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Kendrys Morales cleared “to begin running on his own power”

Jan 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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After visiting with a specialist in Colorado last week Kendrys Morales has been cleared “to begin running on his own power,” according to Alden Gonzalez of

Morales hasn’t played since breaking his ankle in May of 2010, suffering multiple setbacks along the way after initially hoping to be ready for Opening Day of last season. He eventually underwent a second surgery, but the Angels were confident enough in his odds of being healthy this year that they tendered him a contract.

Gonzalez reports that there’s still no timetable for his return to baseball activities, but Morales has been running on an unweighted treadmill and hitting off a tee. A healthy Morales would add to the Angels’ logjam at first base, designated hitter, and the outfield corners, but the stockpile of capable hitters should also allow them to be very cautious with his recovery timetable. Not that they have much choice at this point.

  1. nagrommit - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Running on his own power? That’s got to be good news for whomever’s been carrying him from base to base.

    • jwbiii - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      I heard that has has been running an extension cord to his next door neighbor’s outside outlet.

      • aceshigh11 - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM


  2. jckid21 - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    And people say clean energy isn’t cost effective

  3. joshftw - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:31 PM


  4. mox19380 - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I assumed they offered arbitration with hopes that they could eventually trade him this year right?

    This is one of the more unfortunate stories in recent baseball injury history. Morales story is great, coming from cuba and all. He was hailed as one of the greatest Cuban hitters ever and (unlike so many cubanos) he was actually panning out into a great MLB’er before the injury.

    Hope the ankle issues are behind him

    • jwbiii - Jan 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM

      My guess is that once Morales and Trumbo prove that they are both healthy and productive, Morales will have a For Sale sign on him.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 11, 2012 at 2:03 AM

        I hope he gets healthy and ends up in Toronto. We need a 1B not named Lind.

  5. philliesblow - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Shouldn’t be long until he’s…………………..”In the best shape of his life”!!!!

  6. stex52 - Jan 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Angels may have two or three bad contracts, but they are starting to sound tough for 2012.

    • SmackSaw - Jan 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      There are no bad contracts when the owner is a billionaire and the cable deal pays $150 million a year for 20 years. The price of beer won’t even go up.

      • stex52 - Jan 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

        Well, there are, but you are right. He can look right past them.

  7. SmackSaw - Jan 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Big lefty bat behind Pujols. Nice.

  8. cur68 - Jan 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Good luck Kendrys. When he comes back, he should drop the “s”. So far, when he was “Kendry” he was stud and got around on his own. When he became “Kendrys” he needed someone else’s power to get around. That weight of that “s” has been nothing but trouble.

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