Injuries & Moves: Marsh (knee) day to day

June 29th, 2022

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

LATEST NEWS

June 28: OF Brandon Marsh exits with right knee contusion
Marsh left Tuesday's game against the White Sox in the top of the sixth inning, as he was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He's considered day to day. He was replaced in left field by Monte Harrison. Marsh said after the game that it was a minor injury and that he felt something while going back on Josh Harrison's two-run homer in the fifth. He said he's hopeful to return to the lineup on Wednesday, but there's a chance he could be held out with an off-day looming on Thursday. -- Rhett Bollinger

June 28: RHP Archie Bradley placed on injured list; RHP Chase Silseth recalled from Double-A Rocket City
Bradley sustained a fractured right elbow after he fell when attempting to go over the dugout railing to join Sunday's brawl against the Mariners, head trainer Mike Frostad said Tuesday. Bradley will be shut down from throwing for at least four weeks and is expected to miss roughly two months with the injury.

The Angels called up Silseth to start against the White Sox on Tuesday. Silseth has pitched well at Double-A this year, posting a 1.75 ERA in seven starts. He entered Tuesday's outing with a 4.96 ERA in four starts with the Angels this year. -- Rhett Bollinger

June 27: INF Matt Duffy placed on injured list; C/INF Matt Thaiss recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake
Duffy left Sunday's game in the fourth inning, as he was dealing with some tightness in his lower back. Duffy was ultimately diagnosed with lower back spasms, which is something he's said he's dealt with before. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 27, and while he said he's optimistic it won't be a long-term injury, he plans to be conservative with it over the next week or so because he doesn't want the injury to flare up.

With Duffy out, the Angels called up Matt Thaiss, who was hitting .265/.365/.444 with six homers and 26 RBIs in 42 games at Triple-A Salt Lake. Thaiss was mostly catching and serving as designated hitter at Triple-A, but manager Phil Nevin said Thaiss could also see action at third or first base. Thaiss played mostly third and first in 2019 before moving back to catching. ​-- Rhett Bollinger

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day injured lists

RHP Archie Bradley (right elbow fracture)
Expected return:
Possibly late August
Bradley was injured in the June 26 brawl with the Mariners, as he hurt himself while attempting to go over the dugout railing to join the fracas. It's an unfortunate injury for Bradley, who will be shut down from throwing for at least four weeks and is likely to miss two months with the injury, according to head trainer Mike Frostad. Bradley, who has posted a 4.82 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this year, also missed time with a left abdominal strain. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Jimmy Herget (right shoulder)
Expected return: Early July
Herget, who has a 3.72 ERA in 36 1/3 innings, complained of some soreness in his right shoulder after the game on June 21 and was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement. After being shut down for a few days, he tried to throw again but still felt some soreness in his shoulder. Herget remains shut down from throwing again after his setback, according to head trainer Mike Frostad. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Austin Warren (right triceps strain)
Expected return: Possibly July 3
Warren was a surprise addition to the injured list on June 18. He pitched two innings of one-run ball on June 17 against the Mariners, but experienced a dip in velocity during his second frame. Warren, who just came off the injured list on June 12 (nasal fracture), said this new injury is considered minor and he expects to return once he's eligible. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on June 28 and is scheduled to make at least two appearances before returning. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

INF Matt Duffy (lower back spasms)
Expected return:
Possibly mid-July
Duffy left the Angels' June 26 game vs. the Mariners in the fourth inning, as he was dealing with some tightness in his lower back. Duffy was ultimately diagnosed with lower back spasms, which is something he's said he's dealt with before. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 27, and while he said he's optimistic it won't be a long-term injury, he plans to be conservative with it over the next week or so because he doesn't want the injury to flare up. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 27)

60-day injured list

INF (hip surgery)
Expected return: Possibly early July
A date hasn’t been set for Fletcher’s return after he underwent surgery to repair both his right and left adductor muscles on May 10. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on May 17. He visited a hip specialist in Philadelphia on June 2 and was cleared to start playing catch on June 4. He's scheduled to start taking batting practice the week of June 28 and will accompany the Angels on their road trip through Houston, Miami and Baltimore to continue ramping up his baseball activities before starting a rehab assignment. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

RHP Griffin Canning (lower back stress fracture)
Expected return: Possibly late 2022
Canning tried to play catch May 16, but it didn’t go as planned, head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said. Canning visited a back specialist on May 23, when it was determined that a conservative plan of treatment would be best and that he didn't need surgery. Canning said he's been shut down from throwing and he's not sure when he'll restart his throwing program, but it remains his goal to return this season. There's also a chance he could ultimately need surgery if his back doesn't heal properly. It's another setback for Canning, who was limited to just 62 2/3 innings last year and was shut down with his back injury on Aug. 10. Frostad said not much had changed on June 28 but that Canning was due for a checkup again soon.  -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
Possibly early July
Criswell went back to Southern California in early April to have his shoulder examined, which revealed a strain. He rehabbed in Arizona and faced live hitters for the first time on June 14. He made his third rehab assignment with the Rookie-level Angels on June 27, allowing one run over 2 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to continue to get stretched out in Arizona. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 28)

3B Anthony Rendon (right wrist surgery)
Expected return: 2023
For the second straight year, Rendon saw his season end prematurely, this time because of surgery to repair his right wrist. Rendon, 32, finishes the season hitting .228/.324/.383 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 45 games. He has four years and $154 million remaining on his contract. He underwent his surgery on June 20. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 20)

RHP Chris Rodriguez (torn right shoulder capsule)
Expected return: Possibly late 2022
Rodriguez underwent surgery in the offseason to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder and is expected to miss most of the season. Rodriguez also suffered a setback while throwing in early May, but is starting his throwing program the week of June 20. The Angels are still holding out hope he could return late in the season. -- Rhett Bollinger (Last updated: June 15)