The Los Angeles Angels place Maicer Izturis on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 15 August 2008 at 4:32 pm

The Angels have placed infielder Maicer Izturis on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury. Izturis has played in 79 games for the Angels this season and he is 78 for 290 (.269 avg, .691 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 3 homers, 37 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. This injury means that Erick Aybar will get to play everyday at shortstop for the Angels until Izturis is ready to come back. Aybar has played in 75 games for the Angels this season and he is 75 for 262 (.286 avg, .721 OPS) with 40 runs scored, 3 homers, 30 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. The Angels have recalled 1B Kendry Morales to replace Izturis on the roster. The Angels would be smart to get Morales some at bats at DH because he has been ripping the ball in the minors this season. Morales has played in 75 games in Rookie Ball+AAA and he is 108 for 308 (.351 avg, .943 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 15 homers and 68 RBIs. Morales has also appeared in 1 game for the Angels this season and he is 0 for 1.

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