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Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Angels have signed Julio Teheran to a one-year, $9 million contract. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Atlanta declined their 2020 option on Teheran earlier this winter, making him a free agent. The 28-year-old posted a 3.81 ERA last year and should slide right into the Angels' rotation next season.

Category: Transactions


Shohei Ohtani (elbow, knee) has been cleared to start throwing off a mound. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani is rehabbing both his surgically repaired elbow as well as his knee. The elbow is the bigger issue, obviously, but Ohtani should be fully recovered with plenty of time before spring training hits. He is expected to once again be a two-way player come 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


The BBWAA announced Thursday that Mike Trout is the 2019 American League MVP. (Source: BBWAA on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It’s the third time Trout has won the award, in addition to 2014 and 2016. He received 17-of-30 first place votes with Alex Bregman getting the remaining 13. Trout will once again be a top-three fantasy selection come draft day in 2020.


The Angels are declining Kole Calhoun's $14 million 2020 option. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun hit .232 with 33 homers and a .792 OPS in 2019 while playing well defensively. However, $14 million would be a lot for that type of production. The 32-year-old is now set to enter free agency this winter.

Category: Transactions


Matt Thaiss went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Thaiss three hit effort put his batting average over the Mendoza line. He finished the 2019 season slashing .211/.293/.422 with eight home runs, 23 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 53 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Dillon Peters (4-4) allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two through 3 1/3 innings in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Astros. He was charged with his fourth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Peters posted a 8.91 ERA and an 11:11 K:BB in his final five starts. He also allowed 18 home runs in just 72 innings this year. Peters finishes the 2019 season with a 4-4 record, 5.38 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 72 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons crushed a two-run shot off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning, giving him a total of seven home runs on the season. He is slashing .263/.307/.362 with seven home runs, 39 RBI, 46 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 102 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Suarez allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Suarez cruised through five innings, but allowed a two-run blast to Jose Altuve in the sixth before getting the hook. He has allowed 23 homers in just 81 innings this season. Suarez will finish 2019 with a 2-6 record, 7.11 ERA, 1.64 WHIP with 72 strikeouts in 81 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Patrick Sandoval (0-4) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out three through three 1/3 innings in Friday’s 4-0 loss to the Astros. He was charged with his fourth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval continues to be limited, he has only pitched long enough to qualify for a win twice. He will end the season with a 5.03 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 42 strikeouts over 39 1/3 innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Tommy La Stella went 0-for-4 in Friday’s loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: La Stella took the field for the first time since July after recovering from a fractured right leg. He went hitless in Friday’s loss and will most likely be the designated hitter for the rest of the series.

Category: Game Recaps


Brian Goodwin left Thursday's game against Houston due to a back spasm. (Source: Los Angeles Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin left the matchup after sliding into second base on a double, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. He is considered day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates


Jaime Barria was removed from Thursday's game against Houston due to a right toe blister. (Source: Los Angeles Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barria surrendered three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over 4 1/3 innings before exiting. He will most likely finish 2019 with finish with a 6.43 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a 71:25 K:BB over 78 1/3 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Hansel Robles (5-1) gave up two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two through one inning in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Athletics. He was charged with his first loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Entering the game with a one-run lead, Robles allowed a two-run home run to give him a blown save and the loss. He hadn't blown a save since August 21st and had a 1.17 ERA since June 1st coming into this appearance. Robles has a 2.48 ERA, 1.02 WHIP with 75 strikeouts through 72 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Heaney allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven through 5 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Heaney did not factor into the decision but had posted a 9.31 ERA in his previous four starts. Heaney finishes the season with a 4-6 record, 4.91 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 118 strikeouts through 95 1/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win 3-2 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols singled in the fourth inning and plated what turned out to be the deciding run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He has an outside shot of driving in 100 runs for the 15th time in his career. Pujols is slashing .249/.309/.441 with 23 home runs, 93 RBI, 54 runs scored and three stolen bases in 527 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


David Fletcher went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher's trio of singles accounted for his third three-hit performance in his last six games. He is batting .341 (28-for-82) while scoring 12 runs over 20 games in September. Fletcher is slashing .293/.351/.391 with six home runs, 49 RBI, 83 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 630 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Michael Hermosillo went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and a walk in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: The triple was Hermosillo's first of the year, he also had an RBI walk in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Astros. Hermosillo is slashing hitting .179/.378/.286 with two RBI and two stolen bases in 14 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Rodriguez (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one through two innings in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Astros. He was charged with his first loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez allowed two homers to George Springer which accounted for all three runs he allowed. He owns a 3.24 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks. (Source: Richard Justice of MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The PRP injection should help heal Upton's ailing right knee. Upton was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis last week and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. He should be ready by spring training in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevan Smith went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is hitting .435 (10-for-23) with a home run and three RBI in his last seven games. He is slashing .257/.330/.404 with five home runs, seven RBI and 21 runs scored in 191 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


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