• Angels pitching prospect Luis Pena, an 18-year-old currently on the Dominican Summer League roster, was handed a 50-game suspension on Wednesday for testing positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid.
• Starter Garrett Richards pitched six full innings and gave up one run against the Cubs' Triple-A squad during the Angels' off-day on Tuesday. Richards, who threw 88 pitches, felt good the next day and was happy with his fastball command.
• Mike Trout took a first-pitch curveball from White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson to the left wrist on Wednesday. The Angels' center fielder then stole second base two pitches later and homered in his next at-bat. "I tried to catch it for some reason, like a Wiffle ball," Trout said of the pitch that hit him.
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