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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Pujols was dealing with a bruised left heal during the opening week of the season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: This may explain why Pujols began the season 4-for-21 (.190) with no home runs, but Scioscia said that the 34-year-old's heal is "not an issue" anymore. Pujols came into the contest against the Tigers on Saturday with a .920 OPS and five home runs, but for fantasy owners, the ailment may turn into another health concern to monitor down the stretch.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (shoulder) "felt good" after recently throwing off of flat ground, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: De La Rosa attempted to come back from a strained elbow earlier this month, but was put back on the disabled list after struggling with his mechanics and velocity in an outing against the Mets. While it is good to hear that De La Rosa is throwing again, there is still no timetable for his return.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Impact: The only run the Angels scored off Max Scherzer on Saturday came from an unlikely source, as Shuck led off the game with a home run. Unfortunately, that would be Shuck's only hit in the contest, and he is batting .189 over his first 37 at-bats this season.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Impact: Pujols struggled against starter Max Scherzer (as did most of the Angels' lineup), but connected on a first pitch fastball off of Joe Nathan in the ninth inning to record his sixth home run of the season. Pujols looks very comfortable at the plate so far this season, and now has 498 career home runs.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson struggled against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in five innings to get tagged with his second loss of the season.
Impact: Wilson simply wasn't as sharp as he had been over his last two starts Saturday, as he struck out just four batters in the contest, his lowest total so far this season. He also let three men reach via the walk, which helps account for the whopping 111 pitches he needed to complete five frames. Wilson will look to bounce-back from the poor performance when he faces the Yankees on Friday.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
Impact: Trout struck out four times in a single game for the first time in his career Saturday. The first three were by Max Scherzer, making the occurrence somewhat understandable, but it's still surprising when Trout shows this level of ineffectiveness in a ballgame. The 22-year-old came into 2014 with an eye towards cutting down his strikeouts, but hasn't done much to aid in that pursuit lately, as he has struck out 10 times in his last five games.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett (elbow) recently threw a bullpen session in Arizona which was referred to as "outstanding" by manager Mike Scioscia, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: It has been an uphill battle for Burnett, who has endured multiple setbacks while trying to return from elbow surgery he underwent in August. While Burnett reportedly looks good throwing in Arizona, there is currently no timetable for his return.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese (quad) is not in the Angels' starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Freese was available to pinch-hit Friday so the injury is not thought to be serious. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart is starting at third base and batting sixth for the Angels on Saturday.
Impact: Once again, Stewart starts in place of David Freese (quad). Stewart is having a nice season thus far, sporting a 1.032 OPS. While Freese is the Angels' starter at third base, Stewart should see plenty of at-bats this season, making him worth owning in AL-only leagues.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wall imploded in his outing Friday, allowing five runs on four hits without retiring a batter in a win over the Tigers.
Impact: Manager Mike Scioscia was likely trying to ease Wall in after his call up Friday, as he was brought in with the Angels leading 11-1 in the seventh inning, but all did not go as planned, as the 27-year-old let Detroit back into the contest due to his poor performance. The Angels ended up winning the game, so Wall's poor outing ultimately carried little consequence for his team, but he will be stamped with the dreaded "INF" on stat pages until his next chance to get on a mound.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart had a big night at the plate Friday, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in a win over the Tigers.
Impact: Stewart got the start after David Freese (quad) was scratched from the lineup, and made the most of the opportunity, coming up a home run short of the cycle. Freese told reporters after the game Friday that he is unsure if he will be ready to play Saturday, so Stewart, who has a 1.032 OPS in 21 at-bats this season, may once again man the third base position in the contest.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Friday.
Impact: Trout continued his assault on the baseball Friday, as he now has at least one extra-base hit in his last three games, and is sporting a 1.076 OPS with five home runs this season. We'll keep providing updates on the 22-year-old, but if you are unable to check him out on a given day, it's probably safe to assume he did something to help your fantasy team.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese, who did not start Friday against the Tigers due to a sore right quad, was available to pinch-hit in the contest, but is unsure if he'll play Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Freese said after Friday's game that he injured his hamstring in his last at-bat Wednesday against the A's. The fact that he was able to pinch-hit likely means he is day-to-day with the injury.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendrick was 3-for-5 with a pair of two-run home runs in the Angels' win over Detroit on Friday night.
Impact: Moved into the cleanup spot with Josh Hamilton on the disabled list, Kendrick seems to be taking his new spot in the batting order seriously. They were his first two long ones of the year, and the four RBI runs his total to 11 for the season.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols had a big night at the plate Friday, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers.
Impact: After an 0-5 detour in Oakland on Tuesday, the Pujols train has resumed rolling, as the 34-year old is 5-for-9 with four RBI over his last two games. It seems safer to declare that Pujols is back with each passing day, as he reached his fifth home run of the season in his 68th at-bat Friday.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver gave up a run on three hits in six innings pitched to pick up a win against the Tigers on Friday.
Impact: Weaver bounced back nicely after back-to-back rough outings, as he was able to work around three walks to lower his ERA from 5.79 to 4.74. Weaver seemed to be in control on this night, as the 31-year-old did not allow a home run in the contest after giving up five dingers in his last two outings. He will look to continue to keep the ball in the yard in his next start against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Freese wasn't in Friday's lineup against Detroit.
Impact: Freese is dealing with tightness in his right quad.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: The Angels optioned Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake before Friday night's game at Detroit.
Impact: The Angels made the moves before Friday night's game at Detroit, meaning Alvarez would not have a chance to pitch against his former team. The Tigers traded Alvarez to the Angels before the season for shortstop Andrew Romine.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels have recalled Wall from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned left-hander Jose Alvarez to Salt Lake.
Impact: The Angels made the moves before Friday night's game at Detroit, meaning Alvarez would not have a chance to pitch against his former team. The Tigers traded Alvarez to the Angels before the season for shortstop Andrew Romine. Romine is in the starting lineup for Detroit on Friday.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, Freese was scratched from Friday's game against the Tigers due to a sore right quad, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Freese will give way to Ian Stewart in the contest, but the injury to his quad is not expected to be serious.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Angels recalled Wall from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Impact: Wall, who gave up just two earned runs over 8.1 innings with Salt Lake, was brought up to replace Jose Alvarez in the Angels' bullpen. Wall will pitch in middle relief for the big club.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Angels optioned Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Impact: Alvarez appeared in just two games with the Angels this season, so the team decided to switch things up and replace Alvarez in the bullpen with fellow reliever Josh Wall. Alvarez will garner consideration next time the Angels need to bring up a reliever.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart will start at third base and bat ninth Friday against the Tigers.
Impact: David Freese (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup, opening the door for Stewart to make his third start of the season at the hot corner. The 29-year-old Stewart has just three hits in 17 at-bats thus far, but all three hits have gone for extra bases.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese was scratched from Friday's lineup.
Impact: A reason for Freese's removal from the lineup has not been given, but it's presumably injury-related. Ian Stewart will slot in at third base.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times.
