7/20/2013 8:18 P.M. ET
Angels replace Harris with versatile Field
By William Boor / MLB.com
ANAHEIM -- On just the second day of the second half, the Angels have made a roster move.
Prior to Saturday night's game against Oakland, infielder Brendan Harris was designated for assignment while infielder Tommy Field was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.
"Tommy gives us a little more versatility off the bench and it's something that we want to look at," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think Brendan, on the offensive side, has struggled in that role, not getting a lot of at-bats and hopefully Tommy will come in and be able to do some things."
Field's natural position is shortstop, but the 26-year-old is capable of playing second and third and has played in the outfield.
In 65 games, Field is hitting .297 with 38 RBIs for Salt Lake. In the month of July, Field was hitting .367.
This is Field's second stint with the Angels this season as he was called up on April 20 when reliever Mark Lowe was placed on the disabled list. Field appeared in games defensively, but did not have a plate appearance before he was optioned back to Salt Late on April 23.
"Tommy has some speed which we can be able to use," Scioscia said. "He probably has a little different package than Brendan Harris and it might fit us right now, a little better."
In 117 plate appearances this season, Harris was hitting just .206 and had three hits in his last 41 at-bats.
Scioscia joins elite club with 1,200th win
ANAHEIM -- Jim Leyland, Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Davey Johnson and Mike Scioscia.
When the Angels defeated the Athletics, 4-1, on Friday night, Scioscia became the fifth active manager to amass 1,200 victories.
"We've had some really good teams," Scioscia said. "I think as an organization, to have an opportunity to be in one spot and get 1,200 wins is a reflection of the whole organization. It's everybody. From developing players to Major League coaching staff doing a great job with them and having the players that have the talent."
Throughout the history of baseball, just 39 managers have reached the 1,200 win mark -- Connie Mack tops the list with 3,731 -- and 23 of them are in the Hall of Fame.
Among the active managers to reach the 1,200 win mark, Scioscia is the only one to accomplish the feat with just one team and was just the seventh manager to reach 1,000 wins with his first team.
However, Scioscia is quick to make sure he is not the only one gaining the credit and recognition.
"As an organization we are proud," Scioscia said. "I certainly don't look at it as any individual number at all."
Scioscia, who took over as the Angels manager prior to the 2000 season, is the longest-tenured manager in the Majors and has led the Angels to five division titles in the last nine seasons.
The Angels' manager also led the franchise to a World Series championship in 2002 -- a year he was also named the American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Coello still waiting to resume throwing
ANAHEIM -- When the Angels left Anaheim for Chicago, Seattle and the All-Star break, reliever Robert Coello traveled to Arizona to continue his rehab.
Coello had hoped a visit to the doctor on July 15 would allow him to start a throwing program, but that's not the way it turned out.
"He's not throwing the baseball yet, but his rehab is going well," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Coello, who is still in Arizona.
The 28-year old is currently on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, but previously acknowledged progress in his shoulder.
"So far, it's feeling better. Better movement, rotation," Coello said on July 6. "It's all like everybody says, build up until I start throwing again and then we will see where we're at."
Although Coello is progressing, there is still no timetable as to when he could begin a throwing program.
Coello has not pitched since June 9 because of the injury, but had posted a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this season.
• The Angels, in partnership with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, are hosting their sixth annual equipment drive on Saturday.
Volunteers from local little leagues will be present at collection bins from 11 a.m. through the second inning. Monetary donations are accepted, but fans are encouraged to bring new or used gloves, bats, balls and any other equipment to the stadium.
Donation bins will be located at the Home Plate Gate as well as Gates 1 and 4.
• After a 0-for-4 Friday night, which included three strikeouts, Mark Trumbo's batting average dipped to .242 -- the lowest Trumbo's average has been since April 6.
"I think it's more of a timing issues than anything," Scioscia said. "He's got a bigger swing so you would anticipate he may have some struggles here and there."
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.