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Tue. July 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver was hit hard by the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing six runs (two home runs) in just five innings while allowing four walks and striking out four en route to the no-decision.
Impact: Weaver never quite found his groove in the contest Tuesday, as a first-inning home run off the bat of Adam Jones set the stage for what may have been the 31-year-old's worst outing of the season. He will look to get back on track when he takes a 3.62 ERA to the mound Sunday against the Rays.
Tue. July 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson (ankle) could return to the Angels' rotation before the end of the week, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Wilson threw a rehab start for Double-A Arkansas on Monday, allowing two earned runs and striking out seven in 5.1 innings. It seems as though the Halos are satisfied that the 33-year-old is ready to go after the outing. His return will likely send Hector Santiago back to a bullpen role.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Freese went deep in Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit.
Impact: Freese is 3 for 22 with just one RBI and 10 strikeouts over the last seven games. Fantasy owners could surely do better.
Mon. July 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith picked up his fourth win of the season while working a scoreless inning in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Tigers.
Impact: Despite heading back to a setup duty just under two weeks ago following the acquisition of Huston Street, Smith hasn't seen his performance tail off at all in his new role. He's compiled a streak of 16.2 scoreless innings, yielding only four hits and one walk during that span.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Street picked up his third save as a member of the Angels on Sunday, pitching a scoreless ninth and striking out one in the win over Detroit.
Impact: In four outings with his new club, Street has allowed just a walk and two hits while striking out five. He's been a nice surprise for fantasy owners who grabbed him in the later rounds of drafts this year.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese was 1-for-3 with a solo home run as the Angels defeated the Tigers on Sunday.
Impact: Freese hit his sixth homer of the season off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning to put the Angels out in front for good. Freese is hitting .245/.321/.350 on the season.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santiago did not factor into a decision Sunday against Detroit, though he struck out three and limited the Tigers to just one run on three hits in 5.1 innings.
Impact: A nice outing for Santiago against a potent Tigers offense. The lefty needed 85 pitches in the outing and probably could have pitched longer, but since he's bounced back and forth between the bullpen and the rotation the last few months, he hasn't been allowed to reach high pitch counts.
Sun. July 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout was 0 for 3 with a walk Saturday.
Impact: Trout is 1 for 11 with five strikeouts in the series. It's stunning to see baseball's best player humbled but he should be busting out of this slide soon.
Sun. July 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter Saturday for his eighth win.
Impact: Shoemaker threw just 78 pitches through seven innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out five against a lineup that came in leading the AL in batting average, hits, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. "It's definitely a confidence builder. It's a blessing and a lot of fun," Shoemaker said.
Sun. July 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Aybar had two hits with a sacrifice Saturday.
Impact: Aybar is hitting .301 vs. AL Central foes.
Sun. July 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Cron had two hits Saturday.
Impact: Cron has fantasy potential with a .768 OPS.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro hit the first home run of his career in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Impact: Navarro played left field for the injured Josh Hamilton (knee), going 1-for-3 with the homer and a walk in the contest. The 28-year-old has performed well in 24 games this season, hitting .313/.387/.478 in 67 at-bats, and could continue to see playing time if he's able to produce.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shoemaker spun a gem against the Tigers on Saturday, pitching seven scoreless innings while striking out five to record his eighth win of the season.
Impact: Shoemaker followed up a 10-strikeout performance in his last start against the Orioles with a dominant showing against one of the most imposing lineups in the league Saturday. The 27-year-old has tallied a 3.90 ERA with 67 strikeouts in 64.2 innings as a starter this season and will likely begin getting greater consideration in mixed leagues as a result.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cron is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
Impact: Cron has made three straight starts as the DH for the Halos, but manger Mike Scioscia elected to use Albert Pujols as his designated hitter Sunday afternoon. While Pujols gets a day off from playing the field, Efren Navarro -- who homered Saturday night -- will get the starting nod at first base. After a strong start to the season, Cron has posted just a .218 July batting average and could soon find himself at risk for a demotion or decreased playing time.
July 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (knee) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.