Impact: Ibanez is just 1-for-17 against left-handers this season, so it comes as little surprise that he will be held out against Tigers southpaw Drew Smyly. Howie Kendrick will serve as the Angels' DH Friday night.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Skaggs pitched OK Wednesday.
Impact: Skaggs allowed four runs in six innings and will likely face the Nats next.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout had two more hits Wednesday.
Impact: Trout will face the Tigers this weekend. Maybe he can try to steal more since he has only done so once this season and with his speed, it's hard to understand why he isn't more daring.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols effortlessly had three more hits Wednesday.
Impact: Pujols owns a .854 OPS and is not as bad as once feared.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and an RBI in a win over the A's on Wednesday.
Impact: Trout got the Angels on the board with an RBI double in the third inning, but the A's did a decent job of keeping him in check after that, as he was limited to just a single and a walk for the duration of the contest. Trout has multi-hit games in five of his last six contests, including two three-hit games.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith picked up his first win of the season Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning with a strikeout against the A's.
Impact: Smith hit a batter in the outing, but otherwise did well to put his nightmare performance from Tuesday -- he allowed four runs without retiring a batter -- behind him. Smith's stats look pretty funky as a result of his recent blowup, as seven of his eight appearances this season have resulted in scoreless innings, yet he sits with a 5.14 ERA.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skaggs allowed four earned runs on seven hits in six innings pitched en route to a no-decision Wednesday against the A's.
Impact: Skaggs pitched pretty well in sum, but was bitten by a rough fourth inning in which he surrendered all four runs the A's scored in the contest, including a three-run homer to Brandon Moss. Skaggs walked three batters and struck out two Wednesday, and while the low walk total is a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners, they would probably like to see the strikeout numbers rise a bit, as he has punched out just 11 batters in 21 innings this season. It may be, however, that Skaggs is deliberately attempting to pitch to contact more in 2014 in an effort to curb some of the wildness that has plagued him in the past.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: De La Rosa was sent to AAA to rehab from right shoulder irritation.
Impact: De La Rosa, who was activated off the DL last Friday after missing much of the spring because of right forearm tightness and elbow inflammation, retired only one of three hitters he faced this season.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta went 2-for-5 with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th to give the Angels a 5-4 win over the A's on Wednesday.
Impact: Iannetta wasted no time in his at-bat in the 12th inning Wednesday, jumping on the first pitch he saw from Drew Pomeranz, and sending it over the center field wall to send the Halos home victorious. Don't look now, but the 31-year-old could be heating up after an abysmal start to the season, as he is the owner of a four-game hitting streak, going 5-for-13 with two home runs and a double over that span.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a sprained ligament in his right ankle and selected Boesch to the major league roster.
Impact: Boesch, who signed with the Angels in January as a free agent, began the season with Triple-A Salt Lake. He played in 23 games last year with the Yankees after spending his first three big league seasons with Detroit.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels have placed Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a sprained ligament in his right ankle and selected outfielder Brennan Boesch to the major league roster.
Impact: Calhoun is batting .250 with three homers and six RBIs in 14 games. He had been playing right field in place of injured slugger Josh Hamilton. Calhoun is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after rolling in his ankle in the 11th inning of the Angels' 10-9 loss to Oakland on Tuesday night.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun (ankle) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Calhoun twisted his right ankle in Tuesday's loss the the A's, and manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that the 26-year-old has a badly strained ligament. The team wasted little time in placing Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list and bringing Brennan Boesch up to help fill the void in the outfield. Boesch and Collin Cowgill figure to split time in right field while Calhoun is on the shelf.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brasier (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.
Impact: To make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Brennan Boesch, the team moved Brasier to the 60-day DL. Little information has been provided as to Brasier's recovery from a forearm injury, but it seems he's not close to contributing.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Boesch was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Kole Calhoun twisted his right ankle in Tuesday's loss to the A's and will require a DL stint, and Boesch will be up to take his spot on the active roster. Boesch will provide some left-handed pop off the bench, but the Angels outfield is still rather crowded despite the injury, so playing time may be limited.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta had a productive game Tuesday, going 1-for-1 with a double, two walks, a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the A's.
Impact: The stolen base for Iannetta, which actually came on a pitchout, was his first since September 2012. It was good to see Iannetta turn in a solid game Tuesday, but he still has quite a hill to climb, as he is hitting just .152 to begin the season.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Freese went 2 for 4 Tuesday.
Impact: Freese is scuffling with a .465 OPS so maybe this will get him going.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun enjoyed a big fantasy night Tuesday.
Impact: Calhoun was 3 for 6 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBIs. He's gone nuts with seven hits in his last three games.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout enjoyed a big fantasy day Tuesday.
Impact: Trout had three hits and drove in three runs with two runs scored and a stolen base. He remains the most complete fantasy player in the game today and possibly in history.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Richards was hurt by a bullpen meltdown Tuesday.
Impact: Richards pitched seven innings of eight-hit ball for the Angels, allowing five runs but failed to improve to 3-0.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 3-for-6 with a home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a loss to the A's on Tuesday.
Impact: Trout did all he could to save the day Tuesday, as he hit a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but the Angels lost the game in extras. The 22-year-old is off to a scorching start in 2014, as his five home runs have him tied with Jose Bautista for the lead in the American League.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun had to be helped off the field in the 11th inning Tuesday when he turned his right ankle after running out a groundout.
Impact: His status moving forward is unclear.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera gave up a run on two hits in an inning of work to take the loss against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Impact: After being brought in when the Angels had a comfortable 14-2 lead Monday, Herrera was asked to protect a tie game in the 11th inning Tuesday, and gave up the lead by surrendering hits to the first two batters he faced. Herrera is likely a short-term option until Jorge De La Rosa (shoulder) returns, but until then, the Angels will have to roll with the punches, as the bullpen is once again proving to be a glaring weakness in the early going.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun will be placed on the disabled list after twisting his right ankle in a loss to the A's on Tuesday, Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: It was a rough way to end the night for Calhoun, who rolled his ankle after being thrown out at first base in the 11th inning. There is no word yet on the severity of the injury, but the news of a trip to the DL is unfortunate for the 26-year-old, as he was just starting to catch fire after a slow start to the season, notching his third consecutive multi-hit game Tuesday, while going 7-for-15 over that span.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith had a nightmare outing in Tuesday's loss to the A's, as he surrendered four runs on three hits while walking two and not retiring a batter in the contest.
Impact: Smith was one of the few bright spots in the Angels' bullpen after not allowing a run in his first six appearances, but the roof came unhinged Tuesday, which sent his ERA soaring to 6.00 this season.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards went seven innings strong for the second consecutive start Tuesday, this time getting dinged up for five earned runs on eight hits while fanning five and walking two in a no-decision against the Athletics.
