• Three and a half weeks removed from landing on the disabled list with a broken left elbow -- an injury with an initial recovery time of four to six weeks -- Weaver is throwing from flat ground on a nearly daily basis, and he backed up to more than 100 feet on Wednesday morning. There's still no date for when he can return to the mound -- which would be followed by a rehab stint -- but Scioscia said Weaver is "very excited" with how his elbow feels.
• Hank Conger was behind the plate for his fourth straight C.J. Wilson start on Wednesday afternoon despite also catching Tuesday night. But Scioscia said it had more to do with Chris Iannetta still being "a little stiff" from catching 18 2/3 innings on Monday, not because he's pairing Wilson and Conger exclusively.
• Alberto Callaspo, out since April 11 with a right calf strain, went 2-for-4 with a homer while starting for the second straight day at third base for Class A Inland Empire on Wednesday. Callaspo could be activated off the disabled list for Thursday's series opener against the Orioles.
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