Impact: Hamilton missed Saturday's game due to the same knee soreness that forced him to leave Friday night's game early. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton received a cortisone shot in his knee after his Friday departure, and it looks like the desired results were achieved. He'll bat cleanup and man left field for the Sunday afternoon tilt.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wolf signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. He was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Impact: The veteran left-hander opted out of his minor league deal with the Orioles just before the All-Star break, and he'll now head to Salt Lake in hopes of cracking the major league roster. Wolf struggled in six appearances (four starts) for the Marlins earlier this season, and if he fails to impress the Angels, he could once opt out of his deal and seek an opportunity elsewhere.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson (ankle) will make a rehab start Monday for Double-A Arkansas, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Wilson is set to make just one rehab appearance, and if all goes well, he'll likely join the Angels shortly afterwards. His return will likely send Hector Santiago to the bullpen, but the Halos have yet to comment on their future rotation plans.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Freese has started every game for the Angels since July 8, so manager Mike Scioscia likely decided it was time for a regular day off. John McDonald -- who replaced Freese in Friday night's game -- will man the hot corner in his stead. The team hasn't disclosed any information regarding a potential injury to Freese, making the absence slightly mysterious.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton (knee) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Impact: Hamilton left Friday's game early due to right knee soreness and will be held out of Saturday's lineup as a precaution. It's currently unclear if this ailment projects to result in an extended absence, but the Angels did recall J.B. Shuck from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, suggesting they are preparing for Hamilton to be unavailable for multiple days. Consider Hamilton day-to-day until the team releases any further information.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Salas was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Impact: Despite a 3.15 ERA on the season, Salas has allowed a run in back-to-back outings and was deemed expendable when the Halos needed to free up a roster spot for J.B. Shuck. He'll be back with the team if they find themselves in need of bullpen help down the stretch.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shuck was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.
Impact: Shuck will provide the Angels with an extra outfielder after a .318/.390/.443 slash line in the minors earned him a promotion. If Josh Hamilton's knee soreness becomes a drawn-out issue, Shuck could see an occasional spot start in the short term. Fernando Salas was optioned to Triple-A to clear a roster spot.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skaggs allowed one run in 5.2 innings while striking out five en route to a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday.
Impact: Skaggs needed a bounce-back performance after allowing 11 runs in 11.2 innings over his last two starts and was able to keep a potent Tigers offense at bay to allow the Angels to ultimately pick up the victory. He will look to build on the momentum as he takes a 4.49 ERA to the mound against the Orioles on Thursday.
Sat. July 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton remains out with left knee soreness.
Impact: Hamilton was batting .326 in the Angels' last 11 games, boosting his season average to .293. The former AL MVP has just five homers and 29 RBIs.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton left Friday's game due to soreness in his left knee.
Impact: Beyond the simple diagnosis, the Angels haven't provided any addition information regarding Hamilton's availability for Saturday's game against the Tigers. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Richards gave up four runs in six innings Thursday in a 6-4 loss to Detroit, taking his first defeat in 10 starts.
Impact: Richards had posted nine straight quality starts with a 1.25 ERA prior to Thursday.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun was 2 for 4 with two runs driven in in a 6-4 loss to Detroit on Thursday.
Impact: Calhoun is 8 for 22 over his last five games with four RBIs.
Fri. July 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out five in six innings to take a loss against the Tigers on Thursday.
Impact: Richards looked to be on his way to another solid performance, having allowed just one run through the first five innings, but four consecutive hits to open the sixth led to the 26-year-old losing the lead and, ultimately, the game. Richards has been so good for so long that this kind of outing may be a bit jarring for owners, as he had not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 30. He will take an impressive 2.62 ERA to the hill Monday against the Dodgers.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Weaver recorded his 11th win Wednesday.
Impact: Weaver allowed two runs and six hits through eight innings, striking out six and walking none before the Angels recorded their major league-best 31st come-from-behind win. The right-hander won his fourth straight decision and matched Garrett Richards for the team lead in wins.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols was 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Impact: Pujols has a .871 OPS in July.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Navarro is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.
Impact: Navarro had started each of the previous five games for the Angels, going 4-for-19 with a double and two walks. The team recalled C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, and it seems likely he could soon displace Navarro as the team's top option at DH.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Street notched his first save as a member of the Angels on Wednesday, allowing a walk and striking out two in an inning against the Orioles.
