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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sean Burnett is "in the mix" for the closer role until Ryan Madson (elbow) is ready to return.

Ernesto Frieri remains the favorite for early-season save chances, but Burnett and Scott Downs will also be given an extended look in spring training. Madson is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is expected to open 2013 on the disabled list.