Player News - Angels

Date: Team: Pos:

Shohei Ohtani was announced on Monday as the winner of the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year award.

Ohtani wound up easily topping Miguel Andujar, who had a fantastic rookie campaign in his own right. He just couldn't match up with Ohtani's historic dual-threat season, even though it was a bit abbreviated. Ohtani posted a 3.31 ERA and 63/22 K/BB ratio over 51 2/3 innings across 10 starts for the Angels while also batting .285/.361/.564 with 22 home runs and 61 RBI.
Nov 12 - 6:59 PM

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that Matt Shoemaker could be a non-tender candidate this offseason.

Shoemaker, 32, was limited to just 31 innings this past season and has battled health issues throughout his career. He made $4.125 million in arbitration in 2018, and would likely get a similar figure if he is tendered a contract. The Angels could also look to trade Shoemaker, but it's tough to see a team being interested in giving up prospects for a player that will very likely be available on the open market.
Source: The Athletic
Nov 12 - 10:44 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels have made Kole Calhoun and Blake Parker "highly available" in trades.

The Angels are trying to shed some salary, and Calhoun is owed $10.5 million in 2019 with an option for $14 million in 2020. Parker is due for a raise in arbitration, so moving the two could clear up quite a bit of cash for Los Angeles to address the various needs on the roster. The Halos wouldn't get much in return for either player, but someone could bet on Calhoun bouncing back and Parker helping as a setup man in 2019.
Source: The Athletic
Nov 12 - 10:41 AM

Alex Meyer suffered a setback in his recovery from right shoulder surgery and won't resume throwing for 4-6 weeks.

Meyer had labrum surgery in September of 2017. The tall right-hander hopes to contribute at some point next season, but obviously his status is pretty murky right now.
Nov 5 - 5:57 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday that Shohei Ohtani is progressing on schedule and has almost full extension in his elbow.

Eppler added that it will be January before the team will have a clearer picture of Ohtani's timetable. Ohtani will not pitch next season, but the hope is that he'll be available for full-time designated hitter duties on Opening Day. He is just over a month removed from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 5 - 5:50 PM

Odrisamer Despaigne has elected free agency.

The 31-year-old right-hander refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake and will instead search for a better opportunity on the open market. He made 19 appearances (five starts) at the big league level in 2018, registering an underwhelming 6.69 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 39 innings.
Nov 4 - 8:19 PM

Angels activated RHP Alex Meyer from the 60-day disabled list.

Meyer missed all of this season while recovering from shoulder surgery. The hope is that he'll be ready for Opening Day next year.
Nov 4 - 9:11 AM

Angels activated RHP J.C. Ramirez from the 60-day disabled list.

His spot on the 40-man roster has been restored. Ramirez will be out until around midseason next year following Tommy John surgery.
Nov 4 - 9:08 AM

Angels activated RHP Keynan Middleton from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to restore his place on the 40-man roster. Middleton won't return until late 2019 at the earliest while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 2 - 4:50 PM

Angels activated RHP Jake Jewell from the 60-day disabled list.had

He's now back on the 40-man roster. Jewell surgery to repair a fractured right fibula in June and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for spring training.
Nov 2 - 4:49 PM

Angels activated RHP Nick Tropeano from the 60-day disabled list.

Tropeano missed most of the final two months with a shoulder injury. He's hoping to be ready for spring training.
Nov 2 - 4:47 PM

Angels activated 1B/DH Albert Pujols from the 60-day disabled list.

The move restores him to the 40-man roster. Pujols is working his way back from knee and elbow surgeries but is expected to be ready for spring training.
Nov 2 - 4:46 PM

Angels activated INF Zack Cozart from the 60-day disabled list.

Cozart had season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in June. He will hope to be ready to go for spring training.
Nov 2 - 4:45 PM

Angels sent C Francisco Arcia outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Arcia batted .204/.226/.427 over 40 games for the Halos.
Nov 2 - 4:44 PM

Angels sent RHP Deck McGuire outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

McGuire was awful for the Blue Jays and Angels in 2018, posting a 6.16 ERA. He's no longer on the 40-man roster.
Nov 2 - 4:43 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Nicole: Trade Targets

    Nicole: Trade Targets
  •  
    NBA Waiver Picks

    NBA Waiver Picks
  •  
    Dose: Chubb leads Browns

    Dose: Chubb leads Browns
  •  
    Player News: Week 10

    Player News: Week 10
  •  
    Matchups: Johnson, MVS

    Matchups: Johnson, MVS
  •  
    DFS Analysis: Jones, Johnson

    DFS Analysis: Jones, Johnson
  •  
    NASCAR: 500K Phoenix

    NASCAR: 500K Phoenix
  •  
    Dose: Michel to Return

    Dose: Michel to Return