Impact: Street showed the Angels a bit of what has made him one of the best closers in baseball Wednesday, as he was able to guard a one-run lead and bring home the victory. The 30-year-old now has a combined 25 saves in 35 appearances with a 1.07 ERA in 2014.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out six to pick up a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.
Impact: Weaver was impressive on this night, as he lasted eight innings in a ballgame for the first time in over a month. The 31-year-old has been on a nice run since having to exit a game with back tightness July 7, as he has allowed just six runs in his next 21 innings (three starts) on the mound. He will take a 3.36 ERA into his next start against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | STATS
News: The Angels placed Green on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21, because of a back strain.
Impact: Green is hitting .313 in 31 games.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cron was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: With Grant Green hitting the DL with a lumbar strain, the 24-year-old Cron will return to the big club just days after being optioned. Cron has hit .269/.297/.480 with nine homers in 53 games with the big club this season, and while he figures to be deployed primarily as a pinch-hitter with most of the team healthy, he could also see starts here and there at first base and at DH.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a lumbar strain, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The lumbar strain will interrupt Green's third stint with the big club this season, and it's too early to tell whether the 15 days will be sufficient to treat the issue. C.J. Cron was recalled in the corresponding move and will likely be used primarily off the bench while up, though he could see occasional starts at first base and at DH.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout hit his 24th home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Baltimore, marking his second in three games and fourth in nine games.
Impact: Trout has 31 RBIs over his last 33 contests and is batting .444 with runners in scoring position in that stretch.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.
Impact: Trout's homer finally got the Angels on the board in the bottom of the eighth, but there was not enough time left to erase the 4-2 deficit. The 22-year-old has picked up right where he left off following the All-Star break, as he is 7-for-24 with three doubles and two homers in the first five games of the second half.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santiago held the Orioles in check for five innings Tuesday, as he did not allow a run and struck out two en route to a no decision.
Impact: The underlying numbers may not be pretty, as Santiago walked more batters (3) than he struck out in the contest, but he did his job Tuesday, as he was able to keep the Orioles off the board for five innings. The 26-year-old has largely struggled in July, as evidenced by his 5.27 ERA in three games (two starts) prior to facing Baltimore, but will look to build on the positive momentum when he takes on the Tigers on Sunday.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton has tightness in his legs, which is why he's the designated hitter for the second day in a row Tuesday, but he is expected to return to left field Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reports.
Impact: The discomfort certainly doesn't seem to be hurting Hamilton at the plate, as he's 8-for-23 (.348 average) over his last five games. It's actually a bonus from a fantasy perspective that the Angels have the luxury of giving Hamilton the day off in the field from time to time.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Conger will make his third straight start behind the plate Tuesday vs. the Orioles.
Impact: Manager Mike Scioscia has employed a relatively even split between Conger and Chris Iannetta this season, but those plans could change. Although Iannetta owns the better overall numbers of the two catchers this season, his .229 average against right-handers might have put Conger in the driver's seat for the larger share of at-bats at catcher. Conger isn't necessarily a righty masher either with a .248 average, but opportunity means everything in an Angels lineup that ranks as one of the best in the league.
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) is back in the lineup Tuesday versus the Orioles, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Aybar rested his groin over the weekend and was not in the starting lineup Monday, as John McDonald got the nod at shortstop. Aybar received one at-bat as a pinch hitter and is back in action Tuesday, batting fifth and looking to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Shoemaker allowed four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings while striking out 10 batters in a loss to the Orioles on Monday.
Impact: Monday's outing could have looked quite different for Shoemaker if not for the existence of Adam Jones, who hit a pair of two-run homers off the 27-year-old, which accounted for Baltimore's scoring in the contest. Despite taking the loss, Shoemaker became just the fourth rookie in Angels history to have two 10-strikeout games in a season.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson (ankle) will throw an "up-and-down" bullpen session Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports
Impact: Wilson will throw the equivalent of a simulated game Wednesday after feeling good during a 50-pitch bullpen session Monday. The 33-year-old believes he is making progress, but will likely need to go on a rehab assignment before he is able to return.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cowgill (face/thumb) is expected to return from the disabled list in a couple of weeks, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Cowgill rejoined the Angels on Monday after breaking his nose and thumb when he was hit by a pitch while attempting to bunt earlier this month. The 28-year-old will likely rest for a few more days before taking swings.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout went 2 for 4 with a homer and three runs scored in Sunday's walkoff win over Seattle.
