Just when Bill Hall was on the verge of returning to action in quest to get back to the big leagues, he ended up instead heading for an MRI exam.
The results of Thursday's test showed just a strained left calf, but it's still unclear how long Hall will be out. He is scheduled to see Angels physician, Dr. Lewis Yocum, on Friday morning.
Hall had been out for two weeks with a strained right quad before he injured his left calf during infield drills on Wednesday. Hall had torn his left calf in 2009.
"Obviously I want to get out there," Hall said. "I was playing well. I did a lot of work this offseason to help prevent things like this. But I guess there's another plan. Hopefully it's not as bad as it could be and I can be back out there as soon as possible and feel comfortable."
Hall, 33, spent almost all of last season in the minors after playing just 62 games in the majors in 2011. He lost weight over the winter and signed with the Angels a few weeks before the start of camp. Hall seemed to have a good shot at making the team as a utilityman because he can play infield and outfield, and he had three hits, all doubles, in his first nine at-bats.
Strained calf keeps Angels' Hall out of action
Orange County Register | Mar 15