Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales being sent to see a foot/ankle specialist (uh oh), Pineiro and Downs activated, Palmer demoted, Bulger put on waivers and much more...
The Story: Kendrys Morales is being sent to see a foot/ankle specialist.
The Monkey Says: The Angels are actually only calling him a foot specialist, but the guy is an ankle specialist too which is important since, you know, Morales broke his ankle. I hate to sound like an alarmist about this, but given his slow rehab process and this bit of news, we should probably start bracing ourselves for some very bad news.
The Story: The Angels have activated Joel Pineiro and Scott Downs from the DL, demoted Matt Palmer to Triple-A and designated Jason Bulger for assignment.
The Monkey Says: All these moves were very much expected. Palmer has been spotty in the rotation and doesn't have much upside, so it is no shocker to see him get sent down rather than Tyler Chatwood. As for Bulger, this move was inevitable due to his struggles this season. With his injury history and command issues, there is a pretty good chance he will clear waivers, but he may decide to try his luck in another organi.zation anyway.
The Story: Mark Trumbo is trying to find his way out of his slump.
The Monkey Says: What worries me about Trumbo is that he is falling into the same trap that Brandon Wood fell into, constantly falling behind in counts 0-2, never walking and getting punched out breaking balls.