"We've often had right-handers at the back of the bullpen who could get left-handers out," said Scioscia, who believes that is the case again this season. "There's always going to come up in games, without a left-hander, where other teams are going to try to exploit it."
• Scioscia on outfielder Shuck, who celebrated the end of his brief Triple-A demotion with a two-run homer Friday off Dillon Gee: "That was one of the toughest cuts we've had in 15 years here."
Shuck hit .293 as a rookie in 2013 and finished fifth in American League Rookie of the Year voting. But, when Hamilton was healthy, along with Calhoun, the Angels didn't feel they needed three lefty-swinging outfielders.
"We had pieces we felt were a good fit, and felt the bench we picked was a good bench," Scioscia said. "We had the versatility we wanted."