Fletcher will get looks in the outfield this spring, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The Angels only have four outfielders with major-league contracts, so Fletcher could in effect be the team's fifth outfielder in addition to playing various infield positions. The 24-year-old posted a respectable .275/.316/.363 line in his 80-game debut season last year while starting games at second base, third base and shortstop.
Fletcher (hamstring) will not travel with the club for its upcoming series with the Athletics, and he may not return before the season ends, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Fletcher was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring after coming up lame on his lone hit Sunday. The Halos' second baseman will be re-evaluated Monday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the rookie shut down with just 12 games left on the schedule. Kaleb Cowart -- who entered Sunday's contest in place of Fletcher -- should absorb the majority of starts at the keystone.
Fletcher departed Sunday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring strain, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. The injury occurred in the first inning of the series finale while Fletcher was running to second on a double. The timetable for his return to action remains unclear, but more news should emerge after further evaluation.
Fletcher exited Sunday's game against the Mariners with an apparent injury, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Fletcher pulled up running to second on a first-inning double and was subsequently replaced by Kaleb Cowart. Specifics regarding the injury remain unclear, as does a possible timetable for his return.
Fletcher led off and went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to Texas. Fletcher moved into the leadoff spot with Kole Calhoun getting the day off and showcased his contact and speed in the brief lineup promotion. The rookie infielder has been heating up at the plate, batting .342 (13-for-38) with two stolen bases over his last nine contests. Fletcher's power has been absent (just one extra-base hit over that span), but he is proving that he can be a table-setter in front of the Halos' sluggers.