Angels manager Mike Scioscia also said that Garret Anderson
could play left despite conjunctivitis that swelled his right eye
so much it looks like he took a punch.
Guerrero hasn't started in right field since Sept. 4 because of
an irritated right triceps that limited him to designated hitter.
"Everything looks good," Scioscia said after Guerrero worked
out in right field Thursday, a day after the Angels lost 4-0 in the
Guerrero threw to second and third a few times and said there
was no pain.
"It's gone," Guerrero said. "If I had any pain right now, I
probably would not force Mike to put me in the outfield. I don't
feel anything right now."
Anderson declined comment after the workout. He was 0-for-4 with
two strikeouts against Boston's Josh Beckett in the opener.
"I think it looks a lot worse than it is," Scioscia said of
Anderson's eye. "Garret assures us his vision's there, he's seeing
the ball, and that's what's important. Unless his left eye looks as
bad as his right eye tomorrow, he's starting."
The Angels' offense is keyed by Guerrero, who batted .324 and
led the team with 27 homers and 125 RBIs. He has 107 outfield
assists in the past decade, second in the AL behind Mark Kotsay
Guerrero said he feels more comfortable playing when he's in the
"I spent so much time in the National League playing right
field that it feels more like I'm home playing right field," he
The Angels had just four hits in the opener, when Beckett beat
them with his second straight postseason shutout. Since winning
their 2005 AL championship series opener against the Chicago White
Sox, the Angels have lost five straight postseason games, totaling
just eight runs and 24 hits.
"We can talk about the way we can run the bases, unless you get
out of the batter's box ... that's not going to play," Scioscia
said. "And you saw how we struggled last night. So we need more in
the batter's box, and we'll look at some options."
Guerrero didn't think Wednesday's loss would add pressure
"If we play the way we played throughout the season, there's no
need to feel pressure," he said. "We know we can play our game.
What happened last night, they just played a good game. We've just
got to put it behind us and keep going."