Player News - Angels

Date: Team: Pos:

Nick Tropeano will start against the Astros on Saturday.

Tropeano has been on the disabled list since June 15 with right shoulder inflammation. He's made a couple of rehab starts since the beginning of July, and he's now ready to rejoin a Los Angeles rotation that has been decimated with injuries in 2018. In 10 starts this season, Tropeano owns a 4.83 ERA with a 1.352 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Jul 18 - 8:09 PM

Angels released OF Rymer Liriano.

Liriano presumably exercised an opt-out in his minor league deal with the Halos. The 27-year-old outfielder had an .866 OPS with 16 home runs, 68 RBI, and six stolen bases in 65 games this season at Triple-A Salt Lake. He should find a new organization rather quickly.
Jul 18 - 11:46 AM

Mike Trout hit a solo homer and drew a walk in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

The best player in baseball came to play. Trout went yard over the left-center field wall in the top of the third inning off Mets starter Jacob deGrom, who finished the first half of the season with an MLB-best 1.68 ERA. It was the second home run in an All-Star Game for Trout, and he's now managed a hit in each of the last six Midsummer Classics.
Jul 18 - 12:15 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels "have no interest" in trading Tyler Skaggs or Andrew Heaney.

The two left-handers have been floated as possible trade targets for contenders, but the Angels plan on competing in 2019 and want to hang on to them. Skaggs is under team control through 2020 and Heaney is under team control through 2021. Rosenthal did reiterate a previous report about the Halos drawing interest in relievers Blake Parker, Jose Alvarez, Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson but "but will want good returns to give up control."
Jul 16 - 5:27 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels have been getting calls on relievers Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson.

Every contender is seemingly in the market for an extra arm to bolster their respective bullpen, and the Angels would like to capitalize, due to the volatile nature of relief pitching on a year-to-year basis. All three hurlers have multiple years of team control remaining, so they will be looking to land some quality prospects in return for any of them.
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 15 - 10:15 PM

Jefry Marte finished 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's series finale on the road against the Dodgers.

Marte accounted for all of his team's offense with the three-run blast off of LHP Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning, his fourth long ball of the season. The hits were Marte's first since a four-hit effort on June 4, as he was hitless across 16 at-bats in parts of nine games while also spending time on the 10-day disabled list due to a wrist ailment. He'll look to carry over the momentum into the second half, but he still has a lot of work to do before fantasy owners can trust him again.
Jul 15 - 8:22 PM

Deck McGuire allowed three earned runs, four hits and two walks with two strikeouts over three innings in a no-decision on the road against the Dodgers on Sunday.

McGuire did well to get in front of hitters, throwing 11 first-pitch strikes to the 15 batters he faced, but he also hit a batter and was the victim of a solo homer which sailed 385 feet by Yasmani Grandal. The Richmond, Va. native hasn't looked quite ready for prime time yet, allowing 17 earned runs over 23 2/3 innings across three starts and seven relief appearances. As such, he has very little fantasy appeal at the moment.
Jul 15 - 8:19 PM

Angels recalled RHP Eduardo Paredes from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Paredes has been shuttled back-and-forth between Triple-A and the majors this season. He holds a 7.71 ERA over 13 relief appearances with the big club.
Jul 15 - 2:34 PM

Angels optioned INF Jose Fernandez to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Fernandez's latest appearance in the majors lasted just two days. He's hit only .250/.250/.306 across 11 games with the Halos this season.
Jul 15 - 2:31 PM

Kole Calhoun launched a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

The Angels and Dodgers were playing some fun back and forth ball over the final innings of the game, with the American League outfit eventually pulling out ahead for good on Calhoun's home run with two outs in the 10th inning. The outfielder clocked that shot off Kenley Jansen, to boot. Not too shabby. Calhoun earlier managed a double and finished up going 2-for-4 for the game. While he's stumbling along to a .190/.240/.324 triple-slash in 74 games this season, he's seen the ball well against the Dodgers in this final pre-All-Star break series, swatting two home runs on Friday and following up with Saturday's clutch solo shot.
Jul 14 - 11:50 PM

Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 10-inning win over the Dodgers.

Upton mashed a solo home run off Dodgers reliever Dylan Floro with two outs in the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The Dodgers would make up that run in the ninth inning before the Angels finally plated the definitive go-ahead score on a Kole Calhoun solo homer in the 10th inning. Looping back to Upton, the home run was his 19th of the season and the second in his last three games. He's on pace for his third straight 30-homer season. Upton owns a .250/.343/.445 batting line in 93 games for the season as a whole.
Jul 14 - 11:44 PM

Blake Parker was saddled with his third blown save of the season after allowing a ninth-inning run in Saturday's 10-inning win over the Dodgers.

Parker was called on to record a two-inning save on Saturday evening. He allowed two runners to reach base in the eighth, but escaped that jam without allowing the tying run to score. That luck would run out in the ninth inning, as Chase Utley led off with a single, which Yasmani Grandal followed up with an RBI double to tie the score at 4-4. The blown save dropped Parker to 10-of-13 in such opportunities. He's the owner of a 3.05 ERA and 50/14 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 frames this year.
Jul 14 - 11:40 PM

Andrew Heaney surrendered three runs (two earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's 10-inning win over the Dodgers.

Heaney had his share of wobbly moments in this one -- a run in the second inning scored after he hit Chris Taylor with the bases loaded -- but on the whole, he gave the Angels a sturdy enough outing. He struck out six and walked one in what will be his final start before the All-Star break. In the first half, the 27-year-old southpaw pitched to a 3.78 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 102/30 K/BB ratio in 17 starts covering 102 1/3 innings. Outside of a six-run debacle against the Red Sox on June 27, Heaney has been a quality start machine over his last six starts.
Jul 14 - 11:17 PM

Felix Pena pitched four innings and allowed one run Friday against the Dodgers.

Pena's spot wasn't due up in the fifth, but the Angels still opted to pull him after 74 pitches. He's yet to top 83 pitches in any of his five starts since moving into the Angels' rotation. He has been quite effective, though, giving up seven runs in 23 2/3 innings as a starter.
Jul 14 - 1:39 AM

Cam Bedrosian took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the seventh inning Friday against the Dodgers.

Bedrosian hasn't been bad this year as he approaches a new career high for innings -- he entered the night on an 11 2/3-inning scoreless streak -- but he never has succeeded in pitching his way into the mix for saves. The blown save tonight was his fifth in a setup role. He has just six holds and one save.
Jul 14 - 1:37 AM


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