Rengifo was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Rengifo was an option at third base while Anthony Rendon (groin) was on the 10-day injured list, but he had been out of the lineup in four of the last six games. He'll now return to the alternate training site after Rendon was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Rengifo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
He'll sit for the third time in five games while Jose Rojas takes over at third base. Rengifo and Rojas are both expected to see their opportunities take a hit within the next few days, as the Angels will likely activate Anthony Rendon (groin) from the 10-day injured list at some point during the team's upcoming series with the Rangers.
Rengifo is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.
After starting at third base in three of the past four games, Rengifo will cede his spot in the lineup to Jose Rojas. Both Rengifo and Rojas are expected to see their playing time at the hot corner dry up soon, as Anthony Rendon (groin) could be activated from the 10-day injured list as soon as this weekend.
Rengifo will start at third base and bat ninth Wednesday against the Rangers, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Rengifo has seemingly emerged as the primary replacement at third base for Anthony Rendon (groin), who was placed on the 10-day injured list last week. He'll be making his third start in four games at the hot corner, but his placement at the bottom of the order won't lend itself to many run-scoring or run-producing opportunities.
Rengifo has been recalled by the Angels and will start Friday's game against Minnesota.
Rengifo was unable to break camp with the Angels this year, but he'll join the major-league roster after Jack Mayfield was sent down Wednesday. Rengifo will start at third base and bat ninth in Friday's matchup.
Rengifo was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old appeared to be a safe bet to make the Opening Day roster with Franklin Barreto (elbow) recently sidelined 4-to-6 weeks, but Rengifo will end up opening the season in the minors. He was competing for a super-utility role in spring training and had a .250/.389/.393 slash line in 28 at-bats, but it wasn't enough to earn a roster spot. Rengifo missed the cut for Opening Day, but he should join the Angels at some point this season.
Rengifo is expected to break camp with the Angels now that Franklin Barreto has been shut down 4-to-6 weeks due to elbow inflammation, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Rengifo and Barreto had been battling this spring for one of the team's final roster spots, and the latter's injury likely means that Rengifo will make the cut as a reserve middle infielder. The 24-year-old has been doing his part to earn the role in Cactus League play, slashing .292/.419/.458 with a home run, seven RBI and two stolen bases.
Rengifo and Franklin Barreto are competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster in a utility role, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Both players are enjoying a productive spring, with Rengifo posting a .350/.462/.550 slash line, seven RBI and a pair of steals. Meanwhile, Barreto has slashed .368/.429/.684 while collecting four extra-base hits and one stolen base. Barreto may have the leg up because he is out of minor-league options, though Rengifo has demonstrated the ability to play all over the field.
Rengifo led off and played left field in Wednesday's Cactus League win over Cleveland, going 1-for-2 with a run and a walk.
Rengifo has now played four different positions during spring training, adding left field to a list that also includes second base, shortstop and third base. The 24-year-old has never seen time at left field in a regular-season major-league game, though he has played the position sporadically as a minor leaguer. While he figures to spend the bulk of his time on the infield this season, Rengifo's expanding versatility further adds to his value on the big-league roster.
Dominican Winter League club Leones del Escogido announced Monday that Rengifo (hamstring) will be included on the team's roster.
Rengifo finished the 2020 campaign on the 10-day injured list after suffering a right hamstring strain in late September, but the fact that he's on a winter ball roster implies that he's back to full strength. Unless the Angels bring in a replacement for free agent Andrelton Simmons this offseason, Rengifo and David Fletcher tentatively slot in as Los Angeles' projected regulars in the middle infield in 2021.
Rengifo (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The hamstring injury that knocked Rengifo out of Friday's game against the Dodgers will wind up ending his season prematurely. He'll finish his second big-league season with a .156/.269/.200 slash line in 106 plate appearances. Jahmai Jones was recalled to take his place on the roster and will start at second base Saturday.
Rengifo suffered a right hamstring strain during Friday's game against the Dodgers.
Rengifo was removed from Friday's contest in the seventh inning after hitting a single. With just two games remaining in the regular season, it's unclear whether Rengifo will return in 2020.
Rengifo left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Rengifo logged a single in the top of the seventh inning Friday, but he exited the game with a trainer after reaching base. The nature and severity of the issue aren't yet clear. Elliot Soto replaced Rengifo on Friday and could fill in over the final two games of the regular season if Rengifo is sidelined.
Rengifo will start at second base and will bat ninth Wednesday against the Padres.
Rengifo will be rewarded with a second straight start after going 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's 4-2 win. With Andrelton Simmons informing the Angels on Tuesday that he was opting out of the season, Rengifo should get the opportunity to play regularly in the middle infield over Los Angeles' final four games.
Rengifo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases Tuesday in a win over San Diego.
Rengifo stole second base after singling in both the second and sixth innings, then plated a run on a sacrifice in the eighth. The swipes were a mild surprise given that he entered the contest with only three career steals in six attempts.
Rengifo is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rockies, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With David Fletcher (ankle) returning from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Rengifo will head to the bench for a second straight game. He'll remain the Angels' top reserve in the middle infield, but he won't be in store for regular action over the final two weeks of the regular season unless Fletcher or Andrelton Simmons miss time.
Rengifo (thumb) is starting at second base and batting ninth Wednesday against the Rangers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The 23-year-old hasn't seen the field since Sunday due to the left thumb sprain, but he'll return to the starting nine for Wednesday's contest. Rengifo has a .159/.293/.217 slash line through 83 plate appearances this season.
Rengifo was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a left thumb sprain.
Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times notes that Rengifo broke a hamate bone in his left hand last year. If the Angels have any long-term concerns about the hand, they could very well shut Rengifo down for the rest of the year, with little to play for over the remainder of the 2020 season. That being said, he should be considered day-to-day for now.
Rengifo was scratched from the lineup Sunday.
Franklin Barreto, who was set to DH, is now slated to start at second base against Astros lefty Framber Valdez. Albert Pujols will be the designated hitter as Jared Walsh enters the lineup at first base. A reason for Rengifo's scratch was not provided.
Rengifo went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a walk in Sunday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.
Rengifo entered the game after David Fletcher's departure with an ankle injury in the fifth inning. Rengifo drew a walk and stole second in the sixth inning. The second baseman has a pedestrian .167/.297/.241 slash line with a homer, one RBI and eight runs scored across 64 plate appearances this season. If Fletcher is forced to miss time, Rengifo will likely stay in a starting role until Franklin Barreto is ready to join the team after completing COVID-19 intake protocols.
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|04/21||vs TEX||L 4-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2018||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||46||190||36||52||9||5||3||27||25||31||6||6||.274||.358||.421|
|2018||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||41||161||36||52||11||3||2||16||27||22||22||8||.323||.426||.466|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||27||110||16||30||4||1||5||14||11||24||3||3||.273||.336||.464|