SATURDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Kendry Morales Is Hot, Arredondo Back Soon

Angels-Athletics Preview - FOX Sports on MSN
The Angels will have their wins leader on the mound in Jered Weaver when they continue their four-game road series Saturday against the Oakland Athletics.

Morales remains hot in Angels' defeat -
Extending his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games, Morales hammered his 17th homer in the second, tying injured Torii Hunter for the club lead. The opposite-field shot bounced off a TV camera in left. It was upheld by replay.

Angels' talks with potential free agents will have to wait - Los Angeles Times
The Angels do not plan to negotiate with their seven potential free agents before the end of the season, increasing the likelihood that the club will have to compete with offers from other clubs if it wishes to retain any of those players. "It's unlikely we'd do anything during this time period," General Manager Tony Reagins said Friday. "We don't want it to be a distraction. We want to focus on trying to win."

Arredondo to rejoin Halos' bullpen soon -
Late-game bullpen help could be on the way for the Angels in a familiar form. Jose Arredondo might be ready to put himself back in position to fulfill one of the setup roles in front of closer Brian Fuentes.

"Arredondo had what we heard was the best stuff he's had this year -- 94 [mph], good slider, good split," Scioscia said. "He had real good stuff. It looked like Jose took a step forward. That's encouraging."

Team Reports - MLB at
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.

rallymonkeys: Loux eager to pitch in
Angels manager Mike Scioscia hasn't committed to a starter for Monday night's series opener in Kansas City, identifying as candidates Matt Palmer, Sean O'Sullivan and Shane Loux.

Torii's Storiis: Shooting for a ring -- and a trip to D.C.
Now I have a double goal: win the World Series and go to the White House with my team and meet the President there. We could talk some hoops, maybe play "horse," shoot around a little. I know basketball is his game, and I could play the game in my time. To be there with my teammates, after winning a World Series, that would top meeting Barack Obama at the All-Star Game. That would be so cool, for all of us. So I'm looking at it as an added incentive to go out and win a World Series. That would be the best of both worlds. We win the World Series, and meet Barack Obama at the White House.

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