Worth noting

Worth noting

Dane De La Rosa felt good during a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, his first since sustaining a right forearm strain on March 6. The Angels have one more bullpen scheduled for De La Rosa, but could pitch him in a game, instead.

Sean Burnett, who's expected to start the season on the disabled list while still recovering from August forearm surgery, is expected to start playing catch again on Monday. Burnett experienced some stiffness during his fifth bullpen session on Friday.

Hector Santiago's arm felt perfectly healthy on Sunday, one day after giving up six runs in five-plus innings. Santiago said he just had a hard time dialing it up for a Minor League game that was essentially a controlled environment for the 26-year-old left-hander.

"It felt like I was pitching in a desert out there," Santiago said.

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