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  • Angels Outright José Suarez

    The Angels announced that left-hander José Suarez has been sent outright to Triple-A Salt Lake. That indicates he was passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment a week ago. Suarez, 26, has more than three years of major league service time. That gives him the right to reject this outright assignment and elect...

    Jun 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels
  • Keston Hiura Raking For New Team At Triple-A

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    The Los Angeles Angels signed infielder Keston Hiura to a minor league contract over a week ago, and in the 10 games he's played with Triple-A Salt Lake, the 27-year-old is 15-for-40 (.375) with a double and five home runs. He's still striking out at a high rate (32.6%), but it's good to see the former first-round draft pick hitting for average and power after a few forgettable campaigns with Milwaukee and after getting released by Detroit this season without making a regular season appearance with the Tigers. He hasn't played in a major league game since 2022, but hit .303 with 19 home runs in just 84 games once upon a time in 2019, so maybe he can find the magic again with the Angels.

    Jun 25 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Keston Hiura
  • Brandon Drury Available Off The Bench Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Drury (illness), who is out of the lineup again for Monday's series opener against the division-rival Oakland Athletics because of an upper respiratory virus, is available off the bench. Drury went through a workout before the game, and manager Ron Washington said he is available for the game. Look for Drury to get back into Anaheim's starting nine as soon as Tuesday's meeting with Oakland. The 31-year-old journeyman slugger is slashing a miserable .173/.233/.236 with one home run, six RBI, and nine runs scored in 110 at-bats for the Angels this year and carries very little fantasy appeal at the moment.

    Jun 24 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Anthony Rendon Runs The Bases Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (hamstring) ran the bases on Monday for the first time as part of his rehab. There remains no timetable for Rendon to return from a serious left-hamstring injury, so fantasy managers in deeper formats shouldn't expect to see him back in the big leagues until sometime in the second half of the season. The oft-injured 34-year-old is probably going to need a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment as well before the Angels reinstate him from the injured list. In his four seasons with the Halos, Rendon hasn't played in more than 58 games in a single campaign after making his first All-Star team in 2019 in his last year with the Washington Nationals. Before his latest injury, he was hitting .267 (20-for-75) with no homers and three RBI in 19 games. Fantasy managers in mixed leagues should continue to let him languish on the waiver wire.

    Jun 24 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Anthony Rendon
  • Zach Neto Returns To Angels Lineup

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto (calf) is back in the starting lineup on Monday for the series opener against the visiting Oakland Athletics and right-hander Luis Medina, playing shortstop and batting sixth in the order. Neto left Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers early with left-calf tightness but had a day off on Sunday to rest up, so he won't end up missing any time with the minor injury. The 23-year-old infielder has hit a pedestrian .250/.299/.433 on the year with 10 home runs, 32 RBI, nine stolen bases and 28 runs scored in 252 at-bats to make him a worthwhile middle infield option for those in deeper fantasy formats. Neto has faced Medina three times in his career and has one hit and one RBI. The former first-rounder has gone 15-for-63 (.238) with four homers, four doubles, 14 RBI, no walks and 15 strikeouts in 19 games in June.

    Jun 24 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Patrick Sandoval To Have Season-Ending Surgery

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval (elbow) is expected to undergo season-ending surgery. The southpaw was recently placed on the injured list due to an elbow issue. After further testing, Sandoval was found to have a torn UCL and will likely need Tommy John surgery. If that happens, Sandoval probably won't be able to pitch again until the middle or late next season. He wasn't much of a fantasy option this season with a 2-8 record and 5.08 ERA in 16 starts. The Angels have recalled another starter yet, so we'll have to wait and see what they do with Sandoval's spot.

    Jun 24 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Patrick Sandoval
  • Zach Neto Exits Saturday's Game Early With Calf Tightness

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto (calf) was removed from Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with left calf tightness. He injured himself on a sliding stop of a ground ball. The 23-year-old also fouled a ball off his leg earlier in the game. Neto was able to walk off under his power. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout before exiting. Michael Stefanic replaced him in the fourth inning. The severity of Neto's injury is unknown, and he is considered day-to-day. Stefanic should see an uptick in at-bats with Neto sidelined, but he is not on the fantasy radar after slashing .231/.310/.269 over eight games in 2024.

    Jun 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Patrick Sandoval Lands On The Injured List

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    Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval (elbow) was placed on the 15-day injured with a left elbow strain. The Angels recalled reliever Guillermo Zuniga from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move. He exited Friday's start against the Los Angeles Dodgers after just 2 1/3 innings. Sandoval will be eligible to return from the injured list around the All-Star break. Before landing on the injured list, Sandoval owned a 5.08 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and an 81: 35 K: BB across 79 2/3. Zuniga won't take Sandoval's spot in the rotation, and the Angels will look for a replacement for the southpaw in the next few days.

    Jun 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Patrick Sandoval
  • Patrick Sandoval Leaves His Start With Forearm Tightness

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    Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval (forearm) left his start early on Friday against the crosstown-rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium due to left-forearm tightness, the Angels announced. Sandoval made it only 2 1/3 innings in this one, but he didn't allow a run while giving up two hits, walking two and striking out only one in a no-decision in an eventual 3-2 extra-inning victory. It remains to be seen exactly what the issue is for the 27-year-old southpaw, but forearm injuries usually always lead to a stint on the injured list, so fantasy managers might want to prepare for that. We should know more on his timetable on Saturday. Sandoval entered Friday's game with a 2-8 record, uneven 5.24 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 80 K's in 77 1/3 innings (15 starts). He's walked too many and given up too much loud contact to maintain any kind of consistency for fantasy streamers.

    Jun 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Patrick Sandoval
  • Angels Select Hans Crouse

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    The Angels announced they've selected righty reliever Hans Crouse onto the MLB roster. Los Angeles opened an active roster spot last night by placing José Soriano on the 15-day injured list. They already had an opening on the 40-man roster, so no further move was necessary. Crouse, who signed a minor league deal with the Halos in...

    Jun 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Hans Crouse
  • Brandon Drury Scratched Again Friday

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    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (illness) was scratched from the lineup for the second straight game on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to an illness. Drury was also scratched from Wednesday's lineup and had Thursday's off day to rest up, but apparently he's still under the weather after initially being included in the lineup for the series opener at Dodger Stadium. Luis Rengifo is at the hot corner and batting second, while Michael Stefanic will draw into the Angels' lineup at the keystone and bat eighth against Dodgers rookie right-hander Landon Knack. The 31-year-old Drury is a regular on the infield for the Halos when healthy, but he's missed time due to injury in 2024 and hasn't been much of a fantasy contributor in mixed leagues with a .173/.233/.236 slash line and just one home run in his 110 at-bats.

    Jun 21 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Brandon Drury Playing Against Dodgers

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (illness) is feeling better on Friday and is starting at second base and batting sixth for the Angels in the series opener at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers and right-handed rookie Landon Knack. Drury was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to an illness but had a day off to recover on Thursday and is now good to go for the Freeway Series. The 31-year-old veteran returned from the injured list on Monday and is 1-for-6 this week since returning. Drury has battled injuries this year and hasn't been able to get into a groove at the plate, as he comes into Friday's contest with a .173/.233/.236 slash line with only a homer and six RBI in 110 at-bats. As long as he stays healthy, though, he should be a lineup regular for the Halos, making him useful in much deeper fantasy leagues.

