Walsh is expected to serve as the Angels everyday first baseman moving forward, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Walsh will take over at first base after Albert Pujols was designated for assignment Thursday. The shift won't increase playing time for Walsh, as he was starting nearly every game between first base and right field for the first month of the season. However, it does create playing time in right field, which should eventually be claimed by Jo Adell or Brandon Marsh (shoulder).
Walsh went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a walk and three total RBI in Saturday's 10-5 win over Seattle. Walsh victimized Mariners starter Ljay Newsome, taking the right-hander deep twice in the first two innings. Walsh didn't stop there, reaching base in each of his subsequent three plate appearances to become the fifth player in franchise history with at least four hits and two homers in the same game. The 27-year-old has looked even better so far this season than in his breakout 2020 campaign, registering a .360/.429/.640 slash line along with six homers and a team-leading 21 RBI.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a double, run and strikeout in Los Angeles' 6-1 loss to Texas on Tuesday. Walsh scored the Angels' only run of the game on Albert Pujols' second-inning-infield single as the team struggled to cash in on opportunities against Rangers starter Mike Foltynewicz. Walsh appears locked into the starting right-fielder job moving forward.
Walsh went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Monday's win over Texas. Walsh got the Angels on the board in the first inning with a run-scoring single, then plated another run in the sixth with a double to deep center field. The multi-hit game was his sixth of the season and his first three-hit effort. Walsh is off to a strong start to the campaign, slashing .319/.395/.556 with four homers and 16 RBI.
Walsh went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Friday's 10-3 win over the Twins. Walsh started the game's scoring with a two-run single in the fourth inning before giving the Angels a 10-3 lead with his solo shot in the seventh. The 27-year-old slugger is slashing an impressive .341/.426/.707 with four home runs and 13 RBI through 47 plate appearances.
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