Impact: Those that jumped on the Richards train after his one-hit gem at Seattle his last time out can't be overly enthused about seeing him get roughed up, but it was nice to see him battle through adversity to pitch well into the second half of the game. More importantly, he now has 18 K's on the season, has still yet to serve up a home run and owns a respectable 2.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP to go along with his 2-0 record. He'll pitch again Monday against Bryce Harper and the Nats.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun appeared to turn an ankle and had to be helped off the field after grounding out in the 11th inning of Tuesday night's game against the A's.
Impact: Calhoun had a three-hit night prior to the injury. He hurt himself lunging for first base to try to beat out the grounder.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, De La Rosa was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday and placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder irritation, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: There is no word yet on how De La Rosa strained his shoulder, but it didn't take a specialist to see that something was wrong with him in his outing against the Mets on Saturday, as his velocity was down, and he was consistently falling behind hitters. Having just returned from a forearm strain that he incurred in early March, the 31-year-old will continue to throw, which may be seen as a positive sign, but he has no timetable for return as his arm troubles continue to mount.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett played catch for the second consecutive day Tuesday, and is expected to go to Arizona to throw off a mound in a few days, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Burnett dealt with some swelling after throwing in a simulated game last week, but was able to play catch for the first time since the outing Monday. The 31-year-old has now restarted his rehab twice after having season-ending elbow surgery in August, and currently has no timetable for return.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols stayed hot with two more hits and another homer in Monday's 3-2 loss to Oakland.
Impact: Pujols is batting .333 with four homers and eight RBIs in his last six games. He clearly still has plenty left in the tank.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (undisclosed) was recalled by the Angels on Tuesday and placed on the DL, Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times reports.
Impact: The undisclosed injury is not believed to be serious, and he was sent to Arizona to begin rehabbing it. If De La Rosa can overcome his recent rush of injuries, he could be second in line for the closer spot in the Halo's pen, but it would be nice to see him succeed on the mound before making a speculative add.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese will bat seventh against the A's on Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Freese has struggled mightily early on this season, as he is the owner of a .418 OPS in his first 43 at-bats, so he will be moved to a less demanding spot in the order Tuesday.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Alvarez made his season debut in a loss to the A's on Monday, pitching 0.2 innings with a strikeout.
Impact: Alvarez came in to stop the bleeding after Ernesto Frieri gave up two runs and four hits in the ninth inning Monday. The 24-year-old was called up in advance of Sunday's game against the Mets, and could be a candidate to stick around awhile, as he is currently the only left-handed reliever in the bullpen.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the A's on Monday.
Impact: Pujols continued tearing the cover off the ball Monday, as he now has a 10-game hitting streak, including four home runs in his last six games. The 34-year-old seems intent on showing what he can do when he is healthy, as he has an .878 OPS, and is tied for second in the American League with four homers.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Frieri suffered his first blown save of the season Monday, allowing two runs on four hits in just 0.1 innings in a loss against the A's.
Impact: With one on and one out in the ninth, Frieri surrendered a pinch-hit two-run homer to John Jaso, which spoiled a terrific Hector Santiago performance, and robbed the Angels of a victory. Frieri has now given up three home runs in six appearances this season, after finishing 2013 with a career-high 1.4 HR/9.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santiago looked sharp against the A's on Monday, allowing just a solo home run and five hits in seven innings pitched while striking out three en route to a no-decision.
Impact: Santiago deserved better on this night, as he pitched out of some really tough situations to keep the Angels ahead 2-1 through seven innings, but a two-run homer by John Jaso in the ninth cost Santiago and the Haols the win. Santiago had to be encouraged by his outing Monday, as he walked just one batter after handing out six free passes in his first two starts (9.1 innings) of the season. Santiago will look to build on his impressive performance when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Wilson earned his second win in as many starts with Sunday's 14-2 rout of the New York Mets.
Impact: Wilson (2-1, 3.92 ERA) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts and three walks. The Angels have scored 23 runs in the left-hander's last two starts, including a 9-1 victory last Monday at Houston. Wilson has also helped himself by allowing three runs in his last 15 innings.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Stewart hit a two-run homer and an RBI double in the Angels' 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday.
Impact: The home run was his first in the majors since May 28, 2012. Stewart was 1 for 11 (.091) in his first four games this season.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Shuck had three hits and drove in a run in a 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Shuck is 5 for 14 (.357) with three RBIs in his first three games this season for the Los Angeles Angels.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels' 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday in the decisive game of their interleague series.
Impact: Trout also had two singles in the game and was 7 for 15 in the series against the Mets, raising his average from .257 to .320.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Mike Trout, Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels' 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday in the decisive game of their interleague series.
Impact: It was the third homer in five games for Pujols, who has 495 in his career. He also extended his hit streak to nine games with the solo shot.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Mike Scioscia said that De La Rosa is "getting evaluated on medical things" Monday.
Impact: De La Rosa was sent to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday after having trouble with his velocity in his first outing off the disabled list against the Mets on Saturday. Scioscia added that the 31-year-old should be "back on the horse" soon.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (thumb) will not take part in baseball activities until May 2, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.
Impact: Hamilton will transition from a soft cast on his thumb to a removable splint beginning Friday, but he'll still be limited to off-field workouts through the rest of April. His recovery timetable is expected to last a total of six-to-eight weeks, sidelining him until at least late May.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett (elbow) will resume throwing Monday, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.
Impact: Burnett was experiencing swelling in recent days, but it has since dissipated, allowing him to start playing catch again. He hopes to start pitching off a mound before the week is out.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun will bat fifth Sunday against the Mets, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Calhoun has bounced around the lineup quite a bit recently, as he hit ninth against the Mets with a left-hander on the mound Saturday. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Calhoun's swing isn't right at the moment, but the Angels are trying some different configurations with Josh Hamilton (thumb) on the disabled list and most of the team struggling at the plate.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Shuck reaped the benefits of hitting in the leadoff spot with a right-handed pitcher on the mound and is now hitting .357/.400/.571 in his first 14 at-bats this season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Calhoun thrived in his first start in the five-hole Sunday, picking up his first triple of the year in the contest. It's unclear if the Angels intend on returning him to the leadoff spot soon, as he batted ninth against a left-hander Saturday.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Conger went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Conger capitalized on his opportunity behind the dish Sunday, and now has a 1.043 OPS this season. Granted, he has only had 14 at-bats, so an 0-for-4 in his next start could make that impressive number look considerably worse, but one wonders how long manager Mike Scioscia will continue to stick with Chris Iannetta - who is hitting just .125 this season - as the Angels' primary catcher.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Stewart made the most of his start in place of the slumping David Freese on Sunday, collecting his first home run and RBI of the season. It's certainly premature to imagine that Stewart can pose a threat to Freese's job security, but the former Cardinal has really disappointed early on this season, as he has tallied just a .458 OPS in his first 39 at-bats.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols went 1-for-4 with a homer and a walk in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Pujols was the middleman in an attack which saw the Angels launch three home runs in the first inning off Bartolo Colon on Sunday. Pujols now has three home runs in his last five games, and at least one hit in nine consecutive games. The 34-year-old appears to be heating up, despite hitting just .240 in his first 50 at-bats this season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two runs scored against the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Ibanez was the last leg of three consecutive home runs surrendered by Bartolo Colon in the first inning. The 41-year-old is hitting just .205 on the young season, but a low batting average may be forgiven by the Halos if he can continue to provide power in the middle of the order.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Impact: Trout got the party started Sunday, as his home run was the first of three consecutive dingers in the first inning for the Angels. Trout doesn't seem like he will be cooling off anytime soon, as he is the owner of a 1.022 OPS in his first 50 at-bats this season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson turned in another outstanding performance Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings to pick up a win over the Mets.
