But there is no change yet in the status of the hobbled slugger, so don't hold your breath on his return.
Morales met with Dr. Phil Kwong, the surgeon who operated on his fractured left foot last May, and Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Angels' team orthopedist, in an effort to figure out something that will get him back on the field. Running continues to be the chief problem: Morales has not been bothered by baseball activity, but he has hit multiple setbacks over the past several weeks when he has tried to run.
"He will start running again, but he will not do any baseball activity as of yet," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Morales was heavy when he reported to spring training, but Scioscia said he's since lost weight.
Scioscia said he's not surprised the injury has taken so long to heal, though he did admit to a level of frustration.
"Surprised? No," Scioscia said. "There's been some frustration because he's been with the club and, at times, you think he's good to be on the field, and then there's a plateau."