ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Angels are getting closer to having some difficult decisions with their bullpen.
A night after Huston Street and Mike Morin pitched one perfect inning apiece, opening their rehab assignments at Triple-A, Manager Mike Scioscia said Cam Bedrosian is scheduled to face some hitters in the next couple of days at extended spring training in Arizona.
“He still has a little work to do, but he’s made some huge jumps in the last 10 days,” Scioscia said Thursday morning. “You knew it was going to happen sometime. Maybe it took a little longer, but he feels good.”
Bedrosian, who was out with a strained groin, figures to be on a rehab assignment within a week or 10 days. Street, who had a strained lat, is not eligible to be activated until Wednesday. Morin, who had a strained neck, could be ready sooner.
Morin has options, so there’s no guarantee that he will even be added to the big league bullpen when he’s ready.
Bedrosian and Street, however, will need to be added to the major league roster when they are ready. The only Angels relievers who have options are Keynan Middleton and Jose Alvarez, and Alvarez isn’t going anywhere because he’s been effective and he’s the only lefty.
How the Angels use Bedrosian and Street also remains to be seen. Bud Norris has performed well as the closer since Bedrosian has been out.
“We hope (to have tough decisions),” Scioscia said. “When you have tough decisions, whether it’s the lineup or who is on your roster, or what roles they are in, that’s definitely a positive reflection on the depth of your team.”
PLAN FOR PUJOLS
Albert Pujols got the day off Thursday, but Scioscia said he’s been doing well since coming back from a hamstring injury that cost him three games last weekend.
“On a couple ground balls, you’ve seen him run with a better stride than he had a week ago before we shut him down,” Scioscia said. “Maybe not quite as clean as he was early in the year when he…