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Trip to beach sends Morin to DL

LOS ANGELES - Mike Morin was walking on the beach in St. Petersburg, Fla., with a couple of friends Saturday night and cut the bottom of his foot on an unknown object, prompting four stitches and a trip to the disabled list for the Angels' rookie reliever.

The 23-year-old right-hander, who has a 2.36 ERA in 41 appearances, doesn't require a walking boot and expects to return by the time his DL stint is up in a couple of weeks.

But the nature of the ailment made it a difficult one to come to grips with.

"This is pretty tough, especially because this is such an important time for us right now," Morin said. "It's something that I need to move forward from and just try to help this team in other ways. I'm staying positive."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.
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