Found September 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Los Angeles Angels welcomed back Howie Kendrick yesterday, but they will not yet pencil him into the lineup.  With the team completely out of contention, Mike Scioscia and the front office believe there is no reason to rush Kendrick back into the lineup.  Kendrick is expected to start Friday's series opener against the Houston Astros. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com says Kendrick is feeling back to normal.  He says his knee is 100 percent.  However, rather than risk re-injuring the knee, the Angels are playing things as safe as possible.  Gonzalez said the Angels biggest fear was to activate Kendrick and play him on the turf in Toronto in his first game back.  That is why they will wait until the team arrives in Houston so Kendrick can play on grass. Kendrick suffered a hyperextended left knee in a collision with Colin Cowgill on August 5th.  He was able to avoid a serious knee injury, but it has taken him longer than expected to recover.  On August 9th, the Angels officially placed Kendrick on the DL.  He hasn't played since.  But that should all change this weekend. Los Angeles is 68-76 this season.  They were unable to make a run like they did last year, so the Angels will likely finish under .500 this season.  That's quite a disappointment considering the roster.  However, Kendrick has not been a disappointment.  He is hitting .301/.341/.437 this season.  The Angels hope for more of the same if he is not traded during the offseason. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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