Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Tommy Hanson "could be weeks away" from rejoining the Angels' rotation.
Hanson has been away from the team since early May due to the death of his step-brother, and he's now in extended spring training trying to regain his stamina. It sounds like Halos fans will have to deal with Joe Blanton for a while longer.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Kevin Jepsen (triceps) is "close" to rejoining the bullpen.
Jepsen, who has been out since mid-April with a triceps ailment, will make a third rehab appearance this week, but it sounds like it could be his final one. He'll return to middle relief for the Halos.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Jered Weaver (elbow) will rejoin the rotation next week as long as his between-starts bullpen session goes well.
Weaver didn't make any minor league rehab starts, but he pitched a few times in extended spring training, including on Wednesday when he struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He seems likely to start either next Monday or Tuesday against the Dodgers, putting him in line for a two-start week.
C.J. Wilson allowed just one run over eight innings of the Angels' 7-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Wilson had pitched well in three losses prior to Wednesday's start, so he took matters into his own hands against the Mariners. Wilson struck out 10 batters in his eight innings, and he now owns a 3.39 ERA through 10 starts. He'll take his next turn Monday against the Dodgers.
Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the Angels' win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Callaspo scored twice and drove in two runs, and he's now got a .277/.330/.415 line. Against the odds, he's been one of the Angels' better hitters thus far, and he's been finding his way into the lineup more often in recent weeks.
Jered Weaver (elbow) threw 5 2/3 innings Wednesday afternoon in a start at extended spring training.
Weaver allowed just one run and did not walk a batter while striking out nine. He threw 75 pitches, 62 of which were strikes. The right-hander is likely to rejoin the Angels' starting rotation early next week after missing the past month-plus with a fractured left elbow.
Ryan Madson has experienced yet another setback in his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Madson felt renewed soreness in his right arm while trying to throw this week and has been shut down indefinitely. There is no longer a timetable for his return and he can be dropped in most fantasy formats at this point. Ernesto Frieri is the Angels' ninth-inning man.