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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
Contract: view contract details

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Angels transferred LHP Andrew Heaney to the 60-day disabled list.
Heaney is expected to sit out the entire season after Tommy John surgery last year. Apr 14 - 5:15 PM

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Angels placed LHP Andrew Heaney on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Heaney is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is slated to miss all of the 2017 season.
Apr 2 - 2:39 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Thursday that there are no plans for Andrew Heaney (elbow) to pitch in 2017.

Heaney underwent Tommy John surgery in the middle of last season and the Angels aren't going to try to rush him back. The young left-hander should be in Anaheim's Opening Day rotation in 2018.
Feb 16 - 12:42 PM

Angels activated LHP Andrew Heaney from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Heaney is out until at least late 2017 and possibly 2018 following Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 08:59:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:28:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 08:32:00 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.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 08:42:00 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.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 03:30:00 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.
Fri, May 6, 2016 09:22:00 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.
Fri, May 6, 2016 01:05:00 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
Fri, May 6, 2016 10:30:00 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.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 06:45:00 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.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 08:15:00 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.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 07:41:00 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.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 06:17:00 PM

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