Heaney has been working out at home in order to stay in baseball shape, but he has not thrown a bullpen session since spring training was suspended, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Heaney, who is slated to be the Angels' Opening Day starter, has been playing catch in the street with teammate Garrett Williams but is waiting for more information about the potential resumption of play before ramping up his routine. Per Bollinger, Angels pitchers are expected to receive further instruction regarding their throwing programs in a matter of days.
Heaney will be the Angels' Opening Day starter March 26 at Houston, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Heaney took a step back in 2019 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 118:30 K:BB over 95.1 innings as he battled multiple injuries, but he'll be the first hurler to take the mound for the Angels this season. The left-hander began the last three seasons on the injured list but utilized a different offseason approach in his preparations for 2020.
Heaney took a different approach to training in the offseason in hopes of avoiding injury, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
After opening the previous three campaigns on the injured list, Heaney began throwing earlier in the offseason and incorporated weighted-ball training into his routine as a means of properly building arm strength. The southpaw threw only 95.1 innings last season, so the Angels are likely to be cautious with his workload in 2020.
Heaney and the Angels agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Elbow and shoulder injuries limited Heaney to 18 starts last season. He wasn't particularly effective when healthy, posting a 4.91 ERA, though he did manage a career-best 28.9 percent strikeout rate.
Heaney allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven through 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Wednesday.
Heaney was cruising before allowing a solo home run in the fifth inning and running into early trouble in the sixth frame to end his day. This was an encouraging outing to end the season, as Heaney had posted a 9.31 ERA in his previous four starts. The 28-year-old finishes the season with a 4-6 record with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts through 95.1 innings.
Heaney (4-6) took the loss against the Yankees on Thursday. He gave up six earned runs on five hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking three as the Angels fell 9-1.
He fanned eight batters, but Heaney struggled for a second straight start, with this outing giving him 12 earned runs over his last 8.1 innings. He's had a problem with the long ball, yielding two more Thursday to give opponents 19 homers against him in just 90 innings. Overall, Heaney has a 5.10 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 111:28 K:BB on the season.
Heaney (4-5) was charged with the loss against the Rays on Friday, lasting just 3.1 innings while surrendering six runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts.
Once again, Heaney's consistency doesn't quite match his potential. This time around, long balls did him in, as the 28-year-old served up three homers during an ugly third inning. Heaney re-entered in the fourth, striking out his first batter faced. He was then yanked after giving up three consecutive singles. The southpaw will look to improve upon a 4.76 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 113:25 K:BB as he heads to New York on Thursday for a tough matchup against the Yankees.
Heaney (4-4) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in a win over the White Sox on Saturday. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk.
Heaney ran into trouble in the first and in the fifth innings, but he allowed just a single baserunner in his other four frames. The lefty has missed time again this season with elbow and shoulder trouble, and the early results were ugly, but he seems to be healthy and hitting his stride as the season draws near a close. Since returning from the injured list Aug. 10, Heaney has posted a 3.28 ERA and 46:6 K:BB in 35.2 innings. He will look to keep it going next week in a home start against the Rays.
Heaney (3-4) yielded four runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out four batters and taking the loss against Boston.
It was Heaney's first start allowing more than three runs since June 30, and his ERA bumped to 4.16. Most of the damage came in the third inning with Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez launching back-to-back homers. The 28-year-old southpaw will face the White Sox in Chicago on Saturday.
Heaney threw six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday, giving up one unearned run on four hits, striking out 10 and walking three as the Angels eventually won 5-2.
He wasn't rewarded with the win, but it was still another stellar outing for the left-hander, who posted his second straight double-digit strikeout effort and fourth of the season. Heaney has been red hot of late, as he's now given up just four earned runs and posted a lights-out 30:3 K:BB over his last 21 innings. The stretch has brought his ERA down to 3.95 and his WHIP to 1.16 over 70.2 innings ahead of his next start, which will see him take on the Red Sox in a Sunday home matchup.
Heaney will make his next scheduled start Tuesday at home versus the Rangers.
