Gutierrez nears return to the mound
ANAHEIM -- Juan Gutierrez has not pitched since Aug. 24 because of inflammation in his bicep, but the Angels right-hander expects to be available soon.
"I've been throwing," he said. "I threw a bullpen two days ago and felt good. I don't feel confident to throw 100 percent yet -- that's why I haven't pitched in a game -- but I'm close."
Angels manager Mike Scioscia agreed with Gutierrez's assessment.
"He's day to day," Scioscia said. "We'll see where it goes, but right now It's day to day."