Found August 06, 2013 on Monkey with a Halo:
The August 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson released, Kendrick suffers hyperextended knee and much more... The Story: The Angels released Ryan Madson. The Monkey Says: Well, so much for that signing. There was obviously no point in bringing Madson onto the roster this season, so they must've worked out a deal with him to just let him go so he could rehab on his own or hook up with a team that was able to offer alternatives. I'm curious how this works with his incentive-laden contract as Madson needed just one day on the active roster to collect another $500,000. The Story: Howie Kendrick suffered a hyperextended knee and will likely be placed on the DL. The Monkey Says: That is the extent of the injury for now. He'll have an MRI later today. With the Angels out of contention and carrying just a three-man bench, they almost have no choice but to DL Howie. Presumably the call will go out to Grant Green who will, hopefully, get an extended look at second until Howie returns. The Angels best hope that the injury turns out to be just a hyperextension as a major injury could really hurt Howie's trade value in the off-season. The Story: The Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera debate over AL MVP and WAR is cropping up again. The Monkey Says: Trout is slowly pulling away in fWAR and WARP, so it should only get worse if his defensive numbers start shaking themselves out. It should be noted though that Trout is actually behind Cabrera in rWAR. Nonetheless, I think the article is spot on that Trout won't get more than one or two first place votes because of how bad the Angels are. That is actually a reasoning I am OK with. The voting rules have never been that clear about the role a team's record should take, so I think it is valid to penalize Trout for being on a bad team. The Story: The Angels signed IF Andy Marte and RHP Jason Urquidez from the independent leagues. The Monkey Says: This adds to their haul of Dontrelle Willis yesterday. This seems like the Angels are desperate to find talent, but I think it is more that the Salt Lake Bees are in first place in their division, so the organization is bolstering their roster to give the locals a better roster for their playoff run. You have to keep the farm teams happy sometimes. Aside from that, Marte is at least an interesting name because he was a top prospect once upon a time before he became the predecessor to Brandon Wood as a massive prospect bust at third base. The Story: Worry no more about Jered Weaver. The Monkey Says: No, I'm still going to worry a bit. His velocity came back a some, but it is slowly starting to dip a little bit. my larger concern though is that Jered is over 30 and showing signs that he isn't all that durable anymore. I doubt he will fall off a cliff or anything, but I am not going to assume he is going to keep pitching this well for the next several season or even the next several weeks. The Story: Reviewing pre-season standings projections. The Monkey Says: Basically, the Angels have been so disappointing that it almost couldn't be predicted. I don't think you need a whole post to tell you that, but here it is if you want it. Or maybe you just want to see that the White Sox are even more disappointing so that it can make you feel better about the Halos. The Story: Ranking the best and worst beat reporters in the AL West. The Monkey Says: For my money, Jeff Fletcher is the best. I don't think people realize how much of his Twitter commentary is soaked in sarcasm, so he does get taken the wrong way sometimes. Mike DiG is fine, but he is really just an information hose and doesn't seem to bring much else to the table. I like Alden too, although I think he could use a touch of cyncism when it comes to what the organization tells him. Overall, it is a pretty good crop... at least until puts Lyle Spencer back on the beat. [follow]

Angels release injured reliever Ryan Madson

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels parted ways with veteran reliever Ryan Madson Monday, releasing him before he ever threw a pitch in an Angels' uniform. The oft-injured right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012 after injuring his arm in spring training with the Cincinnati Reds but suffered a number of setbacks. The local product who prepped at Moreno Valley's Valley...

Angels release reliever Ryan Madson

Veteran reliever Ryan Madson whose struggles serve as a lonely reminder than nothing is to be assumed with regard to a pitcher's recovery from Tommy John Surgery has been released by the Angels. Madson underwent the procedure in April 2012 and thanks to a number of setbacks has since managed to throw only one inning -- that lone frame coming as part of an abortive rehab assignment...

