Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Angels' Kole Calhoun Headed To DL

It was a frustrating game for the Los Angeles Angels last night against the Oakland Athletics.
Not only did they lose 10-9 in an 11 inning game, the Angels lost right fielder and leadoff hitter Kole Calhoun with a right ankle sprain to the disabled list.
Leading off the bottom of the 11th inning, Calhoun hit a grounder to second base and was able to cross first base. But he then got his right foot caught on a divot beyond the base and had to be helped off the field. 
"I don't know what happened, man, it wasn't anything that special. I didn't see a replay or anything. I just rolled it and it hurt real bad," Calhoun said after the game. "It's just a freak thing, you know?"
Calhoun was on crutches after the game and manager Mike Scioscia said that the right fielder was "definitely" headed for the DL. 
When asked about Scioscia stating that he would be going on the DL, Calhoun responded, "It's disappointing. Nothing solidified right now, but we'll see what happens."
Calhoun went 3-for-6 with a two run home run and a key ninth-inning double in the second consecutive loss to the Angels' division rivals. The right fielder was starting to get into the swing of the season in the last three games, raising his average from .178 to .250.
The Angels are already without outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has a torn ligament in his left thumb. In the meantime, they will put Colin Cowgill in right field. Brennan Boesch or Matt Long will likely be called up from Triple-A Salt Lake, but the team is also pondering Sam Fuld, who is a threat to steal bases, can leadoff, and play outfield.
References: LA Times and MLB
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