• With an RBI single in the seventh inning of Friday's 11-1 win, Erick Aybar notched his 900th career hit. With that hit, Aybar joined third-base coach Gary DiSarcina (966) and the late Jim Fregosi (1,408) as the only shortstops in Angels history to reach that milestone with the organization.
• Sean Burnett (recovery from August elbow surgery) is slated to throw a simulated game in Arizona on Saturday. Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain) will pitch in a rehab game for Double-A Arkansas that day, too. Brian Moran (left elbow inflammation) is getting re-evaluated in hopes of getting work off a mound.
• Asked if he'd juggle some bullpen roles with the middle relievers in the wake of struggles in the opening series, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said: "I think those guys right now are more matchup anyway. They know they're going to be used somewhere to bridge that gap to get to the back end of our bullpen. How that flows, I don't think needs to be adjusted right now. These guys have been out there for a couple of outings and that's it."
• Former infielder David Eckstein has agreed to play in the Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown, N.Y., on May 24. Eckstein will be the Angels' representative as one of 30 ex-players who will participate in the game, which helps celebrate the 75th anniversary for the Hall of Fame and Museum. The game will be played at Doubleday Field.
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