Worth noting

• Josh Hamilton started his first game of the season at designated hitter on Friday, with Scioscia simply wanting to give him a day off his feet.

• Shortstop Erick Aybar (bruised left heel) served as the designated hitter in his second game of extended spring training in Arizona on Friday and will likely play shortstop on Saturday. Scioscia was non-committal when asked if Aybar can rejoin the team for their series in Oakland early next week.

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