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DL bound Kendrys Morales “still isn’t running full speed”

Mar 18, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Mike Scioscia has said that Kendrys Morales needs to see game action by Sunday if he’s to have any chance of being on the Opening Day roster, but there’s almost zero chance of that happening with Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reporting that Morales “still isn’t running full speed.”

Morales is 10 months removed from a broken ankle, but continues to have soreness and inflammation even without being cleared to fully run the bases yet.

Scioscia admitted that Morales’ window to get healthy by Opening Day “is narrowing” and Giovanna writes that he “is expected to open on the disabled list” and “when he’s activated, he probably will spend a considerable amount of time at designated hitter.”

The good news is that Morales has lost 14 pounds since arriving at camp last month, shedding much of the weight he gained while being inactive during the offseason. Or as Morales put it: “I couldn’t move over the winter, but I wasn’t going to starve. I figured I would address it later on.”

I’ve been taking that same approach for 28 years now. In a related note, I’m also not cleared to run full speed.

  1. cur68 - Mar 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Bad news Kendry(s). He must have broke that leg right through the ankle joint and ruptured the joint capsule. It’ a long haul back from that (if ever). Poor bastard.

  2. BC - Mar 18, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Maybe he’s not running at full speed because he’s now carrying that extra “s” around….

  3. cur68 - Mar 18, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    (s)’ aint heavy; now if it were a “T”‘ that would be a cross to bear…heh, heh, heh…

  4. fatcatt - Mar 19, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    well he said it best “ive been taking the same approach for 28 years now. Even with this injury there are ways to rehab all off season as well as last season to keep the rest of the body in shape. Seems to me he wasnt being pushed by the halos eneough to stay in shape. Though its tough to do if your not in country. And working out doesnt seem to be the thing to do for alot of major leaguers. At least looking at the ones of his ethnicity. But this is a shame. He could’ve been further ahead or should i say should’ve been further ahead if he worked harder. i cant feel sorry for him

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