If the Angels didn't have enough woes already, they now are expected to be without starting third baseman Damion Easley until at least Friday, and perhaps as long as a week. Easley, who was taken for X-rays before Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, was diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. He is taking anti-inflammatory medication, and the Angels hope he won't have to be placed on the disabled list.
"Right after my first throw (Sunday), it started to feel stiff," Easley said. "I put heat it on after the game, but it ached all day. If was still stiff last night and all this morning."
The Angels have talked about moving Easley back to second base, but Manager Marcel Lachemann said any possible move likely will wait until the 1995 season.
Designated hitter Chili Davis, who missed Sunday's game with a jammed left wrist, felt fine in batting practice Monday and was back in the starting lineup. Yet, he struck out in each of his three at-bats.
Catcher Greg Myers, who has missed the last four games on his injury rehabilitation assignment, will have his left knee examined today by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Reliever Scott Lewis, who was eligible to come off the disabled list today, returned to Los Angeles because of continuing pain in his right shoulder. He also is scheduled to be examined by Yocum.