Morin targeted for Saturday return

Morin targeted for Saturday return

ANAHEIM -- Injured Angels reliever Mike Morin will make a rehab appearance Thursday night for Class A Advanced Inland Empire, manager Mike Scioscia said.

Morin is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list on Saturday at Texas after recovering from a left foot laceration sustained while walking on a Florida beach. He last pitched on July 31 and has a 2.36 ERA this season.

Both infielder Grant Green (lumbar strain) and pitcher Joe Thatcher (left ankle sprain) will continue their treatment and recovery in Arizona when the Angels embark on a 10-game road trip.

Green has been able to work on his defense and hitting, but Scioscia said there was still no timetable for his return despite a lot of progress.

Thatcher, who was out of a walking boot last week, said he was aiming to return for the Oakland series at the end of the trip.

Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.