Worth noting

Worth noting

• Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the club would keep its current eight-man bullpen until the end of its 10-game homestand.

The Angels are waiting for the bullpen to recover from pitching 16 1/3 innings this weekend, injured starter C.J. Wilson to return and Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago to get back into a regular routine with four days' rest.

"There are some things on the horizon that are probably going to keep us at a 13-man pitching staff definitely through the weekend," Scioscia said. "The off-day's Monday and we'll assess things and see where we are."

• When the Angels traded for closer Huston Street, they opened a roster spot for him by sending first baseman C.J. Cron to Triple-A.

The Angels used Cron mostly as a designated hitter but the 24-year-old rookie also saw time at first base. Cron was batting .295 on July 5 but a 3-for-26 (.115) stretch sent his average plummeting to .269.

"Whether he's an everyday DH or whether he's playing some first base, first and foremost he needs to get comfortable in the batter's box again," Scioscia said. "That's what hopefully, he's going to do down in Triple-A and when he's ready and we have the need for him, he's going to get a chance to come up here and contribute."

• Ian Stewart, who was designated for assignment on Friday, cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A.

Stewart, slowed by a thumb injury, is hitting .176 in 24 Major League games this season.

Mike Morin said his hamstring felt fine postgame after falling awkwardly in the sixth inning during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Baltimore.

After Morin's second pitch of the inning to Adam Jones, he landed strangely and fell backward, the product of a tight hamstring, Scioscia said. Scioscia and trainer Rick Smith came out to check on Morin, who stayed in the game after three warmup pitches.

Morin struck out the next two batters before allowing three straight hits that gave Baltimore a 3-0 lead.

• The Orem Owlz, the Angels' Rookie affiliate, won the Pioneer League South division title on Tuesday, clinching a playoff berth in the process. Orem beat Missoula, 8-4, to clinch the title.

The Owlz boast 15 of the Angels' draft picks from this year.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.