Fletcher (hip) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday. The 27-year-old is expected to miss multiple months after undergoing surgery to repair the adductor muscles in both legs last week, so it's not a major surprise he was moved to the 60-day IL to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Fletcher will be eligible to be activated in mid-July, but his recovery timeline likely won't come into focus until he's able to resume baseball activities.
Fletcher (hip) underwent surgery to repair the adductor muscles in both legs Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined for "a couple months," Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. The 27-year-old landed on the injured list Sunday with a strained left hip and is now likely to be sidelined until at least the All-Star break in July. Fletcher missed over two weeks with the injury before returning from the injured list April 29, but he never fully recovered and could no longer play through the issue. Tyler Wade should see most of the action at the keystone until Matt Duffy (illness) returns from the COVID-19 IL.
The Angels placed Fletcher on the injured list Sunday with a left hip strain. Fletcher was previously sidelined for two and a half weeks earlier this season with the same hip issue before returning from the IL on April 29. He appeared in only nine games before succumbing to the injury again, however, making it likely that he'll be sidelined for more than the minimum 10 days once again. According to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, the 27-year-old is scheduled to meet with a specialist in the coming days to determine if surgery is necessary to treat the injury. If Fletcher does require a procedure, he said he wouldn't expect to miss the rest of the season, though a multi-month absence would likely be on the table. His absence should pave the way for Tyler Wade to see steady work at the keystone.
Fletcher isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Fletcher has gone 0-for-5 with two walks over the last three games, and he'll get a breather Wednesday. Tyler Wade will start at the keystone and bat eighth.
Fletcher is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The 27-year-old is one of four Angels regulars who will take a seat as the team wraps up its four-game set in Chicago with an afternoon contest. After returning from the 10-day injured list Friday, Fletcher started in the middle infield in each of the first three games of the series and went a collective 3-for-9 with a pair of doubles and two walks.