• The Angels have signed right-hander Elliot Morris, who was taken in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft, for just under slot value. Right-hander Blake Goins, a 12th-rounder out of Pearland High School in Texas, is the only draftee who remains unsigned. The organization is hopeful of striking a deal before the July 12 deadline.
• Hank Conger was back behind the plate for the Angels on Wednesday, with Chris Iannetta sitting. Since June 12, Conger has started nine games and Iannetta has started 10. Mike Scioscia didn't want to call it a platoon, per se, but did say "there's a bit of time-sharing that's been going on here in the last month, and I think it's been beneficial to both players."
• All the potential in-house candidates to start Saturday's game -- a spot left vacant because Tommy Hanson is on the disabled list -- pitched in Wednesday's 12-2 loss to the Cardinals. Garrett Richards gave up an unearned run in two innings, Michael Roth gave up two runs in one inning and Billy Buckner gave up two runs in 4 1/3 innings.
"We've got an idea," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of the Saturday starter. "It's fluid, you never know what's going to happen the next two days, but we'll get it out there in a little bit."
• The Angels have scouted Cuban pitching prospect Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who's expected to be a free agent soon, but his price is expected to get too steep for them.
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