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  • Mike Trout Takes "Dry Swings" On Saturday

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (back) took dry swings Saturday and had no issues. The 30-year-old superstar had been sidelined since the All-Star break due to a rare back called costovertebral dysfunction. He will increase activity, and the Angels will see how he feels afterward. "Everything went well" today, said head athletic trainer Mike Frostad. Trout slashed .270/.368/.599 with a .967 OPS, 24 home runs, 51 RBI, 55 runs scored, and one stolen base in 282 at-bats before landing on the injured list. Trout is trending in the right direction in his recovery, but it remains unclear if he returns to action this season.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Shohei Ohtani Was Never Close To Being Traded

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani was "never close" to being traded prior to last week's deadline, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports MLB. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise but there were rumors that the Angels were fielding offers for the megastar before the trade deadline last week. Rosenthal said that he spoke with several teams that inquired about Ohtani and they told him that the asking price for the 28-year-old two-way player was incredibly high. He also added that Ohtani probably would have fetched more of a return than the Nationals received when they moved All-Star Juan Soto to the Padres last week. Ohtani is set to become a free agent in 2024 and only time will tell if the Angels decide to trade him or not in between now and then.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Mike Mayers Has Contract Purchased

    Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Mike Mayers has had his contract selected from Triple-A Salt Lake and will join the team's 40-man roster. The 30-year-old righty was outrighted to the minors back in early June but has now made his way back to the majors. He posted a poor 5.40 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 14:6 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings (15 appearances) earlier this season. He'll add some depth to the Los Angeles bullpen but doesn't offer a whole lot of fantasy value.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Mike Mayers closers
  • Michael Lorenzen Transferred To 60-Day Injured List

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) has been transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL. This was just a procedural move to open up a spot on the Angels' 40-man roster. Lorenzen has been out since the beginning of July with a right shoulder strain but has recently resumed a throwing program. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 55:30 K/BB ratio over 71 innings (13 starts) this season. Barring any setbacks, he could return to the Angels' rotation sometime in September.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Michael Lorenzen
  • Janson Junk Optioned To Triple-A

    Los Angeles Angels reliever Janson Junk has been optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a rough 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 11:3 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings (three games, two starts). Reliever Mike Mayers had his contract purchased and will join the Angels' bullpen in a corresponding move.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Janson Junk
  • Oliver Ortega Added To Angels Roster Ahead of Doubleheader

    Los Angeles Angels right-handed pitcher Oliver Ortega was added to the team's roster ahead of Saturday's doubleheader against the Seattle Mariners. The 25-year-old righty will serve as the Angels' 27th man and work out of the bullpen if he makes an appearance. He owns a 3.82 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 31:18 K/BB ratio over 33 innings (26 appearances) to go along with one save and five holds on the season.

    Aug 6 · Source via Angels Oliver Ortega
  • David Fletcher Not In Friday's Lineup

    Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher (foot) is not in the lineup for his team's game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday. Fletcher was hit in the foot by a pitch on Thursday and is still experiencing soreness in the area, although he will be available as a pinch-hitter if needed. Manager Phil Nevin told reporters that he expects Fletcher to be able to return to action on Saturday. Fletcher is hitting .200 with one homer, five runs, and five RBI across 55 at-bats in 2022.

    Aug 5 · Source via Angels David Fletcher
  • Angels' Griffin Canning, Chris Rodriguez Out For Season

    Angels right-handers Griffin Canning and Chris Rodríguez will not pitch this season, trainer Mike Frostad told reporters (including Sam Blum of the Athletic). It’s a lost year for both, as they’ve each spent the entire 2022 campaign on the injured list. Canning is now over a year since his last game action. He suffered a back injury…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Angels Griffin Canning Chris Rodriguez
  • Jo Adell Smashes His Fourth Home Run Thursday

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell went yard on Thursday when his club lost 8-7 to the Oakland Athletics. The home run was a solo shot, and he was 1-for-4 overall with a strikeout. Adell, a former top prospect, has yet to put it all together in the big leagues, owning a .609 career OPS and is slashing .227/.277/.364 with four home runs, eight runs, and 14 RBI over 41 games this year. Given the 23-year-old's lack of success, fantasy managers should leave him on the waiver wire for the time being.

