Injured Dodgers pitchers Javy Guerra and Ted Lilly resumed working out with the club on Friday at Angel Stadium. Guerra threw off a bullpen mound for the first time since right knee surgery on June 5, and Lilly threw for the first time since completely shutting down because of left shoulder irritation that has had him on the DL since May 24. Lilly softly lobbed about 15 throws, but appears a long way from returning to game action. Meanwhile, Matt Kemp and Mark Ellis continued sprinting and baserunning drills as they recover from hamstring and lower leg injuries, respectively. Angels: Williams cleared for baseball activity
Four days after landing in the hospital after passing out from a shortness of breath following a rough start against the Giants on Monday night, Jerome Williams has been cleared for full baseball activities. Williams stayed overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center and underwent an assortment of tests. He'll now use a blood-pressure monitor for 24 hours, and will have to utilize his asthma inhaler more frequently, but all tests checked out OK and doctors believe he should be fine going forward. "For me, it's all about not panicking about it," the 30-year-old right-hander said Friday before the Angels opened a series with the Dodgers. "Just like I was when I was growing up. Be relaxed and don't panic about it. Take your deep breaths in and stay calm." Catcher Chris Iannetta, who has been on the disabled list since May 10 while recovering from wrist surgery, will be cleared to restart his throwing program on Saturday, Scioscia said. Iannetta suffered tightness in his forearm about two weeks ago when trying to prepare for a rehab assignment and has been working strictly on hitting since. Worth noting
Since 2005, the Angels are 17-6 against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium. The Dodgers' four-game losing streak is their second longest of the season, behind only a five-game skid from May 28-June 1.