Angels release oft-injured RHP Ryan Madson

The Los Angeles Angels have released right-handed reliever Ryan Madson, who never pitched for the team while attempting to return from elbow ligament replacement surgery. The Angels abruptly announced the move Monday before the first pitch of their game against Texas. Los Angeles signed Madson to a one-year, $3.5 million deal in late November, hoping the former Philadelphia closer...

Angels' Howie Kendrick day-to-day after hyperextending left knee in collision

In the fifth inning of the Rangers and Angels' game Monday night, Halos' second baseman Howie Kendrick collided with right fielder Collin Cowgill on a fly ball to shallow right field. Kendrick is listed as day-to-day after his left knee collided with Cowgill's elbow when the right fielder slid into the second baseman. The ball hopped out of Kendrick's glove and...

Angels' Kendrick helped off field with injured leg

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was helped off the field Monday night after hyperextending his left knee while chasing a popup in the outfield. Kendrick was hurt in the fifth inning of the Angels' game against the Texas Rangers when he sprinted into right field to catch Elvis Andrus' tailing popup with two runners in scoring position. Right fielder Colin...

Angels' Kendrick avoids trip to DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has avoided a trip to the disabled list, at least for the next few days, after suffering a sprained left knee Monday night. An MRI on Tuesday showed no structural damage, manager Mike Scioscia said, so the team will wait to see how quickly Kendrick recovers. "The long and short of it is, we'll give him four or five...

Angels' Howie Kendrick avoids major knee injury

There was cause for concern in the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse during the fifth inning of Monday night’s game. That’s when second baseman Howie Kendrick collided with right fielder Collin Cowgill, injuring his knee in the process. Kendrick was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee, but the full extent of the damage done wouldn’t be determined until further evaluation...

Angels' Howie Kendrick injures leg

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was helped off the field Monday night after hyperextending his left knee while chasing a popup in the outfield. Kendrick was hurt in the fifth inning of the Angels' game against the Texas Rangers when he sprinted into right field to catch Elvis Andrus' tailing popup with two runners in scoring position. Right fielder Colin...

Howie Kendrick Potentially Injured As Angels Fall To Rangers 5-2


Freak play leads to Angel loss, Kendrick injury, Texas tops Halos 5-2

The Angels are so bad at baseball it hurts. Tonight, that was literally the case. In one of those countless events that is representative of the Angel season, this loss came down to one big, depressing play. After a wild pitch allowed the tying run to score in the fifth, a blooper into right field fell for a bases clearing triple. Yes, a ball that probably didn't even travel...

Kendrick injured in collision during loss

Murphy's Law holds that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. The Angels' 2013 season has rarely broken this law. Come to think of it the Angels should have hit the ball to David Murphy more often Monday. Murphy was playing right field for the Texas Rangers in place of Nelson Cruz who was suspended 50 games earlier in the day for using performance-enhancing drugs. Murphy...

Injuries Continue to Haunt Halos

After the Angels dropped their third straight game Tuesday night against Texas their record fell to an abysmal 51-61.  When Howie Kendrick hyper-extended his left knee in the opening game of the series, it was another typical blow to the Angels season.  The Halos have had players hit the DL 13 different times through the […]

LA Angels lose again to Rangers, 5-2

Shortly after the Los Angeles Angels lost Howie Kendrick to a hyperextended knee, they lost yet another game to the Texas Rangers. At least it didn't happen on yet another late homer, which would have made an ugly day even more painful. Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Angels 5-2 Monday night after losing All-Star...

Angels' updates: Howie Kendrick, Peter Bourjos & Sean Burnett

The Angels' struggles in 2013 has a lot to do with injuries, and this week they got mixed news on that front. Peter Bourjos is close to rehabbing while Howie Kendrick is day-to-day and Sean Burnett is facing surgery according to Alden Gonzalez and William Boor of An MRI exam on Howie Kendrick’s left knee, injured in a collision with right fielder Collin Cowgill...

Angels recall Green, option Stange

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick's sprained left knee will be re-evaluated at the end of the week. The Angels announced Tuesday they wouldn't immediately put Kendrick on their disabled list, but recalled newly acquired infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill in. Green was in Los Angeles' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers...
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