Trout, Cassevah cleared to resume throwing

Trout, Cassevah cleared to resume throwing

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Sunday visit with the Angels' team orthopedist, Dr. Lewis Yocum, cleared reliever Bobby Cassevah and young outfielder Mike Trout to resume throwing.

Trout (shoulder tendinitis) threw for the first time on Monday morning and was scheduled to start as the designated hitter in a Minor League game, but could still be about two weeks away from appearing in his first spring game as an outfielder.

Cassevah (slight labrum tear) was slated for a 30-minute bullpen session, his first since a setback early last week caused him to temporarily shut it down. The 26-year-old right-hander, who posted a 2.72 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Angels last year, plans to get in a simulated game in a few days and still hopes to avoid starting the season on the disabled list.

"I feel good," Cassevah said. "Those few days off, I think, really helped me."

Another reliever, right-hander Michael Kohn, is experiencing what manager Mike Scioscia called tenderness in his forearm and will be shut down for a couple of days. Kohn has hurled five scoreless Cactus League innings so far.