Angels manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't commit to one closer when asked Monday following the placement of Keynan Middleton (elbow) back on the disabled list.
Advice: "We've got some guys in the back end that are going to have to get outs for us, and how they line up in a certain game right now will be dictated by how the game unfolds and some matchups and things like that," Scioscia said. "But we're confident that we're going to have arms down there that will get the outs we need." Middleton has ulnar collateral ligament damage and could be looking at a lengthy, if not season-ending, absence. Jim Johnson received the last save chance for the Halos on May 10 and converted it, walking a batter but striking out two in a scoreless inning. The 34-year-old has plenty of past closer experience, of course, which might appeal to Scioscia. Blake Parker has rebounded of late after a rough start and could also be in the mix, and Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson loom as possibilities.