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Angels Spring Training: Kendrys Morales Makes Long Awaited Return Against Royals Thursday

It's been almost two years since Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Kendrys Morales suffered one of the freakiest of freak accidents to ever occur in the game of baseball, breaking his left ankle stomping on home plate after a game-winning grand slam.

But Morlaes is back in the lineup this Thursday, joining his teammates as the designated hitter for the Angels this afternoon, batting sixth against the Kansas City Royals.

The Angels have played in 322 games, including spring training, since Morales injured himself May 29, 2010. He could prove a key piece of the offense upon his return, possibly using him to bat cleanup behind Albert Pujols, giving the Halos of the most dangerous offenses in all of baseball. Morales batted .306 with 34 home runs and 108 RBIs in 2009 before missing the last two seasons with this injury.

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