Purgatory Online

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Heading into a road series with New York, here's the lowdown on the Angels' injury situation:

Darin Erstad - On the disabled list, awaiting results of an MRI. Will not play this series, roadtrip, or month.

Garret Anderson - Continues to suffer from mystery ailment causing pain in his upper back. Eligible to come off the DL, but won't anytime in the next few days. Realistic return date - impossible to tell; expect better data within the next few days.

Tim Salmon - Beginning rehab process for right knee. Expected back in about a week; will not play at New York or Baltimore.

Brendan Donnelly - Removed himself from a Triple-A rehab start two nights ago complaining of pain in the same elbow on which he had surgery in the fall. Scioscia reports that it was just "stiffness," but Donnelly will miss his scheduled rehab appearance today. Donnelly was expected to rejoin the team in a couple of days; this pushes that back to at least a week from today and possibly longer.

Troy Glaus - Should return to third-base duties during this roadtrip, "but not tonight." Will continue to DH until then.

Jose Guillen - Made the trip to New York with the team; is day-to-day and has not been diagnosed with any serious injury beyond knee and ankle sprains. Realistically will probably not start tonight, but I suspect he'll DH for most of the road trip, then return to left once Salmon rejoins the team.