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Injuries & Moves: Soto optioned

June 6, 2023


Rendon hits first HR, but pitching depth gets more concerning

May 7, 2023

ANAHEIM -- For the second straight game, the Angels used an everyday player on the mound. And for the second straight game, it was not Shohei Ohtani. Ranger runners crossed the plate with frequency late Saturday and early Sunday. After allowing Texas to plate seven ninth-inning runs on Saturday, which

O'Hoppe to miss 4-6 months with torn labrum in shoulder

April 23, 2023

ANAHEIM -- The promising rookie season of Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe might be over not long after it started. O'Hoppe was diagnosed with a labrum tear in his left shoulder on Sunday, and he is expected to miss 4-6 months. The Angels put O’Hoppe on the injured list Friday after

O'Hoppe awaits evaluations after injuring shoulder in loss

April 20, 2023

NEW YORK -- The Angels were dealt a potentially huge blow in their 9-3 loss to the Yankees on Thursday, as rookie catcher Logan O'Hoppe exited the finale at Yankee Stadium after injuring his left shoulder on a ninth-inning swing. O’Hoppe, ranked as the club’s No. 1 prospect by MLB

Ohtani hampered by stomach bug in finale

August 21, 2022

DETROIT -- When Shohei Ohtani pitched at Comerica Park in mid-August last year, it was one of the most memorable outings of his AL MVP campaign, as he threw eight strong innings and crushed his 40th home run of the season. But the two-way star couldn’t replicate it on Sunday

Trout gets positive feedback from spine specialist

July 31, 2022

ANAHEIM -- Angels outfielder Mike Trout reported good news about his back injury on Sunday, as he met with noted spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins this past Thursday and is slated to start rotational exercises on Wednesday with the intention of swinging a bat soon after. It’s a positive turn

Ailing back sidelines Trout from All-Star Game

July 18, 2022

LOS ANGELES -- Angels superstar Mike Trout will miss the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, as he was placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a left rib cage irritation. Mariners first baseman Ty France is replacing Trout on the American League roster, and Minnesota’s Byron

Trout (back spasms) feeling 'a lot better'

July 13, 2022

ANAHEIM -- Angels superstar Mike Trout underwent both an MRI exam and a CT scan on his back after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Astros with upper back spasms; the results came back clean without showing a strain. Trout was out of the lineup on Wednesday and is considered day

Angels hopeful Trout will not need IL stint

Superstar center fielder exits in fifth inning of loss to Astros with back spasms
July 13, 2022

ANAHEIM -- Just when it looked like things couldn't get much worse for the scuffling Angels, superstar Mike Trout left Tuesday night's 6-5 loss to the Astros in the fifth inning with back spasms, the club announced. Trout, who went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, spoke with interim manager Phil Nevin

Bradley fractures elbow, expected to miss 2 months

June 28, 2022

ANAHEIM -- The fallout from Sunday’s brawl with the Mariners continued on Tuesday for the Angels, as right-handed reliever Archie Bradley was diagnosed with a right elbow fracture that he sustained while falling over the dugout railing in an attempt to join the fracas. Bradley, 29, will be shut down

Rendon to have season-ending wrist surgery

June 18, 2022

SEATTLE -- A rough stretch for the Angels got even tougher on Friday, as the club announced third baseman Anthony Rendon will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his right wrist early next week. It’s another blow for the Angels, who have struggled to score runs over the last month, and

Trout leaves early as Angels' skid reaches 13

Slugger exits game with left groin tightness after double in third inning
June 8, 2022

ANAHEIM -- It was a scary moment for the Angels when Mike Trout exited in the bottom of the third on Tuesday, an eventual 6-5 loss to the Red Sox in 10 innings at Angel Stadium that extended the Angels’ losing streak to 13 straight games. Trout’s ailment, announced as

With Ward out, Adell back for another chance

June 5, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- The reeling Angels were dealt a blow on Sunday, as right fielder Taylor Ward was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mild right hamstring strain. Los Angeles called up former top outfield prospect Jo Adell to take Ward’s place on the active roster. Ward, 28, has

Ohtani doesn't think stiff back is 'a big issue'

Angels' two-way star fans 10 in 6 innings before exiting loss to Blue Jays
May 27, 2022

ANAHEIM -- Even Shohei Ohtani sometimes turns in a tough outing. But it could’ve been due to some back stiffness he experienced after throwing a slider to fellow superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the first inning on Thursday night. The two-way star remained in the game despite the injury and

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