Angels outfielders Vernon Wells (right thumb) and Ryan Langerhans (separated right shoulder) were injured in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park and likely will go on the disabled list, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game. Neither Wells nor Langerhans will join the Angels as they continue their 10-game trip in Oakland on Monday. With the probable loss of two outfielders, Scioscia said he expected the team to make roster moves to increase depth in the area that used to be one of their greatest strengths. Peter Bourjos, who is batting just .203, and hot-hitting rookie Mike Trout (.355) are available for center field. Versatile Mark Trumbo can play the corner spots. Second baseman Howie Kendrick, who committed the 13th inning fielding error that cost the Angels the game Sunday, has experience in left field. Beyond that is a question mark. The team released veteran left fielder Bobby Abreu on April 27 and is having to go indefinitely without right fielder Torii Hunter. Hunter was placed on the restricted list on May 14 and returned to Prosper, Texas, to be with his son, Darius McClinton-Hunter, who is facing a sexual-assault charge. "We'll have to see what happens," said Wells, who is hitting .244 this season and was injured in the while stealing second base in the second inning. Wells slid feet-first into the bag then leaned back on his trailing, right hand to catch himself. He felt the pain in the digit immediately.
Wells, Langerhans seem headed to DL
Orange County Register | May 21