Jered Weaver and Dan Haren, the Angels' top two starting pitchers, threw live batting practice to some hitters.
Haren faced Mike Trout, considered by many to be baseball's No. 1 prospect. Trout looked a little overmatched, mostly swinging and missing or foul-tipping some high fastballs. Then again, Trout took the winter off. He is less than two years removed from high school and the Angels didn't want him overextending himself after he played in the Pan-Am Games.
One hitter who showed the effects of playing in winter ball is first baseman Mark Trumbo, who hit a couple of long drives off Weaver. Earlier in the morning, Weaver walked across the clubhouse and jokingly barked, "Hey Trumbo, keep it in the yard. Don't show me up!"
But Trumbo's first swing produced a long drive to the warning track in right-center and, a few swings later, he hit a vicious line drive over the left-field fence.
Angels greats Tim Salmon and Chuck Finley are in camp as guest instructors. Salmon is taking a break from a heavy dose of coaching Little League baseball with his kids. He'll mostly be working with the young Angels players on the minor-league fields. He was wondering what Trout's nickname will be since many people in the Angels organization still call Salmon "Fish."