Team Report - LOS ANGELES ANGELS

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INSIDE PITCH

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the season began, Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout was flanked by left fielder Josh Hamilton and right fielder Kole Calhoun.

Hamilton went down a week ago with a torn left thumb ligament, and Calhoun joined him on the disabled list Wednesday due to a severely sprained right ankle. Calhoun is expected to miss four to six weeks.

In the 11th inning Tuesday night against the A's, Calhoun grounded out to second base, but after crossing the first base bag, he rolled his ankle in soft dirt behind the base. He had to be helped off the field.

"It's part of the journey of the season," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "You have to absorb it. We'll have some in-house guys to help us."

The Angels purchased the contract of outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Calhoun's spot on the roster, and Scioscia said Boesch would platoon in right field with Collin Cowgill. J.B. Shuck will get most of the starts in left field.

Calhoun, who played in each of the Angels' first 14 games, is hitting .250 (15-for-60) with three homers, six RBIs and team-leading 12 runs.

Boesch went 1-for-2 Wednesday in the Angels' 5-4, 12-inning win over the Oakland A's.

NOTES, QUOTES

RECORD: 7-8

STREAK: Won one

NEXT: Friday -- Angels (RHP Jered Weaver, 0-2, 5.79 ERA) at Tigers (LHP Drew Smyly, 1-0, 0.00 ERA)

PLAYER NOTES:

--LHP Tyler Skaggs gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings Wednesday against the A's, ending up with no decision. After allowing just one unearned run in his first start of the season, Skaggs has allowed a total of eight runs in his past two starts.

--RHP Jered Weaver will make his fourth start of the season Friday against the Tigers. He is 3-4 with a 4.97 ERA in 10 career starts vs. Detroit.

--OF Brennan Boesch had his contract purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, and he replaced OF Kole Calhoun on the Angels' roster. He was hitting .250 (12-for-48) with two homers and nine RBIs for the Bees. He is expected to split time with OF Collin Cowgill in right field. Boesch went 1-for-2 Wednesday in the Angels' 5-4, 12-inning win over the Oakland A's.

--RF Kole Calhoun was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a severely sprained right ankle. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. In the 11th inning Tuesday night against the A's, Calhoun grounded out to second base, but after crossing the first base bag, he rolled his ankle in soft dirt behind the base. He had to be helped off the field. Calhoun played in all 14 of the Angels' games before Wednesday, and ranked first on the team with 12 runs and second with 15 hits.

--RHP Ryan Brasier (right elbow strain) was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL on Wednesday, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for OF Brennan Boesch. Brasier, 26, made seven relief appearances for the Angels last year, posting a 2.00 ERA.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's awesome, it's a great feeling. I know I hit this one well, but Angel Stadium at night, you never really know. It's a great feeling. It never gets old." -- C Chris Iannetta, after his fourth career walk-off homer gave the Angels a 5-4, 12-inning win over the Oakland A's on Wednesday.

ROSTER REPORT

MEDICAL WATCH:

--RF Kole Calhoun (sprained right ankle) went on the 15-day disabled list April 16. He will be out until mid- to late May.

--RHP Dane De La Rosa (sore right shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list April 15. He will rehab the shoulder at extended spring training in Arizona.

--OF Josh Hamilton (torn ulnar collateral ligament in left thumb) went on the 15-day disabled list April 9. He underwent surgery April 11. He will have the stitches removed and the hard cast replaced by a removable splint on April 18, at which point he can begin doing leg and body workouts. However, he won't be able to any rehab on the thumb until May 2. He is expected to be out until late May or early June.

--LHP Sean Burnett (left elbow surgery in August 2013) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21. He pitched a simulated game April 5 at extended spring training. Manager Mike Scioscia said Burnett still "needs more work," referring to his stamina. He resumed throwing April 14 after being shut down for a week. There is no timetable for his return.

--RHP Ryan Brasier (right elbow strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 16.

--LHP Brian Moran (left elbow inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 13. He is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

ROTATION:

RHP Jered Weaver

LHP C.J. Wilson

LHP Hector Santiago

RHP Garrett Richards

LHP Tyler Skaggs

BULLPEN:

RHP Ernesto Frieri (closer)

RHP Joe Smith

RHP Kevin Jepsen

RHP Fernando Salas

RHP Michael Kohn

RHP Yoslan Herrera

LHP Jose Alvarez

CATCHERS:

Chris Iannetta

Hank Conger

INFIELDERS:

1B Albert Pujols

2B Howie Kendrick

SS Erick Aybar

3B David Freese

INF John McDonald

INF Ian Stewart

OUTFIELDERS:

LF J.B. Shuck

CF Mike Trout

RF Collin Cowgill/Brennan Boesch

DH Raul Ibanez

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