Rehab on hold with Morales under the weather

Rehab on hold with Morales under the weather

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kendry Morales is running a temperature in triple digits and was not in uniform on Tuesday. The Angels' first baseman is coming back from lower left leg surgery and is unsure if he'll be running well enough by Opening Day to be cleared to play.

"If he can get a little work it, it won't set us back too far," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "If you miss a week or 10 days, it's going to be a different issue. Two days is not an issue."

Mark Trumbo has been playing first base in Morales' absence. Morales has been taking ground balls and batting practice, and is up to 80 percent of his body weight on a treadmill.

Free-agent acquisition Hisanori Takahashi, who had a setback with back stiffness, was set to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.

"Hisanori knows what he needs to do to be ready," Scioscia said of the veteran left-hander who excelled in multiple roles last year for the Mets.