On Tuesday, Matthews’ name surfaced as an alleged customer of an internet pharmacy that was raided for illegally distributing human growth hormone. According to the story on SI.com, Matthews was prescribed Genotropin, a synthetic hormone used to treat growth deficiencies, most often in children. TEMPE, Ariz. – Another day, another fire for the Angels to put out with Gary Matthews Jr. Angels officials were left to answer more questions Thursday, the day of the Cactus League opener, after a Sports Illustrated Web site story not only listed what human growth hormone was allegedly shipped to Matthews, but when and where it was sent. It was allegedly shipped to a Texas address in 2004 that was believed to be the residence of an unnamed former minor league teammate of Matthews. Matthews, who said Wednesday that he would not comment on the situation further, declined to address the additional information that surfaced. Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to be short with his answers, was asked if a prolonged silence from Matthews would ended up making him look guilty. “Yes,” was Scioscia’s succinct one-word answer. Despite daily meetings with Matthews, including another Thursday with general manager Bill Stoneman, the Angels say they are not getting their information through their center fielder but from the Internet reports. Matthews has apologized for having his name linked to a possible distraction and yet he apparently has left the team scrambling for three consecutive days trying to answer a new round of questions. “We’re still waiting to get all the facts, all the details on it and I don’t know how long that’s going to take,” Stoneman said. “I talked to Gary this morning and I have been in touch, obviously with his agent and (Major League Baseball). The conversations are private conversations.” At the rate that new information is released, the Angels are headed toward the possibility that Matthews could face a 50-game suspension for a first-time violation for performance enhancers. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jason Grimsley received such a suspension last year even though he did not test positive for performance enhancers. Grimsley was caught receiving a home delivery of performance-enhancing substances. As of now, the Angels are not planning on making any roster contingencies, in anticipation of a possible suspension for Matthews. “I think there will be a lot of things to consider and we don’t want to speculate on anything,” Scioscia said. REHAB UPDATES On the rehab front, Scioscia admitted that for the first time he can see a scenario where Bartolo Colon actually gets on a mound before Jered Weaver. Weaver was supposed to be doing some fine-tuning until his biceps felt better but his progress has been slow. Colon, who has been rehabbing a more serious rotator cuff injury sustained last season, has been making significant progress. Colon had a long-toss session from 160 feet Thursday, while Weaver threw from 130 feet. “Two weeks ago I would have said no way,” Scioscia said about Colon passing Weaver in recovery. “Right now, the way Bart is progressing, it’s probably not likely, but as good as Bart feels you start to see some light at the end of the tunnel when he’ll get on the mound. “Once Jered gets over this bump in the road, he’ll come quickly, whereas Bart needs to step up his stamina.” LACKEY TO MISS START Add another Angels pitcher to the list of those ailing. John Lackey, who has been dealing with a bout of bronchitis since Wednesday, is not expected to make his scheduled Cactus League debut on Saturday. Scioscia said Lackey’s first spring start is now expected to take place early next week. SANTANA SOLID Ervin Santana withstood some control problems and did not allow a run in his two innings of work against the Royals in the spring opener. He did walk two batters with two strikeouts. Santana, who has been working on tightening his slider, threw three against the Royals. Both of his strikeouts were on sliders while the other slider was for a strike. RESERVES RALLY Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, game-winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to right to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals. For those without a roster, the Angels were rescued by No. 94 (Rodriguez) and No. 95 (Statia). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!