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Worth noting

• The Angels optioned third baseman Tommy Field to Triple-A Salt Lake after Monday's game. With the Bees still playing in the PCL finals, the Angels did not make a corresponding move, but Scioscia said Howie Kendrick appeared close to coming off the disabled list, and Andrew Romine was also available to play third base if needed.

• The Angels recalled catcher John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Hester hit .212 with three home runs and four RBIs in 85 at-bats with the Angels last season. This year at Salt Lake the 29-year-old right-hander hit .237 with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 74 games.

Scioscia said the other two catchers on the Major League roster -- Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger -- were healthy and that Hester was selected to provide depth as the team began its 10-game road trip.

• Scioscia also said second baseman Kendrick had a "great workout" Monday and hoped to be available to play at some point during the Toronto series. Kendrick has been sidelined since Aug. 5 with a sore left knee.

• Infielder Luis Jimenez remains day to day with soreness in both of his thumbs and shoulders.

"He's just banged-up a bit," Scioscia said.

Patrick Donnelly is a contributor to
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