Worth noting

Worth noting

• Angels ace Jered Weaver, who felt some stiffness in his right forearm during Monday's start against the Twins, played catch on Wednesday, is slated to throw a bullpen Thursday and is expected to take his next turn against the Astros on Saturday.

• Third baseman Luis Jimenez, nursing soreness in his right shoulder and right thumb since Saturday, took some swings on Wednesday but won't throw for another couple of days.

• Triple-A starter Matt Shoemaker (3-1, 3.00 ERA), Rookie League third baseman Cal Towey (.346 batting average, two homers and 13 RBIs) and Double-A infielder Jimmy Swift were named the Angels' Pitcher of the Month, Player of the Month and Defender of the Month for August, respectively.

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