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Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Moves to 60-day IL
Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez underwent capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder in November and is expected to miss most of the 2022 campaign, so it's not a surprise to see him headed to the 60-day IL. The 23-year-old has resumed throwing early on in spring training but still has significant rehab work ahead.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Resumes throwing
Rodriguez has resumed throwing as he works his way back from shoulder surgery, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez underwent capsule repair surgery in November and is expected to miss most of the upcoming season. While his recovery appears to be going as planned thus far, he's still a long way from returning to game action.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Undergoes shoulder surgery
Rodriguez (lat) underwent capsule repair surgery on his right shoulder Monday and is expected to miss most of the 2022 season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Rodriguez missed the final seven weeks of the 2021 campaign with a right lat strain, and the shoulder procedure will now cost him the majority of 2022. The 23-year-old made his big-league debut for the Angels in 2021 and posted a 3.64 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 29:15 K:BB across 29.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Spring training status uncertain
General manager Perry Minasian said Monday that Rodriguez (lat) might not be ready for spring training in 2022, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez suffered a right lat strain in mid-August, and his recovery hasn't progressed as quickly as the team had hoped. The right-hander got his first taste of major-league action in 2021 and recorded a 3.64 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 29.2 innings across 15 appearances (two starts) prior to his injury.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Won't return in 2021
Rodriguez (lat) has been ruled out for the season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez landed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a lat strain Aug. 14, and he wasn't expected to have enough time to return as a starter. Manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that the right-hander won't return in any capacity in 2021. Rodriguez made 15 appearances (two starts) in the majors this year and generated a 3.64 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 29.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Unlikely to return as starter
Rodriguez (lat) has yet to resume throwing and isn't expected to have enough time to ramp up as a starter if he returns, per MLB.com.
Rodriguez was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A on Aug. 14 and is considered week-to-week. The right-hander worked primarily as a reliever during his time with the Angels this season but did log two starts in 15 appearances. Manager Joe Maddon said in April that Rodriguez has what it takes to become "a front-line starter," but the rookie appears unlikely to work in that capacity again this season, if he is able to return at all.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Out with lat strain
Rodriguez was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday with a right lat strain, Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com reports.
He was optioned to the minors Wednesday after starting one half of Tuesday's doubleheader, and it appears he suffered the lat injury either during that start or during a side session afterwards. Rodriguez was a strong candidate to return to the majors in short order, but now he should be considered out indefinitely.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Added as 27th man
Rodriguez joined the Angels as the 27th man to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Toronto.
Rodriguez most recently started last Monday against the Rangers, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven in six innings. The righty enters a much tougher matchup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, and he figures to have a short leash in the seven-inning contest.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Sent back down
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez served as the 27th man Tuesday and made his second major-league start in the first game of the doubleheader against the Blue Jays. He allowed a run on six hits and two walks while striking out two in four innings but didn't factor into the decision. He'll return to the minors but is a strong candidate to rejoin the Angels at some point following his strong start.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Solid effort in no-decision
Rodriguez didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over four innings in a 6-3 win. He struck out two.
Making his second big-league start, the right-hander held a potent Toronto lineup mostly in check despite a lot of traffic on the basepaths. Rodriguez tossed 42 of 68 pitches for strikes, and it's not clear whether the Angels will keep him around in the rotation or send him back to Triple-A to continue getting work as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Tuesday call-up, start confirmed
Rodriguez will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to start one of the doubleheader games Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports
Rodriguez was optioned to the minors Wednesday after pitching six innings Monday. He has a 3.86 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 25.2 big-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Heads to minors
The Angels optioned Rodriguez to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
After working as a reliever in his first 13 big-league appearances, Rodriguez made his first career start Monday against the Rangers, covering six innings and striking out seven while giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks. Rodriguez's demotion appears to be mostly for roster-management purposes rather than a performance-based decision. As Fletcher notes, the Angels have a doubleheader coming up Aug. 10 in Toronto, and Rodriguez would be eligible to rejoin the big club before the minimum 10 days to start one half of the twin bill.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Takes loss in first MLB start
Rodriguez (2-1) took the loss in his first MLB start against Texas on Tuesday after allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman across six innings. He struck out seven.
All things equal, it was a promising first start for the young hurler, who made 13 appearances out of the Angels' bullpen earlier this year. Rodriguez wasn't exactly lighting up the minor leagues -- he gave up four runs in 4.2 innings in his most recent start and posted a 4.87 ERA across two levels -- but the 23-year-old has electric stuff and the sub-.500 Angels have nothing to lose by letting him spend the rest of the season in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Starting Monday
Rodriguez will be recalled by the Angels to start Monday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Rodriguez has made 13 major-league appearances as a reliever this year, but he'll make his first start in the big leagues during Monday's series opener in Arlington. The right-hander has put up a 3.66 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 19.2 innings in the majors in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Moves up to Triple-A
Rodriguez was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez still has a good chance to start long-term, but he made the Angels' Opening Day roster in a relief role. He recorded a 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings, relying on a strong 60.7 percent groundball rate to make up for a mediocre 20:11 K:BB. He's been stretching out as a starter with Double-A Rocket City for the past month, reaching four innings in his most recent outing, and he will continue that process at the highest level of the minors going forward. He could be a rotation option down the stretch if the Angels are happy with his minor-league performance.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Slowly stretching out at Double-A
Rodriguez went four innings in his most recent start for Double-A Rocket City, striking out six while allowing one run on three hits and a walk against Montgomery.
In three starts since being sent down to Double-A, he's pitched 1.1, then 2.2 and now four full innings, so it certainly appears that the Angels are stretching Rodriguez out for a potential starting role. There's not an obvious opening in the rotation for him, but considering that the 22-year-old hasn't thrown a whole lot of innings in his career, the team may be content to have him put in extra work as a starter in Double-A and perhaps Triple-A before he returns to the majors.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Sent to Double-A
Rodriguez was optioned to Double-A Rocket City on Sunday.
Rodriguez has never played a game at the Double-A level, as he topped out at High-A in 2019 before joining the active roster at the start of this season. The young righty's 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings of relief this season remains strong, but he's struggled since returning from a shoulder injury in early June, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits over four innings of work. He'll get some time to sort things out for now but could certainly be back in the big leagues this season, potentially as a starter should the Angels elect to stretch him out in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Allows one run in return
Rodriguez covered 1.1 innings out of the bullpen Monday versus Kansas City, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one.
Rodriguez was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, but Monday was his first appearance since rejoining the team. He induced a grounder to get out of an inherited two-out, two-on situation in the top of the sixth inning but gave up a run on a double and two singles in the following frame. The right-hander is enjoying a strong rookie campaign, posting a 2.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB while collecting two holds across 17 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Reinstated from injured list
Rodriguez (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Rodriguez displayed increased velocity during a minor-league rehab appearance Monday and will now return to the major-league bullpen after he missed nearly a month with right shoulder irritation. The right-hander made eight relief appearances prior to the absence and posted a 2.30 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 15.2 innings. Catcher Anthony Bemboom was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Nearing return
Rodriguez (shoulder) showed increased velocity in a minor-league rehab appearance Monday and could return to the big club this weekend, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The outing with Triple-A Salt Lake was Rodriguez's second as he rehabs from a shoulder injury. Angels manager Joe Maddon indicated that the appearance went well while suggesting that Rodriguez is on the verge of a return. "His velocity was up, breaking ball felt very good and he felt upbeat and positive after he was done," Maddon said. "So we're looking to get him back relatively quick. He's on the verge of getting back up here."... See More ... See Less
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