Angels may have to go looking for shortstop because of injuries

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  1. truebluefan

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    "With Maicer Izturis on the disabled list and Erick Aybar possibly to follow, the Angels concede they might need to acquire a shortstop via trade or free agency.

    "Hopefully, our injury situation isn't long-term," General Manager Tony Reagins said. "If it is, you'd probably have to look outside the organization."

    Reagins said he has gotten "encouraging reports" on Aybar, who injured his left knee Monday. The Angels said Aybar had "meniscal damage" but would not say whether the cartilage was torn or whether the injury would require surgery. Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels' medical staff had not mentioned a tear to him.

    Aybar is scheduled to be evaluated Friday, when the Angels are expected to activate catcher Jeff Mathis. The Angels also designated outfielder Michael Ryan for assignment and recalled right-hander Sean O'Sullivan from triple-A Salt Lake.

    They put Izturis on the disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left forearm, the eighth time he has been on the disabled list since joining the team in 2005.

    Reagins said the Angels are aware of available shortstops but not yet pursuing any, pending medical updates on Aybar's progress.

    "We're not at that point," Reagins said.

    The Detroit Tigers released Adam Everett on Tuesday, so the Angels could sign him as a free agent. Shortstops available on the trade market could include Cesar Izturis of the Baltimore Orioles — Maicer's half-brother — as well as Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ryan Theriot of the Chicago Cubs and Omar Vizquel of the Chicago White Sox."

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-angels-fyi-20100617,0,6731616.story
     
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    Frandsen has been hitting well for them and they could also use Brandon Wood if necessary at SS.
     

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