    Jun 21 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Angels Place Jose Soriano On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Los Angeles Angels placed right-hander Jose Soriano (abdomen) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to June 17) on Thursday with an abdomen infection and also outrighted infielder Cole Tucker to Triple-A Salt Lake. The move comes after Soriano was scratched from his scheduled start to begin the week on Monday. The hard-throwing 25-year-old will now miss at least the next two weeks. In just his second year in the big leagues in 2024, the Dominican hurler has given up a lot of loud contact and currently stands at 4-5 with a 3.48 ERA (3.89 FIP) and 1.17 WHIP with a 60:28 K:BB in 72 1/3 innings over his 14 appearances (12 starts) for the Halos. He's been much better on the road than home at Angel Stadium. If he recovers quickly, Soriano could be back in the Angels' rotation before the All-Star break in mid-July.

    Jun 20 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Caden Dana Strikes Out Seven Across Five Frames

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitching prospect Caden Dana continued his stellar June with another impressive showing on Wednesday evening, where he struck out seven across 5 1/3 frames. He allowed two runs, three hits, and three free passes. Since June 1, the 20-year-old has looked dominant with a 1.71 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and a 7:32 BB:K. Overall through his first 75 1/3 innings at Double-A, the 2022 draft pick has posted a 2.39 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 24:79 BB:K. Dana is on pace to have the best season of his minor-league career, as he struggled last summer at High-A with a 4.22 ERA and 1.29 WHIP and had a 6.48 ERA and 1.56 WHIP the year prior. Dana is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Angeles system on MLB Pipeline and is projected to reach the majors in 2026. However, given how well he is performing now, a 2025 debut is not out of the question.

    Jun 20 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Caden Dana
  • Brandon Drury Under The Weather, Scratched From The Lineup

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (illness) was scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers due to an illness. With Drury retreating to the bench while he's under the weather, Luis Rengifo will man the hot corner in Anaheim and bat second, while veteran Luis Guillorme will play second base and bat in the nine-hole for the Halos against Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta. The Angels have a scheduled day off coming on Thursday, so Drury will have an extra day to rest up before potentially being able to play in the series opener of the Freeway Series on Friday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The 31-year-old Drury just returned on Monday from the injured list and has gone 1-for-6 with a walk since rejoining the big-league club. He should be a lineup regular when healthy, but he's opened the year going 19-for-110 (.173) with one home run and just six RBI.

    Jun 19 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Jose Soriano Nursing An Infection

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Soriano (illness) is dealing with an unspecified infection, manager Ron Washington said before Tuesday's game against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. There's not a concern at the moment that he'll need to go on the injured list, but it does sound like he'll be unavailable for this turn in the rotation. The 25-year-old right-hander has been a revelation out of the Angels' rotation this season, registering a 3.48 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 60 strikeouts and 28 walks across 14 games (72 1/3 innings). Soriano lines up to next to toe the slab for Monday's series opener against the division-rival Oakland Athletics, when he'd be a great streaming option in fantasy if available, but he remains very much in limbo to make that appearance.

    Jun 18 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Luis Rengifo Returning On Tuesday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (wrist) is back in the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Rengifo came off the bench as a pinch-hitter during Monday's game. He'll return to the lineup following a one-game absence due to a left wrist contusion. He'll cover third base and bat second versus right-hander Tobias Myers on Tuesday. Fantasy managers who have Rengifo rostered can get him back in there on Tuesday.

    Jun 18 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Zach Plesac Picks Up Quality Start, Win In 2024 Debut

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Zach Plesac (1-0) picked up the quality start and win in his 2024 debut Monday night, giving up three runs in six innings on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in a 5-3 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Plesac was incredibly efficient on the night, as he only needed 86 pitches to get through six innings. The only two blemishes on his stat sheet were a pair of home runs by Jake Bauers and Brice Turang. The veteran right-hander signed a minor-league deal in the offseason and has been pitching for the Triple-A Salt Lake City Bees since the beginning of the season. Plesac produced a 5.42 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 13 starts in Triple-A this season and only drew the start due to Jose Soriano (abdomen) being a late-scratch earlier in the day. Although Plesac had an encouraging start, there's no clarity on whether he will remain in the rotation moving forward.

    Jun 18 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Plesac
  • Angels Designate José Suarez, Cole Tucker For Assignment

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    The Angels announced that they have reinstated infielder Brandon Drury from the injured list and selected the contract of right-hander Zach Plesac. In corresponding moves, left-hander José Suarez and infielder Cole Tucker have been designated for assignment. Suarez, 26, had a solid two-year run as a swingman for the Angels. Over the 2021 and 2022...

    Jun 17 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Jose Suarez Cole Tucker
  • Jose Soriano Scratched With Abdominal Pain

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    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jose Soriano (abdomen) has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers due to abdominal pain. Right-hander Zach Plesac will now make the emergency spot start. We don't currently know the severity of Soriano's injury or whether he'll only miss just one turn through the Angels' rotation. The 25-year-old is now a candidate to land on the injured list if it's serious enough. The hard-throwing Dominican pitcher has been much better in his last two starts, giving up only four runs (three earned) while walking three and fanning six in 14 innings against the Padres and Diamondbacks to lower his season ERA to 3.48. This will be Plesac's first big-league start in 2024 after recording a 5.42 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 51 K's in 74 2/3 innings in 13 starts for Triple-A Salt Lake. Plesac won't be a recommended streamer on Monday.

    Jun 17 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Jose Suarez Gets Designated For Assignment

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Suarez has been designated for assignment by the organization on Monday. This doesn't come as much of a shock given how poorly Suarez has pitched this season. Most recently, Suarez gave up five runs in one inning during Sunday's outing against the San Francisco Giants. He holds a 8.15 ERA in 35 1/3 innings of work this season. In a corresponding move, right-hander Zach Plesac has been recalled to take the vacant spot on the roster. Plesac hasn't seen much success this season, so this is more of a wait-and-see type of situation.

    Jun 17 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Suarez
  • Luis Rengifo Sitting Out On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (wrist) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. This comes a day after Rengifo suffered a wrist contusion during Sunday's contest. Rengifo mentioned to reporters afterwards that he believes he could play on Monday. However, the Angels are taking the cautious approach and giving him the night off. In his absence, Brandon Drury will cover second base and bat sixth in his return to action.

    Jun 17 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Brandon Drury Activated, Playing On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list on Monday. The veteran slugger is back in the mix after missing nearly six weeks of action due to a strained hamstring. Drury was struggling with the bat before going down, so hopefully some time off will help him get back on track. He'll bat sixth and cover second base versus right-hander Chris Rodriguez on Monday.

    Jun 17 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Luis Rengifo Expected To Play On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (wrist) was pulled from Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch in the wrist. He did undergo precautionary X-rays but avoided any major injuries. The Angels are calling the injury a left wrist contusion. It appears to be minor considering Rengifo told reporters after the game that he expects to play on Monday. It's possible that the Angels hold out Rengifo for a few days until he's back to 100 percent. Fantasy managers should check back on Monday for an update.

    Jun 16 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Carlos Estevez Locks Down 12th Save

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    Los Angeles Angels closer Carlos Estevez struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Giants to secure his 12th save of the season. It was the sixth consecutive appearance where Estevez did not allow a run, a hit, or a walk. The outing brings his season ERA to 3.68 with a 0.91 WHIP and 22.6% K-BB%. He's seemingly firmed up his grip on the role after looking shaky during a seven-game stretch from mid-April to mid-May that saw him blow three saves.