Impact: Wilson also picked up nine strikeouts in the contest, and while some of those may be attributable to an inexperienced umpire behind the plate, they are tallied in the stat column nonetheless. Wilson has looked sharp in back-to-back outings after giving up six runs in 5.2 frames in his first start of the season against the Mariners on April 1.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Ibanez hit a tying three-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday night but the Angels lost 7-6 in 13 innings to the New York Mets.
Impact: The homer was Ibanez's 302nd in the majors - and his 2,000th hit. He has a team-best 10 RBIs this season despite hitting just .194.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart is in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.
Impact: Stewart will take the helm at third base and bat seventh in place of the slumping David Freese on Sunday.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.
Impact: Freese has really been scuffling of late, tallying just two hits in his last 21 at-bats, so he will get a breather against the Mets. Ian Stewart will play third base and bat seventh Sunday.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shoemaker was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Impact: Shoemaker looked good in his first outing of 2014, but has struggled since then, giving up three earned runs in his last 4.1 innings. The 27-year-old will reprise his role of organizational depth at Salt Lake.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera has been called up by the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: With Dane De La Rosa getting optioned to Triple-A, Herrera will get a chance to work in middle relief for the Angels. Herrera last appeared in the majors as a member of the Pirates in 2008.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
Impact: De La Rosa simply didn't look right Saturday in his first appearance since returning from a forearm strain, as his velocity was down and he was consistently falling behind hitters in the outing. He will look to build up his arm strength at Salt Lake for the time being.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols will be the designated hitter for the Angels against the Mets on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Pujols will DH for the second time in four games after saying during the offseason that he would play most of his games at first base. There may or may not be an issue here, but it will be incumbent upon fantasy owners to track Pujols' health carefully after he played in just 99 games in 2013 due to plantar fasciitis.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Alvarez's name is on the lineup card for Sunday's game against the Mets, indicating that he's been recalled by the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: The expectation is that Alvarez will serve as a long reliever for the Halos, while a corresponding move has not been provided to make room for him on the roster. Dane De La Rosa is rumored to be a candidate for a stint on the 15-day DL.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta went 1-for-5 with his first home run of the season against the Mets on Saturday.
Impact: Iannetta is off to a dreadful start to the 2014 season, as he's the owner of a .497 OPS in 32 at-bats, but manager Mike Scioscia seems intent on rolling with the 31-year-old behind the plate, as he has started all but two of the Angels' games this season. Although Iannetta has the potential to be a decent mix of power and plate discipline at the dish, he needs to show more, if he wants to hang on to the starting job all season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a game against the Mets on Saturday.
Impact: Cowgill got the start Saturday as a result of Josh Hamilton (thumb) landing on the disabled list and didn't disappoint, cracking his first home run of the season in the contest. While Hamilton is sidelined, Cowgill will likely take the left-handed half of a platoon in left field with J.B. Shuck but could assume the role completely, if he can continue to produce at the plate.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shoemaker took his first loss of the season against the Mets on Saturday, allowing a solo home run, three hits, and two walks, while striking out two.
Impact: Shoemaker was the eighth pitcher used by the Angels in the 13-inning contest, and thus, he was charged with remaining in the game until its conclusion. After working out of trouble in his first inning on the mound, he gave up a leadoff homer to Anthony Recker in the top of the 13th, which proved to be the deciding blow. Shoemaker has a 4.05 ERA this season after the outing.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa pitched just 0.1 innings in an outing against the Mets on Saturday, allowing two runs on one hit and a walk.
Impact: De La Rosa's first outing this season was a bit troubling, as he consistently fell behind hitters and was sitting at 88-90 mph, after averaging 94.6 mph with his fastball in 2013, according to Fangraphs.com. It may be that De La Rosa, who pitched in three rehab outings after straining his forearm in early March, simply needs to build up arm strength, but the reduced velocity is certainly not encouraging for a bullpen that has already had its share of problems this season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez went 1-for-5 with a game-tying, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Mets on Saturday.
Impact: The Angels were down to their last out in the ninth, before a walk by Erick Aybar brought Ibanez to the plate with two men on, after which he drilled a fastball over the left field wall to tie the game. Ibanez's only hit in the contest marked a milestone for the 41-year-old, as it was the 2000th knock of his career. Despite his late-inning heroics, he's off to a rough start in 2014, as he's the owner of a .618 OPS in his first 36 at-bats.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver allowed four runs (including a home run) on three hits, while striking out five in 6.2 innings pitched, to pick up a no-decision Saturday against the Mets.
Impact: Weaver wasn't exactly hammered in this outing Saturday, but four walks and a homer contributed to four earned runs on his ledger. He's now given up five home runs in his last two outings and is the owner of a 5.79 ERA this season. There are still plenty of games to play, but early returns seem to indicate that Weaver won't be able to get by with an average fastball velocity, which had not broken 86 mph this season coming into Saturday's start (85.9), according to Fangraphs.com.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Due to the injury to Josh Hamilton, Kendrick will serve as the cleanup hitter Saturday against the Mets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: In 903 career games, the 30-year-old second baseman has batted fourth just 12 times. Nonetheless, manager Mike Scioscia likes the idea of using Kendrick, a right-handed bat, in the cleanup spot against lefties, while he'll opt to use a left-handed batter -- like Raul Ibanez -- against right-handed pitchers. Kendrick is in line for extra RBI opportunities in the four-spot with sluggers Mike Trout and Albert Pujols batting directly ahead of him in the order.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill will leadoff and play left field Saturday against the Mets.
Impact: Cowgill appears to be in a platoon situation with J.B. Shuck for the left field spot in the absence of Josh Hamilton (thumb), as Cowgill will assume the role against left-hander Jon Niese on Saturday.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun will bat ninth Saturday against Mets lefty Jon Niese.
Impact: Calhoun led off against a left-hander Tuesday and batted sixth against another one Wednesday, but he'll fall all the way down to ninth Saturday. Chances are, the 26-year-old will continue to bat leadoff against right-handers moving forward, but it's looking like he may occupy one of the bottom three spots in the order against southpaws.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to walk off the Mets in 11 innings Friday.
