Good News: Angels Solve Dilemma at First Base. Now the Bad News . . .

Your Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles have solved the dilemma of who to play at first base, Rally Monkeys.

That's because slugger Kendrys Morales will be out for the season after electing to have a second surgery on his injured left ankle.

MLB's Angels Baseball site has the scoop.

Morales, of course, initially broke the ankle while jumping on home plate in celebration of a walk-off home run at the Big A May 29 a year ago.

“It's definitely a challenge for us,” Angels general manager Tony
say in the MLB post. “Not having Kendrys is a big part of what we do in the
middle of the lineup, so it's definitely a significant blow for us. But
having been able to go through the season last year without Kendrys, I
think the team has learned how to deal with his absence and move

Fortunately, rookie Mark Trumbo has been a welcome replacement. After 32 games, the hulking first baseman who bats and throws right-handed is batting over .300, tied with Howie Kendrick with a team-leading six home runs and one RBI behind Torii Hunter's team-leading 18.

Meanwhile, Morales sounds philosophical about what lies ahead, and least based on this quote he made through a translator:

“I knew the road back. . . . There were going to be issues along the way. Obviously I wasn't ready to have
surgery again, but at this point I think this is the best decision for
everybody involved to get me back 100 percent as soon as possible.” 

Possible = 2012.

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