Angels put Cowgill on DL with broken nose, thumb


Blood pours out of Los Angeles Angels Collin Cowgill after he foul tipped a bunt into the bridge of his nose during the eighth inning of a baseball against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Angels won 5-2. (LM Otero/Associated Press)
July 13

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Los Angeles Angels placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with fractures to his nose and right thumb, and recalled infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cowgill was injured Saturday night when he missed a bunt. The pitch from Texas Rangers right-hander Matt West glanced off Cowgill’s thumb and hit him in the nose.

Cowgill got stitches in his nose, and both injuries will require surgery.

This will be Green’s third stint with the Angels this season. He had been optioned to Salt Lake on Tuesday with a .324 batting average, one home run and eight RBIs in 74 at-bats for Los Angeles.

In 41 games for Salt Lake, he has batted .321 with four homers and 38 RBIs.

Cowgill has a .277 average with five homers and 16 RBIs in 69 games for Los Angeles.

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