Hall headed for MRI after setback …

Time keeps slipping away for roster hopeful Bill Hall.

Hall, signed to a Minor League contract and at one time looking like a favorite for a reserve spot, had been out since Feb. 27 because of tightness in his right quad. Then, during infield drills on Wednesday morning, as he was inching closer to a return to game action, the 33-year-old’s left calf tightened up, prompting him to leave the Angels facility on Thursday morning to undergo an MRI.

“It’s a little frustrating,” said Hall, the versatile infielder who was 3-for-9 before the injury. “I want to get out there. I had been playing well, and I did a lot of work this offseason to prevent this. But I guess there’s another plan. Hopefully it’s not as bad as it could be and I could get back out there as soon as possible.”

Hall didn’t undergo an MRI when he suffered the quad injury, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said they opted to get an image this time because Hall was bothered by the calf last season. Hall believes the injury occurred because he was compensating for the quad.

Hall sent out a cryptic tweet shortly after the injury, saying …


“I’m a little concerned,” Hall explained. “… Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seems.”

Hall is a XX(b) free agent, meaning the Angels basically have to make a decision on whether or not to keep him on the 25-man roster five days before Opening Day, in this case March 26. They owe him a $100,000 bonus to keep him in the organization but not on the active roster past that point.


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