• Josh Hamilton was moved from left field to designated hitter prior to Tuesday's game, but it wasn't injury related. The cleanup hitter had to fly to his native North Carolina to deal with a family emergency, barely slept, and felt he could benefit from getting off his feet. Hamilton said his left knee, which forced him to miss Saturday's game, is "pretty close to being 100 percent."
• Former Angels closer Troy Percival has been named head baseball coach at UC Riverside, the four-time All-Star's alma mater. Percival was a catcher in his three years with the Highlanders and was taken by the Angels in the sixth round of the 1990 First-Year Player Draft, after his junior year. Now 44, Percival retired after the '09 season.
• The Angels were among the teams to attend a workout for Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo in Miami last weekend, but are not among those who have set up a private workout with the 27-year-old center fielder -- mainly because the Halos already have a long-term solution in center field.
• Utility man Grant Green (lower back strain) and outfielder Collin Cowgill (nasal fracture and broken right thumb) are rehabbing at the Angels' Spring Training facility while the team is on an eight-game road trip through Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles. Both should be back within the next couple of weeks.
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