• Angels manager Mike Scioscia credited John McDonald's defense at third base, particularly on a couple of tough grounders, as a big reason why Tyler Skaggs gave up only one unearned run in eight innings on Saturday. But for the foreseeable future, David Freese will not be subbed for defense if the Angels have a late lead.
• Freese has switched to a bigger glove, going from a 12 1/4-inch Rawlings to a 12 1/2-inch Rawlings. Luis Jimenez made a similar switch last year. Third basemen can afford to field with bigger gloves because there aren't many situations where they have to make quick transfers.
• Dane De La Rosa "looked good from the reports we got" during a rehab outing for Double-A Arkansas on Saturday night, Scioscia said. De La Rosa, who gave up a hit and struck out a batter in his lone inning, seemingly remains on track to be activated off the disabled list when the Angels host the Mets on Friday.
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