• Angels manager Mike Scioscia recently raised the possibility of an eight-man bullpen to start the regular season, but a source said the chances that actually happens are "highly unlikely," with the team still expected to start the season with a traditional seven-man bullpen and four-man bench. At this point, the Angels are just keeping their options open.
• All of Kole Calhoun's starts this spring have come at the leadoff spot, and Scioscia doesn't think he should change anything about his approach just because he's hitting from that spot, saying: "He's really become a tough out at the plate, I think he runs well enough to run around the bases, and he's hit left-handed pitchers. Hopefully, he's going to be the guy that can help set the table for the middle of the order."
• Asked if it'd be ideal to have either Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger step up as an everyday guy behind the plate, Scioscia said: "If you have one guy, there's always advantages to it. But if that guy gets banged up, and somebody else has to play who isn't playing that much, there's some disadvantages to that. … I don't know if either one of our guys is going to be a 140-game guy, but we hope that one will take the majority and the other one will fit in and we'll get it done behind the plate."
• Angels catcher John Hester was plunked in the left hand by a Chris Anderson fastball in the ninth inning on Thursday and was immediately removed from the game. "He's got a pretty big bruise, but we'll see how it feels," Scioscia said after the game.
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