The only options remaining seem to be Arkansas' Michael Roth, who is scheduled to pitch Saturday anyway, or Angels reliever Cory Rasmus, who threw a career-high 51 pitches in his last outing. Roth made one Major League start for the Angels last season.
• David Freese started at designated hitter for the second consecutive night on Friday as Gordon Beckham started at third base. Scioscia said the alignment brings Beckham's athleticism to third base and makes it easier to pinch-run for Freese as the DH.
• Reliever Dane De La Rosa was outrighted to Salt Lake, removing him from the 40-man roster and bumping it down to 39 players. The extra spot gives the Angels some flexibility before rosters expand in September and allows them to summon a player without the risk of losing another one to waivers.
Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.