TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is very excited about Ernesto Frieri and the rest of his bullpen.
Frieri pitched a hitless inning in Los Angeles' 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
On getaway day for the Los Angeles Angels and with most of his starting lineup already on the way to California, manager Mike Scioscia gave several glowing reports of the status of his pitching staff, and in particular, the bullpen after Wednesday's 6-3 in over Texas at Tempe, the Angels' final Cactus League game.
"Ernesto looked the best he's looked all season so that is a good sign," said Scioscia, who refused to name Frieri as his opening day closer when pressed Wednesday even though Ryan Madson is still coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Frieri finished with a 4-2 record and a 2.32 ERA with 23 saves for the Angels in 2012. He struck out 80 in 54 1-3 innings.
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