The Los Angeles Angels place Mike Napoli on the DL

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 4 July 2007 at 11:01 am

The Angels have placed starting catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle. Napoli has played in 56 games this season and he’s 43 for 177 (.243 avg, .786 OPS) with 35 runs scored, 8 homers, 29 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. The Angels will miss Napoli’s bat as his replacements are better defenders than they are hitters. Jose Molina will get most of the playing time as he played in 30 games this season for the Angels and he’s 23 for 100 (.230 avg, .525 OPS) with 8 runs scored and 5 RBIs. Molina isn’t much of a hitter but he’s a good defender. Jeff Mathis has been brought up from AAA ball and he’s played in 66 games and he’s 61 for 250 (.244 avg, .671 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 5 homers and 26 RBIs. Mathis has failed in his earlier chances with the Angels but he’s still young so he might start to live up to his potential soon.

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