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Baylor starts physical therapy in recovery

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ANAHEIM -- Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, recovering from surgery to repair a fractured right femur suffered in the pregame festivities before the home opener March 31, is in "good spirits," manager Mike Scioscia said following a phone conversation Friday.

"Donnie's starting physical therapy," Scioscia said, adding that "Groove" had a few thoughts about the team's lineup for their series opener Friday night against the Mets.

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ANAHEIM -- Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, recovering from surgery to repair a fractured right femur suffered in the pregame festivities before the home opener March 31, is in "good spirits," manager Mike Scioscia said following a phone conversation Friday.

"Donnie's starting physical therapy," Scioscia said, adding that "Groove" had a few thoughts about the team's lineup for their series opener Friday night against the Mets.

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Baylor was on one knee, crouching, when the leg gave on him as he reached for Vladimir Guerrero's ceremonial first pitch. He was assisted to the clubhouse and taken to the UC Irvine Medical Center, where surgery was performed April 1.

Scioscia said Baylor planned to remain connected with the team's hitters by watching video and staying in contact with them until he's able to rejoin the team.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com

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