• Left-handed reliever Sean Burnett will start playing catch within the next couple of days, manager Mike Scioscia said on Saturday. Burnett was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a sore left elbow.
"Everything seems like it's calming down, but the issue is when he gets out there and gets up on the mound and he's trying to turn the ball loose," Scioscia said. "We're a little ways from that. But the first step is obviously playing catch."
• Right-handed reliever Ryan Madson, who last month experienced a third setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, played catch in the outfield at Angel Stadium for a third straight day on Saturday.