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Downs feels better but still likely unavailable

LOS ANGELES -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said reliever Scott Downs, who is dealing with tightness in his side, was doubtful to get into Wednesday night's series finale against the Dodgers.

"He's feeling a little better, but we'll most likely stay away from him again," Scioscia said.

Downs, who has a 0.42 ERA in 24 appearances this season, hasn't pitched since Sunday against the Rockies. He tossed one inning in the game, giving up one run and a season-high three hits.

The lefty hasn't had any tests, however, and is planning on going through a pregame routine and assessing his status from there.

Catcher Chris Iannetta, who has been out since May 8 recovering from right wrist surgery, is going to be re-evaluated in a few days before the team decides if he's ready to play again.

Iannetta injured his wrist after getting hit by a pitch on May 2 against the Twins, the night he caught Jered Weaver's no-hitter, and caught only three games after that before having surgery.

"He feels a lot better, but once he can go out there and throw without any discomfort at all, he'll go out and play," Scioscia said. "So hopefully not too far away."

LOS ANGELES -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said reliever Scott Downs, who is dealing with tightness in his side, was doubtful to get into Wednesday night's series finale against the Dodgers.

"He's feeling a little better, but we'll most likely stay away from him again," Scioscia said.

Downs, who has a 0.42 ERA in 24 appearances this season, hasn't pitched since Sunday against the Rockies. He tossed one inning in the game, giving up one run and a season-high three hits.

The lefty hasn't had any tests, however, and is planning on going through a pregame routine and assessing his status from there.

Catcher Chris Iannetta, who has been out since May 8 recovering from right wrist surgery, is going to be re-evaluated in a few days before the team decides if he's ready to play again.

Iannetta injured his wrist after getting hit by a pitch on May 2 against the Twins, the night he caught Jered Weaver's no-hitter, and caught only three games after that before having surgery.

"He feels a lot better, but once he can go out there and throw without any discomfort at all, he'll go out and play," Scioscia said. "So hopefully not too far away."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.