Kendry Morales sustained a freak injury Saturday night during his walk-off grand slam celebration. We have seen some impressive jumps on home plate in the past, but Kendry was keeping it simple. Of all the injuries one could expect from getting mobbed by a group of testosterone-pumped, overly-excited men, a lower leg fracture is not what first comes to mind.
What now? Morales is scheduled to have surgery and will be placed on the 15 day DL. The move to place him on the 15 day DL is just to avoid the infamous “60 day” tag. The Angels will be faced with a challenge to replace their slugger. With Jeff Mathis returning from injury in the next few weeks, Mike Napoli will be freed up to both DH and perhaps play 1B. Robb Quinlan is next on the depth chart but I’m not too sure how long the Angels will want to stick with this… The way Napoli has been playing, I think he is the player that benefits the most from this freak injury.