• Maronde, optioned to Arkansas to clear a spot for Romine on Wednesday, struggled in his two-week stint with the Angels, giving up three runs (one earned) while walking five in three innings. "It's just like any young pitcher, trying to find that consistency in your delivery and release point," Scioscia said. "When he does, he's going to pitch in the Major Leagues. He has good stuff."
• Prior to Wednesday, the last time Howie Kendrick and Aybar were both out of the Angels' lineup together was Sept. 1, 2012. Aybar (left calf cramp) expects to return to the lineup on Thursday. Kendrick (left knee sprain) took batting practice on the field on Wednesday and could return when his disabled list stint is up next Wednesday.
• Dontrelle Willis, signed off independent ball, pitched six innings of shutout ball in his debut for Salt Lake on Tuesday, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out five. "He's a high-energy guy, great clubhouse guy, fun to be around," Romine said. "He started out the first inning a little shaky, picked it up and started striking guys out left and right."
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