Worth noting

Worth noting

• Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels' lineup on Monday -- hitting second and playing right field.

Scioscia reiterated that Hamilton knew the team was trying to give him the entire day off on Sunday and that it was needed for both physical and mental reasons.

"Trust me, he needed a day off," Scioscia said.

• Ryan Madson continues to play catch. Scioscia said Madson could get back on a mound soon if the next few throwing sessions go well.

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.