Impact: Reliever Jeurys Familia walked two batters in front of him to create the bases-loaded situation with one out in the 11th, before promptly hitting Conger on the shoulder to end the contest. It was the fifth walk-off hit-by-pitch in Angels' history, and the first since 1989. Conger finished 0-for-1 on Friday, after replacing Chris Iannetta, who was lifted for a pinch runner in the eighth.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Friday.
Impact: Kendrick continued his hot streak Friday, as he now has five two-hit games in the month of April, batting .367 over that span. He has yet to hit a home run this season but does have two stolen bases, which makes for a decent early return for owners.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk in a win over the Mets on Friday.
Impact: Trout gave the Halos an early lead, crushing an inside fastball over the wall for his third home run of the season. The batting average isn't quite there yet for Trout (by his standards), as he's hitting .275 over his first 40 at-bats, but the three home runs have contributed to a .575 slugging percentage.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kohn pitched a scoreless 11th inning with one strikeout to record the win Friday.
Impact: Kohn appears to be over the mechanical issues that plagued him this spring, as he hasn't allowed a run over his last three appearances. Friday's win was the result of being in the right place at the right time, however.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck hit a two-run home run in his season debut Friday.
Impact: Shuck came through for his teammates in a big way Friday, as his homer knotted the game at four in the bottom of the sixth. He likely won't replace Josh Hamilton's numbers completely, but he could be a good start for fantasy owners looking to fill the void. Shuck saw 478 plate appearances for the Angels in 2013, where he hit .293 with 60 runs, 39 RBI and eight stolen bases.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skaggs pitched seven innings on Friday, allowing nine hits and four earned runs with four strikeouts in no decision.
Impact: Skaggs has worked at least seven innings in both of his starts this season while keeping his pitch count fewer than 100. He's also displayed excellent control, walking one batter in 15 innings. Skaggs was actually on the line for the loss in this one, until J.B. Shuck bailed him out in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run, game-tying homer. He ended up exiting a tie game, which leaves his record at 1-0.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Maronde was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Impact: He'll be replaced on the 25-man roster by Dane De La Rosa, who was activated from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. Maronde appeared in four games out of the bullpen for the Angels, allowing one run and striking out five batters in three innings.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.
Impact: After enduring no setbacks during his rehab outing at High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday, De La Rosa will slot back into the Anaheim bullpen. He figures to serve as one of the top setup options to Ernesto Frieri, after posting a 2.86 ERA and 65:28 K:BB ratio over 72.1 innings last season. Nick Maronde was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (thumb) underwent surgery Friday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Hamilton experienced no complications during the procedure. Hamilton remains on track to miss the next six-to-eight weeks.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck will make his first start of the season Friday against the Mets, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Shuck, who was recalled after it was learned that Josh Hamilton (thumb) would require surgery that would sideline him for 6-to-8 weeks, likely will battle Collin Cowgill for playing time. The Angels could simply choose to work the two into a platoon, however, with Cowgill starting against left-handed pitchers.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez is back in the lineup Friday against the Mets, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Ibanez was given the day off with a lefty on the mound Wednesday against the Mariners, but will slide into the four-hole against right-hander Dillon Gee on Friday. If Ibanez can produce in the cleanup spot, he may be a candidate to see time there against righties, since Josh Hamilton (thumb) is on the disabled list.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (mouth) is in the lineup Friday against the Mets, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Aybar missed Thursday's game to receive some dental work. He's had a slow start to the season with a .179 batting average, and he'll bat ninth Friday.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Richards and two relievers combined on a one-hitter as the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Impact: Richards threw seven shutout innings and looks like a promising fantasy star. Next week's start against Oakland could be crucial to his development.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols homered for the second straight game as the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Impact: Pujols is enjoying himself with four RBIs in his last two games as he looks to prove the fantasy naysayers wrong.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) pitched a clean inning with a strikeout in his final rehab appearance at High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: De La Rosa breezed through his minor league rehab outings after straining his forearm in early March, not allowing a run in three innings pitched. He will be activated in advance of Friday's game against the Mets.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith picked up his first hold of the season Wednesday, pitching a clean inning with two strikeouts in a win over the Mariners.
Impact: It was the first time this season Smith and closer Ernesto Frieri were able to pitch in their designated roles, and they didn't disappoint, combining for three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Smith was signed this offseason to be the core of the bridge to Frieri, and he has held up his end of the bargain so far, having pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Frieri earned his first save of the season against the Mariners on Wednesday.
Impact: It was actually the first save opportunity of the season for the Angels. Frieri did start out a little shaky -- he walked Justin Smoak -- but he also had a strikeout and did not allow any hits. It was not a perfect save but it was a solid outing.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Impact: Much has been made of what seems like another slow start for Pujols, but it seems as though he's beginning to hit the gas, as he hit his second home run in as many nights Wednesday to give the Angels an early lead they would not relinquish. Pujols is now sporting an .835 OPS this season, which, if nothing else, should highlight how silly it is to worry about statistics this early, as his OPS was .723 prior to Wednesday's contest.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill went 1-for-4 and struck out twice against Seattle on Wednesday.
Impact: Cowgill started in left field in place of the injured Josh Hamilton. He also batted leadoff for the Angels.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards earned the win against the Mariners Wednesday, allowing only one hit while striking out six.
Impact: Richards is now 2-0 on the season. He also sports a 0.75 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Less impressive is his 13/8 K/BB ratio so far this year.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss at Seattle.
Impact: While Pujols is just 7 for 32 to start the season, five of those hits have gone for extra bases.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar had some dental work done on Wednesday, which explains why he was absent from the lineup, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Aybar was a late scratch on Wednesday, leaving some to question whether an injury was involved. It turns out to be just dental work, so he shouldn't miss much, if any, more time. Should manager Mike Scioscia decide to give Aybar another day to rest, look for John McDonald to once again take over at short.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDonald played shortstop for the Angels on Wednesday, after Erick Aybar was scratched from the contest against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: McDonald wasn't scheduled to make a start Wednesday, but took to the ninth spot in the lineup after Aybar was scratched. There is no word yet on whether Aybar has sustained an injury, but any absence from the 30-year-old shortstop could mean more playing time for McDonald.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar was a late scratch Wednesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Aybar was scheduled to bat in the ninth spot in the contest Wednesday, but was replaced by John McDonald at shortstop when the Angels took the field. There is no word yet on whether Aybar is dealing with an injury.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill will lead off and play left field against the Mariners on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: With the news Wednesday that Josh Hamilton (thumb) will likely miss 6-to-8 weeks, Cowgill will get a chance to play left field on a more consistent basis. It's possible the Angels will choose to give J.B. Shuck, who was called up when Hamilton was placed on the disabled list, the bulk of the time at the position, but logic may dictate otherwise, as Cowgill beat out Shuck for the reserve outfielder spot in spring training. Cowgill offers a bit of right-handed pop and will get the first crack against Mariners' lefty Roenis Elias.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese will likely see most of the time in the cleanup spot with Josh Hamilton (thumb) on the disabled list, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Freese began the year hitting cleanup against lefties, but will take over the lion's share of the time in the four-hole after it was revealed Wednesday that Hamilton will miss 6-to-8 weeks due to tearing his ulnar collateral ligament. Freese may see an RBI uptick from the move, as he will now hit behind Mike Trout and Albert Pujols on a regular basis. The 30-year-old will assume his usual role against lefty Roenis Elias on Wednesday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun will likely continue to bat leadoff while Josh Hamilton (thumb) is out, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Calhoun is batting sixth Wednesday, but it sounds like manager Mike Scioscia will keep him atop the order more often than not. Mike Trout is reportedly not a candidate to bat third while Hamilton is out -- he's expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks -- so the Angels will probably go with Albert Pujols, David Freese and Raul Ibanez in the three, four and five holes, respectively.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) will pitch in a game for High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The transfer to High-A will be De La Rosa's final move before he is activated Friday against the Mets. The Angels will be grateful to get the 31-year-old back, as they have a bullpen ERA of 6.14 in their first eight games this season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Santiago suffered Tuesday's loss to the M's.
