Worth noting

• Scioscia said reliever Mike Morin should return next Saturday in Texas, the first day the right-hander is available to be activated off the 15-day disabled list.

Morin is out with a laceration on his left foot, obtained while walking on the beach in Florida. Morin threw on Thursday and said his foot feels about 90 percent.

• The Pirates designated former Angels closer Ernesto Frieri for assignment on Friday after the 29-year-old posted a 10.13 ERA in 14 games for Pittsburgh.

Frieri spent parts of three seasons with the Angels before being traded in June for Jason Grilli.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.