    Aug 4 · Source via Angels Jo Adell
  • Mike Trout Starts Rotational Exercises

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (back, ribs) started rotational work on Wednesday, which is intended to build him up to the point where he's able to swing, according to head athletic trainer Mike Frostad. However, there is no specific timetable on when he'll resume swinging a bat. The good news is that Trout is progressing as expected. Alarm bells sounded when it was reported that the 30-year-old superstar might be dealing with a chronic back injury, but Trout downplayed the seriousness of his injury and expects to return in 2022. He's been out since July 16, though, and fantasy managers need to remain patient with one of the best players in the game. Before his injury, Trout was slashing .270/.368/.599 with a .967 OPS, 24 home runs, 51 RBI, 55 runs scored and one stolen base in 282 at-bats. Keep him stashed everywhere.

    Aug 4 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Shohei Ohtani Will Serve As DH Thursday

    Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (forearm) had a "mild cramp in his forearm" on Wednesday, according to manager Phil Nevin. However, Ohtani will serve as the designated hitter on Thursday against the Oakland Athletics, and the injury isn't considered serious. The 28-year-old two-way start allowed three runs (two earned) while striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings against the A's on Wednesday, but he didn't appear to suffer the injury while pitching. There's a chance the Angels could change their minds before game time on Thursday, but all signs point to this being nothing serious for Ohtani. If he's indeed in the starting lineup on Thursday, he needs to be in all fantasy starting lineups.

    Aug 4 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Mickey Moniak Will Make Team Debut On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mickey Moniak is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The former top prospect was acquired by the Angels during the trade deadline on Tuesday. Moniak has struggled during his time in the MLB, but still has plenty of upside. It sounds like the Angels are going to roll with him and see what they have in Moniak. He'll bat seventh and play center field versus righty James Kaprielian on Wednesday. This is a wait-and-see type of situation, so fantasy managers can ignore Moniak until he gives them a reason to add him.

    Aug 3 · Source via Angels Mickey Moniak
  • Jose Quijada Earns Save For Angels Tuesday

    Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Quijada got the first shot at a save after the team traded away closer Raisel Iglesias in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Athletics. Quijada came in to pitch the ninth inning with a two-run lead and turned in a 1-2-3 outing with no strikeouts, picking up his second save of the season. With Iglesias gone, it remains to be seen how the Angels will approach save situations for the rest of the season, although they may not see that many. Quijada has a solid 3.15 ERA with a 10.80 K/9 rate through 20 innings pitched this season, but he also has a high 5.40 BB/9 rate. With several other veteran relievers in the bullpen, fantasy managers should wait to see what approach the Angels take. That said, Ryan Tepera or Archie Bradley seem like better speculative adds, as both have had past closing experience.

    Aug 3 · Source via Angels Jose Quijada closers
  • Raisel Iglesias Moved To Braves

    Los Angeles Angels closer Raisel Iglesias has been traded to the Atlanta Braves. This is another last minute trade deadline move as the Braves look to bolster their bullpen. In exchange for Iglesias, the Angels will receive pitchers Jesse Chavez and Tucker Davidson. This season, Iglesias holds a 4.04 ERA with 48/9 K/BB ratio and 16 saves through 35.7 innings. This move will most likely hurt Iglesias considering he won't be the closer in Atlanta. He'll likely still pitch in high leverage spots, but it might not always be the ninth inning. As for the Angels, they get two MLB arms to immediately help their roster. Chavez has a 2.66 ERA through 44 games and Davidson has struggled this season, but shown flashes during his career. The expectation is that both of them will be on the Angels roster right away.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Braves Raisel Iglesias closers
  • Noah Syndergaard Heads To Philly

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Angels will receive outfielders Mickey Moniak and Jadiel Sanchez in exchange for Syndergaard. The 29-year-old right-hander has a 3.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 64/22 K/BB ratio through 15 starts. This is a good move for the Phillies as they bolster their starting rotation. The Phillies now have Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler, and Syndergaard on their staff as they attempt to make a playoff run. The Angels will get Moniak who is a former first round pick. He has struggled during his time in the majors, but maybe a change of scenery can help him. Fantasy managers might see Syndergaard's value take a slight hit with the move to Philly. It's a hitter-friendly park, but he has pitched well this season, so continue to trust him.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Noah Syndergaard
  • Brandon Marsh Heads To The Phillies

    The Philadelphia Phillies acquired outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, according to sources. It's currently unknown what the Phillies sent to the Angels in return. Marsh was once a top prospect coming through the farm system for the Angels, but he's struggled to the tune of a .239/.299/.354 slash line with 10 home runs, 56 RBI, 61 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in two seasons in the big leagues in 163 games played. This year, he's gone 66-for-292 (.226) with eight homers, 37 RBI, 34 runs scored and eight stolen bases and a 36.2% strikeout rate in 93 games. The 24-year-old is a buy-low MLB player for the Phillies, and he should at least see the strong side of a platoon in center field in Philadelphia.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Phillies Brandon Marsh
  • Blue Jays Discussing Noah Syndergaard, Raisel Iglesias

