ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 05: Catcher Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated after his second inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on April 5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels catcher Bobby Wilson has landed on the team’s seven-day concussion disabled list, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. To replace Wilson on their roster, the Angels have called up Hank Conger from Triple-A.
Wilson was still feeling fatigued and drowsy on Tuesday after taking a foul tip off his catcher’s mask on Monday. Wilson had to leave that game, and the Angels decided to place the veteran backstop on their concussion list prior to yesterday’s contest. Wilson is confident that he will be able to return to the Angels when he’s eligible to come off the DL.
Over his 32 games and 76 at-bats with the Angels this season, Wilson has struggled to the tune of a .403 OPS.
Conger only recently returned from an injury himself, rejoining the Angels Triple-A affiliate last week, a little over a month after hitting the disabled list with an elbow injury.
Following last night’s start, in which Conger went 1-3, the 24-year-old has 209 major league at-bats under his belt. Conger has hit at a clip of .206/.284/.344 over that span and owns a career minor league OPS of .829.