“We have a couple of ways we can go,” Manager
Asked if the options he is considering are limited to pitchers who are currently in the organization, Scioscia said, "Right now, yes."
The two top minor league candidates are veteran left-hander
Scioscia said reliever Cory Rasmus, who threw a season-high 51 pitches in a 2 2/3-inning stint against Miami on Monday night, could also start Saturday night.
Rasmus, 26, was a starter for his first five minor league seasons, but after a pair of shoulder injuries, one that forced him to miss the entire 2007 season, he was moved to the bullpen in 2012.
In a best-case scenario, Rasmus would go four innings or so. The Angels could also use left-hander
"I've never had a problem going multiple innings — I actually enjoy it," said Rasmus, who is 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 24 appearances this season. "At the end of the day, it's all about getting outs.
"Whether it's one inning, one batter, four or five innings, it doesn't make any difference to me. I'm just trying to get outs and help the team. I'm pretty competitive. I would go out there, give it my all and see how long I last."