Worth noting

Worth noting

• Asked if Albert Pujols could play first base again on Wednesday, allowing him to be in the lineup for both games under National League rules in Chicago, Angels manager Mike Scioscia was non-committal, saying: "We're going to play tonight and see what happens."

Pujols' start at first base Tuesday marked the second time in 15 games that he has played the field. He hasn't played back-to-back games at first base since June 20-21.

• Josh Hamilton made his first start of the season in left field on Tuesday, with Mark Trumbo going to right as the Angels and Cubs played without a designated hitter at Wrigley Field.

"Mark is more comfortable in right field, and Josh kind of welcomes the adversity of [switching positions]," said Scioscia, who started Hamilton in center field on June 30. "Most players really like playing one position, getting settled. Josh is fine bouncing around occasionally."

• With Friday's deadline looming, the Angels are still hopeful of signing right-hander Blake Goins, whom they took with the 12th selection of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Goins, out of Pearland High School in Texas, has a full ride to the University of Texas. The Angels made a final offer to him recently and are waiting to hear back. He's the only draftee left unsigned.

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