griffin's place for the series opener against the Twins.

• Jered Weaver (broken left elbow) will probably stay away from activating his arm while the Angels are in Minnesota due to the frigid weather. Kevin Jepsen underwent baseline tests on his right triceps in Southern California on Monday. Jepsen, on the disabled list, won't be joining the Angels in Minnesota.

• Former Angels pitching prospect Chris Scholl, who posted a 3.33 ERA in 322 Minor League innings from 2008-12, has signed with the San Rafael Pacifics of independent ball.

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