    The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Los Angeles Angels about starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and closer Raisel Iglesias with the trade deadline approaching on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies have also been linked to Syndergaard, but general manager Dave Dombrowski isn't often a buyer of rental players like Thor. Syndergaard has been solid in his first year with the Angels, posting a 3.83 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP with a 64:22 K:BB in 80 innings over his 15 starts, but he has struggled to get run support from the lowly Angels offense. That probably wouldn't be as much of a problem in Toronto. Iglesias has a 4.04 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 16 saves and 48 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings as the Halos closer, but he'd become a top-end setup arm in Toronto in front of closer Jordan Roman if he was dealt to the Jays.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Blue Jays Noah Syndergaard Raisel Iglesias closers
  • Noah Syndergaard Is The Phillies' Top Target

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard is still believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies' top target at the trade deadline. The Phillies scouted Seattle Mariners left-hander Marco Gonzales' start in New York last night, but there's no sign of apparent traction with the Mariners, according to sources. Syndergaard has been solid in his first season with the Angels, going 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and a 64:22 K:BB in 80 innings over 15 starts, but he hasn't gotten much run support from the Angels. The 29-year-old right-hander would be a nice addition to the Phillies' staff, and his fantasy value would be on the rise with a better offense backing him.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Noah Syndergaard
  • Landon Marceaux Coming Off Fantastic July

    Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Landon Marceaux is a Louisiana State product who was selected in the third round of the 2021 draft. That was the year in which the Halos took all pitchers, and Marceaux had the privilege of being their third choice. After a brutal 3.2 innings of work at the Rookie level in 2021, the right-hander has bounced back with plenty of strong outings at High-A this year. Marceaux's fastball sits in the low-to-mid-90s, but it gets good run. However, his complementary pitches are the ones that make him such a special pitcher. He throws a low-80s slider and curve, both of which demonstrate good break and work nicely off the heater. He also has a fading changeup that, according to MLB Pipeline, is effective at "generating a lot of groundballs." The 22-year-old's great command of all four pitches gives him a leg-up over opposing batters and has translated to the stat sheet quite well in 2022. His stats show that while he doesn't get a whole lot of strikeouts, he has kept walks to an absolute minimum and also induced a lot of ground balls. Marceaux put on a show this past week, striking out eight batters over eight innings during his outing on July 30. He surrendered just two hits and one walk while holding his opponent scoreless for the entire game. Fittingly, he earned the win and brought his ERA down to a fantastic 0.64 in the month of July.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Landon Marceaux prospects
  • Noah Syndergaard Trade Increasingly Likely; Blue Jays Among Teams With Interest

    The Blue Jays are “making a play” for Angles starter Noah Syndergaard, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Blue Jays Nation’s Brendon Kuhn was first to report the club’s contact with the Halos. Jon Morosi of tweets that the Jays, Braves and previously-reported Phillies were among the teams with recent interest in Syndergaard, although…

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Angels Blue Jays Noah Syndergaard
  • Several Teams Interested In Noah Syndergaard

    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Monday that the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are all interested in Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Thor has had a solid season, going 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 18.9% strikeout rate over 15 starts and 80 innings pitched. He has been a useful fantasy option, and his fantasy value would certainly increase if he were traded to any of these teams, as the Angels have not provided much in terms of run support. The Braves did trade for starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on Monday, but fantasy managers should keep an eye out for further news from these three teams as the trade deadline approaches on Tuesday.

    Aug 2 · Source via Angels Noah Syndergaard
  • Angels Won't Trade Shohei Ohtani

    The New York Yankees were among a few teams that made serious offers for Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, but there is now no chance the Angels will part with him after listening to offers. The San Diego Padres and Chicago White Sox are among other teams known to have tried for Ohtani in recent days. It now appears interested teams have moved on with the understanding the Angels are keeping the versatile megastar. Angels owner Arte Moreno is believed to be unwilling to part with Ohtani, especially with Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon currently injured. Ohtani has another year remaining before he'll be eligible for free agency, so perhaps they entertain more serious trade offers for the Japanese star next year.

    Aug 1 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Reid Detmers Strikes Out 12

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Reid Detmers was impressive on Sunday against the Texas Rangers, allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in seven innings to the Texas Rangers. He struck out 12 batters, surpassing by far his previous game high this year of seven strikeouts. Detmers has enjoyed a strong July, putting up a 1.13 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 31 strikeouts in 24 innings. Despite an up-and-down overall campaign, Detmers retains tantalizing upside and is well worth a look in all formats, though he carries more value in keeper and dynasty leagues.

