• Chris Nelson, called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, is expected to get the first crack at playing third base every day for the rest of the season, though the newly acquired Grant Green and prospect Luis Jimenez -- expected back from a shoulder injury in two weeks -- could be options down the road.
• Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto shot down the notion that Mark Trumbo can be an option at third base again next season, saying he will once again play first base and the corner-outfield spots, with designated hitter being another option.
• Angels manager Mike Scioscia held a team meeting prior to Wednesday's series finale, with his team on the heels of five consecutive losses. Scioscia doesn't believe a lack of focus has been the issue, saying: "We had a couple leads we lost late. We didn't do some things we needed to do, not because of lack of focus or lack of effort. Absolutely not."
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