Stage 2 of the
“We want to certainly give it a look,” manager
Maybin, 30, entered Tuesday hitting .180 with a serviceable .305 on-base percentage but an unseemly .243 slugging percentage. No Angel had worked walks at a higher rate than Maybin, who wears his socks high to delineate the bottom of the strike zone to umpires.
A right-handed hitter, Maybin has hit better against right-handed pitching over his career. This season, his batting average is better against lefties, but he's walked far more often against right-handed pitching.
"The one thing Cam has been doing is getting on base," Scioscia said. "His walk rate is great. If he can do that, be a table-setter, that's really valuable for us."
Hits work, too. Maybin doubled three times and singled twice Tuesday against the
But, once close to returning, Bailey does not yet know when he can pitch again.
"It's just frustrating to ramp up a throwing program, feel really good, start throwing bullpens, and once you have that intent and effort, you get those symptoms again," he said. "I know what's going on. I have to keep getting after it and will start throwing in a few weeks."
Bailey, 32, said he could not describe the specific symptoms within his shoulder, but referred to his previous problems and compensatory issues that have developed.
After ascending to the Angels' temporary closer role in September, he signed a one-year contract worth $1 million in November.
Right-hander Mike Morin (neck tightness) will throw to hitters Thursday at the club’s spring-training complex in Arizona. He’s the injured reliever closest to a return. Right-hander