    Jun 16 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Carlos Estevez
  • Angels Place Adam Cimber On 15-Day IL, Select Jose Marte, Release Ehire Adrianza

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    The Angels made a trio of roster moves this afternoon, including the placement of right-hander Adam Cimber on the 15-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation.  Right-hander Jose Marte's contract was selected from Triple-A to take Cimber's spot on the active roster, and infielder Ehire Adrianza was released to create space on the 40-man....

    Jun 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Ehire Adrianza Adam Cimber Jose Marte
  • Ben Joyce To Open On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Angels reliever Ben Joyce will open Sunday's series finale with the San Francisco Giants as the club hopes to get two innings out of the right-hander. Joyce has made just four appearances so far this season for the Angels and also pitched in another 18 contests with Double-A Rocket City, tossing a 12.27 ERA in the majors but also a 4.26 ERA in the minors alongside a 2.32 xFIP that suggests he was far better in the minors than his surface ERA indicates. The flame thrower's 2023 season was cut short due to an elbow injury as he posted a 5.40 ERA in 10 outings a season ago with a four-seam fastball that consistently reached triple digits.

    Jun 15 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Ben Joyce
  • Adam Cimber Likely To Hit Injured List

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    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Adam Cimber (shoulder) is likely to land on the injured list. The news comes just a day after Cimber was rocked for four earned runs while recording just a single out in an appearance against the San Francisco Giants. The veteran was off to a nice start to the season in his first tour of duty with the Angels but has now allowed nine earned runs over his last five outings and three innings of work. Overall, the 33-year-old side-armer sports a 7.03 ERA across 28 appearances on the season, walking a hefty 13.1% of the hitters he has faced, doubling his career 6.5% BB% in the process.

    Jun 15 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Adam Cimber
  • Caden Dana Continues Stellar June

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitching prospect Caden Dana continued his impressive run in June with another strong performance on Friday. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball with four hits, two walks, and struck out nine. Since June 1, the 2022 draft pick holds a 1.71 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 4:25 BB:K ratio through three starts (21 innings). Dana has looked quite sharp through his first look at Double-A this season with a 2.44 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 21:72 BB:K ratio in 70 frames. MLB Pipeline projects the number two prospect in the Angeles system to reach the majors in 2026 but could push for a debut next summer if he carries this success into Triple-A.

    Jun 15 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Caden Dana
  • Angels Reinstate, Option Sam Bachman

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    The Angels announced that right-hander Sam Bachman has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Double-A Rocket City. The 40-man roster already had a vacancy with infielder Niko Goodrum being claimed off waivers by the Pirates earlier this week, but the roster is now full with this move. Bachman, 24, underwent arthroscopic...

    Jun 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Sam Bachman
  • Miguel Sano Moving Rehab Assignment To Triple-A

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    Los Angeles Angels corner infielder Miguel Sano (knee) is scheduled to move his minor-league rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. Sano resumed his rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League last weekend after suffering a setback on May 26 when he burned himself with a heating pad. Now that the 31-year-old right-handed power hitter is at the Triple-A level, he could be nearing a return to the major-league roster if his knee holds up. Sano had a 30-homer season as recently as 2021 with the Minnesota Twins, but injuries have really set him back in recent seasons. In 21 games for the Halos before going on the injured list, Sano was hitting .262/.352/.361 with just one home run, five RBI and 27 strikeouts in 71 plate appearances. When he's healthy, he'll be a power option in AL-only leagues.

    Jun 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Miguel Sano
  • Taylor Ward Returns To Lineup Thursday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward (back) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old will serve as the designated hitter and bat third. Ward has been dealing with a stiff back and missed Wednesday's game because of it. He is slashing .253/.331/.452 with 12 home runs, 36 RBI, 32 runs and two stolen bases in 2024. Ward is a useful fantasy contributor in all formats and may see a rise in value if he is traded to a contender ahead of the deadline. Ensure he is put back into lineups before Thursday's game starts.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Taylor Ward
  • Logan O'Hoppe Back In Thursday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe (groin) is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will start behind the plate and bat fifth against Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon Pfaadt. O'Hoppe sat out on Wednesday after taking a foul ball to the groin area earlier in the week. The 24-year-old is slashing .276/.327/.454 with eight home runs, 28 RBI and 27 runs scored across 56 games in 2024. O'Hoppe has become a top-12 catching option in fantasy and should continue to deliver some decent power numbers for the remainder of the season. Make sure he is put back into lineups on Thursday.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Logan O'Hoppe
  • Zach Neto Homers In Three-Hit Day

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto fell a triple shy of the cycle in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks, going 3-for-5, including his eighth home run of the season. The 23-year-old also had two RBI and scored twice. After a slow start, Neto is coming off a month of May that saw him slash .284/.337/.477 with a .355 wOBA and 130 wRC+. He also lowered his K% from 30.6% in April to 17.9% in May. So far in June the K% is 18.9%, so he's still making contact despite the low .229 BA during the month, likely a result of an abnormally low .231 BABIP, so this three-hit game could be the beginning of a hot streak.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Jo Adell Blasts 12th Home Run On Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks, with his lone hit being the 25-year-old's 12th home run of the season, which was a 434-foot blast that drove in three runs. Adell also walked once in the contest. The former first-round draft pick looked like he had finally put it all together during the first month of the season, slashing .316/.365/.614 with a palatable 22.2% K% in April. May saw that slashline drop to .144/.212/.389 with a high 33.0% K%, but June has seen lower lows with a .133/.212/.267 line with an astronomical 39.4% K%. His history suggests he won't turn things around and if there's a power outage, he'll offer little fantasy value. Hopefully fantasy managers were able to sell high on Adell when they had the chance.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell
  • Jose Soriano Goes Eight Innings, Strikes Out Five In Win

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Soriano logged his second straight quality start in Wednesday's 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. The 25-year-old went eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five on his way to securing the win. It brings his record to 4-5 on the season, posting a respectable 3.48 ERA (3.90 FIP) and 1.18 WHIP, albeit with a low 7.47 K/9 and 10.8% K-BB%. He'll try to make it three quality starts in a row when the righty makes his next start on Monday at home against Milwaukee.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Caden Dana Tosses Eight-Inning Gem

    Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Caden Dana had an outstanding performance against the Chattanooga Lookouts on June 7, setting a season-high in innings (eight), pitches thrown (101), and strikeouts (10). He allowed just two runs and didn't surrender a walk. The 20-year-old righty now has a 2.57 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 63:19 K:BB through 63 innings this season. The No. 2 prospect in the Angels' farm system (per MLB Pipeline), Dana isn't expected to make his MLB debut for another two years. However, given his immense success in the minors, he could get a big-league promotion earlier than that timeline.

    Jun 12 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Caden Dana
  • Taylor Ward Homers, Exits Early In Loss

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward went 2-for-2 with a walk, double, home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. His home run would cut the Diamondbacks lead to two at the time, but it wouldn't be enough for the Angels to make a comeback. Despite the strong performance for Ward, he left the game early with lower back tightness and was replaced by outfielder Mickey Moniak in the top of the eighth inning. More should be known on Ward's status ahead of Wednesday's contest, but he can be considered day-to-day until more is known. On the year, Ward is now hitting .253 with 12 homers and 36 RBI. When healthy, Ward makes for a useful outfielder in all formats. Should Ward miss any time, Moniak would see more at-bats, but he can be left on the waiver wire for now.

