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Andrew Heaney | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (9) / MIA
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Andrew Heaney (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Friday.
The operation will be performed by Los Angeles-based surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Heaney received a stem cell injection two months ago in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery but it didn't make much of a difference. It's possible Heaney could return late next season but spring training of 2018 might be a more realistic timetable. Jun 30 - 9:28 PM

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Andrew Heaney's left elbow did not show improvement Monday from his April stem-cell injection.

Heaney had an ultrasound of his elbow taken earlier this month which showed some healing, so this is a discouraging development. The plan calls for him to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but he might be faced with a tough decision soon. Like teammate Garrett Richards, Heaney is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery.
Jun 27 - 8:32 PM

Andrew Heaney received an ultrasound on the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on Monday and was told that it's "healing up."

Heaney elected to undergo stem cell treatment for his elbow rather than have Tommy John surgery. While he was encouraged by what he heard on Monday, he's unsure when he'll receive clearance to resume throwing. Obviously he's a long way from pitching for the Angels again.
Jun 13 - 8:42 PM

Andrew Heaney (elbow) will be re-evaluated as soon as Monday to check the healing from his stem cell treatment.

Heaney elected to undergo the stem cell treatment in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery to repair a slight ulnar collateral ligament tear. It's unclear whether the lefty might be cleared to resume throwing if the exam goes well. Either way, it's obviously going to be a while before we might see him pitch for the Angels again.
Jun 12 - 3:30 PM

Angels transferred LHP Andrew Heaney to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done merely as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Javy Guerra. Heaney, like teammate Garrett Richrds, was dealt some difficult news on Friday when he found out that his UCL is compromised and may require Tommy John surgery. Heaney is expected to try to rehab the injury first as opposed to going under the knife, but will still be sidelined until around mid-season.
May 6 - 9:22 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday that tests on Andrew Heaney's left elbow "ranged from normal wear and tear consistent with age and usage to some degree of tear."

In other words, his ulnar collateral ligament is compromised, but the damage appears to be minimal enough that Heaney will try to rehab it first. "Opting for conservative care like other pitchers have done," Eppler said. Even if the rehab works, Heaney is going to be sidelined for a while longer and the chances of the ligament eventually blowing out are pretty high.
May 6 - 1:05 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Andrew Heaney has damage to his left ulnar collateral ligament.

Heaney was diagnosed with a flexor muscle strain after he was placed on the disabled list following his first start of the season, but Passan hears the injury is worse than that. The left-hander has been given a platelet-rich plasma injection and will attempt to rehab the injury initially, although it's far from a given that he'll be able to accomplish that. It's been a rotten day for injuries for the Angels, as Passan has also reported that Garrett Richards is headed for Tommy John surgery.
Source: Yahoo Sports
May 6 - 10:30 AM

Andrew Heaney (arm) will be given a platelet rich plasma injection.

GM Billy Eppler said he expects him to miss at least six more weeks and possibly as many as 12. Heaney went for a second opinion on his strained flexor muscle but doctors didn't find anything new. The only silver lining is that Heaney won't need surgery. The left-hander hasn't pitched in a game since April 5.
Apr 30 - 6:45 PM

Andrew Heaney will seek additional opinions regarding his left flexor muscle strain.

The Angels wouldn't specify when or who Heaney will be visiting, but GM Billy Eppler said, "Anytime you have a slowness in the healing process, your concern peaks." Heaney has already undergone two MRI exams. Neither revealed damage which would require surgery. The Angels shut his rehab down about a week ago due to lingering discomfort.
Apr 27 - 8:15 PM

Andrew Heaney (flexor strain) underwent a follow-up MRI on Monday, which showed no further injury.

Heaney was diagnosed with a left flexor muscle strain earlier this month. While he's still feeling some discomfort while throwing, the exam showed that things haven't gotten any worse. Still, there's no clear timetable for his return.
Apr 25 - 7:41 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Andrew Heaney has "plateaued" in his recovery from a left flexor muscle strain.

Heaney still feels something in his left forearm when he tries to throw hard. An MRI taken earlier this month showed no structural damage, but the Angels are probably going to run the young left-hander through another round of tests. There obviously is no timetable for his return.
Apr 19 - 6:17 PM

Angels GM Billy Eppler said that the team plans on resting Andrew Heaney (left flexor muscle strain) for two weeks.

Heaney was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier on Wednesday after he reported left forearm tightness following Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. He subsequently went through an MRI, which did not reveal any structural ligament damage. Because this is a muscle injury, the team is hoping that Heaney will be able to return healthy with rest. Tommy John surgery is not currently thought to be in the cards.
Apr 6 - 6:23 PM

Angels placed LHP Andrew Heaney on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor muscle strain.

Per the Angels, Heaney noted a tightness in his left forearm following Tuesday's loss to the Cubs. Perhaps a sign of the injury, the 24-year-old left-hander saw a noticeable dip in velocity in the contest. He still managed to toss six innings with seven strikeouts, though he did allow four runs. No timetable has publicly been set for Heaney's return to the rotation, but in an extremely positive note, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the injury is not expected to lead to a possible Tommy John surgery at this point.
Apr 6 - 5:42 PM

Andrew Heaney yielded four runs on seven hits over the course of six innings during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

On the positive side of the ledger, Heaney struck out seven without walking a batter. All four runs on his line came home to roost in the third inning, when Matt Szczur burned him for a solo home run, Jason Heyward nicked him for an RBI fielder's choice and Anthony Rizzo capped things off with a two-run blast. Despite Tuesday's tough start, Heaney could be gearing up for a breakout 2016 season. Last year, the 24-year-old southpaw pitched to a 3.49 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 78/28 K/BB ratio across 105 2/3 innings. He will face the A's next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 6 - 12:44 AM

Andrew Heaney delivered four innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Angels' win over the Rangers.

The only major blemish for Heaney was a Ryan Rua solo home run in the fourth inning. Heaney struck out five against one walk and pushed his spring ERA to 2.00. The young left-hander carries breakout potential into 2016.
Mar 20 - 7:53 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez