Thursday, August 17, 2006

Dallas McPherson, Kendry Morales Callup Doubted

An anticipated September callup to the Angels for former prized prospect Dallas McPherson appears in serous doubt as the AAA Salt Lake City Bees have sidelined the young third baseman yet again. Returning from three weeks of disablement because of a back injury, McPherson is hurt again with a strained oblique, the prognosis of which can be very tricky. Ironically, when McPherson reports to the trainer's table he will find rival Kendry Morales waiting for him. McPherson had been battling Morales for playing time at first base before the two of them were demoted from Anaheim. Morales has already missed more than a dozen games due to a similar muscle strain.