NEW YORK — Cam Bedrosian is about to take a key step toward the end of what has been a longer-than-expected stint on the disabled list.
Bedrosian is scheduled to throw off a mound on Monday, Manager Mike Scioscia said. It would be his first time off a mound since he was placed on the disabled list with a strained groin April 22.
At the time, Bedrosian felt he would miss only two weeks.
Scioscia said Bedrosian’s bullpen session will be “light.” Presumably, he’ll continue throwing off the mound, and increasing the intensity, every two or three days, until he’s ready for a rehab assignment.
If all goes well, it’s realistic to think he could be back in two to three weeks.
Huston Street, who is pitching in games in extended spring training, could also be back within that time. Street has been out all season with a strained lat.
STILL NO PUJOLS
Albert Pujols was out of the Angels lineup for the third game in a row on Sunday, nursing a tight right hamstring.
Pujols took batting practice before Saturday’s game, but apparently did not feel well enough for Scioscia to consider him available to even pinch-hit.
After Sunday’s series finale against the New York Mets, the Angels have four games against the Tampa Bay Rays, so they’ll again have the DH spot available for Pujols.
The Angels lost each of the first two games without Pujols, after losing four of six games earlier this month without Mike Trout, but Scioscia said the problems go beyond those players’ absences.
“If you’re going to be good you have to be able to absorb a player who is not swinging to his potential or is banged up and out of the lineup,” Scioscia said. “Our issue has been you have a guy banged up, along with four or five guys who aren’t in their game. That creates issues.”
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