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BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : ANGELS : Easley Returns After Headache

August 15, 1995|ELLIOTT TEAFORD

Shortstop Damion Easley returned to the lineup one day after the worst migraine headache of his life forced him to miss Sunday's game.

He has suffered from migraines since childhood, but never had to miss a game because of one. He said he gets one every couple of months.

They usually trouble him for three to five days, but Easley reported no lingering effects from Sunday's migraine. He delivered a run-scoring triple in his first at-bat Monday.

"I guess it was three to five days all in one," Easley said. "My eyes were hurting and I got nauseous. I've tried medication and shots. From what I've tried nothing's worked."

He thinks the hot, stuffy air inside the Metrodome on Sunday caused his problems. Heat and humidity have brought on migraines in the past.

"Mostly I try to control them as best as I can," said Easley, who is replacing Gary DiSarcina, who is out for the season after undergoing thumb surgery last week. "Definitely yesterday was the worst I've ever had."

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Manager Marcel Lachemann did not start Chico Lind at second base, replacing him with Rex Hudler. Lind is hitless in his last 12 at-bats and 2 for 16 since he was called up from triple-A Vancouver on Aug. 8.

Lachemann said he simply wanted to get Hudler into the lineup, and that the move had nothing to do with Lind's slump.

"It's more a chance to get Rex to play than to give Lind a day off," said Lachemann, who has been monitoring his players' level of fatigue more closely recently.

"But you can't keep walking up to guys, saying, 'How are you feeling? How are you feeling?' " he said. "That gets old real quick."

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Shawn Boskie, on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right elbow since July 16, makes the second of three rehab starts today at Class-A Lake Elsinore.

Mike Bielecki, on the DL with tendinitis in his right shoulder, will wait until the Angels return to Anaheim before pitching a simulated game in the bullpen.

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