Injuries & Roster Moves: More tests for Trout

July 25th, 2021

Keep track of the Angels' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

July 25: RHP recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake
With the Angels needing a sixth starter, Barria was called up to make his first spot start of the season after previously making two relief appearances. But he's been working as a starter at Triple-A, posting a 4.41 ERA in 10 outings. He might get another chance to stick in the rotation, but nothing is set yet.

July 25: LHP designated for assignment
Claudio was signed to a one-year deal worth $1.125 million to help bolster the bullpen but struggled this season. The lefty had a had a 5.51 ERA in 41 appearances. When a player's contract is designated for assignment -- often abbreviated "DFA" -- that player is immediately removed from his club's 40-man roster. Within seven days of the transaction, the player can either be traded or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

RHP (right index finger blister)
Expected return: Possibly late July
Cobb exited his start against the Twins on Friday after five innings with a blister, but he said he's hopeful it's a minor injury and that he won't have to miss any starts. However, he did miss two weeks in May with a blister. (Last updated: July 23)

INJURY UPDATES
10-day IL

3B (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Early August
Rendon, who exited in the sixth inning against the Orioles on July 4 with a left hamstring strain, was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 5. He was expected to return on July 16 against the Mariners but his injury has been healing slower than expected and he's now out until early August. (Last updated: July 16)

60-day IL

CF (right calf strain)
Expected return:
Early August
Trout has been running the bases and taking batting practice before games but still feels something in his right calf while running hard. Once the Angels return home from their road trip, Trout will undergo further testing to determine when he'll begin his rehab assignment.  (Last updated: July 25)

Out for the season

INF (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
2022
The Angels announced on May 11 that Barreto would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery after sustaining the injury during Spring Training. He’s expected to be out 10-12 months, so there’s a chance he could be ready for the start of the '22 season. He's under team control through the '24 season. (Last updated: May 25)

OF (torn left ACL)
Expected return:
2022
Fowler sustained a knee injury while sliding on April 9 and he was diagnosed two days later with a torn ACL that required season-ending surgery. He's expected to be out six-to-nine months, which means he should be ready for the start of next season -- though he'll be a free agent this offseason. (Last updated: May 25)

RHP (right hip surgery)
Expected return:
2022
The Angels announced on April 8 that Bard would undergo season-ending right hip surgery after sustaining the injury during Spring Training. Bard was given a timetable of six to eight months, which means he should be ready for the start of the '22 season. (Last updated: May 25)