Morales gets examined by foot specialist

Morales gets examined by foot specialist

Morales gets examined by foot specialist
ANAHEIM -- Having stalled again in his ongoing attempt to rejoin the Angels' lineup following surgery on his lower left leg, Kendrys Morales is being examined by a foot specialist.

"He's getting evaluated today by Dr. [Phil] Kwong," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Wednesday's series finale against the Athletics at Angel Stadium. "We'll get an indication as to what we need to do."

Morales' inability to run 100 percent and make the necessary cuts and turns on the bases is keeping him from returning even though he has had no trouble swinging the bat and has been able to field ground balls at first base.

"Some days are better than others," he said with a shrug, the frustration evident in his expression. "I keep trying."

Morales, who played 51 games last year before fracturing his lower left leg on May 29 celebrating a game-winning grand slam, remains on the 15-day disabled list.

Howard Kendrick was back at first base on Wednesday in a new-look lineup with Alexi Amarista at second base, Erick Aybar at shortstop and Alberto Callaspo at third base.

Rookie Mark Trumbo is dealing with his first slump (1-for-17 on the homestand) after handling first base capably for three weeks. He's batting .229 with three homers and nine RBIs in 83 at-bats.