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Angels Spring Training 2012: Kendrys Morales Injury Update

Today was a light day of workouts at Spring Training camp for the Los Angeles Angels. One of the more pressing questions for Spring Training and beyond into the 2012 season is how slugger Kendrys Morales will come back from the broken ankle that was responsible for him missing the last two seasons.

Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register has been kind enough to provide daily updates on Morales at the OCR Angels blog. Here is the latest news from Saturday.

It was another outdoor running day for Angels rehabbing slugger Kendrys Morales Saturday. He ran six straight-line sprints on the outfield grass (about 90 feet) after taking batting practice, the way he has every other day this week. But the intensity was increased today.

Morales is on track to start adding turns to his running in a gradual progression. Some time next week, he should start doing his sprints in a soft zig-zag pattern on the outfield grass. Running the curve of the infield (first to third, still on the outfield grass) would be the next step after that.

Morales is still expected to see his first Spring Training action in the second week of games, around March 5.

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