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Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) said Tuesday that he is ready to go for the ALDS.

Hamilton has taken batting practice, thrown long toss, and run the bases without issue each of the last two days in Anaheim. He's played in just one game for the Angels since September 4 due to shoulder, chest, and rib cage injuries, but look for him to be in the starting lineup on Thursday.
Sep 30 - 5:01 PM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said Tuesday that he has "no doubt at all" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.

Shoemaker threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon, taking breaks to simulate a multi-inning outing. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since September 15 due to an oblique strain, but he seems likely to be the Angels' Game 3 starter against the winner of Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
Sep 30 - 4:52 PM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

He'll take breaks to simulate multiple innings. Shoemaker hasn't pitched since September 16 with an oblique strain, but appears likely to start Game 3 of the ALDS.
Sep 30 - 3:31 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder, chest, rib cage) is slated to face live pitching Tuesday.

Hamilton has been limited to just one game since September 4 due to right shoulder, chest, and rib cage injuries, but he's confident he'll start in left field for Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The veteran outfielder has received a whopping 12 cortisone shots over the past couple of weeks to deal with the injuries.
Sep 30 - 2:29 PM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch Monday without issue and will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

The hope is that Shoemaker will be ready to start for the Angels in Game 3 of the ALDS on October 5. He's been out since September 16 with an oblique strain. Anaheim will go with Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in the first two games of the Division Series.
Sep 29 - 3:24 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went through a full workout on Monday afternoon without issue.

Hamilton took batting practice, threw long toss, and ran the bases. He will repeat that routine on Tuesday and is then expected to face live pitching on Wednesday. The Angels are hoping he'll be close to full health by Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.
Sep 29 - 3:22 PM

John McDonald had an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

McDonald, who entered the game for Erick Aybar, saved the Angels from being shut out with his run-scoring double in the ninth inning. The 40-year-old batted just .171 and will likely call it a career after the postseason.
Sep 28 - 9:07 PM

Cory Rasmus got the start and allowed two runs over three innings of work in a loss to the Mariners Sunday.

Making his sixth start of the year, Rasmus gave up three hits and a walk in his three innings. Rasmus served primarily as a reliever this season, finishing 3-2 with a 2.57 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 57/17 K/BB ratio over 56 innings.
Sep 28 - 8:49 PM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said after completing a bullpen session Sunday that he remains "very confident" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.

Shoemaker threw 30-40 pitches at near full intensity. While he admitted to having a little bit of tightness, he thinks it's something he'll be able to pitch through. The right-hander has been out since September 16 with a left oblique strain, but it's looking like he could be ready to start by October 5 in ALDS Game 3. The Halos have Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson set up for the first two games.
Sep 28 - 2:59 PM

Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will take batting practice on Monday.

He'll take BP again on Tuesday before facing live pitching on Wednesday if all goes well. Hamilton has received a whopping 12 cortisone injections over the last couple weeks in hopes of getting his right shoulder in shape for the postseason. Game 1 of the ALDS is on Thursday.
Sep 28 - 2:19 PM

C.J. Wilson limited the Mariners to one run in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mariners.

All that really mattered to the Angels tonight was that Wilson had a bounce-back outing after lasting just two-thirds of an inning versus the A's last time out. Since that materialized, it didn't matter much whether they won or lost (as they made obvious when they started pulling regulars up 1-0 in the seventh). Wilson, who finishes the regular season 13-10 with a 4.54 ERA, is expected to start Game 2 of the ALDS.
Sep 28 - 1:17 AM

Matt Shoemaker (oblique) extended his long toss work on Saturday.

Shoemaker has been sidelined since September 16 with a left oblique strain. Along with the extended long toss, he did some simulated throwing work from a mound on Saturday. There is a good chance that he may be able to pitch for the Angels in the postseason.
Sep 27 - 6:37 PM

Mike Trout returned to the Angels lineup with a bang on Friday, slugging his 36th home run in a loss to the Mariners.

Trout left Wednesday's game against the Athletics in the fifth inning due to a stomach illness. His solo blast was part of back-to-back shots with Kole Calhoun off Hisashi Iwakuma to get the Angles on the board in the sixth inning. The overwhelming favorite to take home American League MVP honors, Trout is hitting .290/.379/.566 with 36 long balls, 111 RBI and 16 stolen bases on the season.
Sep 27 - 8:25 AM

David Freese (back) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 in a loss to the Mariners.

Freese had been sidelined since Monday due to minor tightness in his mid-back. The issue is believed to be minor, and his absence was for precautionary reasons to get him healthy for the postseason.
Sep 27 - 4:59 AM

Jered Weaver gave up four runs and three homers in six innings Friday in a loss to the Mariners.

That's not the kind of outing Weaver wanted headed into the postseason, but he still had a fine September overall to finish up 18-9 with a 3.59 ERA overall. He'll start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Angels.
Sep 27 - 1:24 AM


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