Los Angeles Angels Player News: All Positions

News: Upton went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in the Angels' 9-6 victory over the Astros on Monday.
Impact: The veteran outfielder broke out of a brief 0-for-6 by slapping a pair of two-baggers and plating three of his team's nine runs. Upton is slashing .269/.347/.478 over 71 plate appearances since returning from the injured list on June 17 -- numbers that are all pretty much exactly in line with his career averages.
News: Robles picked up the save against the Astros on Monday, working around one hit to toss a scoreless ninth inning and close out the Angels' 9-6 victory. He struck out two and walked none.
Impact: It was another smooth effort for the 28-year-old, who logged his 14th save in 16 chances. Robles has grabbed hold of the primary closer role for the Angels thanks to his 2.62 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB through 44.2 innings, and he should continue to see the majority of the action in save opportunities during the second half of the season.
News: Canning lasted just 1.1 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Monday, giving up three earned runs on two hits, striking out two and walking six as the Angels eventually came back to win 9-6.
Impact: The 23-year-old couldn't find the strike zone in this contest, as he issued a season-high six free passes before getting chased from the game after tossing 50 pitches. It was the second straight start in which he's been roughed up, as Canning was tagged for six earned by the Rangers in the last start. He's seen his ERA jump from 3.79 to 4.75 over that stretch, although his 1.19 WHIP and 71:23 K:BB remain respectable. He'll look to right the ship in his next start, which is scheduled for a Saturday road matchup against the Mariners.
News: An MRI on Monday revealed that Trout is dealing with a strained right calf.
Impact: This is positive news for the Angels, as Trout will be considered day-to-day moving forward after further testing ruled out a serious injury. At this point, it looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the injured list, though he may remain on the bench for the next few days as a precaution.
News: Bemboom was traded from the Rays to the Angels on Monday in exchange for cash considerations.
Impact: Bemboom made a brief appearance in the big leagues this season with the Rays, going 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI over three games. He was just activated from the 60-day injured list Monday after missing time with a left knee sprain, but he'll be ready to contribute with the Angels immediately. He'll likely begin his Angels career in the minors.
News: Goodwin (wrist) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Goodwin has been on the shelf since July 2 due to a bruised right wrist, though he was seen participating in light bunting drills Sunday and should be back with the club for the second game of Los Angeles' series with the Astros. He was hitting .276 with seven home runs and 25 RBI over 75 games prior to suffering the injury.
News: Thaiss will head to the bench for Monday's game against the Astros.
Impact: Thaiss went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's series finale with Seattle, but he'll take a seat Monday with Framber Valdez set to serve as the bulk reliever. David Fletcher will lead off and man the hot corner, opening the door for Luis Rengifo to draw a start at second base.
News: Trout (calf) isn't starting Monday's game against the Astros.
Impact: The Angels have yet to reveal the results of Trout's MRI, but he'll be held out of Monday's starting lineup after exiting Sunday's matchup with tightness in his right calf. Michael Hermosillo, who was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the day, will draw the start in center field and bat ninth in Trout's place.
News: Hermosillo was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.
Impact: Hermosillo spent the first few months of the 2019 season rehabbing from a groin injury, but after returning to minor-league action at the beginning of June and slashing .252/.338/.452 with Triple-A Salt Lake over 28 contests, he'll get a shot in the big leagues. Jose Suarez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
News: Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.
Impact: Suarez surrendered three runs over 4.1 innings Sunday in his start against the Mariners, and the Angels have since elected to send him back to the minors. He's struggled to find success since being promoted to the big leagues at the beginning of June, posting a 5.51 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with a 37:14 K:BB over 32.2 innings. Michael Hermosillo was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.