TEMPE, Ariz. –
The game had a regular-season feel to it. The Angels fielded their projected opening-day lineup, and the back end of the bullpen pitched at the back end of the game.
Burnett, already a longshot to make the opening-day roster as he completed rehabilitation from elbow surgery, was shut down after experiencing arm soreness during a bullpen session Friday. The Angels were encouraged that the soreness was not in the same spot as the elbow injury and hopeful he can resume throwing in a few days.
“There’s obviously a little setback right now,” Manager
In Friday’s game, Angels starter
Wilson gave up three runs – one earned – and six hits in the first two innings, with the Angels falling into a 3-0 hole. He gave up no runs and one hit in the rest of the outing, and he finished with nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Wilson, who is in line to start the second game of the regular season on April 1, has one remaining exhibition start. He is 1-2 with a 2.49 earned-run average in the Cactus League, with eight walks and 28 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings.