Albert Pujols is showing encouraging signs of progress in his comeback from right knee surgery last October, but he and manager Mike Scioscia are in no rush to get the first baseman into a game this spring.

Pujols is doing the same infield drills as the team's other first basemen and has been for several days. He ran the bases lightly Friday for the first time.

There's still no timetable for his return, however. When asked how many at-bats he would need in spring training to get ready for the regular season, Pujols quipped, "I've got 8,000 at-bats in the big leagues. I think I've got plenty."

Scioscia said he doesn't have a number of games or at-bats in mind for Pujols.

"He's not going to need the 40 to 50 (at-bats) that some guys need," he said. "There's no way he needs that many."

Reliever Sean Burnett (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session sometime this weekend, Scioscia said.