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Friday, July 4, 2014

Angels Injury Update: Fernando Salas may need rehab assignment


By on 7/04/2014 09:45:00 AM

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday by the score of 5-2. The win improved the Angles to 48-36, just 3 1/2 games behind the Oakland As' in the American League West. David Freese led the offense going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Matt Shoemaker allowed only two runs and struck out seven, in six innings to get the win. On the injury front, reliever Fernando Salas, who was expected to be activated for the game, remains on the disabled list and a rehab assignment is possible.


I reported on June 30 that Salas, who has been out since June 15 with right shoulder irritation, threw 25 pitches consisting of fast balls and breaking balls. He didn't report soreness after the session and his next step would be to face live batters.

An update reported by Alden Gonzalez and Matthew DeFranks of MLB.com, is that Salas threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and was expected to be activated yesterday. But now manage Mike Scosica said Salas wasn't as sharp as he needs to be and the Angels are contemplating a brief rehab assignment for Salas.

Salas is in his 5th Major League season and first with the Angels. He is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 28 games this season. In 215 career games, Salas 10-13 with 24 saves and a 3.36 ERA.



 
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