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Ankle X-rays inconclusive on Halos' Wilson

Ankle X-rays inconclusive on Halos' Wilson

ANAHEIM -- X-rays of Angels catcher Bobby Wilson's left ankle, injured in a collision with the Yankees' Mark Teixeira on Friday night, were inconclusive owing to swelling in the ankle, according to team orthopedist, Dr. Lewis Yocum.

Wilson, who suffered a concussion when he was leveled by Teixeira's shoulder in a violent collision in the third inning, will be re-evaluated in 48 hours with an MRI expected on Monday.

"I can't give him a time frame [for his return]," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I would imagine after the DL [time expires] if everything else is healed up. He should be OK."

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The Angels replaced Wilson, who was making his first Major League start, on the 25-man roster with his good buddy Ryan Budde. A powerfully constructed native of Midwest City, Okla., Budde has appeared in 23 games across parts of three seasons with the Angels and has shared the catching duties at Triple-A Salt Lake the past few seasons with Wilson.

Budde is "real good defensively," according to Scioscia, and will serve as Mike Napoli's backup. Jeff Mathis, off to a superlative start offensively and defensively, is out four to eight weeks with a fractured right wrist suffered on Monday night against the Tigers.

Budde's big moment in the big leagues came against the Yankees in 2007 when he delivered a walk-off double in the 11th inning on Aug. 20, his first career RBI. He's 3-for-23 (.130) in limited appearances with the Angels and was batting .333 at Salt Lake in five games, backing up promising Hank Conger.

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