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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Angels Injury Update: Collin Cowgill out 4-5 weeks with broken nose

By on 7/13/2014 02:45:00 PM

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Collin Cowgill will miss four to five weeks after breaking both his nose and right thumb in Saturday’s win over the Texas Rangers, reports Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times. The team called up outfielder Grant Green to take Cowgill’s spot on the roster.

Cowgill suffered both injuries on a bunt attempt in the eighth inning when a pitch deflected off his thumb and hit him in the nose, leaving him bloodied. Efren Navarro replaced Cowgill in left field.

After coming to the Angels from the New York Mets last season, Cowgill has served as a useful bench piece. Cowgill has posted a .760 OPS and 2.0 WAR in 69 games this season, many of which came filling in for outfielders Kole Calhoun and Josh Hamilton when both were injured earlier in the year.

When the Angels’ outfield is fully healthy, Cowgill hasn’t received as much playing time, but the loss of depth will hurt. Los Angeles is in a tight race with the Oakland Athletics for first place in a competitive AL West division. 

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