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Angels' Luis Rengifo: Crushes solo homer
Rengifo went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Saturday's loss to Houston.
Rengifo launched a 425-foot homer to left center field in the fifth inning to plate the Angels' first run. The rookie is slashing .243/.329/.372 with six long balls and 30 RBI in 354 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Justin Anderson: Resumes light activity
Anderson (lat) played catch Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Anderson was shut down last week after feeling discomfort while moving his arm, so his resumption to throwing is a positive sign that he is inching toward a return. The 26-year-old went on the 10-day injured list with a lat strain Aug. 12. He has compiled a 5.01 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 41.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Dillon Peters: Hurt by long ball
Peters (3-2) took the loss Saturday at Houston after surrendering five runs on six hits over 4.2 innings. He had two walks and two strikeouts.
Peters served up a two-run homer to Michael Brantley and a three-run homer to Alex Bregman before being pulled during the fifth inning. The 26-year-old has given up 10 runs (nine earned) in his last two outings, and he'll look to get back on track versus the Red Sox next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Throws another bullpen session
Ohtani threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ohtani began incorporating breaking pitches into his throwing sessions last weekend and threw more sliders and curveballs Saturday. He is not yet throwing splitters, but everything seems to be going according to plan for the two-way star in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and his throwing work doesn't seem to be affecting him plate. The 25-year-old is batting .338/.373/.521 this month.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrelton Simmons: Returns to bench Saturday
Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.
The four-time Gold Glove shortstop returned to the lineup Friday after missing 19 games due to a bone bruise and sprained ankle. Simmons' playing time will increase slowly as manager Brad Ausmus is expected to be cautious following the veteran's return. David Fletcher will slide over to shortstop as Luis Rengifo will start at shortstop and hit seventh against right-hander Gerrit Cole.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Anthony Bemboom: Sent down to Triple-A
Bemboom was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Bemboom was sent down in conjunction with fellow catcher Kevan Smith returning from the injured list. In 22 at-bats with the Angels, Bemboom hit only .136 with one home run and three RBI while striking out nine times.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kevan Smith: Returns from injured list
Smith was reinstated from the injured list Saturday.
Smith had been out since Aug. 11 with back spasms. He is available to play but is not in the starting lineup against the Astros on Saturday. Fellow catcher Anthony Bemboom was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrew Heaney: Misses out on two step
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.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jaime Barria: Getting another turn in rotation
Barria is listed as the Angels' probable starter for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Both Barria and Andrew Heaney are available on four days' rest after the two started in Tuesday's doubleheader with the Rangers, but Heaney will get bypassed for a second turn this week after racking up a season-high 108 pitches in his 14-strikeout gem. Barria will be the beneficiary of Heaney getting extra rest, but the 23-year-old's overall body of work this season hasn't made him a comfortable streaming option at this stage. He owns an ugly 6.35 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 56.2 innings at the big-league level this season but has at least shown improvement over his last five turns, delivering a 4.94 EA and 1.23 WHIP across those outings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kole Calhoun: Big night in loss
Calhoun went 4-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Astros.
His eighth-inning shot off Hector Rondon got the Angels to within a run, but they couldn't complete the comeback. Calhoun is slashing .239/.330/.484 on the year, and his 28 homers are already a new career high.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jose Suarez: Downed by Astros
Suarez (2-5) took the loss Friday, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings while striking out three as the Angels fell 5-4 to the Astros.
The southpaw wasn't sharp and needed 92 pitches (57 strikes) to record 14 outs, although the final run on his ledger scored after he'd gotten the hook. Suarez now carries a 6.67 ERA and 56:24 K:BB through 58 innings, and with the Angels getting a couple of off days next week, it's not clear when he'll pitch again.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jo Adell: Will play in Arizona Fall League
Adell will play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League this season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
A previous report by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times suggested that Adell is unlikely to be called up to the big club in September, so a stint in the Arizona Fall League will enable him to make up for the nearly two months he missed as a result of ankle and hamstring injuries suffered during spring training. The Angels' top prospect is hitting .285 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 263 at-bats between three minor-league stops this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Max Stassi: Heads to bench
Stassi isn't starting Friday's game against the Astros.
Stassi went 2-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday against the Rangers, but he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Anthony Bemboom will handle the catching duties and hit ninth in Stassi's absence.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Bounced from 40-man roster
Tovar was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.
Tovar will head to waivers after slashing .193/.239/.253 with five RBI over 31 games this season in the big leagues. Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Jose Suarez: Officially promoted
Suarez was officially recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and will start against the Astros.
As expected, the lefty was summoned to the big leagues to take the place of Griffin Canning (elbow) in the starting rotation. Suarez owns an unimpressive 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP with a 53:22 K:BB over 53.1 innings this season in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Andrelton Simmons: Reinstated from IL
Simmons (ankle) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Astros.
Simmons had been sidelined since Aug. 4 due to a left ankle sprain, though he was able to successfully take at-bats in a sim game Wednesday and will be cleared to return from the IL without a trip to the minor leagues. He's slashing .274/.315/.382 with five homers and 28 RBI over 74 games this season for the Angels.... See More ... See Less
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