Good News: Angels Solve Dilemma at First Base. Now the Bad News . . .
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.
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|Mark Trumbo has shined at the plate.|
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.