Angels: Wilson’s 2014 season ended on a down note and he recently had his picture on Angel Stadium removed.
"It’s the big leagues," he said. "You lose 10 or 11 games, you’re not going to be the face of a franchise."
Wilson’s spring has been slowed by an illness and a sore knee. He got up to 88 pitches Friday. Scioscia said he would likely try to put Wilson into a controlled environment to get him into the sixth and seventh innings before the Angels break camp.
Angels: RHP Garrett Richards will throw five innings in a minor league game Saturday. The Angels were hoping to activate him on April 12, but Scioscia said Richards experienced some fatigue after his last outing and his return could be pushed back.
After moving in and out of the Angels’ rotation for two seasons, Richards had a breakthrough season in 2014 as a starter. He was 13-4 before his season was cut short Aug. 20 in Boston when he tore his left patellar tendon while covering first base.
Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker, coming off his best spring start, will face the Los Angeles Dodgers.