--The Angels were among several teams who scouted three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez in the Dominican Republic last week. But they were apparently unimpressed. Angels GM Tony Reagins said the team had "no interest" in pursuing contract negotiations with Martinez.
--The Angels are establishing awards to honor the memories of two members of the organization who died this year. The Nick Adenhart Pitcher of the Year Award will go to the Angels' best pitcher over the course of the regular season as determined by a vote of his teammates. The Preston Gomez Minor-League Manager of the Year Award will be determined by the baseball operations staff each year.
--Lakers star Kobe Bryant attended Sunday's Angels-Dodgers game at Angel Stadium with his father, former NBA player Joe Bryant. The two sat behind the Dodgers' dugout (the first-base side) and fans chanted, "M-V-P!" when Bryant's image was shown on the scoreboard video screen.
BY THE NUMBERS
10 -- Rookie pitchers used by the Angels this season.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It was fun to be a part of. But I'll be glad if it never happens again." -- RHP Jered Weaver on being matched against older brother Jeff in Saturday's Angels-Dodgers game.
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