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Angels reliever Mike Morin injured his foot while walking on the beach

Aug 4, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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UPDATE: According to Alden Gonzalez of, Morin injured the bottom of his foot while walking on the beach in Florida after Saturday’s game against the Rays. That’s…different. He ended up needing four stitches. The good news is that he’s expected to be back when he’s eligible in two weeks.

6:15 p.m. ET: The Angels’ bullpen was dealt a tough blow this afternoon, as right-handed reliever Mike Morin was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left foot laceration.

Morin has been excellent since making his major league debut in late-April, posting a 2.36 ERA and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He’s not a particularly hard-thrower, averaging just around 91 mph on his fastball, but he gets a number of swings and misses thanks to his changeup and slider.

In a corresponding roster move, the Angels have activated outfielder Collin Cowgill from the 15-day disabled list. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since he broke his nose and his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch on July 12, but he made it through a brief minor league rehab assignment with no issues. He’s batting .277/.354/.407 with five home runs and 16 RBI over 69 games this season.

  1. norcalfrog - Aug 4, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Wait for it… I want to know if this ranks on the all-season-dumbest-injuries list… foot laceration? Details DJ Short! Give us details!

    • scatterbrian - Aug 4, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Because walking on a beach barefoot is dumb?

      • norcalfrog - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:50 PM

        Posted before the update on walking on the beach… DJ responded so now it’s just a run-of-the-mill regular injury any of us might step into…

  2. nottinghamforest12 - Aug 4, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    It was a syringe.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Aug 4, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    I’m pretty sure something similar happened to cur’68.

  4. shanabartels - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    If you don’t want to step on seashells, wear flip-flops. Sand gets so hot anyway. This isn’t rocket science.

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      What if you’re going into the water?

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:08 AM

        I guess then you just have to rely on your self-proclaimed “swag” to protect you.

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