Impact: Trout is 14 for his last 34 with three homers and 10 RBIs. He's hit safely in nine straight.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-5 walkoff win over Seattle.
Impact: Calhoun is batting .321 with three homers and 13 runs over the last 12 games.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson (ankle) tossed his first bullpen session Monday, after which he said he'll likely require a rehab assignment, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Wilson landed on the disabled list on the Thursday before the All-Star break as a result of a sprained right ankle, which is expected to keep him out between 2-to-4 weeks. Because he's quickly approaching two weeks on the pine and just threw his initial bullpen, the southpaw remains some time away from a return to the Angels' rotation.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) is available for Monday's game versus the Orioles and will likely start Tuesday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Removed from Friday's game due to discomfort in his right groin, Aybar rested up the remainder of the weekend, though owners shouldn't rely upon more than a pinch-hit appearance Monday. When he returns, he'll be attempting to extend his hitting streak to 11 contests. However, John McDonald will get the nod at shortstop Monday.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buck signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Monday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Despite his presence on the Mariners for the entire first half, Buck eked out 84 at-bats, which he used to bat .226/.293/.286 with one home run, six RBI, and nine runs. The catcher will now supply organizational depth at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) is out of the lineup for the third straight day, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Aybar left Friday's game with a groin injury and sat out both contests over the weekend. While the severity of the issue remains unknown, there's a chance a DL stint is in his future if the discomfort persists. John McDonald will get the start in his place versus Bud Norris and the O's.
Sun. July 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Freese went deep in Saturday's 3-2, 12-inning loss to Seattle.
Impact: Freese is batting .348 with 16 RBIs over a 20-game stretch.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: Hamilton has largely struggled since his return from the disabled list in June, but he may be starting to turn the corner, as he has tallied six hits (two doubles) in his last 19 at-bats.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Calhoun went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: Calhoun owners are likely hoping this is the end of a nasty little slide for the 26-year-old, as he entered the contest with just two hits in his last 18 at-bats.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run and scored the game-winning run in the Angels' 6-5, walk-off win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: Trout reached base three times and scored each time. He has three home runs and 10 RBI while batting .381 in his nine-game hitting streak. After an early July slump, Trout's batting average has risen to .313 on the season.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Green went 1-for-5 with the walk-off single to give the Angels the 6-5 win over the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: Green was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace the injured Colin Cowgill last Sunday, but his only hit in six at-bats since joining the team was Sunday's game winner. In 80 at-bats this season with the Angels, Green has 25 hits and nine RBI.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thatcher pitched one scoreless inning with two hits and no walks to earn the win in the Angels' 6-5 victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: It is the first win for Thatcher since coming to the Angels from the Diamondbacks in early July. Thatcher pitched a full inning for the first time since July 2, and his ERA stands at a respectable 3.04 so far this season.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Skaggs allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five in 6.2 innings, but did not earn a decision against the Mariners on Sunday.
Impact: Skaggs struggled again Sunday, making it five of seven starts that he's allowed four or more runs. His ERA has risen to 4.65 as a result of the cold streak. After starting the season 4-1, Skaggs has lost in four of his last six appearances.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) is not in the lineup Sunday vs. the Mariners.
Impact: Aybar is still feeling weakened by a groin injury and will miss his second straight contest as a result. Grant Green will fill in for him at shortstop.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Angels GM Jerry DiPoto told MLB Network Radio that the team is projecting Wilson (ankle) to miss a total of three weeks due to his injury.
Impact: That would represent the midpoint of the two-to-four-week timetable the Angels initially prescribed for Wilson when he landed on the disabled list July 10. The red-hot squad promptly reeled off wins in five of their six games since Wilson was diagnosed with the right ankle sprain and should be able to remain competitive in the AL West while Hector Santiago fills his spot in the rotation.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freese went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Impact: Freese's shot in the bottom of the 12th inning pulled the Halos within a run, but it was not enough to extend the team's winning streak, which was snapped at six games. Freese has been on a nice run of late, having tallied at least one hit in five straight contests while notching an RBI in each game over that span.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) said he is unsure if he will be able to play Sunday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Aybar was held out of Saturday's contest after leaving Friday's game with a groin injury. There has been no information released in regard to a timetable for the 30-year-old's return, but his cautious response to the question may indicate that he will rest for at least one more day.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Santiago picked up his second win of the season Friday, striking out two batters in 2.2 innings of relief against the Mariners.
