"When you're playing hard every day, it's good to get off your feet once in a while," Scioscia said. "It's a good day for him."
• Jason Vargas will continue his rehab with a simulated game Saturday afternoon.
• Angels prospect Mark Sappington has been promoted from Class A Inland Empire to Double-A Arkansas. Sappington, ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Angels' organization according to MLB.com, was 11-4 with a 3.37 ERA for Inland Empire.
• The Angels and Wells Fargo are hosting a canned food drive through Sunday at Angel Stadium.
The Second Harvest Food Bank will have collection bins in front of the stadium through the second inning of all games this weekend.
Everyone who donates will receive an Angels team photo, and those who donate 10 canned food items or $10 will receive two tickets to an upcoming Angels game (while supplies last).
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com.