Shohei Ohtani is making progress toward a return to the mound for the Los Angeles Angels.

The two-way rookie has incurred no setbacks while throwing regularly in the outfield in recent days, according to Mike Scioscia.

Scioscia says Ohtani is "probably closer to getting on the mound than we thought last week."

The Angels have placed no timetable on Ohtani's recovery. He hasn't pitched since June after spraining a ligament in his right (throwing) elbow.

Ohtani hit fifth as the Angels' designated hitter on Monday.