After apparently growing weary of the Robb Quinlan/Dallas McPherson combo at first base, the Angels recalled Kendry Morales to take over the starting job. Morales, the highly-touted Cuban defector, had been hitting .307 with five home runs and 27 RBI over 153 at-bats with Triple-A Salt Lake before being promoted. In his first game with the Angels, he went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI while batting fifth in the order. Morales is obviously a pickup in all AL-only leagues, and certainly worth thinking about in deeper mixed leagues, as well.
From the LA Times:
If Morales struggles, the Angels will turn to the trade market, with Arizona first baseman Tony Clark considered a possible target.
Clark is an attractive short-term option because he is signed only through this season and, because he's stuck behind young first baseman Conor Jackson, wouldn't cost as much as some of the front-line players the Angels are pursuing, such as Alfonso Soriano and Shea Hillenbrand. Clark is batting .172 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 58 at-bats but hit .304 with 30 homers and 87 RBIs in 349 at-bats in 2005.
Morales Gets the First Call [Los Angeles Times]