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The Los Angeles Angels could soon get Howie Kendrick back. The 30-year old infielder has long been an important part of the Halos' offense, but he has been on the DL since hyperextending his knee at the beginning of the month. However, he is closing in on a return.
According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Kendrick worked out with the team before yesterday's game. That's a positive sign that he is nearing a return from the DL, but Gonzalez says Kendrick is not quite ready to come off the DL. Kendrick is still nursing his knee back to 100 percent after avoiding what could have been a far more serious injury.
Kendrick suffered the hyperextended knee when he collided with Angels' outfielder Colin Cowgill on a shallow pop fly. It was a freak incident, but Kendrick was fortunate to walk away without a tear of the knee.
The Angels have under contract through the 2015 season, and for good reason. He has been one of the club's more consistent hitters. This season, Kendrick is hitting .301/.341/.437 this season. Overall in his eight-year career, Kendrick is a .293/.330/.429 hitter. He was an All-Star in 2011.
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The Los Angeles Angels have shut down first baseman Albert Pujols for the rest of the 2013 season.
Pujols, 33, has not appeared in a game since July 26.
Albert Pujols officially shut down for season. #Angels
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 19, 2013
This is certainly disappointing news for Pujols who had held out hope of returning...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Silver linings are tough to find these days. The Angels keep looking for them, but all they see are mounting losses.
They don't have Mike Trout, who sat for a third consecutive game because of a right hamstring injury. They don't have Albert Pujols, whose foot injury has knocked him out for the rest of the season. Second baseman Howie Kendrick still isn...
The August 20th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Moreno talks about the state of the Angels, Pujols officially done for the season and much more...
The Story: Jason Vargas and Erick Aybar were both placed on revocable waivers yesterday.
The Monkey Says: This is standard procedure, but it does mean that if a trade is going to happen, it will...
Hank Conger was lucky not to suffer a fractured hand after a fouled off bunt attempt. The Los Angeles Angels' 25-year old catcher was seen with his hand heavily wrapped after last night's game, but fortunately, the diagnosis is just a bruise.
Hank Conger had his right hand heavily wrapped after foul bunt, but said he's fine. No broken bones. Just bruising. #Angels...
From a season where we thought things couldn’t get any worse, they certainly have. There have been rumors swirling around about the future positions of Manager, Mike Scioscia and General Manager, Jerry Dipoto. Owner Arte Moreno recently had an interview with MLB.com in Cooperstown, NY where he was asked about the future of his staff.
MLB.com: I know you have him (Scioscia) signed...
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Angels are trudging painfully toward the finish line.
They are struggling to win games, even at home. Monday night, as they began the final six weeks of the regular season, their lineup looked like a skeleton of what it should have been.
There was no Mike Trout, who sat out with a sore right hamstring. There was no Howie Kendrick, who is still on the disabled...
Injured Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols hasn't played since July 26 and Monday...he decided it would be best to sit out the rest of the season.
"It's not an easy decision, as competitive as I am," the three-time MVP said, "but I also understand that we (need) to look beyond the season."
"The doctors think it's the best course of...
Tweet Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim high-priced slugger Albert Pujols will miss the rest of the 2013 season due to a left foot surgery, the team announced Monday. Pujols, 33, had been out of the Angels lineup since July 26. The injury had limited Pujols all season before the Angels finally decided to shut him down […]
The August 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout leaves a game with hamstring tightness, Moreno refuses to comment on Dipoto and Scioscia's job security and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout left yesterday's game with some tightness in his right hamstring.
The Monkey Says: Everyone says it isn't serious, but you don't...
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