Kendrys Morales was out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.
No big deal, said manager Mike Scioscia.
Morales, out since May 2010 because of a broken leg, was the designated hitter the three previous days, and it was time for a break. Morales made his 2012 debut on Thursday. It was the first time he played in a game since the injury May 29, 2010.
"He has to get his body acclimated," Scioscia said.
Scioscia is aware the switch-hitting Morales will need some days off during the regular season. Most likely, those days will come against left-handed pitchers.
"He will DH against virtully every righty,'' Scioscia. "It's not going to be a playtton, but there are going to be times he needs a day off.''
In his career, Morales has hit .295 with a .537 slugging average against right-handed pitchers. He has a .255 average and .403 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers.
— Tracy Ringolsby