Lyle Spencer

Worth noting

• Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed that Jered Weaver will start the second game of the series on Saturday night with Matt Shoemaker, coming off a career-best outing in Cleveland, getting the call on Sunday night against the Rangers. That puts lefty Hector Santiago in the bullpen, temporarily, with a chance to start next weekend in Kansas City, Scioscia said.

• The Angels have called up versatile Grant Green and optioned reliever Dane De La Rosa to Triple-A Salt Lake. Infielder Ian Stewart was reinstated to the roster and optioned to Salt Lake. Green is hitting .359 and slugging .469 in 64 at-bats with the Angels. He has four doubles, a homer and six RBIs. Green can play left field as well as all four infield positions.

• De La Rosa, on the disabled list twice this season, has made only three appearances for the Angels, giving up three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings. Stewart, sidelined by a left hand contusion since May 12, is hitting .176 with two doubles, three triples and two homers in 68 at-bats.

• The amazing Mike Trout is the first player in history with at least 300 runs, 75 homers and 75 steals in his first 400 games. Erick Aybar has hit .347 in his past 26 games with 17 RBIs, and Albert Pujols has nine RBIs in his past six games.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.