• Sean Burnett (recovery from August elbow surgery) and Dane De La Rosa (right s/c joint irritation) "are making progress, but they're not really knocking on the door yet," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Burnett threw 11 pitches in an extended spring training game on Tuesday and will do the same again on Friday, along with De La Rosa.
• Albert Pujols' home-run tracker is still up at Angel Stadium, flashing 501 as it sits beyond the bleachers in right-center field. The sign is expected to come down on Sunday. The Angels are expected to honor Pujols' milestone later this homestand, and will give away a commemorative bobblehead on May 21.
• Angels right-handed reliever Mike Morin made his Major League debut on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the Angels' 7-1 win over the Indians. Morin was the Angels' Minor League Pitcher of the Year last season and is ranked 10th in their system by MLB.com.
• After Wednesday's game, the Angels optioned right-handed reliever Yoslan Herrera to Triple-A Salt Lake. The corresponding move will be announced on Friday, and it'll probably be a position player to put the Angels back at 12 pitchers and 13 position players on their 25-man roster.
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