Since his last outing came Tuesday, Heaney would have been on schedule to make his second start of the week in Sunday's game in Houston, but manager Brad Ausmus will instead give Jaime Barria the ball in the series finale. The decision to keep Barria ahead of Heaney in the pitching order is just a matter of maintenance for the latter, who racked up a season-high 108 pitches against this same Rangers squad in Arlington while striking out 14 over eight scoreless frames. Heaney will tentatively line up for a two step next week, with an outing Sept. 1 versus Boston to follow his home start against Texas.
Heaney (3-3) earned the win Tuesday after holding the Rangers to one run on four hits while striking out 14 over eight innings in the first game of a doubleheader.
Making his third start since coming off the injured list, Heaney turned in an outstanding performance against the Rangers. Except for a sixth-inning Willie Calhoun solo homer, the southpaw was in control throughout, throwing 20 of 28 first-pitch strikes leading to 14 strikeouts on 108 pitches. Through 12 appearances, Heaney holds a 4.31 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 78:20 K:BB. The 28-year-old will look to continue his recent form in his next start, on the road in Houston on Sunday.
Heaney will start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Heaney was initially scheduled to get the ball in Game 2 but will now start the opening game of the twin bill. Jaime Barria, the original Game 1 starter, will be recalled from Triple-A to start Game 2.
Heaney will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Jaime Barria is slated to start Game 1 of the twin bill, with Heaney getting the ball for Game 2. The southpaw has been solid in a pair of starts since returning from the injured list earlier in the month, posting a 3.38 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB in 10.2 innings.
Heaney (2-3) earned the win Thursday after holding the White Sox to three runs on four hits while striking out six over seven innings.
Making his second start since coming off the injured list, Heaney turned in a solid performance against the White Sox. Aside from giving up a pair of home runs to Jose Abreu, the southpaw showed clear signs of improvement, whiffing six batters while extending from 74 pitches in his last start to 90 pitches this time out. Through 11 appearances this season, Heaney owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 64:20 K:BB. The 28-year-old will look to continue trending upward in his next start, on the road in Arlington on Tuesday.
Heaney (shoulder) allowed one run on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts across 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Saturday.
The 28-year-old pitched well in his return from the injured list Saturday, but he didn't have the stamina -- throwing just 74 pitches -- to last five innings, which meant he didn't get the win. Heaney is still searching for his second victory of the year, as he is 1-3 with a 4.89 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 49.2 innings this season. He will pitch again Thursday against the White Sox at home.
Heaney (shoulder) was officially activated from the injured list prior to his start Saturday against the Red Sox.
Heaney most recently threw 60 pitches in a simulated game, so he may be slightly limited in his first start since hitting the injured list July 20. He enters the outing with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP with 54 strikeouts across 46 innings this season.
Heaney (shoulder) is expected to start Saturday's game in Boston, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
His simulated game Monday went well, and it seems like the plan is for that to be the final step in his rehab before he re-enters the big-league rotation. Considering he threw roughly 60 pitches in his sim game, he may be limited to around 80-90 pitches against the Red Sox. Heaney didn't pitch particularly well prior to suffering the shoulder injury, logging a 5.09 ERA and 1.37 WHIP despite striking out 54 in 46 innings (nine starts). He logged a win in just one of those outings. Boston has the seventh-best wRC+ (110) in the majors against left-handed pitchers since June 1.
Heaney (shoulder) felt good following a simulated game Monday and expects to return this weekend in Boston, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Heaney hasn't pitched since mid-July due to shoulder inflammation. The Angels have yet to provide an exact return date, but it sounds as though he'll be back without requiring a rehab start.
Heaney (shoulder) could return to the big-league rotation after throwing a 60-pitch sim game Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
We may not get confirmation on when he will return before lineups lock next week, but a return Saturday or Sunday in Boston seems like a distinct possibility. Heaney has a 5.09 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 54:19 K:BB in 46 innings this season. His 33.1 percent groundball rate, 9.6 percent walk rate and 1.76 HR/9 are all notably worse than his career norms.
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