Worth noting

• Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was excused from the team Monday so he can attend an event for the Pujols Family Foundation in Chicago. He's expected back Tuesday and should start Wednesday.

Garrett Richards will pitch on the main field at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 1 p.m. PT during the Angels' off-day Tuesday, against the Cubs' Triple-A team. Hank Conger will catch, and Frieri is also slated to pitch. Richards will get up at least six times.

• The Angels will have their annual Prospects Game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 24 at 7 p.m., with all of the organization's top prospects playing in a scrimmage.

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