    Jun 12 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Taylor Ward
  • Angels Sign Keston Hiura To Minor League Deal

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    The Angels informed reporters (including Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register) that they've signed infielder Keston Hiura to a minor league contract. He'll report to Triple-A Salt Lake after being released by the Tigers last week. He is a CAA client. Hiura is a Southern California native who starred at UC-Irvine. The Brewers selected...

    Jun 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Keston Hiura
  • Pirates Claim Niko Goodrum From Angels

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    The Pirates have claimed infielder Niko Goodrum off waivers from the Angels, per announcements from both clubs. The Pirates optioned Goodrum to Triple-A Indianapolis. To open a 40-man spot, right-hander Ben Heller was designated for assignment. There wasn't any previous indication that Goodrum had been removed from the Angels' roster, so their 40-man count will...

    Jun 10 · MLB Trade Rumors Pittsburgh Pirates Los Angeles Angels Niko Goodrum Ben Heller
  • Logan O'Hoppe Hits Walk-Off Homer On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe had a monster game Sunday, leading the Angels to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros. O'Hoppe went 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI, a stolen base, and a walk-off two-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth. The 24-year-old has maintained a solid pace throughout this season, slashing .269/.322/.446 with 27 runs, eight homers, 28 RBI, and a stolen base. It's not a huge stat line, but for a catcher it's certainly better than average. He is a low-end option in one-catcher leagues but has the upside to become more.

    Jun 10 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Logan O'Hoppe
  • Nelson Rada Breaks Out Of Slump With Three-Hit Night

    Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Nelson Rada broke out of a prolonged slump with a three-hit night and a home run on Friday evening. Entering Friday, Rada tallied just one hit in his past ten games and was riding a 4:18 BB:K ratio. Rada began this season by making his Double-A debut which was quite surprising as he never logged one game at the High-A level. Through 50 games this summer with Double-A Rocket City, he has posted a .231/.292/.267 line with 21 swiped bags. Last summer with Single-A, he held a strong .276/.395/.346 line with an eye-catching 55 stolen bases. While his hitting has yet to make the jump over to Double-A, his speed has, which is a great sign. Rada is considered the best prospect in the Angels system and is worth stashing in all dynasty leagues as he is developing into one of the game's best threats on the basepaths.

    Jun 8 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Nelson Rada
  • Taylor Ward Drawing Trade Interest

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    The Angels have begun "listening to inquiries" on players on the roster and one of them is outfielder Taylor Ward, according to Robert Murray of FanSided. Earlier this week, Jeff Passan of ESPN listed Ward and fellow outfielder Jo Adell as plausible trade candidates but said that general manager Perry Minasian is "asking for giant...

    Jun 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Taylor Ward Jo Adell
  • Jose Soriano Picks Up Win With Quality Start

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Soriano picked up his third win of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres. Soriano posted his fourth quality start after going six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out one. It was a much-needed bounce-back after two consecutive starts where he allowed four earned runs in each. The 25-year-old now owns a 3.64 ERA (3.84 FIP), 1.21 WHIP, and 10.8% K-BB% on the season. The righty won't help out in the strikeout department for fantasy with a lowly 7.69 K/9, but could be a decent innings-eater that won't crush your ERA and WHIP. His next start lines up with the D-backs on the road next Tuesday.

    Jun 6 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Angels Release Hunter Dozier

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    Infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier has been released by the Angels, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. He had signed a minor league deal with them in January but will now return to the open market in search of his next opportunity. It's understandable why the Halos took a shot on Dozier. He's still being paid...

    Jun 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Hunter Dozier
  • Tyler Anderson Solid In No-Decision Against Padres

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    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Anderson had a no-decision in Monday's 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Anderson pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run, walking three, and striking out two. The 34-year-old did log his eighth quality start. He lowered his ERA to 2.37 over 12 starts, tenth-best among starters, and a 1.13 WHIP despite a 5-5 record. The Angels lack quality starters for fantasy players to consider, yet Anderson continues to be a steady yet unspectacular option. Anderson will look to build off Monday's outing in his next start against the Houston Astros on Saturday.

    Jun 4 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Tyler Anderson
  • Carlos Estevez Picks Up Ninth Save On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Carlos Estevez threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday. Estevez needed just 10 pitches to send the Padres down in order on the way to earning his ninth save of the season. The 31-year-old has had an up-and-down season as the Angels' closer as he has a 4.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts over 18 innings of work with three blown saves. While his ERA is an eyesore, Estevez is a source for saves and strikeouts and, as such, is worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues moving forward.

    Jun 4 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Carlos Estevez
  • Nolan Schanuel Returning On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels first baseman Nolan Schanuel (thumb) is back in the starting lineup ahead of Monday's game against the San Diego Padres. This is good news after Schanuel missed the last three games due to soreness in his thumb. Schanuel will bat leadoff and cover first base versus right-hander Matt Waldron on Monday. His return will send outfielder Kevin Pillar to the bench for this game. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly.

    Jun 3 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Nolan Schanuel
  • Angels Sign CD Pelham To Minor League Deal

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    The Angels have signed left-hander CD Pelham to a minor league deal, as announced by the Mexican League's Leones de Yucatan on Friday. Pelham is represented by Pro Edge Sports Management. The 29-year-old joined the Rangers organization after being selected in the 33rd round of the 2015 draft and eventually worked his way through the...

    Jun 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels C.D. Pelham
  • Ben Joyce Promoted To The Major Leagues

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitching prospect Ben Joyce was promoted to the major leagues in a corresponding move that sent Reid Detmers to Triple-A Salt Lake. Joyce held a 4.26 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 19 innings at Double-A earlier this season. Joyce made his major league debut last season and logged just ten innings to the tune of a 5.40 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and a 9:10 BB:K ratio. However, the 23-year-old operated exclusively out of the bullpen last season. Joyce is expected to join the starting rotation for the first time in his major league career and could be worth a speculative add in AL-only leagues.

    Jun 2 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Ben Joyce
  • Reid Detmers Optioned To Triple-A Salt Lake

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    The Los Angeles Angels optioned left-hander Reid Detmers to Triple-A Salt Lake following Saturday's 9-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Detmers allowed five runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three across 3 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to Seattle. Most of the damage to Detmers came off a grand slam to Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford. The 24-year-old has struggled this season, posting a 6.14 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 70 strikeouts over 63 innings. He has allowed at least five runs in five of his last seven starts. Detmers will look to get back on track in Triple-A and is mainly a stash in deep-league formats.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Reid Detmers
  • Nolan Schanuel Remains Out Of Starting Lineup

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    Los Angeles Angels Nolan Schanuel (thumb) is sitting out for the second consecutive game with a thumb injury. Schanuel was a late scratch on Friday evening and will take another seat on Saturday. As a result, 29-year-old Willie Calhoun will start at first base and bat cleanup. Schanuel should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Willie Calhoun enters Saturday with a solid .277/.289/.415 line with one long ball and six RBI through 25 games this season. He is worth considering in DFS as a value play, as he will face Bryce Miller, who has surrendered at least two earned runs and five hits in each of his past five starts and carries a 3.48 ERA. Calhoun should also have solid RBI opportunities this evening, batting behind Luis Rengifo and Taylor Ward.

