Angels to recall another catcher

The Angels’ six-run first inning Friday didn’t come without a high price. Mike Napoli came away with a strained right hamstring on a successful steal of second base and had to leave the game. He will be re-examined Saturday but could be headed to the disabled list. Immediately after Friday’s game, Napoli was experiencing less pain than expected.
If Napoli is lost for a significant amount of time it will be especially troubling considering that just one week ago, the Angels traded veteran catcher Jose Molina to the Yankees. Jeff Mathis, who has a total of 38 games of major-league experience counting Friday’s action, likely will be counted on to absorb the bulk of the catching duties.
Even if Napoli doesn’t go on the disabled list, the Angels will recall a catcher to have emergency depth at the position.

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