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Downs feels better but still likely unavailable

Downs feels better but still likely unavailable

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Downs feels better but still likely unavailable
LOS ANGELES -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said reliever Scott Downs, who is dealing with tightness in his side, was doubtful to get into Wednesday night's series finale against the Dodgers.

"He's feeling a little better, but we'll most likely stay away from him again," Scioscia said.

Downs, who has a 0.42 ERA in 24 appearances this season, hasn't pitched since Sunday against the Rockies. He tossed one inning in the game, giving up one run and a season-high three hits.

The lefty hasn't had any tests, however, and is planning on going through a pregame routine and assessing his status from there.

Catcher Chris Iannetta, who has been out since May 8 recovering from right wrist surgery, is going to be re-evaluated in a few days before the team decides if he's ready to play again.

Iannetta injured his wrist after getting hit by a pitch on May 2 against the Twins, the night he caught Jered Weaver's no-hitter, and caught only three games after that before having surgery.

"He feels a lot better, but once he can go out there and throw without any discomfort at all, he'll go out and play," Scioscia said. "So hopefully not too far away."

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