    Jun 1 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Nolan Schanuel Willie Calhoun
  • Nolan Schanuel Dealing With Thumb Soreness

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    Los Angeles Angels first baseman Nolan Schanuel (thumb) was scratched from Friday's starting lineup on the road against the division-rival Seattle Mariners with left-thumb soreness. In his place, Willie Calhoun got the start at first base and was hitting cleanup against Mariners right-hander Bryan Woo, with Matt Thaiss serving as the DH and batting seventh. Until we know more, fantasy managers should consider Schanuel to be day-to-day and check back to see if he's in there on Saturday. The 11th overall pick last year made a quick rise to the majors in 2023, although he hasn't been much of a fantasy option in mixed leagues at first base with limited power on a bad team in Anaheim. If Schanuel's thumb injury ends up sending him to the injured list, both Calhoun and Luis Guillorme would be options for the Halos at first base.

    May 31 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Nolan Schanuel Willie Calhoun Luis Guillorme Matt Thaiss
  • Jo Adell Absent On Friday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell is out of the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Adell is in the middle of a 1-for-30 slump at the plate. That being said, it's not shocking to see why the Halos would give him a night off. Recently, manager Ron Washington said Adell's starting spot was safe, so that means he should be back in the lineup following this game. In the meantime, Kevin Pillar will cover right field and bat fifth versus right-hander Bryan Woo on Friday.

    May 31 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell
  • Miguel Sano Pulled From Rehab Assignment, Has No Timetable To Return

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Miguel Sano (knee) was returned from his minor-league rehab assignment after the burn that he suffered from a heating pad did not heal. Sano took the protection off of a heating pad to make it hotter and burned himself, and he's now headed back to Anaheim with no timetable for a return. The 31-year-old corner infielder initially landed on the injured list with a left-knee injury and now has suffered a setback due to his burn. He'll now get some time to heal up before eventually restarting his minor-league rehab assignment. Before the injury, Sano was hitting .262 (16-for-61) but with just one home run and five RBI in his first year with the Angels. In his absence, veteran Luis Guillorme and Luis Rengifo have been splitting time at third base for the team.

    May 30 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Miguel Sano
  • Angels Transfer Jose Cisnero To 60-Day IL

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    The Angels announced they've transferred reliever José Cisnero from the 15-day to the 60-day injured list. They needed to open a roster spot for infielder Michael Stefanic, who is back from his own 60-day IL stint. The Halos reinstated him onto the 40-man and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Cisnero has been on the IL since...

    May 30 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Jose Cisnero Michael Stefanic
  • Mike Trout Feeling Better, Progressing In Rehab

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    Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout (knee) said before Saturday's game that he's feeling better and his rehab is going to plan. He underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee in early May. The 32-year-old has been on the elliptical and the bike. His next step will be the treadmill. Trout has not begun baseball activities but is progressing. There is no official timetable for his return, but he is expected to return later in the season. He slashed .220/.325/.541 with 10 home runs, 14 RBI, 17 runs, and six stolen bases over 29 games before landing on the injured list. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Trout on their rosters in all leagues.

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout
  • Jo Adell Belts 10th Home Run Friday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Guardians. The 435-foot blast was Adell's 10th of the year and sixth in his last 14 games, however, it seems he's traded power for average. The 25-year-old hit .327 in April with four home runs, but just .169 in May with six long balls. While Adell has improved his strikeout rates considerably over years past, the former first-round draft pick has had at least one strikeout in 13 straight games and is striking out at a 28.4% rate in May, as compared to 20.7% in April. Hopefully he can maintain his power-hitting going forward and start hitting for average again too, as he was looking like a fantastic early-season waiver pickup.

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell
  • Logan O'Hoppe Hits Fifth Home Run Friday

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    Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe went 2-for-4 with a home run in Friday's 10-4 loss to the Guardians. The homer was his fifth of the season, his second in the last three games, and it was the third multi-hit performance in his last five. The 24-year-old has been solid this season, posting a .263-5-24-19-0 line with a .325 wOBA and 109 wRC+. He sits right around the Top-12 for fantasy at the catcher position, although managers hoping for a true breakout have been underwhelmed so far after the backstop belted 14 home runs in just 182 at-bats with a 15.6% Barrel% last season (152 AB, 8.8% Barrel% in '24).

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Logan O'Hoppe
  • Zach Neto Hopefully Avoids Serious Injury

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto (elbow) remains out of the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Cleveland Guardians. The 23-year-old was removed early during Wednesday's game due to soreness in his elbow. Neto underwent an MRI that showed inflammation, which means Neto hopefully avoided a more serious injury. The plan is for Neto to throw during warmups to test out his elbow. He hasn't been placed on the injured list yet, so hopefully he's able to avoid the stint.

    May 24 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Angels Re-Sign Amir Garrett To Minor League Contract

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    Amir Garrett is returning to the Angels on a minor league deal, tweets Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. The veteran reliever will head back to Triple-A Salt Lake, the place where he opened the 2024 season. Garrett first signed with the Halos after being released by the Giants in Spring Training. He threw 7 1/3 innings...

    May 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Amir Garrett
  • Zach Neto Concerned About His Elbow

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    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto (elbow) said he has some concern about his right elbow because he's had issues with it before, but the training staff told him they didn't think the injury he suffered in Wednesday's win over the Houston Astros was serious. Neto will get some more tests on his elbow when the team returns home to Anaheim to start a series on Friday against the Cleveland Guardians. The 23-year-old left Wednesday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning after making an errant throw to first base. He went 0-for-2 at the plate with a strikeout before departing. This could very well require a trip to the injured list for Neto, so his fantasy managers in deeper leagues need to be prepared. Both Kyren Paris and Cole Tucker could see playing time at short for the Halos if Neto's injury is more serious than the training staff thinks it is.

    May 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Luis Garcia Earns Third Save

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    Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Luis Garcia was tasked with holding a one-run lead in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. The right-hander blew the lead during the seventh inning of Tuesday's game. Despite that, Garcia was given another chance and worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his third save of the season. Garcia has been busy pitching in four of the last five games. The Angels bullpen situation is a little messy with Carlos Estevez as the primary closer, but Adam Cimber and Garcia are in the mix as well.

    May 22 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Luis Garcia
  • Tyler Anderson Posts Quality Outing

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Anderson was able to put together a solid outing during Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. The left-hander allowed only one run over eight innings of work during Wednesday's victory. Anderson did allow six hits, but he was able to limit the damage. He now holds a 5-4 record with a 2.52 ERA to begin the season.

    May 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Tyler Anderson
  • Zach Neto Leaves Early With Elbow Soreness

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto (elbow) was forced from Wednesday's game early against the Houston Astros with right-elbow soreness. Before leaving the game early, Neto was hitless in his two at-bats with one strikeout to drop his season average to .249 with a .722 OPS. Kyren Paris moved from second base to shortstop after Neto's injury. It's believed that the 23-year-old injured his right elbow on an errant throw to first base in the bottom of the fifth inning in Houston. We'll pass along an update on Neto's condition when we have one, but for now, fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day. Neto entered the day hitting .251/.306/.425 with six home runs, 18 RBI and six stolen bases in 167 at-bats. If he were to need a trip to the injured list, Paris and Cole Tucker would be the primary options to handle playing time at the 6 in Anaheim.

