• Lefty reliever Sean Burnett, still recovering from August forearm surgery, has thrown full-intensity bullpen sessions while incorporating all of his pitches in two of the last three days. He's set to face hitters in a simulated game for the first time at Angel Stadium on Tuesday or Wednesday.
• Asked if it was a relief to get Mike Trout's six-year, $144.5 million extension done before the start of the regular season, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said: "There's all kind of things that can become distractions, and obviously contracts can play into that. But I don't really think that it would've gone that far with Mike."
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