Ward went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs Tuesday in the Angels' 4-2 win over the Padres. Ward has been one of the Angels' hottest hitters in September, slashing .422/.469/.600 with seven extra-base hits in 45 at-bats on the month. He'll hit seventh in Wednesday's series finale and will man right field, where he's overtaken the struggling Jo Adell as the Angels' primary option.
Ward will start in right field and will bat seventh Sunday against the Rangers. Ward has seemingly displaced Jo Adell as the Angels' top right fielder, as the former picks up his fourth straight start while the latter is on the bench again. Adell remains a bigger part of the Angels' long-term future, but Ward's hot finish to 2020 could put him in the mix for a spot on the Los Angeles roster next season. Through 13 games in September, Ward has gone 16-for-35 (.457 average) with five doubles, one triple, seven runs, three RBI and two stolen bases.
Ward went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base during the Angels' 7-3 Thursday afternoon victory over the Diamondbacks. The 26-year-old is 10-for-19 over his last seven games with two stolen bases. Ward is a candidate to see an increase in at-bats with the Angels out of the playoff picture.
Ward was recalled by the Angels on Thursday. Ward spent several weeks at the Angels' alternate training site after seeing limited playing time during his first stint with the team. However, he'll return to the major-league club to take the place of David Fletcher (ankle), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Ward hit just .147/.216/.206 over 37 plate appearances to begin the season.
Ward was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Tuesday. The utility man has not done much with his sporadic playing time this season, hitting .147/.216/.206 over 37 plate appearances. Jaime Barria was called up in a corresponding move.
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