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Bobby Abreu back in Angels' lineup

A day after Bobby Abreu pulled himself from the lineup and went home sick, the Angels had him back in there Friday, batting second as the team's designated hitter for a Cactus League exhibition with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Several members of the Angels organization have been bothered by allergies in recent days.

Vernon Wells, who moved back to his old home in center field for a few innings Thursday -- making one putout in an otherwise quiet afternoon -- was back in left as Manager Mike Scioscia started most of his regulars. The only projected starters missing were Kendrys Morales, who continues to rehab the broken ankle he sustained last May, and catcher Jeff Mathis, who got the afternoon off.

Jered Weaver, the likely opening day starter, will be on the mound for the third time this spring. In his two previous starts he has allowed two runs on five hits in five innings, striking out five.

He'll be opposed by former teammate Joe Saunders, who was sent to Arizona last July in the Dan Haren deal.

Friday's lineup:

SS -- Maicer Izturis

DH -- Bobby Abreu

RF-- Torii Hunter

LF -- Vernon Wells

2B -- Howie Kendrick

SS -- Erick Aybar

1B -- Mark Trumbo

C -- Bobby Wilson

CF -- Peter Bourjos

P -- Jered Weaver

-- Kevin Baxter in Tempe, Ariz.

 
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