• After Monday's 4-3 loss to the Twins, the Angels optioned left-hander Michael Roth back to Double-A Arkansas in order to make room for Tommy Hanson, who will start on Tuesday.
• Jason Vargas, on the disabled list since June 21 because of a blood clot in his left armpit area, will see a doctor on Tuesday in hopes of being cleared to throw off the mound. He aims to return in two weeks.
• Hank Conger started behind the plate on Monday, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that was "not at all" related to miscommunication issues between Joe Blanton and Chris Iannetta, resulting in Blanton flipping a water cooler and getting into a back-and-forth with pitching coach Mike Butcher.
"Hank works pretty good with Joe right now," Scioscia said, "and we have to do everything we can do to get Joe on board."
• The Angels signed outfielder Cyle Hankerd from the South Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League. The 28-year-old Hankerd, originally a third-round Draft pick by the D-backs in 2006, was batting .322 with 22 homers and 61 RBIs in 81 games of independent ball. He'll report to the Angels' Double-A affiliate in Arkansas.
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