• Trout started Wednesday's game at designated hitter, with Josh Hamilton shifting to center field and Efren Navarro starting in left. It was Trout's seventh start at DH this year, and third this month. Scioscia said it was "a good day for Mike to catch his breath a little bit," adding, "I don't think there's anything that's physically bothering him."
• Utility man Grant Green (lumbar strain) is slated to undergo a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake by Friday, which would put him on track to be activated off the disabled list at some point next week. Scioscia said Green "did really well" during recent workouts and is "into an aggressive baseball routine" while rehabbing in Arizona.
• After Wednesday's 8-3 win, the Angels optioned outfielder Brennan Boesch (1-for-18 since being called up) back to Triple-A Salt Lake. The club is expected to call up two pitchers before Thursday's game, with the other roster spot opening up when Garrett Richards (left knee) gets placed on the disabled list. The Angels need extra arms after six relievers combined to throw 7 1/3 innings.
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