• Peter Bourjos could be activated prior to Tuesday's game, with the Yankees starting Sabathia, a left-hander. Bourjos, out since June 29 with a fractured right wrist, was scheduled to play in his fifth rehab game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. He went 4-for-17 with a homer, two doubles and two walks from Thursday to Sunday.
• With Vargas healthy, the Angels basically have six available starting pitchers including Joe Blanton, who was demoted to the bullpen three weeks ago and still has no semblance of an identified role. "You never know when an opportunity comes," Scioscia insisted. "We're still trying to get some continuity in our rotation."
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