Impact: Santiago entered the marathon against the Mariners with one out in the top of the 14th inning and proceeded to throw scoreless baseball long enough to be able to pick up the victory. He was initially scheduled to start Tuesday against the Orioles but hasn't been formally announced after having to throw 38 pitches in the outing.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Street appeared for the Angels for the first time Saturday, throwing a scoreless inning while allowing a hit and striking out one.
Impact: Street entered the game in the ninth inning with the game tied, which is more evidence that he's indeed the closer as Joe Smith entered in the 10th. All in all, it was a standard inning for Street in his return to the American League.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richards was dominant Saturday, holding the Mariners to one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Impact: Richards has truly come into his own this season, and he threw gas up to 98 mph again Saturday. He was good enough to match up with Felix Hernandez.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout went 3 for 7 with a run scored in Friday's 16-inning win over Seattle.
Impact: Trout is 11 for 25 with two homers, four doubles, nine RBIs and six runs over his last five games.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cron was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Because the Angels embarked upon a 16-inning endeavor Friday, it's logical for manager Mike Scioscia to ensure the bullpen stays somewhat fresh after tossing 10 innings. Expect Cron to make his presence felt with the Angels in the very near future, but he nonetheless hits the minors boasting a .278/.307/.497 line with nine homers in 169 at-bats during his first taste of big league pitching.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar (groin) won't play Saturday against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Aybar will be evaluated after leaving the Angels' extra-inning win in the bottom of the ninth Friday with a sore left groin. An extended absence for him could be a significant blow to the Angels, as along with playing fine defense, the 30-year-old has tallied a respectable .283/.320/.409 batting line with six home runs and 11 stolen bases this season. He went 1-for-4 with a single before having to be removed from the contest Friday, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weaver allowed two runs on six hits in six-plus innings while striking out eight en route to a no decision against the Mariners on Friday.
Impact: A bases-loaded strikeout of Justin Smoak to end the top of the sixth kept Weaver's shutout intact, but the 31-year-old promptly gave up two hits and a run to open the seventh, facilitating his departure. Weaver has had his ups and downs this season but seems to pitch well as long as he stays away from the home run ball. He'll take a 3.43 ERA into his next start against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris in a six-player trade Friday night.
Impact: The 30-year-old Street (1-0) has 24 saves in 25 opportunities and a 1.09 ERA in 33 games this season.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith is "likely" headed back to a setup role after the acquisition of Houston Street from the Padres on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: This seems to just be Fletcher's opinion at this point, but it may be the logical assumption, as the Halos probably didn't give up significant pieces of their minor league system for a middle reliever. Smith has excelled in the closer's role of late, having recorded his last 10 saves in a row, but the organization apparently sees him as a better fit in a supporting role.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, Aybar left Friday's game against the Mariners with a sore right groin, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.
Impact: Aybar left the contest after reaching first base on a single to lead off the bottom of the ninth. There was no indication that he injured himself prior to leaving the field, but the fact that he was pulled during a 2-2 tie may indicate that his removal was something other than precautionary. The Angels will likely provide further information after Friday's game.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Aybar left Friday's game after suffering an undisclosed injury while getting out of the batter's box, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: The Angels have very little organizational depth at shortstop, which makes Aybar's health very important from an organizational standpoint. There's no word yet regarding the specific nature or the severity of the injury, but he's considered day-to-day for now.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Street will "likely" be used as the Angels' closer going forward after being acquired from the Padres on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: This seems to just be Fletcher's opinion at this point, but it may be the logical assumption, as the Halos probably didn't give up significant pieces of their minor league system for a setup man. Street would take over the role having tallied 24 saves in 25 appearances this season to go along with a 1.09 ERA.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Street has been acquired by the Angels as part of a 4-for-2 swap with the Padres, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.
