The April 30th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Aybar starts rehab assignment, Bourjos and Jimenez both suffer injuries and much more...
The Monkey Says: It could be a short assignment, but probably a few games since they went through the trouble of sending him to Utah rather than keeping local with the 66ers. There are also reports that Callaspo will begin a similar assignment tomorrow with Inland Empire. Hopefully both will be back no later than this weekend.
The Monkey Says: The hits just keep on coming. The Angels are so banged up that John Hester and Travis Witherspoon are the only position players in the minors on the 40-man roster who aren't on the DL. Perhaps the Angels will skip sending Callaspo to rehab and have him come back to play assuming Lucho can't go. As for Bourjos, he seems certain to miss at least a few days and probably go on the DL. He will be much tougher to replace, though it figures to be J.B. Shuck in the short-term. Ideally they would promote Kole Calhoun, but he broke his hand. Bill Hall or Brad Hawpe might somehow work there way into the mix. I kind of wonder if the Angels might not be better off calling up C.J. Cron to DH if it appears Bourjos will miss significant time.