Having stalled again in his ongoing attempt to rejoin the Angels' lineup following surgery on his lower left leg, Kendrys Morales is being examined by a foot specialist.
Morales' inability to run 100 percent and make the necessary cuts and turns on the bases is keeping him from returning even though he has had no trouble swinging the bat and has been able to field ground balls at first base.
The Angels have held their own without Morales, fighting the Rangers for first place through the season's first month. They opened the season with Mark Trumbo at first base, but his recent struggles have gotten him benched, and the Angels have been going with a new-look lineup that includes erstwhile second baseman Howie Kendrick at first base and rookie Alexi Amarista at second.
Considering Vernon Wells' performance and the back end of their rotation, the Angels have bigger problems than first base. Still, getting Morales back in action would give Mike Scioscia some attractive options.