TEMPE, Ariz. —
"That's the goal, to have options on the offensive side to be strong every day," Scioscia said.
Ibanez, expected to be the Angels' regular designated hitter, played 100 games in the outfield for the
"He played left field virtually every day," Scioscia said. "I don't expect that to happen."
Ibanez has played 136 career games at first base, but he last played the position in 2010 and last started there on May 6, 2005.
The Mariners' starting pitcher that day was Jamie Moyer, then 42.
Pujols was excused from camp Monday to attend an event for his foundation in Chicago. He is expected to return Tuesday.
The Angels also sent a split squad to Mesa for a game against the
Before the game, the Angels optioned infielders Tommy Field,