Tropeano signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Angels on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. Tropeano started 14 games in 2018, posting a 4.74 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with a 64:31 K:BB across 76 frames. Although he should be ready to go by Opening Day, Tropeano may be limited at the beginning of spring training due to a shoulder injury suffered last year.
Tropeano (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. Tropeano received a PRP injection in his shoulder last week and was already finished for the season, so this was just a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. How the shoulder responds to the injection will help determine whether the 28-year-old requires surgery to address the right shoulder inflammation he's been battling since early August.
Tropeano will receive a PRP injection in his shoulder Friday, effectively ending his season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Tropeano felt something in his shoulder during his most recent bullpen session, prompting the Angels to shut him down for the rest of the season and send him for additional treatment to help with his recovery. The Angels are hoping the 28-year-old will be able to avoid surgery, though that will depend on how his shoulder responds to the PRP injection. Tropeano will finish the season with a serviceable 4.74 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 64:31 K:BB across 14 starts (76 innings).
Tropeano (shoulder) is struggling to make progress towards a return, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Tropeano was placed on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 7 due to right shoulder inflammation, but he's still not close to being activated, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Tropeano participated in a long toss session near the end of August, although there's been no further update on his status since then.
Tropeano (shoulder) participated in long toss Sunday, setting up a potential bullpen session over the next few days, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Tropeano threw up to 110 feet with fellow injured starter Tyler Skaggs (groin), and both starters appear to be on track to return before season's end. The Halos should provide a clearer timetable for the 28-year-old's return after a projected bullpen session this week. Tropeano figures to slot back in the rotation once he is activated from the DL.