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Angels report: Roster

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Roster · Notes, quotes · Inside pitch

--SS Erick Aybar left Friday's game in the fourth inning with dizziness. Aybar appeared to be kicked or kneed in the head by A's SS Orlando Cabrera as Aybar slid into second base and tried to break up a double play. Before leaving the game, Aybar extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single. He has hits in 14 of his past 16 games and 15 hits in his past 25 at-bats, raising his average for the season to .302.

--LHP Joe Saunders tied a career-high with six walks in six innings Friday. Saunders has been fighting command issues over his past eight starts (26 walks and 12 home runs). "It just makes your life harder when you can't command the ball in the strike zone," Saunders said.

--1B Kendry Morales was 2-for-3 Friday with a solo home run, a single and a walk. That extends Morales' career-high hitting streak to 17 games, the longest by an Angel this season. Morales is batting .354 (23-for-65) during the hitting streak.

--C Jeff Mathis was 1-for-3 with two stolen bases Friday. It was the first time in his career Mathis has stolen two bases in a game. But the A's also stole four times against him including one by Rajai Davis who stole third on Mathis' throw back to LHP Joe Saunders following a pitch.

--RHP Renedin Mesa was one of five minor-leaguers suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Mesa, 17, was 2-3 with a 4.36 ERA in eight starts for the Angels' Dominican Summer League team since signing as a free agent earlier this year.


SS Erick Aybar (dizziness) left the July 17 game after a collision at second base.

LF Juan Rivera (sore right leg) sat out the July 11-12 games. He returned to the lineup as the designated hitter on July 16.

RHP Shane Loux (right shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17. He began a minor league rehab assignment June 19, and he was activated July 11.

CF Torii Hunter (strained adductor muscle in right groin) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 8. He is expected to miss at least three weeks.

RF Vladimir Guerrero (strained muscle behind left knee) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 8. He is expected to miss at least three weeks.

RHP Kelvim Escobar (right shoulder soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 6. He then had a setback in his rehab and is out indefinitely.

RHP Scot Shields (left knee tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list May 26. He had season-ending surgery June 16 and was moved to the 60-day DL.

RHP Dustin Moseley (nerve irritation in right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list April 18, and he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 6. He had a setback in mid-May during his rehab at extended spring training. He was cleared to start light throwing in late May but was shut down again because of pain traveling from his neck to his elbow.


LHP Joe Saunders

RHP Jered Weaver

RHP John Lackey

RHP Ervin Santana

RHP Matt Palmer


LHP Brian Fuentes (closer)

RHP Justin Speier

RHP Jason Bulger

RHP Kevin Jepsen

LHP Darren Oliver

RHP Shane Loux


Jeff Mathis

Mike Napoli

Bobby Wilson


1B Kendry Morales

2B Howie Kendrick

SS Erick Aybar

3B Chone Figgins

INF Maicer Izturis

INF Brandon Wood


LF Juan Rivera

CF Gary Matthews Jr.

RF Bobby Abreu

OF/INF Robb Quinlan

OF Reggie Willits

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