    May 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Logan O'Hoppe Getting A Breather

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    Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe is getting a breather on Wednesday in the series finale against the Astros in Houston. Matt Thaiss will do the catching for left-hander Tyler Anderson and will hit sixth in the batting order versus Astros right-hander Hunter Brown. With a scheduled off day coming for the Halos on Thursday, expect O'Hoppe to be back in action on Friday for a series opener back at home against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. The 24-year-old backstop has been solid offensively for the Angels so far this year, slashing .257/.317/.392 with four home runs, 22 RBI and 18 runs scored in 148 at-bats. Thaiss, a former first-rounder, has gone just 7-for-35 (.200) with no homers and three RBI in limited playing time as the backup to O'Hoppe in 2024.

    May 22 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Logan O'Hoppe
  • Ron Washington Gives Carlos Estevez A Vote Of Confidence

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    Los Angeles Angels manager Ron Washington gave right-handed reliever a vote of confidence before their game on Tuesday against the Houston Astros. "He's our closer," Washington said. Estevez has been shaky for more of the year, holding a 5.17 ERA through his first 15 games entering Tuesday's contest. He has seven saves and three blown saves. Estevez picked up his seventh save on Monday but allowed a run and would have allowed another if not for Jo Adell robbing a home run. If the Angels change their tune after Estevez took the loss in one-third of an inning in the extra-inning defeat to the Astros on Tuesday, Hunter Strickland would most likely get the next chance at saves. He has a 2.25 ERA and 28 career saves in 10 big-league seasons. Fantasy managers speculating on saves may want to stash Strickland now if he's available. Estevez has only walked two this year but said his four-seam fastball "is a little off."

    May 21 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Carlos Estevez
  • Carlos Estevez Hangs On For Save No. 7

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    Los Angeles Angels closer Carlos Estevez hung on for his seventh save of the year in Monday's win over the division-rival Houston Astros, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in the ninth inning. It was another shaky outing for Estevez, who allowed the potential game-winning run to get to the plate in the form of Astros third baseman Alex Bregman before putting out the fire. Although the 31-year-old veteran right-hander was an All-Star in 2023, he's blown three saves to go with a 5.17 ERA (3.85 FIP) over 15 2/3 innings in 2024. Estevez and his expiring contract should make him a trade candidate for the Halos later this summer, but his 17:2 K:BB and closer's role in Anaheim means he needs to be rostered in all fantasy leagues at the moment. It probably wouldn't hurt fantasy managers to field some sell-high trade offers, though.

    May 21 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Carlos Estevez
  • Jo Adell Slugs Home Run, Robs Home Run Monday Night

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell slugged his ninth home run Monday, going 1-for-4 in a 9-7 comeback victory over the Astros. He also threw in a potential game-saving home run robbery in the ninth inning to secure the win. Adell was part of a young stud home run barrage in the fifth inning against Framber Valdez, where the All-Star lefty allowed four home runs, including a solo shot to Adell. The 25-year-old former top prospect looks to finally be looking like the player the Angels hoped he'd be after selecting him in the first round of the 2017 draft. He's on pace for over 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases as we sit here near the quarter-mark of the season. Jo Adell has played his way to an everyday role over his teammate Mickey Moniak and should continue to see everyday at-bats even when former MVP Mike Trout returns to the lineup.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell Mickey Moniak Mike Trout
  • Reid Detmers Allows Six Runs In Four Innings On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcherReid Detmers continued his struggles on Monday night, allowing six runs in four innings pitched with eight hits allowed, three strikeouts, and one walk in a 9-7 win. He did not factor into the decision. Luckily for Detmers, the Angels' offense bailed him out after he departed with a 6-1 deficit. Consistency has been Detmers' biggest issue throughout his career, and that has followed him into the 2024 season. After only allowing four runs in his first five starts in 27 1/3 innings pitched with no home runs allowed, Detmers has followed that up with 32 runs allowed in 31 2/3 innings pitched with nine home runs allowed in six games started. Detmers is now sitting here at the end of May with a putrid 5.80 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. The 24-year-old is still young and has plenty of time to turn things around, but currently is a fantasy streaming option at best in deep-league formats for his next start at home against the Cleveland Guardians.

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Reid Detmers
  • Pillar, 'always ready,' posts 1,000th career hit

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    Los Angeles Angels veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar, 35, playing for his ninth big league franchise over 12 seasons of service time, recorded the 1,000th hit of his career on Sunday, securing a series-clinching 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

    May 20 · ESPN Los Angeles Angels Kevin Pillar
  • After all these years, it's time to meet Adell

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    Jo Adell of the Angels leads the list of players you should be claiming off the fantasy baseball waiver wire this week.

    May 20 · ESPN Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell
  • Jose Soriano Keeps Rangers In Check For Second Win

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Soriano delivered the longest start of his career in Sunday's victory over the division-rival Texas Rangers, hurling a career-high 7 2/3 innings and giving up one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five batters and walking two. Picking up his second win of the season on Sunday, Soriano started the game with three spotless innings in this difficult assignment against the defending champions. Whether it be as a starter or a reliever, the 25-year-old right-hander has proven to be a serviceable commodity for the Halos to this point with a 3.30 ERA (4.10 FIP), 1.23 WHIP, and 43:22 K:BB through 46 1/3 frames (eight starts) in 2024. Soriano will carry some streaming appeal in fantasy ahead of his next scheduled start at home on Saturday, when Anaheim hosts the Cleveland Guardians.

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Soriano
  • Taylor Ward Hits Tenth Home Run Saturday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward went 2-for-6 in Saturday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Rangers. Both of Ward's hits went for extra bases, one for a double and the other a solo home run. The home run was his tenth of the year, and the 30-year-old is looking like one of the better values in fantasy drafts this year after having an ADP in the 200s. On the season, the former first-round MLB draft pick has a .275-10-28-27-2 line with a .352 wOBA and 127 wRC+.

    May 19 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Taylor Ward
  • Jo Adell Hits Eighth Home Run Saturday

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell hit his eighth home run of the season in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Rangers. The homer was a solo shot and Adell's only hit in the contest, although he also walked twice and stole a base. The 25-year-old has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, including four home runs, but is hitting just .250 during that stretch and on the season. Still, it's easily his most prolific offensive season yet as he is slashing .250/.320/.528 with a .364 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Contact% and Barrel% are by far career highs and the K% (24.4%) is finally at a palatable level. The former first-round MLB draft pick is making the most of his regular playing time and hopefully he can keep it up.

    May 19 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jo Adell
  • Angels Acquire Roansy Contreras From Pirates

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    The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-hander Roansy Contreras from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations, according to sources. The Pirates had designated Contreras for assignment last Saturday. The 24-year-old Dominican hurler went 1-0 with the Pirates with a 4.41 ERA (5.01 FIP) and 1.65 WHIP with eight walks and 16 strikeouts in 16 1/3 relief innings over 12 outings out of the bullpen this year before being traded to the American League. In his four big-league seasons in Pittsburgh, Contreras has made 53 appearances, with 30 of them coming in a starting role, so he could become an option to make some spot starts for the Halos eventually. Contreras has a career 4.83 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with weak 20.2% strikeout rate and a 10.1% walk rate. Fantasy managers can continue ignoring him.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Pittsburgh Pirates Roansy Contreras
  • Luis Rengifo Reinstated From Injured List

