Bourjos rests one day after return from DL

Bourjos rests one day after return from DL

Bourjos rests one day after return from DL
BALTIMORE -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Peter Bourjos isn't in Sunday's starting lineup, even though he didn't have any problems in his first game off the disabled list.

Bourjos played center field in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles on Saturday night, threw out a baserunner and generally looked good. He had been on the 15-day disabled list due to hamstring tightness.

Scioscia has said throughout this weekend series with the Orioles that they're going to be careful about working Bourjos back into the everyday lineup. That's why the Angels are letting him sit on Sunday, but they're planning on putting him back in the lineup on Monday in Cleveland.

"He feels good," Scioscia said. "He'll be back out there tomorrow. But he felt good coming out."

Rookie Mike Trout will step into the center field spot. The 19-year old went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and his first Major League steal in Friday's 6-1 victory.

The Angels are keeping Trout on the roster for now. They want to keep some extra outfield depth until they're confident Bourjos can play on a daily basis again.