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Bedrosian's return a boost to 'eclectic' bullpen
Trout to join Angels on road trip to New York, Boston
By Kaelen Jones
ANAHEIM -- The Angels welcomed back right-handed reliever Cam Bedrosian during Saturday's 9-0 win over Kansas City. Bedrosian was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to the contest and made his first appearance since suffering a right groin strain April 22.
"Right now it feels pretty good," said Bedrosian, who threw one scoreless inning Saturday. "It was a good first outing."
"I think there were some real positives with Cam," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "His delivery looked clean. I think his stuff looked good."
Bedrosian, 25, was expected to be a key member of the Angels' bullpen, which performed admirably in his absence. Entering Sunday, the Angels' bullpen had a 2.14 ERA (11 runs allowed over 46 1/3 innings) over its last 13 games.
The closer role has been held by Bud Norris, a former starter, who's logged 11 saves in 12 chances this season. While Bedrosian is certainly a candidate to reclaim the job, he said his adrenaline and performance isn't relative to what inning he throws.
"To me I just want to be able to come in and be the same thing I was before and help the team out," he said. "Whatever role it is."
Scioscia wasn't concerned with distinguishing any reliever roles for now, adding that the group is eclectic.
"Those guys are doing a terrific job whenever they take the ball and they're asked to pitch," Scioscia said. "I think that we'll see that group of guys that we're really counting on to hold leads continues to grow, and Cam is going to be right in the middle of that, for sure."
Mike Trout to travel with Angels to New York, Boston
Mike Trout, who is recovering from surgery on a torn UCL in his left thumb, will travel with the Angels to New York and Boston on their upcoming road trip.
Scioscia said Trout, who has already been running and throwing, will begin taking dry swings Tuesday. The outfielder hasn't put his hand in a glove yet. The next steps he'll take include hitting off a tee, playing soft toss and taking batting practice.
Joining the team on the road trip is a step in the right direction for Trout's rehab, but Scioscia said the club will "get excited about Mike when he starts taking live BP and passes that test, and can go out and start playing in rehab games. We don't know when that's going to be."
The Angels entered Sunday 10-9 since Trout suffered the injury.
• Angels left fielder Eric Young Jr. was omitted from Sunday's lineup in favor of Ben Revere because of the latter's career numbers against Royals starter Jason Vargas. Revere entered Sunday's matchup batting .429 (3-for-7) against Vargas.
Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.