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    The Los Angeles Angels reinstated infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) from the 10-day injured list on Thursday and optioned infielder Niko Goodrum and right-hander Davis Daniel to Triple-A Salt Lake after Wednesday night's game in a corresponding move. Rengifo missed over a week with a viral illness that caused painful blisters on his feet. Now that the 27-year-old is recovered, he should return to everyday duties at third base for the Halos, starting on Friday for their series opener against the Rangers in Texas. Rengifo is due some regression after starting the year with a .330/.378/.462 slash line with two home runs and nine stolen bases in 28 games, but the fact that he's going to play regularly makes him at least a middle-infield bench option in deep-mixed fantasy leagues. He's most useful for his speed in AL-only formats.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Griffin Canning With A Quality Start On Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning earned his second win of the year on Wednesday in a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals. Canning went six innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out five. The lone run came on a solo shot off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt. After a rough start to the season, Canning has pitched well in his three May starts, posting a 1.53 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, a 6:13 BB:K, and limiting opponents to a .190 batting average. His May LOB% of 98.7% is not sustainable though, so he's probably due for some regression. We'll see if he can keep it up as the 28-year-old will take on Houston on the road in his next start.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Griffin Canning
  • Michael Stefanic Begins Rehab Assignment

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Michael Stefanic (quadriceps) started a minor-league rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Monday. The 28-year-old left the first Cactus League game during spring training on Feb. 24 after feeling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle. He was able to progress to running drills and baseball activity but suffered a setback in mid-March. Stefanic then underwent an MRI exam that showed a strain, causing him to open the 2024 season on the injured list. In his first rehab game on Monday, Stefanic went 1-for-2 with an RBI while playing only three innings at second base. He's going to spend a good amount of time on his rehab assignment considering his long layoff, but he'll be eligible to give the Angels more infield depth at the end of May.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Michael Stefanic
  • Jose Cisnero Progressing In Throwing Program

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    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jose Cisnero (shoulder) started his throwing progression and played catch last Thursday before progressing to throwing from 60 feet on Monday. Cisnero struggled in his last outing on April 27 against the Minnesota Twins and then complained of shoulder discomfort before being put on the 15-day injured list on April 28. At the time, manager Ron Washington said the injury wasn't considered serious, so the reliever could be back in the Angels' bullpen sooner than later. The 35-year-old Dominican hurler is in his first year with the Halos and had a bloated 7.07 ERA (6.28 FIP) and 1.71 WHIP with seven walks and 16 strikeouts in 14 relief innings at the time of his shoulder injury. Cisnero won't have any real fantasy appeal when he's back.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Jose Cisnero
  • Guillermo Zuniga Starts Rehab Assignment

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    Los Angeles Angels right-hander Guillermo Zuniga (pectoral) was placed on the injured list on April 8 with a right-pectoral strain, although manager Ron Washington said the injury wasn't considered serious. Zuniga had a 7.20 ERA in five innings before he landed on the shelf. He started a throwing progression on April 26, threw from 105 feet on April 29 and threw a live bullpen session last Friday. Zuniga started a minor-league rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Monday. The 25-year-old gave up one hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning on Monday, also hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. Zuniga will probably need a few more rehab outings before the Angels are comfortable returning him to their major-league bullpen.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Guillermo Zuniga
  • Miguel Sano Still Bothered By Knee

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder/designated hitter Miguel Sano (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on May 1 with left-knee inflammation in his surgically repaired knee after leaving games early on April 24 and 26 with left-knee soreness. Sano has been taking ground balls, but his knee continues to bother him when he swings a bat. The 31-year-old is not going to be ready to return from the injured list anytime soon. Willie Calhoun could continue to see at-bats as the Halos' designated hitter until/if Sano is able to return. The Angels are pretty beat up on the infield, but they could be getting Luis Rengifo (illness) back this weekend to play third base regularly. Before injuring his surgically repaired knee, Sano was hitting .262 (16-for-61) with a homer and five RBI in his first 21 games with the organization. Sano didn't play at all in 2023.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Miguel Sano
  • Brandon Drury Hasn't Progressed To Physical Activity

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (hamstring), who went on the injured list on May 9 with a left-hamstring strain that he suffered on May 8 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, has been receiving treatment but hasn't progressed to any physical activity as of Monday. He's not sure how long he'll be out, but he was hopeful his injury was a minor strain. It wasn't the first time that the 31-year-old has dealt with hamstring issues this year, so don't be surprised if the Angels bring Drury back slowly. The Angels could be getting Luis Rengifo (illness) back from the injured list soon to play third base, but Niko Goodrum, Luis Guillorme and Cole Tucker could all see playing time at second base until Drury returns. One of the team's better hitters in 2023, Drury has struggled so far in 2024 to the tune of a .173/.230/.240 slash line with a homer and six RBI in 104 at-bats.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Luis Rengifo Could Return On Friday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) was diagnosed with a viral infection in early May that caused him to suffer from painful blisters on his feet. He was ultimately placed on the injured list on May 9. However, Rengifo took ground balls on the field on Monday and could return to the Angels as soon as Friday, May 17. The 27-year-old Venezuelan switch-hitter was fortunate to hit .330 in his first 91 at-bats before going on the injured list, but Rengifo should return to a regular role on the Angels' infield when he comes off the IL with both Anthony Rendon (hamstring) and Brandon Drury (hamstring) both out with injuries, which will at least make him useful as middle-infield depth in AL-only leagues. In his first 28 games this year, Rengifo has two homers, 11 RBI, a career-high nine stolen bases and 14 runs scored.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Kevin Pillar Has A Big Day At The Plate

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    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Royals. It was the 35-year-old's second three-hit game in his last four, so perhaps things are looking up for the veteran in what has been an otherwise forgetful beginning to the season. Through May 5, Pillar was batting .161 but this four-game stretch has raised his season average to .261 as he's logged just 12 starts in 2024 and has come in as a pinch-hitter, pinch-runner, or defensive replacement 12 times. The recent outburst is nice to see for Pillar, but you're still staying away for fantasy unless he can get more regular at-bats.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Kevin Pillar
  • Zach Neto Extends Hit Streak To Six Games

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    Los Angeles Angels shortstop Zach Neto extended his hitting streak to six games with a single in Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Royals. Neto got off to a slow start but has recently begun to catch fire. Since April 29, the 23-year-old is sporting an impressive .343/.378/.543 line with two long balls and one stolen base. Neto is usually batting in the nine-hole but did move up to the two-hole twice last week and was in the seventh hole last night, suggesting that his recent performance could be rewarded with more at-bats and scoring opportunities. Neto remains an option for deeper leagues but should be considered in DFS this weekend due to his recent stretch.

    May 10 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Zach Neto
  • Caden Dana Tosses Seven Inning Gem on Thursday

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitching prospect Caden Dana threw seven innings of one-run ball and struck out five en route to his second victory of the season on Thursday. Dana allowed just four hits and one free pass. This outing brings the 20-year-old to a dominant 1.69 ERA and 0.72 WHIP through 37 innings in his first taste of Double-A. He has tallied 32 total strikeouts. After posting a modest 4.22 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 53 innings at High-A last season, Dana looks to have found a second gear that has allowed him to succeed against stronger competition. The second-ranked prospect in the Angels system on MLB Pipeline is not projected to reach the majors until 2026, but seeing how well he is performing at Double-A, he could force his way to Triple-A by the end of the summer, which opens the door for a 2025 debut.

