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Angels GM Tony Reagins talks about Kendrys Morales' season-ending ankle surgery.
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What Tony -- news obviously disappointed not only fourteen injuries personally -- the organization as a whole because such a clogged haven't built a lineup over the first base. I definitely definitely difficult difficult knows what news -- as an organization and but you have to move forward. It's not as big as those last year when we lost to injury and that was that was all of a sudden -- And that was hard to recover from we played now almost a year without without and so. We have to make those type of adjustments and having guys like march from -- and a Howie Kendrick step up and play first base fourth set at a high level as being important force. Obviously -- a date has not been scheduled for the surgery but doctor York -- hopefully soon as possible. And he also said that he feels that interest to make a complete recovery be 100% by the beginning of next season but it's going to be a six month process between you're there to get to that point. You know that's our expectation. You know we're we're optimistic that can -- -- returned the level that. That he was before and we have to stay positive and -- rehab processes is a long process -- full of you know ups and downs peaks and valleys. So but our expectation for the make a full recovery and we we have to be patient through the process dealing with injuries obviously part of baseball but. One thing about your roster that you could say you have very versatile players guys can play multiple positions something we've already seen this season you have a young player -- fumbled and a lot of run first -- which also Howard Kendrick how confident are you in that platoon if you will between those two guys. That you do you have enough production from that position overconfident. They have those players have to step up there's an opportunity and and that's our look at -- inopportune. Needy team to play every day in and and be as significant contributor to our ballclub and our ballclub says so. We have to look at it that way our young guys have to step up in the have so far and we have to keep doing that as we move down the fort down down -- the season it's only presume it's on to look aren't they sort of in my.