• Asked about what's perceived as a much-improved American League West, Scioscia said: "We're much better when our focus is in-house. We have a terrific club and we have the makings of a championship club, and that's what our focus is. No matter who you're playing, you're going to face a tough opponent."
• The University of South Carolina's bullpen was dedicated to Angels prospect Michael Roth, with a plaque in his honor unveiled by longtime USC supporter Billy Moore on Saturday. Roth helped lead the Gamecocks to national championships in 2010 and '11.
• The University of Nebraska, managed by former Angels outfielder and first baseman Darin Erstad, is opening its season with four games at Tempe Diablo Stadium for the 2014 Husker Classic.