• As expected, Tommy Hanson threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, his first since suffering a right forearm strain prior to a start on June 26. He'll throw another in Seattle this weekend and still looks on track to return by July 23, the next time the Angels will need a fifth starter.
• Jason Vargas, who was cleared to start throwing on Tuesday, will need a week to 10 days before progressing towards getting off a mound, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. He, too, is expected back by late July.
• Sean Burnett (left elbow impingement) played catch for a second straight day on Wednesday and continues to feel good. But the true test for the lefty reliever, who has appeared in only 13 games this year, will come when he throws off a mound in a couple of weeks.
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