Impact: ESPN's Jim Bowden was the first to confirm that the deal has been finalized, while Rosenthal has tweeted that the deal will be announced following the completion of the Padres' game Friday night. Taylor Lindsey and R.J. Alvarez are two of the four players headed to San Diego as a part of the deal, but it's uncertain as to who the other three players are that will be changing organizations.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Angels are nearing a deal with the Padres to acquire Street, Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius-XM reports.
Impact: Taylor Lindsey is believed to be the main piece headed back to San Diego, but a second player is rumored to be part of the return for the Padres. The deal could become official Friday night or early Saturday, if all players involved clear the necessary medical reviews.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wilson (ankle) threw off flat ground Friday, but it's still too soon to know how close he is to returning to the Angels' rotation, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.
Impact: Manager Mike Scioscia said the lefty is still sore, and has yet to throw off a mound. There's not much to report here other than the fact that Angels have yet to release a firm timetable for his return. However, when he first sustained the injury on July 10, the estimate was 2-to-4 weeks, and it certainly doesn't look like he'll be back by the low end of that estimate.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout earned the All-Star game MVP award by driving in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Trout, who turns 23 next month, is the second-youngest All-Star MVP, after Ken Griffey Jr. in 1992.
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Buck was released by the Mariners on Tuesday.
Impact: Designated for assignment early last week, Buck will enter the world of free agency, where a veteran catcher could be a desirable pickup. He wouldn't be an everyday option, but after boasting a .226/.293/.286 line with one homer, six RBI and nine runs in 84 at-bats, the 34-year-old is still somewhat capable at the plate.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Navarro was 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Impact: Navarro is hitting .317 in 16 games and could be worth a fantasy look in a 15-team league.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Skaggs got a win he didn't deserve Sunday.
Impact: Skaggs left after giving up two singles to start the sixth. Both runners scored, leaving him with six earned runs allowed in five innings. "The outing wasn't what I wanted," he said.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton was 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Impact: Hamilton went 7 for 17 in the four-game sweep and that could portend good tidings in the future.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols was 3 for 5 on Sunday.
Impact: Pujols is scorching with 20 hits in his last 42 at-bats. The veteran still has some fantasy pop.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout went 2 for 4 with four RBIs on Sunday. He goes into the break leading the AL with a 1.005 OPS.
Impact: Trout is batting second in the All-Star game behind Yankees legend Derek Jeter. In a fun fact, both were born in New Jersey.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Street has been added to the roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff.
Impact: Street has 24 saves and a 1.09 ERA in 33 games for San Diego.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Weaver showed no ill effects from his most recent start, earning a 5-2 win against Texas on Saturday.
Impact: Weaver (10-6, 3.45 ERA) went seven innings, giving up two runs and four hits. He left after only two innings in his previous start Monday against Toronto because of tightness in his lower back. Weaver has reached double-digit wins in each of his nine seasons.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Conger had two doubles and drove in two runs in a 5-2 win over Texas on Saturday night.
Impact: Conger, batting .238 in 51 games, was 4 for 21 (.190) in his first six games this month.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Kendrick celebrated his 31st birthday with three hits, including an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning as the Los Angeles Angels sent the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight loss, 5-2 on Saturday night.
Impact: Kendrick, now batting .289, is 19 for 44 (.432) with 11 RBIs in his last 12 games.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels recalled Green from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Impact: This will be Green's third stretch with the Angels this season. He had been optioned to Salt Lake on Tuesday despite a .324 batting average, one home run and eight RBIs in 74 at-bats. In 41 games for Salt Lake, he has batted .321 with four homers and 38 RBIs.
Sun. July 13, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels placed Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a broken nose.
Impact: Cowgill was injured Saturday night when he missed a bunt, and a pitch from Texas Rangers right-hander Matt West hit him in the nose. Cowgill left the game, received stitches and went to a hospital. Cowgill has a .277 average with five homers and 16 RBIs in 69 games for Los Angeles.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Cowgill was struck in the face by a ball after he squared to bunt in Saturday night's game at Texas.
Impact: Blood was pouring from the bridge of Cowgill's nose after being struck in the eighth inning. He immediately put his hand over his face and started walking toward the Angels dugout. The Angels said Cowgill got stitches on his nose and was then taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels optioned Rucinski to Double-A Arkansas on Saturday.
