• The tentative pitching schedule the rest of the week has Jered Weaver pitching in a Minor League game Tuesday, C.J. Wilson starting against the A's in Phoenix on Wednesday, Hector Santiago going against the Dodgers on Thursday, Blanton starting against the Dodgers on Friday, Garrett Richards starting the Freeway Series finale Saturday and Tyler Skaggs starting Sunday, probably in a Minor League game in Arizona because the Angels are off that day.
• The Angels drew 9,168 fans to their last 2014 game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday, putting their total home attendance for Cactus League play at 108,965. The Angels have drawn at least 100,000 fans nine times in the last 11 springs, but the 2014 total is down from 2013 (122,587) and 2012 (130,126).
• Chris Iannetta is expected to get the majority of time behind the plate this season, though Conger will get plenty of time. "Chris has shown the ability to catch a little bit more, but I think also the ability to have Hank to balance that and take a little pressure off Chris from having to extend himself will keep Chris fresh and keep Hank productive," Scioscia said. "But they're both going to get plenty of playing time."
• De La Rosa was "really sharp" in a bullpen session Monday, his second since exiting the March 6 game with a right forearm strain, Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher said. The likely next step for De La Rosa is to pitch in a Minor League game Wednesday. He's still hopeful of being ready by Opening Day on March 31, but it'll be close.
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