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Injuries & Moves: Ward runs into wall; exits early

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

Fletcher out 'a couple months' after surgery

Infielder not expected to miss rest of 2022 season
May 10, 2022

ANAHEIM -- Angels middle infielder David Fletcher underwent surgery to repair both his left and right adductor muscles and will be out for a couple months but isn’t expected to be out for the season, head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said Tuesday. Fletcher was placed on the 15-day injured list

Ohtani calls exit with right groin tightness 'precautionary'

May 1, 2022

CHICAGO -- Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani exited Sunday’s 6-5 win over the White Sox with right groin tightness and was replaced by Jack Mayfield as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. But Ohtani indicated after the game that it was for precautionary reasons, and he believes he can play

Trout day to day after HBP on left hand

Slugger battling swelling, likely to sit Monday vs. Houston
April 17, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Angels superstar Mike Trout was hit on his left hand by a pitch from Rangers right-hander Spencer Patton, forcing him to exit in the fifth inning of Sunday's 8-3 win at Globe Life Field. Trout underwent X-rays that came back negative, indicating he didn't break a bone. Trout

Trout moving on from frustrating season

September 25, 2021

ANAHEIM -- Angels superstar Mike Trout acknowledged that the 2021 season was the most frustrating of his career because of a season-ending right calf strain suffered on May 17, but he said he’s in a better place mentally after deciding to shut it down for the season a few weeks

Could Adell, Trout return in '21? 'It'd be hard'

September 15, 2021

CHICAGO -- As the final weeks of the season wind down, the Angels have held out hope that various players on the injured list could return before the year is over. On Wednesday, however, manager Joe Maddon was pretty candid with reporters when discussing the chances of that happening. Jo

Ohtani won't pitch vs. NY; Trout's '21 in doubt

August 30, 2021

ANAHEIM -- The Angels received some tough news on the injury front on Monday regarding superstars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, as Ohtani will not make his scheduled start against the Yankees on Tuesday after being hit on his right wrist/hand by a pitch on Saturday, while Trout could be

Sandoval shut down with lower back injury

August 18, 2021

DETROIT -- Left-hander Patrick Sandoval, who has enjoyed a breakout season in the Angels' rotation this year, was diagnosed with a lower back injury that could force him to miss the rest of the season, manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. Sandoval was officially diagnosed with a left lumbar spine stress

Trout (calf) resumes on-field workouts

August 17, 2021

DETROIT -- Angels superstar Mike Trout took a positive step in his return from a right calf strain, as he participated in on-field activities at Comerica Park before Tuesday’s game against the Tigers. Trout, who has been out since May 17, hadn’t done any on-field workouts since July 22, when

Trout with club on trip, working toward return

August 16, 2021

NEW YORK -- Center fielder Mike Trout is with the Angels on their current road trip, which began with a makeup game against the Yankees on Monday. Manager Joe Maddon still has hope that Trout will be back on the playing field at some point this season. Trout hasn’t played

Angels GM on Trout: 'We will not rush him'

Halos not considering shutting down star outfielder for rest of 2021
August 11, 2021

ANAHEIM -- On Wednesday, Angels general manager Perry Minasian said there haven't been any internal conversations to shut down star center fielder Mike Trout for the remainder of the season. Trout has been out of action since mid-May with a right calf strain. Trout has continued to go through his

Rendon to have season-ending hip surgery

Third baseman on IL since July 6 with hamstring strain
August 4, 2021

ARLINGTON -- Anthony Rendon’s injury-plagued 2021 campaign is officially over. The Angels announced Wednesday that the third baseman will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a right hip impingement. Rendon was initially sent to the 10-day injured list on July 6 with a left hamstring strain and he was expected to

Sore thumb delays Ohtani's next start

August 1, 2021

ANAHEIM -- Two-way star Shohei Ohtani’s next start on the mound has yet to be determined, as he’s still dealing with a sore thumb sustained after being hit by a foul ball in the Angels’ dugout on Wednesday. Angels manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani is expected to either pitch late

'Frustrated' Rendon hits IL for the third time

July 6, 2021

ANAHEIM -- It’s been a tough season for Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon and it got even rougher on Tuesday, as he was placed on the 10-day injured list for the third time this season. This time, Rendon suffered a left hamstring strain while running the bases on Sunday, marking

Angels place Trout on 60-day injured list

June 28, 2021

NEW YORK -- Angels superstar Mike Trout was placed on the 60-day injured list on Monday, which means he won’t be eligible to return until after the All-Star break. The Angels made the move to create room on the 40-man roster, with Scott Schebler called up and Kean Wong optioned

Rendon out, but IL stint not expected

June 15, 2021

OAKLAND -- Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon was held out of the lineup on Tuesday with a right triceps injury suffered on a diving play on Monday, but isn’t expected to need a stint on the injured list, manager Joe Maddon said. Rendon, who exited Monday’s game in the sixth

Rendon sustains triceps injury in Oakland

June 15, 2021

OAKLAND -- Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon sustained a triceps injury while making a diving play at third base in the fifth inning of Monday’s 8-5 loss to the A’s. Angels manager Joe Maddon didn’t have much of an update after the game, as Rendon was still being evaluated. It’s

Trout talks injury; Ohtani to pitch, hit Friday

June 7, 2021

ANAHEIM -- Angels superstar Mike Trout said Monday that he’s making good progress with his strained right calf but won’t have a timeline for his return until he begins jogging. Trout, who has been out since May 17, has yet to start baseball activities but has been pleased with his

Stassi feels 'amazing,' comes off IL

June 1, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Angels inched closer to operating at full strength, activating catcher Max Stassi off the injured list after the backstop suffered a concussion in early May. “I feel amazing,” Stassi said. “It was an unfortunate accident that happened. I went into that net pole pretty hard and

Trout (calf strain) to IL, could miss 6-8 weeks

May 18, 2021

Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout was placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 right calf strain and could miss six to eight weeks, the club announced on Tuesday. Trout, a three-time AL MVP, was off to a typically excellent start this season, hitting .333 with a Major

Trout sustains right calf strain, set for MRI

May 18, 2021

Angels superstar Mike Trout exited Monday’s 7-4 win over Cleveland after the first inning due to a right calf strain. Trout walked and reached second base on a wild pitch, but he injured himself while running on a popup to shortstop from Jared Walsh to end the first inning. Trout

Angels activate Rendon, designate Jay

May 14, 2021

The Angels activated star third baseman Anthony Rendon from the injured list and slotted him in the cleanup spot for Friday's 4-3 loss to Boston. Outfielder Jon Jay was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Rendon went 1-for-4 with a single off the Green Monster in left field in

Rendon nears return; TJ surgery for Barreto

May 11, 2021

Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon, who has been out since May 3 with a left knee contusion, is nearing a return to action, as he could be activated on Friday ahead of the club’s three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Rendon sustained the injury on a

Rodriguez, Stassi to IL amid roster shuffle

May 6, 2021

ANAHEIM – Rookie reliever Chris Rodriguez (shoulder) and catcher Max Stassi (concussion) were moved to the injured list prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Rays at Angel Stadium. Rodriguez threw six pitches in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Rays. He came into a situation with no outs and runners

Halos place Rendon (knee) on IL amid moves

May 5, 2021

ANAHEIM -- The Angels made a flurry of roster moves on Wednesday, including placing third baseman Anthony Rendon on the injured list with a left knee contusion. The club also reinstated reliever Mike Mayers and recalled outfielders Juan Lagares and Taylor Ward from Triple-A Salt Lake. To make room on