AL West leaders await Santana's return

Updated: June 29, 2009, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ervin Santana could be back in the rotation for the Los Angeles Angels by the weekend.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the right-hander had no problems during a 45-pitch rehab assignment Sunday night in the Arizona Summer League.

"He's excited," Scioscia said Monday before the AL West-leading Angels opened a three-game series in Texas. "He threw all his pitches, no pain, maintained his velocity ... had plenty of fastball. It's positive. We'll see how he ...

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