Canning was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a lower back strain Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Canning allowed six runs in two innings during his most recent minor-league start, but his injury may have contributed to his struggles. The severity of the injury isn't known, and it's not yet clear how long the right-hander could be sidelined.
Canning was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Canning allowed six runs on six hits and two walks in 2.2 innings against the Orioles on Friday, but his demotion still comes as a slight surprise since he had posted a 2.70 ERA in 16.2 innings in his three starts leading up to Friday's rocky outing. Manager Joe Maddon said the right-hander needs to work on his fastball command in the minors and could return to the Angels if he shows improvement, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Since the Angels have an off day Thursday, they plan to simply skip Canning's turn through the rotation ahead of the All-Star break.
Canning allowed six runs on six hits and two walks over 2.2 innings in Friday's win over Baltimore. He did not factor in the decision.
Canning served up a massive 451-foot solo blast to Trey Mancini in the first inning and another solo shot to Domingo Leyba in the second. The Orioles knocked him out of the game after scoring another four runs in the third, including a three-run double by Anthony Santander. Canning had allowed just five earned runs through 16.2 innings over his last three outings before Friday's rough start. His ERA shot up to 5.60 alongside a 62:28 K:BB through 62.2 innings. Canning in lined up to pitch in Seattle next week.
Canning won't start Thursday against the Yankees after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
Thursday's matchup will be made up as part of a doubleheader in August, but Canning will simply be pushed back a day to start Friday's series opener at home against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The right-hander has posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 16.2 innings across his last three outings.
Canning allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over five innings in Friday's loss to the Rays. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.
All three runs against Canning scored in the first inning, including a two-run single by Austin Meadows. After that, he rolled through four scoreless frames with four punchouts. He's allowed five earned runs over his last three starts, lowering his season ERA to 4.95 through 60 innings. Canning is lined up to face the Yankees on the road next week.
Canning didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the A's, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out two.
The right-hander exited after 69 pitches (45 strikes) in line for his sixth win of the year, but a six-run sixth inning by Oakland erased a 4-2 lead. Canning will carry a 5.07 ERA and 58:24 K:BB through 55 innings into his next outing.
Canning (5-4) earned the win over Kansas City on Wednesday, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six.
The right-hander bounced back from a rough outing his last time on the mound by putting together his longest appearance of the season Wednesday. Canning was efficient over his 6.2 frames, throwing 60 of 89 pitches for strikes while limiting the Royals to a fourth-inning run. He picked up his fifth win of the campaign and lowered his ERA to 5.22 in the process. Canning will try to build upon the strong outing in his next start, which is tentatively slated to come at Oakland on Wednesday.
Canning (4-4) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Mariners after allowing four runs on six hits and two walks while fanning five across 3.1 innings.
This was the fourth time Canning couldn't complete four innings this season, and the right-hander has given up three or more runs in each of his last three starts. That comes after a stretch of three straight starts with two or fewer earned runs. Canning owns a 4.45 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, a 10.5 K/9 and a 4.8 BB/9 over his last six outings, and his next start is scheduled for next week at home against the Royals.
Canning (4-3) earned the win Wednesday against the Rangers after giving up three runs on four hits (including two home runs) and two walks while fanning seven across six innings.
Canning bounced back after losing in his previous start and while his stat line wasn't overly impressive, he went deep enough into the game to earn his second quality start of the campaign -- both have come over his last three appearances. The right-hander owns a 3.60 ERA across five outings this month, and his next start is scheduled to come next week on the road against the Giants.
Canning (3-3) took the loss to Minnesota in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader, allowing four runs on three hits and four walks with one strikeout in two innings.
Canning labored in this one, allowing seven baserunners on 68 pitches through just two innings. The big blow came in the first when he surrendered a Miguel Sano grand slam, and the start could've been much worse if he hadn't been able to escape a second-inning bases-loaded jam. It was a step backward for the young starter, who had allowed two runs or less in each of his last three starts.
Canning didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven.
The right-hander delivered his first quality start of the season in his longest outing of 2021 so far, throwing 55 of 94 pitches for strikes, but Canning still exited the game in line for the loss until the Angels took a brief lead in the top of the seventh inning. He'll take a 4.78 ERA and sharp 37:12 K:BB through 32 innings into his next start.
Canning (3-2) allowed one earned run on six hits and three walks while striking out four across 5.2 innings, earning the win Friday against the Dodgers.
