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Notes: Surgery for Barreto; Upton returns

@RhettBollinger
September 20, 2020

Angels utility man Franklin Barreto will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday, after he dislocated his left shoulder while applying a tag at second base on Sept. 6, Angels manager Joe Maddon said Sunday. Maddon said the club will know more about Barreto’s rehab process after the surgery. But it’s a

Upton 'shaken up' but appears OK after HBP

Left fielder to undergo precautionary tests
@RhettBollinger
September 18, 2020

Angels left fielder Justin Upton left Friday’s 6-2 win over the Rangers in the seventh inning after being hit on the helmet with a 94 mph fastball from reliever Demarcus Evans. Upton was able to walk back to the dugout under his own power but was replaced by pinch-runner Jo

Notes: Fletcher near return; Marsh trying 1B

@RhettBollinger
September 11, 2020

Angels second baseman David Fletcher took batting practice on the field before Friday’s series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field and said he believes he’ll be ready to be activated from the injured list on Saturday. Fletcher, who has been out since Aug. 30 with a sprained left ankle,

As Barreto hits IL, Thaiss, Milner rejoin Halos

@RhettBollinger
September 9, 2020

The Angels made several roster moves before Tuesday’s series opener against the Rangers, including placing newly acquired utilityman Franklin Barreto on the injured list with a dislocated left shoulder and recalling infielder Matt Thaiss from their alternate training site in Long Beach. Additionally, left-handed reliever Hoby Milner was reinstated from

After 2 HBPs, Upton's hand X-rays negative

@RhettBollinger
September 9, 2020

Angels left fielder Justin Upton exited Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Rangers in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch on his left hand from right-hander Lance Lynn and was diagnosed with a hand contusion as X-rays were negative. Upton was hit by a pitch from Lynn in

Fletcher (ankle) lands on IL; Ward recalled

@RhettBollinger
September 3, 2020

Angels second baseman David Fletcher was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a sprained left ankle he sustained in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Mariners. Outfielder Taylor Ward was recalled to take his place on the roster. Fletcher, who has surprisingly been one of the best players

Fletcher day to day after twisting left ankle

@RhettBollinger
August 30, 2020

Angels second baseman David Fletcher exited Sunday’s game against the Mariners in the fifth inning after injuring his left ankle trying to beat out an infield single in the third inning. He was replaced by Luis Rengifo and is considered day to day. Fletcher, who has surprisingly been one of

Simmons activated, but another Angel hits IL

@RhettBollinger
August 22, 2020

The Angels activated shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the injured list on Friday, and he went 2-for-4 in their 5-3 loss to the A’s in Oakland, but they had to place catcher Max Stassi on the IL after he suffered both a right knee bruise and a right quad strain in

Angels injury updates: Simmons, Bedrosian

@RhettBollinger
August 14, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is still feeling soreness in his sprained left ankle and will not return this weekend against the Dodgers, manager Joe Maddon said Friday. Maddon expressed some optimism on Wednesday that Simmons could be activated from the injured list at some point this weekend. But

Notes: Simba near return; Adell rolls with it

@RhettBollinger
August 10, 2020

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is nearing a return after suffering a left ankle sprain on July 27, manager Joe Maddon said Monday. Simmons injured the ankle at first base while trying to beat out an infield single and David Fletcher has replaced him as the primary shortstop. But Simmons has

Ohtani returns from injury in a big way

@RhettBollinger
August 6, 2020

Shohei Ohtani proved that the injury that will keep him from pitching in 2020 doesn’t affect his hitting, as he connected on a solo homer in his first at-bat since being diagnosed with a strain of the flexor pronator mass in his right forearm. Ohtani backed a complete game from

Maddon: Ohtani unlikely to pitch again in '20

@RhettBollinger
August 4, 2020

Angels manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday said he doesn't anticipate Shohei Ohtani pitching again this year. Ohtani has been cleared to serve as designated hitter without any restrictions, the manager said. After feeling discomfort in his throwing arm after his start Sunday against the Astros, Ohtani had an MRI exam

