Worth noting

• Angels first baseman Albert Pujols didn't want to comment when asked about Jack Clark on Thursday, saying: "You saw the statement. That's what it is. I don't need to talk about it." On Monday, Clark issued a public retraction of allegations he made on a St. Louis radio station claiming Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs. As a result, Pujols agreed to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed in October.

• Mike Scioscia saw Josh Hamilton last week and talked to him "pretty routinely" throughout the offseason. Asked how Hamilton looks after putting on an extra 30 pounds over the winter, the Angels' manager said: "I'm not going to say bigger; he looks healthier, stronger. No doubt there's a little different look that he has. … I'm very confident we're going to see a different Josh, particularly earlier in the year."

• Catcher Luis Martinez, a 28-year-old who compiled 32 Major League games with the Padres and Rangers from 2011-12, can opt out of his Minor League contract if he isn't on the active roster by June 15. Martinez projects to split time with Yorvit Torrealba behind the plate for Triple-A Salt Lake.

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