Tovar will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox.
Tovar will receive his fourth start in five games and should be in line for at least semi-regular work while Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is on the shelf. The 28-year-old brings more value in the field than he does at the plate, as evidenced by his career 35 wRC+ over 91 MLB plate appearances.
The Angels recalled Tovar from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Tovar will afford the Angels some additional depth in the middle infield after Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Though Simmons is expected to be shut down for at least a couple of weeks, Tovar isn't likely to contend for an everyday role if the Angels' other infield options maintain health. David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo are expected to handle regular duties up the middle for the duration of Simmons' absence.
Tovar was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Tovar went unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday, so he will head back to the Salt Lake squad he was called up from in early June. Tovar hit just .195 over 16 games with the Angels, but he should still garner consideration should the club need to bring up a shortstop from the minor-league ranks.
Tovar was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday.
Tovar made 16 appearances during his time with the Angels, slashing just .195/.283/.293 during that stretch. Wednesday's starter, Jaime Barria, will take his spot on the roster. Tovar will report to Triple-A Salt Lake if he passes through waivers untouched.
Tovar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
After a string of nine straight starts, Tovar will cede shortstop duties to Luis Rengifo for the second game in a row. Since the Angels have opposed right-handed pitchers in both contests, Rengifo looks to have the playing-time edge on Tovar for now, but both players will see their opportunities dwindle soon with top shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) expected to return from the 10-day injured list this weekend. Once Simmons is reinstated, Tovar may have the best chance of sticking around as a backup infielder, given that he has no minor-league options remaining. The 22-year-old Rengifo, meanwhile, has three options left and would benefit more than Tovar from playing on an everyday basis at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Tovar will start at shortstop and bat ninth Sunday against the Rays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Tovar will be making his ninth straight start Sunday, but his steady action has largely been the result of his capable glove rather than anything he's done offensively. Through his first 29 plate appearances in the majors, Tovar is slashing a pedestrian .200/.310/.320 with three extra-base knocks (all doubles).
Tovar will start at shortstop and hit eighth Friday against the Mariners.
Tovar is set to make his first big-league appearance since the 2014 campaign, when he played in two games for the Mets.
Tovar will be called up by the Angels prior to Friday's game against Seattle, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 27-year-old hasn't appeared at the big-league level since 2014. He owns a .285/.329/.404 slash line for Triple-A Salt Lake this season.
Tovar signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Tovar has appeared in nine career games at the MLB level, but none since 2014. His contract with the Angels includes an invitation to big-league spring training, but the organization is likely just viewing him as a depth option for Triple-A Salt Lake. The infielder spent the 2018 campaign exclusively at the Triple-A level in the Cardinals organization, slashing .297/.342/.386 with five home runs and 11 steals across 389 plate appearances at Memphis.
Tovar signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Tovar spent all of 2015 with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, batting .283 with 42 RBI and 30 stolen bases. The 24-year-old played significant innings at second base, third base, and shortstop last year, which could help him in the long run as he tries to move up to playing with the major league club.
Tovar was sent outright to Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday.
Tovar was hitting .283/.327/.356 in 102 games with Triple-A Las Vegas, but a concussion derailed his season early. It's unclear if he will ready to play next season, but this move will take him off the Mets' 40-man roster.
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|2010||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||30||118||14||29||5||1||0||6||3||22||4||3||.276||.305||.246|
|2010||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||44||160||12||45||10||0||0||17||8||12||4||5||.327||.344||.281|
|2011||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||131||491||70||123||21||3||2||41||44||53||15||9||.318||.318||.251|
|2012||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||65||218||31||62||17||1||1||23||29||17||12||7||.377||.385||.284|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||5||17||2||6||2||1||0||4||4||1||2||0||.522||.588||.353|
|2015||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||102||357||50||101||15||1||3||42||22||40||30||13||.327||.356||.283|