• Jason Vargas, recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot near his left armpit area, threw an aggressive, 50-pitch bullpen prior to Friday's game and could be on track to begin a rehab assignment by the end of next week.
• Howie Kendrick got his third day off of the season on Friday but said he's fine, and manager Mike Scioscia said he's just giving the second baseman a break. "He's been playing a lot," Scioscia added. "He'll be back in there tomorrow."
• Infielder Brendan Harris, who was recently designated for assignment by the Angels, signed a Minor League contract with the Yankees and will report to their Triple-A affiliate.
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