• The Angels added a couple of notable names to their Minor League system in recent days. Outfielder Lou Montanez, the third-overall pick by the Cubs in 2000, was signed off independent ball and is in Double-A Arkansas. And reliever Mike Ekstrom, who appeared in 51 games in the Majors from 2008-12, was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake after he opted out of his Minor League deal with the A's.
• Ryan Madson was hopeful of throwing off a mound this weekend, but those expectations proved to be too lofty. Madson still can't progress from throwing off flat ground, the pain in his surgically repaired right elbow still present, and there's no timetable for when he can throw his first bullpen session since mid-May.
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