    Aug 1 · Source via Angels Reid Detmers
  • Bell: Everything you need to know about Mike Trout's latest injury

    How a spinal condition might affect the future of MLB's best player.

    Jul 29 · ESPN Angels Mike Trout
  • Jonathan Villar Elects Free Agency

    The Angels announced that veteran infielder Jonathan Villar has cleared waivers and elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake. Villar, 31, began the season with the Cubs after signing a one-year, $6MM contract in free agency. It looked to be a nice enough value add by the Cubs, as…

    Jul 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Angels Jonathan Villar
  • Shohei Ohtani Strikes Out 11 In Loss

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 batters in a losing effort on Thursday as his club fell to the Rangers 2-0. The right-hander worked six innings while allowing two runs on eight hits and no walks, tossing 98 pitches in the contest. Ohtani worked out of a jam in the first inning when he gave up three consecutive singles to open up the ballgame, but went on to strike out the next three batters to get out of the frame unscathed. He went on to allow a solo homer in the fourth and an RBI double off the bat of Corey Seager in the fifth for the only scoring of the game. Ohtani didn't help out his cause by going 0-for-4 at the dish in what was another quiet outing from the Halo's offense. The 28-year-old will sport a 2.81 ERA and 1.02 WHIP into his next contest versus the Athletics next week.

    Jul 29 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Chase Silseth To Start Saturday Against Texas

    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Chase Silseth will start Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. He is expected to be recalled from Double-A Rocket City ahead of Saturday's contest. Reid Detmers' start will be moved to Sunday, giving him an extra day of rest. Noah Syndergaard will be moved to Tuesday, which is after the Aug. 2 trade deadline. Silseth owns a 1-3 record with 5.84 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 19 strikeouts across 24 2/3 innings in two major league starts this season. Fantasy managers might want to see how Silseth pitches on Sunday before using him as a streamer or adding him to their rosters.

    Jul 28 · Source via Angels Chase Silseth prospects
  • David Fletcher Activated And Back In Lineup

    Los Angeles Angels second baseman David Fletcher (hips) has been activated from the 60-day injured list and is back in the starting lineup on Thursday against Texas Rangers right-hander Spencer Howard, starting at second base and hitting ninth in the batting order. Fletcher has been out since early May after undergoing surgery on both of his adductor muscles. The 28-year-old won't be a savior for the floundering Angels, but he could be useful in deeper fantasy leagues as infield depth for his contact-oriented approach at the plate. Fletcher had gone only 6-for-38 (.158) with no homers and two RBI in 14 games before he went under the knife, but his poor early performance may have been related to his injury.

    Jul 28 · Source via Angels David Fletcher
  • Trade For Shohei Ohtani Unlikely

    Teams are calling regarding a potential trade for Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, and while a trade is seen as very unlikely, the Angels are for perhaps the first time not hanging up the phone. The Angels are listening on everyone following their recent collapse, but it doesn't mean Ohtani or outfielder Mike Trout, who has a no-trade clause, will be moved. A trade involving Ohtani might be only slightly more likely than Trout. The Angels' most likely trade pieces this summer are starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, closer Raisel Iglesias and relievers Ryan Tepera and Aaron Loup. Sources say that it would take something eye-popping for the Angels to even seriously consider trading Ohtani, last year's American League MVP.

    Jul 28 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Mike Trout Expects To Play Again In 2022

    Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout (back, ribs) expects to play again in 2022. He continues to battle a condition called costovertebral dysfunction. The 30-year-old said he would play again this year. "I got to stay on top of the routine I do on a daily basis to prevent it from coming back. I feel good where it's at right now. Every day it's improving. I felt really good today," said Trout. The star outfielder is not concerned about his career. Trout has been on the injured list since July 18. The Angels are out of the playoff race and won't rush their star player back. Trout doesn't have a timetable for a return, but fantasy managers should continue to stash him in all leagues for now.

    Jul 27 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Mike Trout Battling Rare Back Condition

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (back, ribs) might need at least one more week for his cortisone shot to take effect before he can ramp up his baseball activity. But there remains long-term uncertainty about when he can return while he battles a rare condition called costovertebral dysfunction. Trout is feeling better, but there's no timeline for his return as he deals with rib-cage inflammation that's creating back pain. Head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said it's something that Trout could have to manage "through the rest of his career probably." The 30-year-old went on the injured list on July 18, and with the Angels now well out of playoff contention, there will be no rush to bring him back prematurely. It's definitely not good news for one of the best players in the game.

