Worth noting

 • Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa continues to get treatment on his right forearm. He was diagnosed with a strain after exiting Thursday's game early, and could start throwing again on Wednesday or Thursday.

• First baseman Albert Pujols had the day off on Monday after playing in three games in a row (he served as the designated hitter against the Reds on Sunday). Pujols wants to play in segments of three in a row from now until Opening Day.

• Third baseman David Freese missed his third straight game with a blister on the bottom of his foot. Scioscia said he's hopeful of getting him back in the lineup on Tuesday, but won't rush him if he isn't ready.

• The Angels cut five additional players on Monday: Left-handers Michael Roth and Justin Thomas and right-handers Jarrett Grube, Michael Morin and Mark Sappington. Roth, the only one on the 40-man roster, was optioned to Triple-A, while the rest were re-assigned to Minor League camp. Roth, 24, could still start the season in Double-A Arkansas, though.

• Jim Abbott, who won 47 games and posted a 3.49 ERA from 1989-92 with the Angels despite being born without a right hand, is in camp this week to serve as a special guest instructor.

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.