• Asked about trading for a lefty reliever in the wake of Sean Burnett tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said: "If the chance at acquiring somebody who helps us in that role is there, we're certainly going to be open to the idea."
• Relief-pitching prospect R.J. Alvarez was placed on the seven-day Minor League disabled list because of elbow tenderness on May 21, but an MRI revealed that his UCL is fine. Alvarez, ranked No. 7 in the Angels' system, is rehabbing in Tempe, Ariz., and has responded well to treatment. He should return to Double-A Arkansas shortly.
• Dane De La Rosa (right s/c joint irritation) appeared in back-to-back outings for Triple-A Salt Lake for the first time on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving up a run in each one-inning outing. He isn't ready to join the Angels just yet, though. Scioscia said his "stuff looked good," but "to get the confidence where he needs it to be might take a couple more outings."
• Grant Green started over Collin Cowgill in left field and Kole Calhoun batted leadoff for the first time since coming off the disabled list against Mariners right-hander Brandon Maurer on Thursday. Scioscia wants to keep Green in the lineup since he's riding a .388/.404/.510 slash line. With Pujols out, he wanted Mike Trout to bat third and Howie Kendrick to hit in the middle of the order (fifth).