Worth noting

Josh Hamilton (strained left calf) is expected to run cuts and take some live batting practice after regular BP on Thursday in order to see some velocity. The Angels, Scioscia said, "are targeting early next week" for Hamilton's first Cactus League action.

Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain) is expected to be evaluated by the Angels' medical staff on Thursday to see when he can pick up a baseball.

"He's feeling much better," Scioscia said.

• Scioscia pointed out that it isn't necessary for the backup outfielder to play all three outfield spots, because each of the three starting outfielders -- Hamilton, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun -- is capable of playing center field. That points favorably to J.B. Shuck, who's really only a left fielder.

• Right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier, who appeared in seven Major League games last season, arrived to camp with tightness in his forearm and elbow and has spent Spring Training rehabbing on the Minor League side. Brasier, 26, is expected to start the season on the disabled list.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and 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.