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Angels place Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter on 15-day disabled list07/10/2009 1:38 PM ET
ANAHEIM- The Angels Friday placed outfielders Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter on the 15-day disabled list. At the same time, the club recalled infielder Brandon Wood and catcher Bobby Wilson from triple-A Salt Lake. These announcements were made by Angels General Manager Tony Reagins.
Guerrero, 34, suffered a strained muscle behind his left knee and a lower hamstring strain during the game against the Texas Rangers, July 7, on a defensive play in right field. He is currently hitting .290 (51/176) with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 21 RBI in 46 games. Guerrero previously missed 38 games this season while on the DL for a torn right pectoral muscle.
Hunter, 33, has an adductor strain on his right side and will now be unable to participate in next week's All-Star Game (he was named for the third time in his career). He is currently hitting .290 (87/285) with 19 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 77 games. Hunter leads the Angels in home runs and RBI. This marks Hunter's first DL stint as a member of the Angels.
Wood, 24, is batting .313 (85/272) with 44 runs scored, 19 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 70 games for the Salt Lake Bees. He ranks third in the Pacific Coast League with a .592 slugging percentage. Wood, who will wear uniform number 3, made his major league debut April 26, 2008 vs. Tampa Bay (0/4).
Wilson, 26, is batting .261 (62/238) with 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 27 RBI in 65 games at Salt Lake. He made his major league debut April 28, 2008 vs. Oakland (1/1). Wilson will wear uniform number 46.
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