"There's two things," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "First, Collin Cowgill got some big hits against lefties when he got the chance. Kole Calhoun is a guy that's telling us, 'You're not taking me out of the lineup.' He's just killing the ball. So something's got to give, and right now, J.B.'s had to share some at-bats."
Shuck won't have to wait long, though.
"We'll get him back in there," said Scioscia, who added he plans to play Shuck on Saturday against Astros lefty Brett Oberholtzer.
Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.