Kendrys progressing; exhibition opener unlikely
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said it’s a stretch to think recovering slugger Kendrys Morales can get himself to the point where he’s playing in the exhibition opener, a split-squad against the Athletics on March 5. But he also said “there’s absolutely nothing in his ankle right now that looks like it’s going to inhibit him from being where he needs to be.”
Morales did some light sprints on the grass yesterday with no pain, and will do so again today. The Angels will be looking at video of Morales running each week to see what kind of progress he makes (hitting isn’t an issue).
“He might end up running better as time goes on,” Scioscia said, “but as soon as he gets to a spot where there’s no restrictions and he’s running whatever 100 percent is at that time where he’s not hurt, he’ll play. So we’re excited about that.”
More on Angels.com later today.