ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Raul Mondesi was placed on the 15-day
disabled list Wednesday with a tear in his right quadriceps muscle
after just eight games with the injury-riddled Angels.
The 34-year-old outfielder played all 17 innings of Tuesday
night's 1-0 loss to Milwaukee and grounded out for the final out of
the game. He got hurt before that, but didn't tell manager Mike
Scioscia until after the game.
"He played quite some time with it," Scioscia said after a
12-2 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
"He felt a little bit of tightness, but as we found out today,
it's obviously much more significant than that. Mondi plays hard,
and he can play with a lot of pain and a lot of nicks. But this
goes beyond that. This is going to take some time."
Mondesi is 4-for-34 since signing with Anaheim as a free
agent, after Pittsburgh terminated his contract on May 19.
The Angels, Mondesi's fifth major league team, are paying him
$1.75 million this season. When they signed the 12-year veteran and
two-time Gold Glove winner, Scioscia said: "We're
confident he's going to go out and not be a risk, injury-wise."
Designated hitter Tim Salmon returned to Anaheim's lineup
Wednesday night after missing 35 games with a sore left knee.