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Angels' Taylor Ward: Gets rare day off
Ward is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Ward's streak of 39 consecutive starts will come to an end while he takes a seat for the first time since being activated from the injured list June 14. With 13 home runs and a .273 average to go with three stolen bases on the season, Ward has still been a major source of profit for anyone that scooped him off the waiver wire, but he's batting just .220 with three long balls since coming off the IL.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Notches third steal
Ward went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Royals.
Ward hadn't recorded a steal since June 27, but he accounted for one of the Angels' five thefts Tuesday. The 28-year-old outfielder is batting .217 (15-for-69) in July, continuing his regression in what's been his worst month of the season at the plate. Overall, he owns a .287/.379/.489 slash line with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, 46 runs scored and three steals in five attempts through 73 contests.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Starting Monday
Ward (leg) is starting Monday against the Royals.
Ward exited Sunday's win over Atlanta due to a leg cramp, but he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener in Kansas City. The 28-year-old has recorded hits in each of the three games since the All-Star break, going 5-for-13 with a homer, two runs, an RBI and two strikeouts during that time.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Exits with leg cramp
Ward was removed from Sunday's win over Atlanta due to a leg cramp, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Manager Phil Nevin said after Sunday's matchup that Ward is fine, so it doesn't appear as though the issue will lead to a significant absence. Ward was productive prior to his removal in the top of the eighth inning, going 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs. The 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's series opener in Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Swats solo homer
Ward went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks Saturday in a loss to the Astros.
The Angels mustered little offense against four Houston pitchers in the loss, but Ward did well in the leadoff spot by reaching base three times. His third-inning solo homer accounted for the only Los Angeles run of the game. The long ball broke a nine-game homer drought for Ward, but he has continued to hit well atop the order, batting .340 with two homers, six RBI, 10 runs and a stolen base over his past 12 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Knocks in two runs in win
Ward went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 4-3 victory against the White Sox.
Ward produced the key hit for Los Angeles in the contest, doubling in the seventh inning to knock in the tying and winning runs. The outfielder has continued his breakout campaign with an eight-game hitting streak during which he is slashing .394/.444/.576 with a home run, seven runs, five RBI and a stolen base. Ward has a .965 OPS overall this season, ranking sixth among AL batters with at least 150 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Productive again Monday
Ward went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals.
Ward accounted for the Angels' two runs in the game, hitting a solo shot in the third inning and an RBI single in the fifth. He was the only Angels batter to record multiple hits in the contest, his third such effort in his last eight games. The 28-year-old is up to a .313/.406/.578 slash line with 11 homers, 28 RBI, 35 runs scored and a stolen base across 192 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Notches three hits Sunday
Ward went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Mariners.
Ward snapped an 0-for-13 skid at the plate with this three-hit effort. He's now gone 11 contests without an extra-base hit, going 8-for-45 in that span (.178), which included a minimum stay on the injured list. The 28-year-old's strong Sunday allowed his slash line to rebound to .309/.404/.562, but it appears regression has taken hold a bit after he was one of the hottest hitters in the game over the first two months of the season. He's added 10 home runs, 26 RBI, a career-high 34 runs and a stolen base in 45 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Trio of hits, two runs in win
Ward went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Mariners.
All three of Ward's hits were singles, and that served well to set the table for both of Mike Trout's home runs in the contest. This snapped Ward's 0-for-8 skid at the plate in two games since he returned from the injured list. The 28-year-old outfielder is up to a .324/.427/.607 slash line with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 32 runs scored and a stolen base across 171 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Quiet in return
Ward (hamstring/neck) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Ward spent the minimum 10 days on the injured list, but he was held in check by Tony Gonsolin and the Dodgers' bullpen in his return. Prior to landing on the IL, Ward was stuck in a 4-for-24 slump across eight games, cooling off after a strong start to the year. He still owns a robust .324/.432/.625 slash line with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 30 runs scored and a stolen base in 39 contests, and he should slot back in as the Angels' main leadoff hitter now that he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Activated, starting Tuesday
Ward (hamstring/neck) was activated from the 10-day injured list and is starting in right field against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old is back from the injured list as expected Tuesday and will immediately reclaim his spot atop the lineup for the Halos. Ward has been sidelined since June 3 by a sore hamstring and a neck stinger, but he only ended up spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf. He has a .333/.443/.644 slash line with 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 30 runs and one stolen base through 38 games in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Targeting Tuesday return
Ward (hamstring/neck) has been progressing in his recovery, and he's expected to return from the injured list when first eligible against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports.
Ward has been battling a sore right hamstring as well as a neck stinger, but Angels head trainer Mike Frostad said Wednesday that the outfielder is progressing well from both issues. "We're still working through it a little bit," said Frostad. "I mean, I wouldn't say it's completely healed, but he's still able to throw and he's able to hit and he's pain free with everything. So that's the biggest thing, is he's not feeling any soreness." His activation will likely lessen the playing time of both Jo Adell and Juan Lagares, who have been logging time in right field in Ward's place.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: To IL with hamstring injury
Ward was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right hamstring strain, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
He suffered the injury in Friday's game, and it appears that the issue is more serious than the team originally let on. Jo Adell was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Ward will be eligible to return June 14.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Available off bench
Ward (hamstring) will be available off the bench if needed during Saturday's game against the Phillies, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Ward is out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup after exiting Friday's loss to Philadelphia due to right hamstring tightness. However, he said prior to Saturday's game that his hamstring is feeling better, so he should be available as a reserve. Although Juan Lagares is starting in right field Saturday, it appears likely that Ward will avoid a trip to the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Not in Saturday's lineup
Ward (hamstring) isn't starting Saturday against the Phillies.
Ward exited Friday's matchup against Philadelphia due to right hamstring tightness after making a diving attempt in the outfield. He'll be out of the lineup a day later, but it's not yet clear whether he's available off the bench. Juan Lagares is starting in right field and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Exits with hamstring tightness
Ward left Friday's game against the Phillies with right hamstring tightness.
He made a diving attempt in the outfield and chased down the ball before throwing it into the infield and it seems he tweaked his hamstring at some point during that play. As it is just being labeled tightness and not a strain, Ward should be considered day-to-day for now.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Taylor Ward: Exits with undisclosed injury
Ward left Friday's game after making a diving attempt in the outfield, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
He was able to chase down the ball and throw it in to the infield, but apparently something happened on the dive that necessitated him being removed from the game. Ward went 1-for-3 with a strikeout before being replaced by Juan Lagares.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs|
|Birthplace: Dayton, OH|
|School: Fresno State|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|