Ackley (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and one strikeout in the first game of the season for Triple-A Salt Lake.

He was deployed as the DH, and should eventually slot into the field once his shoulder improves. Ackley is simply expected to serve as organizational depth this season, and the Angels would need to purchase his contract and add him to the 40-man roster if they want to summon him from Triple-A.

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