    Jul 27 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Mets Reportedly Check On Availability Of Shohei Ohtani

    The New York Mets reportedly contacted the Los Angeles Angles on a potential trade for two-way star player Shohei Ohtani. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, Mets general manager, Billy Eppler has contacted the Angels to check on the availability of Ohtani. Bowden doesn't believe the Angels will deal with the two-way star. "However, a team that misses out on Juan Soto could call the Angels, and their package of four or five elite-to-good prospects and young major leaguers might be enough for the Angels to make the deal," per Bowden. The 28-year-old will be a free agent after next season and is not expected to re-sign with the Angels. Ohtani is having a terrific season overall, slashing .256/.346/.486 with 20 home runs, 57 RBI, 53 runs, and 10 stolen bases while posting a 2.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 134 strikeouts over 93 1/3 innings. Stay tuned.

    Jul 26 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Mike Trout Remains Day-To-Day While On Injured List

    Los Angeles Angels skipper Phil Nevin provided an update on outfielder Mike Trout (ribs) on Tuesday, saying, "Progressing like we think. Basically, it's a lot of rest right now as we manage our way through his IL days. It's just more with these back things ... it's more of a day-to-day thing. I meet with the trainers, I'll meet again later on today." Trout received a cortisone shot last Friday and remains on the injured list without a firm date for a return to action. The struggling Angels would like him back more than anything, but they won't rush one of the best players in baseball. There's still hope that he can return later this week. Brandon Marsh has started each of the team's last four games in center field with Trout sidelined.

    Jul 26 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Shohei Ohtani Dealing With Bruised Knee

    Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin said that two-way star Shohei Ohtani (knee) has a bruise above his knee after fouling a ball off himself on Monday against the Kansas City Royals. Ohtani said he's OK to play on Tuesday, but the Angels will check with him again before the game. The Angels surely won't take any chances with one of the best players in the game, both on the mound and as a hitter, so don't be surprised if he's not in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. The 28-year-old Japanese sensation went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout on Monday and is hitting .256/.346/.486 with an .831 OPS, 20 home runs, 57 RBI, 53 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 399 plate appearances in 2022.

    Jul 26 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Taylor Ward Lifted During Sunday's Game

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward (leg) was pulled for a pinch runner during Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Interim manager Phil Nevin told reporters that Ward is fine and he was dealing with leg cramps. It sounds like the Angels were being cautious since they were blowing out the Braves anyway. Fantasy managers should consider Ward day-to-day, but he is expected to play during Monday's game against the Kansas City Royals.

    Jul 24 · Source via Angels Taylor Ward
  • Angels Designate Jonathan Villar For Assignment, Select Magneuris Sierra

    The Angels have designated veteran Jonathan Villar for assignment, per the team. The move makes room for Magneuris Sierra, whose contract was selected from Triple-A. This is the second time this season that Villar finds himself designated for assignment. He began the year with the Cubs, but the utility man hit just .222/.271/.327 in 166…

    Jul 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Angels Magneuris Sierra Jonathan Villar
  • Shohei Ohtani Unlikely To Be Traded

    The Los Angeles Angels have no plans to trade starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani before the August 2nd trade deadline, according to Jon Morosi. Even with growing speculation over the past few weeks, this isn't all that surprising. The two-way superstar is a unicorn, and it's probably a good idea to keep those around when you have them. He's slashed .256/.348/.482 this season while knocking 19 homers and swiping 10 bases. Oh, he's also pitched to a 9-5 record with a 2.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 134 strikeouts over 93 innings pitched. Not bad.

    Jul 23 · Source via Angels Shohei Ohtani
  • Mike Trout Receives Cortisone Shot, Won't Return Monday

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (back) will not be ready to return by Monday, the day he is eligible to return from the IL. Trout received a cortisone shot in his back a few days ago and won't be up to speed at the start of the new week. His timeline after that is unknown right now, but he should hopefully be ready to return later in the week. Trout has managed to stay healthier this season than he has the past few, but has started to deal with the injury bug again recently. Fantasy managers need Trout to stay healthy, as there is simply no replacement for his .270/.368/.599 slash line.

    Jul 23 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Angels Not Planning To Move Ohtani

    Although teams are calling the Angels about the availability of two-way standout Shohei Ohtani, the Angels have no plans to move their international superstar, per Jon Morosi of the MLB Network (via Twitter). The Angels are again mired in a disappointing season, one that has already resulted in the firing of manager Joe Maddon. At…

    Jul 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Angels Shohei Ohtani
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