The Los Angeles Angels place Mike Napoli on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 8 July 2008 at 9:04 am

The Angels have placed catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. He has played in 47 games for the Angels this season and he is 29 for 142 (.204 avg, .780 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 12 homers, 29 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Napoli has also whiffed an alarming 46 times already this season. Jeff Mathis will take over as the full time starter with Napoli out due to injury. Mathis has played in 47 games this season for the Angels and he is 33 for 144 (.229 avg, .691 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 6 homers and 25 RBIs. The Angels have recalled 28-year old righty swinging catcher Ryan Budde to replace Napoli on the roster. He has played in 37 games in AAA ball this season and he is 27 for 135 (.200 avg, .579 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 2 homers and 19 RBIs.

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