• Relievers Dane De La Rosa (right forearm strain) and Sean Burnett (recovery from August elbow surgery) are both slated to throw a simulated game at Angel Stadium prior to Wednesday's contest. De La Rosa will then venture out on a rehab assignment, with the goal of returning for the April 11 game against the Mets. Burnett still needs to complete more steps before appearing in games.
• Frazee Paint has put a 10-foot-tall paint can in the lawn in left-center field, just below the flags. If an Angels player hits a home run that lands inside the can on the fly, Frazee Paint will donate $1 million to the Angels Baseball Foundation. The can is 10 feet in the back and nine feet in the front, creating a more convenient angle for the hitter. It's 450 feet away from home plate.
• Jered Weaver was not sick while starting against the Mariners on Monday. The Angels' ace said he "went to the bathroom and threw up" when asked what he thought watching the top of the ninth. But Weaver meant it figuratively, with regards to feeling disgusted that the Mariners scored six runs and put the game away, not in the literal sense of feeling under the weather.
• With a punchout of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager in the second inning, C.J. Wilson recorded his 1,000th career strikeout. Wilson, beginning his fifth season as a starting pitcher, is the 40th active player to surpass that mark. The active leader is Yankees ace CC Sabathia, with 2,389.
• Monday's game against the Mariners delivered a 2.91 HH rating on FOX Sports West, making it the most-watched Opening Day game in the Angels' 23-year history with the station.