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• The Angels handed out some Minor League awards on the field prior to Friday's game. Third baseman Kaleb Cowart was named offensive player of the year, Nick Maronde was pitcher of the year and first baseman Efren Navarro was defensive player of the year. Minor League pitching coordinator Jim Gott got the Mara Forcey Award for outstanding dedication to the organization. Minor League field coordinator Mike Micucci received the Preston Gomez Award for a high standard of excellence.

• Outfielder Kole Calhoun, competing for a backup job this spring, hasn't played since last Saturday because of tightness in his lower back, which was caused by lifting. Calhoun has been taking part in baseball activities and plans to return to game action on Saturday.

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• Kevin Jepsen, out since March 9 due to tightness in his right triceps, pitched the fifth inning of a Minor League game on Friday, giving up a run on two hits with no strikeouts and no walks. .

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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