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SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 20, 2007) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday recalled infielder Kendry Morales from the Salt Lake Bees in an announcement made by club Vice President/General Manager Bill Stoneman. Morales will replace infielder Howie Kendrick on the Angels' 25-man roster. Kendrick was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 18 due to a non-displaced fracture of the middle finger of his left hand.
Morales, 23, batted .291 (16/55) with eight runs scored, two doubles, a home run and eight RBI in 13 games with Salt Lake. He appeared with the Angels in 2006, batting .234 (46/197) with five home runs and 22 RBI in 57 games. Morales made his major league debut, May 23, 2006 at Texas.
A native of Fomento, Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba, Morales was signed by the Angels, Dec. 1, 2004.
Kendrick, 23, suffered the injury when he was hit by a Chad Gaudin pitch in the seventh inning, April 17 at Oakland. He is batting .327 (16/49) with two home runs and four RBI in 14 games with the Angels this season. Kendrick made his major league debut, April 26 vs. Detroit.
A native of Jacksonville, FL, Kendrick owns a lifetime .291 (92/316) average with six home runs and 34 RBI in 86 games. He was selected by the Angels in the 10th round of the 2002 free agent draft.