"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.
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