Intent on providing their starting rotation an extra day during a stretch of 20 games in 20 days, the
"It's something we talked about a while ago," manager
After Friday's start, Scioscia said he would re-evaluate the 27-year-old's candidacy to remain in the rotation.
The Angels will play another 16 consecutive games after this 20-day stretch, which could force them to take a similar action again.
Perez down, Graterol up
Catcher Carlos Perez took the 3:30 bus to Minute Maid Park from the team's downtown hotel on Wednesday. When he arrived, Scioscia told him he had been demoted to Salt Lake.
The Angels recalled catcher Juan Graterol to take his place. Graterol played for the team last season; they re-acquired him from Toronto on Tuesday.
Perez, 26, opened last season as the Angels' No. 1 catcher, but the team traded for
"I'm surprised," Perez said. "But that's the way it is. They told me that I've gotta play, and that's why they had to send me down. There's nothing you can do about it, just keep your head up and work hard."
Said Scioscia: "Carlos understands where he needs to get to."
The Angels did not take batting practice again Wednesday, after nixing it Tuesday and scoring five runs. "Just trying to break the routine a little bit," Scioscia said. "Sometimes, you just gotta go American Legion. Just come out here and play." ...Right-hander