• Hamilton served as the designated hitter for the second time this season on Tuesday, a precautionary measure because he's feeling some soreness as he acclimates to playing every day after missing two months recovering from thumb surgery.
• High school right-hander Joe Gatto, the Angels' second-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft, signed his $1.2 million contract on Tuesday and has begun Arizona League mini camp. Gatto was given No. 27 -- the same one worn by fellow South New Jersey native Mike Trout.
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