Worth noting

Worth noting

Peter Bourjos had successful right wrist surgery Tuesday in which a small screw was inserted. The procedure, performed by Dr. Steven Shin in Los Angeles, requires eight weeks without baseball activity.

Jered Weaver felt some tightness in his right forearm after pitching six innings of three-run ball against the Twins on Monday, but Scioscia said it was manageable and should not affect Weaver's next start.

J.B. Shuck was out of the starting lineup Tuesday for a second straight game against a lefty, even though he boasts a .354 on-base percentage against southpaws this season. Scioscia said he wanted to take advantage of Kole Calhoun's success against lefties (.981 OPS) while using the right-handed bat of Collin Cowgill.

Josh Hamilton started in left field Tuesday, marking his first appearance in the outfield since Aug. 27. The Angels slugger entered with a .327 batting average in his previous 28 games, then got an RBI single in each of his first two plate appearances Tuesday.

Luis Jimenez is still unavailable and continues to be day to day because of soreness in both of his thumbs as well as his left shoulder, which he hurt while sliding into home plate in Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.