Impact: Santiago allowed four runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his left thumb that needs surgery. The 2010 AL MVP Hamilton was injured during Tuesday night's game against Seattle during a headfirst slide into first base.
Impact: Los Angeles said an MRI Wednesday revealed a complete tear of the thumb's ulnar collateral ligament, and hand and wrist specialist Dr. Steven Shin will operate at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedics in Los Angeles. Hamilton was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Josh Hamilton will miss 6-to-8 weeks following thumb surgery, and Shuck will be up to fill the void in the outfield. The 26-year-old hit .293/.331/.366 in 129 games with the Angels last season and finished fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year vote, but doesn't have much power and Collin Cowgill seems like a better bet for playing time in right field. That said, Shuck may be worthy of some consideration in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: An MRI on Hamilton's thumb, which he injured on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday, revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The 32-year-old will require surgery, and he's expected to need 6-to-8 weeks to recover. J.B. Shuck was brought up to take Hamilton's spot on the active roster.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun will bat sixth Wednesday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Calhoun was atop the batting order in each of the team's first eight games to begin the season, but he'll move down to the six-hole Wednesday as Colin Cowgill leads off. It looks like the Angels may lean on Calhoun as more of an RBI producer while Josh Hamilton (thumb) is on the shelf.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: With a lefty in Roenis Elias toeing the rubber for Seattle, manager Mike Scioscia will take the opportunity to get Ibanez a breather. The 41-year-old figures to move up in the batting order against right-handers with Josh Hamilton (thumb) is out 6-to-8 weeks.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton will need surgery on his left thumb and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Hamilton injured his thumb on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday, and while an initial X-ray was returned negative, an MRI revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. A DL move is likely imminent, as the team is saying Hamilton will be out 6-to-8 weeks. Collin Cowgill figures to see increased playing time in his absence.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Impact: Freese went back-to-back with Albert Pujols, whose two-run shot gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Freese is off to a slow start in 2014, hitting .200/.276/.320 in 25 at-bats, but may have caught a spark Tuesday, as he absolutely crushed a pitch over the center field wall in his first plate appearance.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols hit a milestone in his career Tuesday, becoming just the second current player to tally 1,500 or more RBI after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning of a loss to the Mariners.
Impact: Pujols, who has 1,501 RBI after hitting his first home run of the season Tuesday, is the only active player who can boast membership to this exclusive club, as Alex Rodriguez is currently serving a 162-game suspension for violation of MLB's joint drug policy. The home run was part of a back-to-back set with third baseman David Freese, which would be the only scoring for the Angels in the contest.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (thumb), who injured his thumb in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, underwent X-rays after the game, which came back negative, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: This is certainly a piece of good news, but fantasy owners aren't out of the woods yet, as reports after the game mentioned that Hamilton couldn't throw a ball or grip a bat after sliding hard into the first-base bag in the seventh inning. The lefty slugger will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, after which, we should get an update on his status going forward.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santiago was hammered in a loss against the Mariners on Tuesday, allowing four runs (including a home run) on five hits in 4.1 innings while striking out six batters.
Impact: Santiago may have salvaged something, from a fantasy perspective, with his strikeout total Tuesday, but turned in his second consecutive underwhelming performance against the Mariners. The hard-throwing lefty looked strong out of the gate, pitching two scoreless innings to open the contest, but didn't stick around long after giving up four runs in the third. Santiago will likely always have the ability to strike hitters out, but he needs to do more than that to be considered anything other than a streaming option. He will try to turn things around in his next start Monday against the A's.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, Hamilton left Tuesday's game against the Mariners in the ninth inning with a left thumb injury, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Hamilton dove hard into the first-base bag while trying to beat out a hit in the seventh inning, which has apparently resulted in an injury. There is no word on the severity of the ailment yet, but fantasy owners are likely getting nervous, as the lefty slugger has tallied a .444/.545/.741 slash line to open the season. Hamilton went 0-for-3 before leaving the contest.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton was removed in the top of the ninth inning against the Mariners on Tuesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: With two men on, no one out, and the Angels trailing 5-3 in the ninth, Ian Stewart was sent up to bat in place of Hamilton. There is no word yet on whether Hamilton sustained an injury, but he did dive head-first into first base in the seventh inning while trying to beat out a base hit. An extended absence would be a shame for Hamilton, who is off to a hot start in 2014.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Kendrick notched his fourth straight two-hit game Monday against Houston, going 2 for 5 and driving in three runs.
Impact: Kendrick is 8 for 18 during a four-game hitting streak after starting off 0 for 10 through his first three games.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Wilson got the win after an impressive showing Monday against the Astros, limiting them to four hits and one run - a Carlos Corporan homer - over eight innings of work. He also struck out seven.
Impact: Wilson looked much better than he did in his season debut when he allowed six runs in 5 2-3 innings against Seattle. He's racked up 15 strikeouts in 13 2-3 innings thus far.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett (elbow) has not resumed throwing after Saturday's simulated game, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Burnett was able to complete his simulated game Saturday, but manager Mike Scioscia said afterwards that he "needs more work." Burnett, who worked through a minor setback at the end of March, currently has no timetable for when he will get back on the mound.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moran will have Tommy John surgery performed on his left elbow in the next few days.
Impact: Since coming down with inflammation in the elbow in mid-March, Moran has been on the road to this particular procedure, which leaves the Angels without their primary lefty specialists (also, Sean Burnett - elbow). Moran will now embark upon the expected 12-to-18 month recovery, which effectively brings his 2014 campaign to a close without a major league appearance.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson threw the first knuckleball of his career in a win against the Astros on Monday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Wilson didn't exactly need a new pitch in his arsenal to beat the Astros on Monday, as he pitched eight innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts, but decided to throw a knuckler to Jesus Guzman with two outs in the seventh inning. The pitch came in at 80 miles per hour and was called a ball. Though he says he has been working on it, Wilson is unlikely to add the pitch to his repertoire, as he was "just out there having fun," Monday.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Weaver gave up four home runs in his second straight defeat to open this season, 7-4 to Houson on Sunday.
