Pena (knee) is throwing bullpen sessions and could get into "a few" Cactus League games, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Pena has been on the mend since undergoing right knee surgery last August. While he won't be ready for Opening Day, manager Joe Maddon is optimistic that Pena will be able to take the mound by the end of the spring schedule. "I don't have a definitive finish line," Maddon indicated. "But he's doing well. Real well."
Pena (knee) is unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Pena is working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL back in August. Reports from the start of camp suggested he'd be ready by Opening Day, but the news has gradually gotten less optimistic. There was initially an expectation Pena would be ready to open 2020 as a reliever, but the latest reports have him missing the start of the regular season. Still, manager Joe Maddon doesn't expect the righty to spend too much time on the injured list to open the season. Once healthy, Pena should compete for opportunities at the back of the Angels' rotation.
Pena (knee) would likely serve as a reliever at the start of the season if he makes the Angels' Opening Day roster, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Pena underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee in mid-August, but he's been able to resume throwing off a mound already as spring training gets underway. Manager Joe Maddon previously said he expects Pena will be fully healthy by Opening Day. However, Maddon also said Monday that Pena's work at the beginning of the season could come out of the bullpen due to the workload he'll be taking on during the spring as he works his way back from his injury. Much of Pena's work in 2019 came as the primary pitcher, and he posted a 4.58 ERA and 101:34 K:BB over 96.1 innings prior to undergoing surgery.
Angels manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that he expects Pena (knee) to be fully healthy by the time Opening Day arrives, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Per Ardaya, Pena has already resumed throwing off a mound, an encouraging sign after he underwent surgery in mid-August to address a torn ACL in his right knee. The 28-year-old will need to prove he can field his position without issue before he's cleared for Cactus League action, but Maddon's comments suggest that Pena will be able to pitch in games before the spring ends. It's less certain if Pena will be able to build up his innings enough to make a serious run at an Opening Day rotation spot, however, so the Angels may prefer to assign him to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin the campaign.
Pena (knee) revealed Tuesday through his social media that he has been cleared to resume throwing off a mound, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
It's a major milestone in the recovery process for Pena, whose 2019 season came to an end in early August, when he required surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Pena's ability to field his position without any restriction is probably the biggest hurdle he'll need to overcome during spring training before the Angels are comfortable signing off on him pitching in Cactus League games. Despite posting a serviceable 4.58 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 96.1 innings last season while typically working as a traditional starter or primary pitcher, Pena may find himself on the outside looking in for a spot in an improved Angels' rotation, which will be bolstered by Shohei Ohtani's return from Tommy John surgery, along with offseason pickups Julio Teheran and Dylan Bundy.
Pena will have surgery to repair his right torn ACL on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Pena tore his ACL on Aug. 4 against the Indians, and he'll go under the knife shortly after to have as much recovery time as possible heading into next season. A more precise timeline for his return should emerge following surgery.
Pena (knee) was transferred to the 60-day IL on Monday.
This move is simply procedural, as Pena has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL over the weekend. Patrick Sandoval, who is set to serve as the primary pitcher Monday against Cincinnati, had his contract selected from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Pena (knee) was diagnosed with a torn ACL after exiting early in his start in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Indians, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. He's slated to undergo surgery within the next few days and is expected to require 6-to-9 months to recover.
Pena retired the first five batters he faced Saturday before exiting after he took a spill while recording a putout at first base. The Angels revealed earlier Sunday that Pena would land on the 10-day injured list with a right knee sprain, with DiGiovanna's follow-up report indicating the right-hander sustained ligament damage that will spell an end to his season. The team may be able to pinpoint a more precise timeline for Pena once the surgery is completed, but he looks at major risk of being a spectator for the beginning of spring training. He'll wrap up the 2019 campaign with an 8-3 record, 4.58 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 101:34 K:BB across 96.1 innings.
The Angels placed Pena (knee) on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Rotation mate Griffin Canning (undisclosed) was also placed on the 10-day IL, currently leaving the Angels with a three-man rotation. Patrick Sandoval will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill Canning's next turn Monday in Cincinnati, but the Angels have yet to announce a replacement in the rotation for Pena, who sprained his right knee early in his outing Saturday against the Indians. Pena was scheduled to undergo an MRI after his departure, but the Angels haven't revealed the results of those tests, making it uncertain how long he'll be on the shelf.
Pena was removed from Saturday's game against the Indians with a sprained right knee and will undergo an MRI.