Canning struggled mightily through his first four appearances with a 8.40 ERA in 15 innings. In contrast, he has allowed just one run in 11 innings over his last two starts. The biggest difference is the long ball, in which he surrendered all six of his home runs this year in those first four appearances. He was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning, marking his deepest outing this season. The 25-year-old has a 5.19 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 26 innings.
Canning (2-2) earned the win over Seattle on Saturday, tossing 5.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine.
This was easily Canning's finest performance of the young campaign, as he posted a season-high nine strikeouts while matching his longest start thus far. He succeeded by throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of 22 batters and racking up 23 swings-and-misses. The right-hander also was able to keep the ball in the park for the first time, helping him to his second win. Canning still sports an unimpressive 6.20 ERA overall, but he has shown some promise with a 26:8 K:BB across 20.1 innings. He's currently projected to face the Dodgers at home in next weekend's crosstown series.
Canning (1-2) took the loss in Saturday's 16-2 rout by the Astros, coughing up six runs on six hits and two walks over 2.1 innings while striking out three.
Carlos Correa clubbed Canning's fifth pitch of the game into the seats for a leadoff homer, and it was downhill for the entire Angels pitching staff from there. The right-hander now has an 8.40 ERA thanks largely to serving up six homers in 15 innings, negating the positive impact of his 17:5 K:BB. He'll try to keep the ball in the park in his next outing, likely to come May 1 in Seattle.
Canning (1-1) allowed two earned runs on two hits while striking out two across 2.1 innings, earning the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Canning was moved to the bullpen after Shohei Ohtani reentered the starting rotation. In the 24-year-old's first relief appearance, he surrendered a solo home run to Nick Solak but did enough to maintain the lead. The Angels have some form of a six-man rotation going on and Canning's role will likely bounce between starting and relief through the season. He has a 5.68 ERA in 12.2 innings.
Canning (0-1) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a loss to the Royals on Wednesday.
Canning allowed a solo shot to Salvador Perez in the third inning and a Cam Gallagher sacrifice fly in the fourth to account for the two runs against him. The Angels' offense was unable to find much success Wednesday, leaving Canning with a loss in his second start of the year. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 5.23 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 12 strikeouts over 10.1 innings this season. He lines up for a home start versus the Rangers next week.
Canning allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven over 5.1 innings in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.
The righty was decent in his debut, with his only big mistakes resulting in a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. two-run shot in the first inning and a solo homer by Cavan Biggio in the sixth. The 24-year-old was shaky in the first inning but cruised thereafter until the sixth, throwing 51 of his 81 pitches for strikes. Canning is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday against the Royals.
Canning won't start Tuesday's game against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Canning was warming up in the bullpen during Sunday's game against the White Sox, so Dylan Bundy will step in as the starter on normal rest Tuesday. The Angels have a day off Wednesday, but Canning will make his first start of the regular season on the road against the Blue Jays on Thursday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Canning logged four innings Tuesday in a Cactus League game versus Cleveland, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five.
Canning gave up some hard contact early and was far from dominant, but his outing was an improvement over his first two spring starts, during which he yielded a combined five runs across 3.2 frames. The right-hander should get in two more Cactus League appearances before opening the season as one of the Angels' six starters.
Canning has started two Cactus League games for the Angels, allowing a combined five runs on five hits over 3.2 innings while posting an 8:4 K:BB.
The strikeouts have been there for Canning, but he has otherwise struggled in his first two spring starts. In his last outing -- against the Giants on March 11 -- he was removed in the second inning after giving up three walks and a bases-clearing triple. Canning is a lock for a rotation spot, however, and will look to build upon last season's 3.99 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/02||vs BAL||W 8-7||2.2||6||6||2||0|
|06/25||@ TB||L 3-4||5.0||6||2||2||4|
|06/23||vs SF||L 3-9||0||0||0|
|06/16||@ OAK||L 4-8||5.0||3||2||2||2|
|06/11||@ ARI||W 6-5||0||0||0|
|06/09||vs KC||W 6-1||1||6.2||5||1||2||6|
|06/03||vs SEA||L 2-6||1||3.1||6||4||2||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2018||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||8.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||12||3||4||0.00||0.854|
|2018||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||59.0||13||13||0||3||3||0||64||22||68||5.49||1.525|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||16.0||3||3||0||1||0||0||17||2||13||0.56||0.938|