Krauss appears headed for Minors, Cowgill to DL

Krauss appears headed for Minors, Cowgill to DL

ANAHEIM -- There was no official announcement from the team, but it appears the Angels will option designated hitter Marc Krauss to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday before their series opener against the Tigers. There is also a good chance outfielder Collin Cowgill will be placed on the disabled list with a right-hand injury.

After Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Padres at Angel Stadium, Krauss was packing up his things in the Angels' locker room.

Manager Mike Scioscia said after the game that the team would have an upcoming announcement on recently-acquired outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who will likely join the team Thursday to replace Krauss.

Scioscia also said there would be an announcement on Cowgill, who has been unable to hit since injuring his right hand in batting practice on Sunday.

Cowgill said after the game Wednesday that "I don't know anything yet" about a possible DL stint, and that he had been able to swing a bat "a little bit" before the game.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @_dadler This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.