Pena suffered the injury while lunging for a throw when covering first base Saturday and required significant assistance when leaving the field. The severity of the injury should be clarified by the MRI, but the 29-year-old seems likely to be headed to the injured list.
Pena was removed from Saturday's game with an apparent ankle or knee injury, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Pena had an awkward landing while lunging for a throw covering first base during the second inning and appeared to roll his left ankle, but it looked as though his right knee may have been the issue as he was helped off the field, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic. More information should be available on the injury as Pena is further evaluated.
Pena allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks across five innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Orioles. He struck out five.
Pena allowed one run while limiting baserunners over the first four innings, but a walk, his own error and a pair of hits led to three unearned runs in the fifth. He labored through his final inning and didn't come back out for the sixth, watching as the bullpen held on over the final four frames. Pena lasted just 3.2 innings in his previous start, so while he didn't finish the way he wanted to in this one, it was good to see him pitch deeper into the game. He will take a 4.66 ERA into his next appearance on the road against Cleveland.
Manager Brad Ausmus said that Pena will start Sunday's game against the Orioles rather than working as a bulk reliever, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Los Angeles bullpen has been taxed pretty heavily of late, which may explain why Ausmus has chosen to have Pena start. The right-hander has been far more effective this season when deployed out of the bullpen, submitting a 4.26 ERA and holding opposing batters to a .214/.283/.389 line across 67.2 innings. Comparatively, he's posted a 6.55 ERA while yielding a .256/.347/.488 line across five starts.
Pena (8-3) was credited with the victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday, throwing 3.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five.
Pena served as the primary pitcher behind Taylor Cole and allowed one run to pick up the victory. He needed 80 pitches to retire 11 batters -- one of whom was thrown out at home plate -- and exited in the fifth inning after allowing a pair of two-out walks. With the win, Pena moves to 8-3 on the year despite an uninspiring 4.82 ERA. He'll likely function as a bulk reliever again in his next scheduled appearance at home against Baltimore on Sunday.
Pena will serve as the bulk reliever Tuesday night against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Pena was in line to start, but the Angels have elected to roll with Taylor Cole for the first inning or two. Pena owns a 4.92 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with a 91:28 K:BB over 86 innings this season.
Pena (7-3) was charged with the loss against the Astros on Wednesday, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts over 4.2 innings.
Pena struggled against a tough Astros lineup, giving up three runs in the first inning on an RBI double to Alex Bregman and a two-run homer to Michael Brantley. He then allowed a two-run double to Jose Altuve in the second, surrendered another run on a wild pitch in the third, and was unable to finish the fifth inning after hitting Brantley with a pitch and surrendering a single to Robinson Chirinos. It was a rare outing in which the Angels did not use an opener ahead of Pena. The right-hander was coming off a dominant performance against the Mariners during which he threw seven no-hit innings to complete a combined no-hitter. Pena now owns a 4.92 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 91:28 K:BB over 20 appearances.
Pena will start Wednesday's game against the Astros without an opener, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The Astros' lineup is so deep that he would still be facing a murderers' row if he came in to start the second inning. Additionally, Pena is coming off his best outing in two months, contributing to the combined no hitter last week against the Mariners. He gave up two runs while striking out five in four innings the last time he faced Houston.
Pena (7-2) picked up the win Friday against the Mariners after tossing seven no-hit innings with two strikeouts and one walk.
Pena entered the game to begin the third inning with a 9-0 lead behind opener Taylor Cole and shut the Mariners out the rest of the way. Together, the two pitchers threw a combined no-hitter as the Angels honored the memory of Tyler Skaggs in their first home game since his tragic passing. Overall this season, Pena has compiled a 4.32 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 86:27 K:BB over 19 appearances.
Pena will follow opener Taylor Cole on Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Pena hasn't officially started a game since mid-April but is regularly throwing four or more innings following an opener. The strategy increases his fantasy value slightly, as he can earn wins without pitching five innings and gets to skip the toughest part of the opposition's order the first time through the lineup, but he remains not particularly interesting due to his 4.72 ERA.
Pena (6-2) picked up the win Friday, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings of relief while striking out five in a 5-4 victory over the Astros.
Entering the game after Noe Ramirez gave the Angels a scoreless first inning as the opener, Pena threw 38 of 61 pitches for strikes and benefited from a four-homer barrage by his offense. The right-hander will take a 4.72 ERA and 80:26 K:BB through 74.1 innings into the All-Star break.
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