Impact: Weaver (0-2, 6.00 ERA) allowed five runs on five hits with six strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings. It was the third time in his career Weaver had allowed four home runs in a game and the first since Aug. 2, 2008, against the New York Yankees.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton credits "bouncing around" at the plate before loading his swing with his early surge this season, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Hamilton made a number of adjustments this offseason after tallying a career-low .739 OPS in 2013, including focusing on getting his hips to the ball quicker, but says "bouncing around" before the pitch is delivered helps him establish a rhythm. Hamilton didn't employ the move at all last season, or when he was struggling in the second half of 2012, saying that he "completely forgot about it." Whatever he's doing, Hamilton should probably keep doing it, as he is batting a remarkable 500/.600/.833 in his first 24 at-bats this season.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) threw another scoreless inning for Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: De La Rosa is expected to make another rehab appearance Wednesday before being activated from the DL by the Angels in advance of their weekend series with the Mets.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks and three runs scored in a win over the Astros on Monday.
Impact: Calhoun is off to a slow start this season, hitting just .179 in his first seven games, but displayed the power and plate discipline that could make him a fantasy asset in 2014 on Monday. Calhoun was able to score three of the Angels' nine runs in the contest, and looks to be fully capable of taking advantage of the leadoff spot for the Halos.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendrick continued his recent hot streak Monday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Impact: In his last four games Kendrick has been on a tear. The second baseman has collected eight hits with two doubles, five RBI and two stolen bases. Currently hitting sixth, his recent hot streak may warrant a move higher in the order.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez made noise at the plate Monday, knocking in three runs with a ground out and a base hit.
Impact: The RBI single was his only hit of the afternoon, though it raised his average to .217. Ibanez has been getting regular playing time for Los Angeles, resulting in seven RBI already. However, he does have 10 strikeouts in 23 at-bats in the early going.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Frieri pitched a clean inning with a strikeout in a 9-1 win against the Astros on Monday.
Impact: It was a nice bounce-back outing for Frieri, who gave up two home runs in his first appearance of the season against the Mariners on Apr. 2. Frieri has been unable to find himself in a save situation yet in the young season, as the Angels have either been stomped on or have done the stomping thus far in 2014.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton went 1-for-2 with an RBI single, three walks, and two runs scored in a win over the Astros on Monday.
Impact: Hamilton tied a career high with three walks in the contest Monday, and is now sporting an unearthly .500/.600./833 line with two home runs and six RBI over his first seven games of the season. Obviously this level of production is unsustainable, but Hamilton looks to be in control at the dish early on this season, displaying good plate discipline and hitting a single to the opposite field Monday.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson turned in a dominating performance against the Astros on Monday, giving up a solo home run in eight innings pitched while allowing four hits and striking out seven to collect his first win of the season.
Impact: A two-out home run by Carlos Corporan in the eighth inning Monday deprived Wilson of a possible shutout, but it didn't put a damper on the hurler's day, as he walked just one batter in the contest. Wilson has really shown off his strikeout pitch in the first two starts of the season, as he now has punched out 15 in his first 13.2 innings pitched. The left-hander will look to keep blowing away hitters in his next start against the Mets on Sunday.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta will return to the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Iannetta had the day off Sunday, but will return to the field looking to improve upon his 2-for-15 start to the season.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart is in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Stewart has just logged one at-bat this season, but he'll man the hot corner in favor of David Freese on Monday, and bat seventh in the order. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Stewart will take a seat again Tuesday against the Mariners.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Freese suffered a hand injury in Saturday's contest, but considering that he remained in that game and played again Sunday, Monday's absence is likely unrelated. He'll give way to Ian Stewart at the hot corner, in what appears to be a regular day of rest for the veteran.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's game against the Astros.
Impact: A minor right arm injury surfaced for Pujols during Saturday's game, but he played through it and didn't seem to have any limitations Sunday. Pujols is 5-for-25 (.200) with an RBI through six games this season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendrick went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and a run scored against the Astros on Sunday.
Impact: Kendrick only stole six bases in an injury-plagued season in 2013, but looks to have his legs underneath him in the early going and should be a candidate to swipe between 11-14 bags, as he had done in his previous five seasons.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Josh Hamilton hit a two-run home run to support eight strong innings by Tyler Skaggs as the Los Angeles Angels won their second straight 5-1 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Impact: Skaggs allowed one run - none earned - on four hits with five strikeouts in his Angels debut. He was acquired in the offseason from Arizona in a trade that sent outfielder Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton hit a two-run home run to support eight strong innings by Tyler Skaggs as the Los Angeles Angels won their second straight 5-1 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Impact: Hamilton had three hits and homered for the second straight game. He's 9 for 18 (.500) with five RBIs so far this season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver gave up five runs (including four home runs) on five hits in 5.2 innings to take a loss against the Astros on Sunday.
Impact: Weaver tied a career high by giving up four home runs in the outing, but the day was not a total loss from a fantasy perspective, as he allowed just five baserunners, struck out six, and didn't allow a walk in the contest. Weaver has now given up eight earned runs in his first two starts this season, and will look to keep the ball in the yard in his next outing against the Mets on Saturday.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Calhoun did not start Saturday's game, but came in after lefty starter Dallas Keuchel was removed and went 1-for-2 with an RBI and his first stolen base of the season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez is back in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Ibanez had the day off with a lefty on the mound Saturday, but is back in the lineup Sunday, batting sixth.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Conger will get the start behind the plate Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Conger, who will bat eighth in the contest, went 2-for-4 in his first start of the season April 1 against the Mariners.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: It may just be a scheduled day off for Iannetta, but it comes in the midst of a 2-for-15 start to the season. Hank Conger will make his second start of 2014 behind the plate in the contest, batting eighth.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese was "dinged up" with a left hand injury in Saturday's game against the Astros, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. However, Freese stayed in the game, going 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk.
Impact: Freese will be evaluated before Sunday's game but should be in the lineup. Saturday's line was the best of his first week with the Angels, and it looks like he'll take reps in the cleanup spot between Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pujols was "dinged up" with a right arm injury Saturday but remained in the game, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Pujols should be back in the lineup Sunday, according to Gonzalez. He went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout Saturday. His early-season line is nothing impressive, but it would be a positive sign for him to make it through the entire full first week of the season without needing to sit given his recent injury history.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in a win over the Astros on Saturday.
Impact: Hamilton, who hit the two-run blast off left-handed starter Dallas Keuchel, was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against lefties coming into the contest. Refusing to cool down in the early going, Hamilton is now 6-for-8 with two home runs and five RBI in his last two games. It's still early, but he's looking like the player the Angels thought they were signing in 2013.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skaggs was dominant in his first start of the season Saturday, allowing just one run (zero earned) on four hits while striking out five in a win against the Astros.
