Although he hasn't said so officially, Angels manager Mike Scioscia has given the left field job to Vernon Wells, choosing to sit a slumping Mark Trumbo, at least temporarily, as the team tries to stay in the wild card race.



How much Trumbo plays in the final weeks depends on matchups, Scioscia said, but also on Wells' ability to contribute offensively.



After sitting out the first two games against the Oakland A's this week, Trumbo is expected to start at first base in the series finale on Thursday. But after that, it's possible he may sit more than he plays.



"We'll still try to get Mark some looks, but as far as left field, we're going to do what we've been doing for probably the last couple of weeks," Scioscia said. "If we feel there's a matchup for Mark, he's going to get out there and hopefully be productive."