Anderson was saying he rediscovered his stroke right before the current road trip, feeling the quickness return to his hands. He had seven hits in his previous 18 at-bats (.389) before Saturday's game.Anderson, upbeat before the series in anticipation of playing in the ballpark he visited as a kid from the San Fernando Valley, left after the game and was unavailable for comment. Kotchman is batting .333 and also is among the American League leaders in on-base percentage (.411) and slugging percentage (.556). "Casey was woozy," Scioscia said. "He's probably going to be woozy for a while. He got a little cut up there [on his forehead] as well. I couldn't tell exactly what happened. "We'll see when he can get back. We want to see where he is in a day or two. Hopefully, he's not out too long. Kotch is playing great baseball -- everything from knocking runs in to driving the ball to the great defense he plays." Quinlan and Shea Hillenbrand are available to play first base in Kotchman's absence. A roster move will be made to replace Anderson, but infielder Maicer Izturis (right hamstring) is not ready, Scioscia said. Candidates include Triple-A Salt Lake outfielders Tommy Murphy, Nick Gorneault and Terry Evans, first baseman Kendry Morales and infielders Brandon Wood and Matt Brown.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less