Angels place Cowgill on 15-day DL with nasal fracture

Jul 13, 1:06 PM

An unfortunate bunt attempt has landed Los Angeles Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill on the disabled list. 

Cowgill, who is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks, squared up for a bunt during Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers but rather than make contact with the bat, he did so with his face (see below). 

In 69 games this season, the 28-year-old is hitting .277/.354/.407 with five home runs and 16 RBI. 

Utility man and former first-round pick Grant Green has been called up in Cowgill's absence. The 26-year-old is hitting .324/.333/.419 in 29 games with the Angels this season. 

Feature photo courtesy of Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Sports

Jul 12, 10:20 PM

GIF: Angels' Collin Cowgill bloodied after failed bunt attempt results in ball to face

Jul 12, 10:20 PM

One night after Henderson Alvarez was heralded for failed bunt of the year, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill decided to give him a run for his money.

Cowgill squared up to bunt in Saturday's contest with the Texas Rangers and took a pitch directly in the nose. 

[Courtesy: FOX Sports]

Cowgill was bloodied on the play, and was replaced by Efren Navarro.