Impact: Perhaps the most important things to take away from the outing is that Skaggs walked only one batter and got through eight frames on 95 pitches. He's always been thought of as a pitcher who will tally up strikeouts and walks, but it seems he traded punchouts for control on this night, with encouraging results.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) appeared in a rehab game for Double-A Arkansas on Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: De La Rosa allowed a hit and struck out a batter in one inning pitched. The 31-year-old has hit all the necessary posts in his recovery from a forearm strain that he sustained in early March and is slated to join the Angels next week for a series against the Mets.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez has identified a flaw in his approach, which he believes is to blame for his high strikeout total over his first four games this season, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Ibanez has struck out a remarkable nine times in his first 16 at-bats this season, which he says is the result of stepping and swinging at the same time, rather than striding to hit. After not playing Saturday against the Astros with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound, Ibanez said that he was encouraged by his performance Friday, when he hit three balls hard in the contest, despite going 1-for-5.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Richards cruised in an 11-1 rout of the Houston Astros.
Impact: Richards allowed one run on three hits with five walks and seven strikeouts in five innings.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Kendrick went 2 for 5 with two runs scored Friday.
Impact: Kendrick is scuffling with a .388 OPS.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout went 2 for 4 with a solo homer Friday.
Impact: Trout's OPS through four games is an astounding 1.601. The superstar is changing the game.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton went 3 for 3 before leaving Friday.
Impact: Hamilton hit a two-run dinger and drove in three overall before he was removed in a laugher of a ballgame.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett (elbow) emerged from Saturday's simulated game unscathed, but manager Mike Scioscia told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that the left-hander "needs more work."
Impact: Moreover, Scioscia relayed that he'll have a better idea of Burnett's return date in approximately 10 days, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Once Burnett works through a few more kinks, he figures to receive the green light for rehab appearances and his subsequent season debut.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McDonald will make his first start of the season Saturday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: David Freese will be the designated hitter Saturday, leaving McDonald, who won a utility infielder position this spring, to get the start at third base.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill will get his first start of the season Saturday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Kole Calhoun has been scuffling to begin the season, with just three hits in his first 18 at-bats, so Cowgill, who won the backup outfielder job this spring, will play right field and lead off Saturday.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ibanez isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday at Houston.
Impact: Ibanez will yield DH to David Freese, while John McDonald covers the hot corner. The greybeard has so far crushed one long ball among three hits in 16 at-bats during the first week of his age-42 season.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday in Houston.
Impact: Calhoun has hit leadoff and covered right field in each of the first four games, but he'll now hand off both to Collin Cowgill. Despite starting the season with an underwhelming (to say the least) slash line of .167/.167/.389 in 18 at-bats, Calhoun has posted hits in three of his appearances.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in an 11-1 win over the Astros on Friday.
Impact: Kendrick picked up his first two hits of the season Friday, and will look to keep his foot on the gas after injuries led to him playing in just 122 games last season, the 30-year-old's lowest total since 2009.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iannetta went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in an 11-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.
Impact: Iannetta broke through in a big way Friday night, as his first two hits of the season were both extra-base knocks. Iannetta credited his strong finish in 2013 to wearing contact lenses, and may be in line for a nice season if he can rediscover his power stroke, as he has yet to slug .400 in a season with the Angels.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in an 11-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.
Impact: To the surprise of no one, Trout is off to a fantastic start to his 2014 season, as he has notched two home runs in his first four games, and is the current owner of a 1.601 OPS. The sample size is incredibly small, but its fun to imagine that we haven't seen Trout's ceiling yet, however unlikely that may be.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun went 1-for-6 with a two-run home run in an 11-1 trouncing of the Astros on Friday.
Impact: Calhoun has scuffled out of the gate in 2013 after being handed the leadoff spot this spring, notching just three hits in his first 18 at-bats. Calhoun may have done a bit to quiet the demons Friday, but a 1-for-6 performance isn't exactly something to get excited about.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in an 11-1 drubbing of the Astros on Friday.
Impact: Hamilton has put the pedal to the floor in the first four games of the season, as he is now hitting .462./563/.769 in his first 13 at-bats. All numbers this early in the year come with a warning of a small sample size, but Hamilton, who put on weight this offseason, and has been working on getting his hips through the zone faster, seems intent on making his 2013 season a distant memory.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards allowed just one run in five innings pitched despite issuing five walks to pick up a win against the Astros on Friday.
Impact: Richards also struck out seven batters in the contest, which helped him navigate through some murky waters Friday. An understandably high pitch count (100) saw him leave the game after five innings, but the offense came alive after his departure to ensure the victory. Richards was able to compensate for his lack of control with his strikeout pitch, but he will need to find his command in his next start against the Mariners on Wednesday.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moran (elbow) will be evaluated Saturday to determine if he is ready to throw off a mound, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Moran has been playing catch in Arizona, but has not been able to throw off a mound since being sidelined with elbow inflammation in mid-March. Moran was attempting to break camp with the Angels as a situational lefty during spring training, but could end up back in the minor leagues upon his recovery.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De La Rosa (forearm) will make a rehab appearance in a game for Double-A Arkansas on Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: De La Rosa reported no issues after throwing 25 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, and appears to be on track to join the Angels on Apr. 11 against the Mets after straining his forearm in early March.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burnett (elbow) will throw a simulated game in Arizona on Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Burnett will throw his second simulated game Saturday as he attempts to work his way back from elbow surgery, which ended his 2013 season in August. The left-hander said he felt great after throwing 15 pitches Wednesday, and could be with the Angels by the end of April if he can avoid a setback.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Ibanez hit a two-run homer for the Angels in Tuesday's loss to the M's.
Impact: Ibanez has also struck out five times in eight at-bats so this homer may have been a fluke.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Wilson labored into the sixth inning for the Angels in Tuesday's loss to the M's.
Impact: Wilson was tagged for six runs although he struck out eight to partially redeem himself for fantasy owners.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout started off his 2014 season in strong fashion, going 2 for 4 with a home run Monday versus Seattle.
Impact: Trout's numbers will be fine, but owners can only imagine the possibilities if he receives better protection in the lineup. Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and David Freese were a combined 2 for 11 behind him with four strikeouts Monday.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Moran will undergo Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Impact: The Angels announced Moran's diagnosis on Tuesday. The club was hopeful he could be a key lefty coming out of the bullpen after the Angels selected Moran in December's winter meeting draft from Toronto.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: De La Rosa has been sent to the minors.
Impact: The Los Angeles Angels right-hander was dealing with inflammation in his pitching arm.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Burnett suffered a setback last week as he continues to recover from left elbow surgery.
Impact: The Los Angeles Angels left-hander has been shut down for the time being after experiencing discomfort in a rehab outing. He was limited to 13 appearances in 2013 after making at least 69 in each of his previous four seasons.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Brasier has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Impact: The Los Angeles Angels right-hander is dealing with a strain in his pitching elbow.