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SATURDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Howie Kendrick Is Back, But Where's Vlad's Power

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Orioles get to Ervin Santana in his return - Los Angeles Times
Ervin Santana's mandate Friday night was straightforward in the eyes of Angels Manager Mike Scioscia. "We want him to go as hard as he can for as long as he can," Scioscia said ahead of Santana's first start -- against the Baltimore Orioles -- since the right-handed pitcher came off the disabled list.

Angels recall Kendrick from Triple-A -
It looks as though Howard Kendrick has found his swing once again, or at least enough for Angels manager Mike Scioscia to believe Kendrick is ready to rejoin the team. Following Friday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles, the Angels recalled Kendrick from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned infielder Sean Rodriguez.

Come back, Howie, come back - Angels blog -
Three weeks after being told to go sit in a corner and think about what he’s done, the Angels are recalling Howie Kendrick from Triple-A Salt Lake. Infielder Sean Rodriguez was optioned back to Salt Lake following Friday’s game to make room for Kendrick.

Four moves that could change the Angels - Angels blog -
As promised Thursday, here are some thoughts on how the Angels can get better this season, and beyond. They are out there, but all mine, so don’t blame anyone else, writes Earl Bloom

Figgins showing his skills at third -
"Figgins is really starting to get comfortable at third," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He is making tough plays look easy."

Guerrero's power shortage continues -
A day after cutting off his trademark dreadlocks, Guerrero had a double and a home run to snap one of the longest homer-less streaks of his career. But in five games — and two pinch-hit appearances— since the home run, Guerrero has not driven in a run and has shown few signs of recovering his ability to drive the ball.

Indians (apparently) designate Herges for assignment -
Herges, one of the game's nicest people, went 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA in 21 appearances.

Herges' 3.55 ERA is better than 7 of the relief pitchers the Angels have used this year (only Fuentes and Oliver's is lower)...just sayin'