ST. PETERSBURG -- Howie Kendrick will return before the end of this season, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia still doesn't know when.
Kendrick, out since suffering a sprained left knee on Aug. 5, continues to do light agility drills while fielding ground balls and taking batting practice. But the Angels' second baseman won't be activated for the three-game series against the Rays and there's still no definitive timeline for his return.
Scioscia said Monday that Kendrick is "definitely moving better," but he added that it's "not enough to where you're excited and you're going to go, 'Hey, this guy's going to be ready in a day or two.' It's going to take a little more time."
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