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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, batting eighth and playing second base.
Los Angeles optioned right-hander Daniel Stange to Salt Lake.
The Angels acquired Green from Oakland last week in a trade for starting third baseman Alberto Callaspo. Green, who made his major league debut with the Athletics last month, went 8 for 24 in three games with Salt Lake.
Green is an Anaheim native who played three seasons at the University of Southern California. He immediately became one of the top prospects in the Angels' depleted farm system.
Kendrick was injured during the fifth inning of the Angels' 5-2 loss to Texas on Monday night when he landed awkwardly on his left leg while sprinting to catch a tailing popup by Elvis Andrus. Kendrick got hurt when he attempted to avoid sliding right fielder Colin Cowgill coming toward him.
An MRI exam Tuesday revealed Kendrick hadn't done more serious damage to his knee.
Kendrick is in the midst of a strong season for the Angels, who appear all but certain to miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. His 126 hits are second-most in the majors among second basemen behind Dustin Pedroia, and he had a nine-game hit streak before going 0 for 2 Monday.
The Angels also announced left-hander Sean Burnett will have surgery Wednesday on a torn flexor tendon in his left elbow. Burnett, who had already been ruled out for the season, appeared in just 13 games for the Angels, joining Ryan Madson as a hugely disappointing free-agent signing meant to patch Los Angeles' porous bullpen.
Burnett had ligament replacement surgery in 2005. He signed a two-year deal with the Angels last winter after 3 1/2 seasons with Washington.
The oft-injured Madson was released by the Angels on Monday after failing to pitch in a game with his new club.
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By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
This season has had more than its share of disappointments
for Angel’s fans and one of the biggest disappointments has been the struggles
of Josh Hamilton at the plate.
Simply put Josh has been swinging at a lot of pitches
outside of the strike zone and, when he does put the ball in play, he has not
hit the ball quite as...
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...
Last year, the AL MVP debate turned into something resembling a culture war, with Miguel Cabrera representing the traditional methods of player evaluation while Mike Trout was the darling of the sabermetric community. In the final tally, Cabrera won in a landslide, receiving 22 of the 28 first place votes, but Trout and Cabrera were #1 and #2 on 27 of the 28 ballots submitted, with...
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson had some harsh words for the 13 players who were suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation, especially the one who got the stiffest penalty, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
"It's good for the game that they're finally getting him on something," Wilson, the team's union...
Mike Scioscia is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the game. His team plays a National League style, never hesitating to lay down a bunt when needed.
The last few years the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been in uncharted waters. They spent big bucks on the best power hitters in the game; Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and they haven't delivered. C.J. Wilson...
The August 8th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia rips his pitching staff, Trout turns 22 and much more...
The Story: Scioscia blasts his own pitchers for their defensive issues.
The Monkey Says: Scioscia minced no words when he blamed the pitching staff for the Rangers stealing pretty much all of the bases on Tuesday night. He then...
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...
All aboard! The D-Train is pulling into Los Angeles.
The pitching thin Los Angeles Angels have signed Dontrelle Willis from the independent Atlantic League Long Island Ducks.
“Dontrelle has been outstanding on the mound this season,” said Ducks president and GM Michael Pfaff in a statement. "We wish him the best of luck with the Angels organization.”
Ryan Madson's one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels is officially a bust. He was coming off Tommy John surgery in 2011 and missed the entire 2012 season when the Angels signed him to a one-year deal. Unfortunately, Madson has not made much progress in his recovery and has not pitched at all this season. Now, the Angels have released him.
#Angels have released Ryan...
This post is analysis free. It’s just a list followed by amazement. Here are the best hitters (by wRC+) through their age-21 season, all time.
The August 7th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson slams suspended PED users, Green called up, Kendrick avoids serious injury and much more...
The Story: C.J. Wilson ripped Alex Rodriguez and the other players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal.
The Monkey Says: Wilson is the Angels' union rep, so this isn't just him running...
MONDAY, 8/5: Jerome Williams vs. Martin Perez: Do I really have to watch?
Seriously, I've got recap duty tonight and I am tempted to write it in advance. Williams is probably going to struggle to make it through five innings and the Angels will get shutdown by Perez because they inexplicably can't hit lefties despite all their best hitters...
Monday was quite a bizarre day at Angels Stadium in Anaheim.
On the visitor's side, the Texas Rangers were alternately answering -- then fending off -- questions about Nelson Cruz's suspension for allegedly using PED's.
In the home clubhouse, the atmosphere was exactly the opposite.
The players were sitting at their lockers or gathered on the couch watching the televisions...