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second X-ray on Howie Kendrick's left index finger today revealed a small fracture, an injury that will send the second baseman to the disabled list for the second time this season.
Kendrick, who missed five weeks from mid-April to late May because of a broken bone on the back of his left hand, suffered the finger injury while swinging a bat during a game in Texas in early July.
The finger was placed in a splint during batting practice, and Kendrick will not be able to catch or swing a bat for at least another 10 days, when another X-ray is taken.
"I already had an injury to the same hand, and I had never broken any bones in my body before this year," said Kendrick, who was batting .297 with four homers and 18 runs batted in. "It really stinks, but there's nothing you can do about it. I just have to let it heal and get back out there as soon as possible."
Kendrick's injury marks the 16th time this season the Angels have used the disabled list. Erick Aybar filled in admirably for Kendrick during his first DL stint, but Aybar is sidelined for about six weeks after undergoing surgery to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his right wrist.
"It's going to test our depth," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "We've absorbed a lot of injuries. We don't have room to absorb more
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