Shohei (flexor) won't throw for 4-6 weeks

@RhettBollinger
August 3, 2020

After feeling discomfort in his throwing arm after Sunday's start against the Astros, the Angels' Shohei Ohtani was diagnosed with a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass after undergoing an MRI exam on Monday. Ohtani will not be placed on the 10-day injured list, as he'll remain active

Ohtani undergoes MRI after arm discomfort

@RhettBollinger
August 2, 2020

Shohei Ohtani felt some discomfort in his right arm in his second start of 2020, against the Astros on Sunday, leading him to undergo an MRI exam, the club announced after its 6-5 loss in 11 innings. Ohtani wasn’t available to speak to the media after the game, and the

Simmons (ankle) optimistic, making progress

@JesseSanchezMLB
July 30, 2020

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday after rolling his left ankle at first base on Monday against the A’s, is making progress, but he said on Thursday that there is no timetable for his return. Simmons is currently using crutches to walk

Notes: Simba to injured list; Teheran update

@RhettBollinger
July 29, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons was placed 10-day injured list on Tuesday after rolling his left ankle at first base in the ninth inning of Monday’s 3-0 loss to the A’s. But the Angels added to their middle-infield depth by activating Luis Rengifo from the IL. Simmons injured the

Simmons (ankle) undergoing further tests

@RhettBollinger
July 27, 2020

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Monday’s 3-0 loss to the A’s at the Oakland Colesium in the ninth inning after injuring his left ankle while beating out an infield single. With one out in the ninth, Simmons hit a comebacker that deflected off the glove of right-hander Joakim Soria to

Rendon to miss Opening Day (oblique)

@RhettBollinger
July 22, 2020

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon, who has been dealing with a sore oblique since July 15, will not be in the Opening Day lineup against the A’s on Friday, manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. Rendon, signed to a seven-year deal before the season, was again held out of the lineup

Notes: Rendon iffy for opener; Trout's plan

@RhettBollinger
July 20, 2020

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is still experiencing oblique soreness and might not be ready to return by Opening Day on Friday, manager Joe Maddon said before the team’s exhibition game Monday against the Padres. Rendon, who suffered the injury on a swing during an intrasquad game on Wednesday, was

Notes: Rendon iffy for Angels' Opening Day

Teheran cleared for workouts; Rengifo (hamstring) to be examined
@RhettBollinger
July 18, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is dealing with oblique tightness stemming from a swing in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s intrasquad game and his status for Opening Day is in question. Angels manager Joe Maddon said Saturday he believes there’s a chance Rendon will be ready, but he

Notes: Anderson surgery; Teheran reports

@RhettBollinger
July 17, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Angels reliever Justin Anderson was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow after an MRI exam earlier this week and is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Dr. Keith Meister will perform the operation in Dallas. Anderson was a regular member of the bullpen

Notes: Ohtani's aches, Sandoval's status

@RhettBollinger
July 11, 2020

ANAHEIM -- Two-way star Shohei Ohtani experienced some back stiffness after pitching in an intrasquad game Tuesday, but Angels manager Joe Maddon said he’s optimistic Ohtani will make his next scheduled start. Ohtani was healthy enough to play in an intrasquad game Saturday as a designated hitter and had a

Canning's injury shakes up Angels' rotation

Right-hander set for more tests on ailing elbow this week
@feinsand
March 1, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The waiting game continues for Griffin Canning and the Angels. The right-hander will be further evaluated and undergo additional tests on his ailing right elbow later this week as the Angels try to figure out the severity of Canning’s injury.

Canning to have further testing on ailing elbow

@RhettBollinger
February 28, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels right-hander Griffin Canning underwent an MRI exam on his right elbow that revealed chronic changes to his ulnar collateral ligament and acute joint irritation, and he will be reevaluated on Saturday.

Notes: Canning to undergo MRI on right elbow 

Lineup vs. SD a hint of Opening Day; updates on Buttrey, Teheran
@RhettBollinger
February 28, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Griffin Canning felt something in his right elbow after his start against the Dodgers on Wednesday and will undergo an MRI exam, Angels manager Joe Maddon said on Thursday. Maddon said he’s concerned about the status of Canning’s elbow, as he missed time with a right elbow