• Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain) threw an inning in a Minor League game on Thursday and Saturday and is slated to pitch in a simulated game at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, just before venturing out on a rehab assignment. He looks lined up to be activated by the time the Angels return from a six-game trip, for the April 11 home game against the Mets.
• Sean Burnett (recovery from August elbow surgery) expects to pitch in a simulated game on Wednesday, then probably head to Arizona to appear in games there. On not being active for Opening Day, Burnett said, "Yeah, it's frustrating, but we're going in the right direction."
• Brian Moran (left elbow inflammation) is playing catch in Arizona, and Scioscia said he's "close" to getting off a mound. Moran hasn't since appearing in a game on March 12.
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