Another day, another setback in the Los Angeles Angels' maddening start.
Vernon Wells was diagnosed Monday with a torn ligament in his right thumb that will require surgery, sidelining the high-priced outfielder for at least eight to 10 weeks.
''Any time you lose a guy that you're counting on who has maybe shown some signs of getting back to his game, it's unfortunate,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before the team opened a three-game series at Oakland. ''You have to have that depth and we'll hopefully be able to absorb it.''
The hits just keep coming for the Angels this season.
While new slugger Albert Pujols' slow start has been well chronicled, a chunk of the lineup has been shattered. Torii Hunter is on the restricted list and catcher Chris Iannetta will be out at least another month after surgery on his right wrist.
Backup outfielder Ryan Langerhans also separated his right shoulder in Sunday's 3-2 loss in 13 innings at San Diego while banging against the left-field w...