Impact: In his only appearance with the Angels after getting called up Thursday, Rucinski allowed two runs and four hits in one inning against Texas that night.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: The Los Angeles Angels recalled infielder Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday to provide extra depth in the last two games before the All-Star break.
Impact: Navarro, a 50th-round pick by the Angels in the 2007 draft, is starting his third stint this season with the big league team.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols was 2 for 4 on Friday.
Impact: Pujols is 16 for 33 with three homers and 12 RBIs in his last eight contests and faces the pathetic Miles Mikolas on Saturday. He should pad his numbers handsomely.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout drilled a solo home run in the fourth inning, his 22nd of the season Friday.
Impact: The stud is 5 for 9 with two homers in this series and figures to take Miles Mikolas deep on Saturday. Mikolas is awful with a 12.46 ERA and Trout should hit him hard.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Richards succeeded Friday night in displaying what the American League All-Star team will be missing next Tuesday in Minneapolis. The right-hander allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions.
Impact: Richards is unbeaten in his last eight starts and he has an ERA of 1.27 during that span. His last loss was May 30, at Oakland. "It's some motivation for the whole year," Richards said of not making the All-Star team.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Aybar matched a season high with three RBIs in a 15-6 win over Texas on Thursday.
Impact: Aybar is batting .360 (9 for 25) in his last six games but had two RBIs in his prior nine contests.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton had three hits and drove in a pair of runs in a 15-6 win over Texas on Thursday.
Impact: Hamilton, now batting .293, was 1 for 17 in his previous five games.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Santiago got more than enough support to earn his first win of the season Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels slugged their way to a 15-6 victory over Texas.
Impact: Santiago (1-7, 4.50 ERA) allowed four runs and five hits while matching a season high with eight strikeouts. He had lost nine consecutive decisions since a 5-2 win over Minnesota on Aug. 18 while with the Chicago White Sox.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun matched a career high with four hits and set a personal mark by scoring four runs in a 15-6 win against Texas on Thursday night.
Impact: Calhoun had three hits in the first three innings and finished a home run shy of the cycle. He's batting .400 (24 for 60) in his last 17 games with 11 extra-base hits, including five homers, and 13 RBIs.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Trout had a three-run homer among his four hits for the fast-starting Los Angeles Angels in a 15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Impact: Trout matched a season high with four RBIs and the four hits were his most in 2014. That performance raised his average to .310, good for eighth in the AL. He's second in on-base percentage (.401) and slugging percentage (.602).
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon in Tuesday's All-Star game.
Impact: Aybar joins fellow shortstops Derek Jeter and Alexei Ramirez on the AL roster. Gordon has been bothered by a sprained right wrist and received an injection Thursday.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Pujols was 2 for 4 with his 10th home run of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 victory over Toronto.
Impact: Pujols is 12 for 25 over his last six games with three home runs and 10 RBIs.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: The Angels optioned Bedrosian to Double-A Arkansas on Thursday.
Impact: Bedrosian was 0-1 with an 11.57 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Angels.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Rucinski was brought up to the Angels' big league roster from Double-A Arkansas on Thursday.
Impact: Rucinski has yet to play a game in the majors.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: The Angels recalled Rasmus from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
Impact: Rasmus owns a 3.00 ERA in 12 relief appearances for Los Angeles this season.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Wilson has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain. The move came a day after Wilson allowed six runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings against Toronto. He was noticeably limping at one point in the game the Angels won 8-7.
Impact: Wilson (8-6, 4.33 ERA), expected back around the start of August, has allowed 19 runs and 31 hits in 16 2-3 innings over his past four starts. His only win in that stretch was 8-6 against Minnesota on June 24, a five-inning outing that was longest in the span when he has since gone without a decision.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Calhoun hit his 10th home run of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 win over Toronto.
Impact: Calhoun is batting .362 over his last 19 games with six home runs and 14 RBIs.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Wilson left his third straight decision without a start Wednesday versus Toronto, giving up six runs - though three were earned - along with eight hits over just 3 2-3 innings.
Impact: Wilson has struggled over his last four starts, surrendering 19 earned runs over 16 2-3 innings. However, he hasn't been saddled with a single loss in that span as he's received 18 runs of support.