• Jason Vargas (blood clot) threw a between-starts bullpen session at Progressive Field on Sunday morning, as expected, and barring a setback, he'll start Tuesday's game at Yankee Stadium. But Scioscia opted to wait until Monday before making a final decision.
• Peter Bourjos (fractured right wrist) will play in his fourth game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, but isn't expected to be activated off the disabled list for Monday's series opener against the Yankees, though he could make it back before the end of the four-game series on Thursday.
"I don't think the extra at-bats will hurt him," Scioscia said. "I'm sure we're going to see him some time next week, but I don't know if it's going to be [Monday]."
• Angels catcher Hank Conger has been practicing at first base during batting practice in recent days, but Conger was told to get some work there only for emergency situations. Besides Mark Trumbo, the Angels' only other option at first base is Kole Calhoun, who has had very limited time there in his pro career.
"Obviously I'm a primary catcher, and that's still what I want to try to become," said Conger, who has started only two games this month. "I'm not going to try to switch positions or anything like that."