    May 10 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Angels Caden Dana
  • Brandon Drury Goes On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Los Angeles Angels placed infielder Brandon Drury (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left-hamstring strain. With infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) also going on the 10-day IL and Anthony Rendon (hamstring) out for the long term, the Angels infield depth has really been tested. The Halos acquired veteran infielder Luis Guillorme from the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, and he immediately got the start at second base while hitting eighth in his Angels debut. With both Rengifo and Drury now out, Guillorme, Cole Tucker and Ehire Adrianza could see decent playing time to warrant a look in AL-only leagues. In addition to his hamstring injury, Drury was hitting a terrible .173/.230/.240 with a homer, six RBI and nine runs scored in his first 104 at-bats this year.

    May 9 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Luis Rengifo Heads To 10-Day Injured List

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    The Los Angeles Angels placed infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday, retroactive to May 6. Rengifo hasn't appeared since last Friday's win over the Cleveland Guardians due to a viral infection, and his absence leaves a considerable void in the Angels' infield. The versatile 27-year-old righty-hitter was slashing a strong .330/.378/.462 with two home runs, six doubles, 11 RBI, and a career-high nine stolen bases through just 91 at-bats (28 games) for the Halos in 2024. The club is hopeful it'll be a short stint for Rengifo. Veteran Luis Guillorme was just acquired on Thursday and already made his way into Anaheim's patchwork lineup against the Kansas City Royals, but he carries little to no fantasy appeal despite an everyday role likely headed his way.

    May 9 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
  • Angels Sign Drew Ellis To Minor League Deal

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    The Angels are adding infielder Drew Ellis on a minor league contract, per an announcement from his now-former team in the independent Atlantic League: the Charleston Dirty Birds. Ellis' contract was purchased from the Dirty Birds by the Angels yesterday, per the announcement. Presumably, he'll head to the Halos' Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City....

    May 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Drew Ellis
  • Angels Claim Niko Goodrum

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    The Angels announced Thursday that they've claimed utilityman Niko Goodrum off waivers from the Rays, who'd designated him for assignment earlier in the week. In a corresponding move, the Halos recalled righty Kelvin Caceres from Triple-A and placed him on the major league 60-day injured list. Goodrum appeared in nine games with Tampa Bay but...

    May 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Tampa Bay Rays Kelvin Caceres Niko Goodrum
  • Angels Acquire Luis Guillorme, Transfer Anthony Rendon To 60-Day IL

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    10:00am: The Braves announced that Guillorme has been traded to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash. The Angels have also announced the swap, transferring third baseman Anthony Rendon to the 60-day injured list to create roster space. Rendon has been out since April 20 with a hamstring injury and will...

    May 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Angels Luis Guillorme Anthony Rendon
  • Anthony Rendon Transferred To 60-Day Injured List

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    To make room on the roster for infielder Luis Guillorme on Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels transferred third baseman Anthony Rendon (hamstring) to the 60-day injured list. It means that Rendon won't be eligible to come off the IL until June 21. The 33-year-old oft-injured veteran is on the shelf yet again with the Halos after suffering a high-grade partial tear of his left hamstring almost three weeks ago. We'll know more about a specific timetable for Rendon's potential return in another few weeks, but he's unlikely to be ready to come back when he's eligible to come off the IL on June 21. Luis Rengifo, Brandon Drury, Ehire Adrianza and Cole Tucker have all been options at third base for the Angels since Rendon's injury, and now Guillorme could get his shot after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

    May 9 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Anthony Rendon
  • Angels Release Zac Kristofak

    The Angels have released right-hander Zac Kristofak, per the team's transaction log at MLB.com. He was designated for assignment last week when the Angels selected Willie Calhoun's contract. There's no clear indication as to why Kristofak was released rather than passed through outright waivers, although speculatively speaking, it's possible there's an injury at play. Injured...

    May 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Angels Zac Kristofak
  • Carlos Estevez Slams Door On Pirates

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    Los Angeles Angels closer Carlos Estevez nailed down his sixth save of the season in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, slamming the door with two strikeouts in a clean ninth inning. Working on back-to-back days, Estevez continued his encouraging start to the month of May with another scoreless appearance after yielding seven runs with two blown saves across 7 2/3 innings during a rough April. The 31-year-old right-hander owns a dodgy 5.06 ERA through 10 2/3 frames on the season as a whole, but he's remarkably walked zero while striking out 13 over 11 appearances. Estevez is an unrestricted free agent next year, so the 14-23 Halos could opt to move the veteran reliever at the trade deadline later this summer. He'll be an obvious sell-high candidate in fantasy as we get closer to July.

    May 8 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Angels Carlos Estevez
  • Brandon Drury Leaves With Hamstring Tightness Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Drury (hamstring) left Wednesday's win against the Pittsburgh Pirates early with left-hamstring tightness. Drury was replaced after six inning at first base by Nolan Schanuel. The 31-year-old went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the eventual 5-4 win. Drury also missed several games last month with a hamstring injury, so it should be a pretty big concern that he might have to go on the injured list with his latest hamstring issue. Coming into Wednesday's game, Drury had been cold at the plate all year with a .158 average (16-for-101) with just one home run and five RBI. If Drury is forced to miss additional time with his hamstring injury, Ehire Adrianza and Cole Tucker could continue to find themselves in the lineup for the Halos on the infield.

    May 8 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Brandon Drury
  • Logan O'Hoppe Collects Four Hits Tuesday

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    Los Angeles Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe had a nice day at the plate in Tuesday's 9-0 win over the Pirates. O'Hoppe went 4-for-5 with four singles and two RBI. The 24-year-old backstop has put together a decent offensive campaign so far and is now slashing .279/.330/.404 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 113 plate appearances.

    May 8 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Logan O'Hoppe
  • Patrick Sandoval Fans Seven In Tuesday Win

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval improved to 2-5 in Tuesday's 9-0 win over the Pirates. Sandoval pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The 27-year-old has provided plenty of strikeouts but has been erratic and now owns a 4.85 ERA with a 10.38 K/9 rate and a 3.92 BB/9 rate in eight starts and 39 IP. His next scheduled start is a middling matchup against the Royals. Fantasy managers may want to keep him on the bench if possible until he can provide that he can pitch well consistently.

    May 8 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Patrick Sandoval
  • Luis Rengifo, Taylor Ward Out Tuesday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) and outfielder Taylor Ward are not starting for the Angels on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rengifo has been out since coming down with an illness on Saturday. Ward appears to be getting a regular day of rest. Cole Tucker is starting at third base and is batting eighth, while Kevin Pillar is in left field and is batting fifth against Pirates right-hander Quinn Priester. When Rengifo gets over his illness, he should be a lineup regular for the Halos due to injuries and the fact he's hitting .330 (30-for-91) with two homers, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases so far in 2024. Ward, who is batting .271/.302/.471 with seven home runs and 24 RBI, will be counted on for even more production in the heart of the team's batting order with Mike Trout (knee) out.

    May 7 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo Taylor Ward
  • Luis Rengifo Scratched On Monday

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    Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo (illness) was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rengifo missed the team's last two games on Saturday and Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians with an illness, but he's not sick anymore, and it's unclear why he was scratched from the series opener in Pittsburgh. Brandon Drury is now starting at third base and will hit sixth for the Halos against Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller. Rengifo has been hitting the ball well this year, going 30-for-91 (.330) with two homers, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases, so fantasy managers in deeper leagues will be hoping he's able to return soon. Drury, on the other hand, is hitting just .161 (15-for-93) with a homer and five RBI, but he's batting .600 in five career at-bats against Keller with a home run and six RBI.

    May 6 · Source via Los Angeles Angels Luis Rengifo
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