The Angels are leaning toward keeping 12 pitchers when Kelvim Escobar is activated Tuesday. That means the likely candidate to be sent down is rarely used backup outfielder Tommy Murphy. One reason for staying pitching heavy is the lingering soreness in Bartolo Colon’s right ankle. Colon’s foot rolled over while covering first base during his first start of the season Saturday.
He can feel it a little bit in his ankle but no worse than what he pitched with, manager Mike Scioscia said. We’ll see if he moves in the right direction. If we have to push (his Thursday start) back for a couple of days, that’s an option also.