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Kendrys Morales has hit a “plateau” in his rehab

Mar 16, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT


Yesterday we heard that Kendrys Morales may begin the year on the DL. Today Mike Scioscia elaborated on that, and it doesn’t sound good:

“It’s not a setback; there are just some plateaus guys hit,” said Scioscia. “You can’t force things. He’s going to keep working, keep moving forward.”

One thing that I wonder: how much of his “plateau” has to do with conditioning?  I didn’t write about it when I was at Angels camp in Tempe, but Morales does look to be a tad roundish and out of shape.  Which, on some level, is understandable given that his particular injury — his ankle — makes running and getting on an exercise bike troublesome. But it also can’t help a guy trying to work out at first base after so much time off.


  1. pauleee - Mar 16, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    There has been absolutely no good news on this subject since the name correction. Kendrys, leave immediately and send Kendry back in. That is all.

  2. banksatdixie - Mar 16, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    I’m thinking they could pencil Scott Downs into the 4 hole and let him play a little one-bag.

    • pauleee - Mar 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM

      Sorry, no-can-do. He’s already too busy splitting time between his new role as ace starter and closing all the games he doesn’t start.

      • cur68 - Mar 16, 2011 at 3:59 PM

        …but manly, yes? I like him, too.

      • TOTUL PRIN HAR - Mar 16, 2011 at 4:47 PM

        that’s after he gets off the DL too.

  3. Lukehart80 - Mar 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Craig, we get it, you know how to correctly spell the man’s name. You don’t have to keep posting about him, he doesn’t play in New York, Boston, Or Philadelphia, you can’t actually expect any of us to care about this news!

    • pauleee - Mar 16, 2011 at 5:35 PM

      See, Easy Coast Bias rumors dispelled!

      • pauleee - Mar 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM

        D’oh! East, although it does makes for a nice snarky retort.

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