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Brandon Drury is not in Tuesday’s lineup, but is available off the bench. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Drury is dealing with a hamstring injury, but was able to complete pregame workouts and is cleared to play if needed. Luis Rengifo is starting at second base for the Angels Tuesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Nolan Schanuel is not in the Angels’ starting lineup Tuesday. (Source: Sam Blum on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Schanuel will take a seat again on the bench, which could be a result of the groin injury he suffered Sunday. Miguel Sano will play first base and bat cleanup against Tampa Bay.


Patrick Sandoval delivered a solid outing in Monday's 7-3 victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: He allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings. Despite a rocky start to the season, this performance could be a sign of stabilization for Sandoval, whose ERA slightly improved to 4.67. His WHIP remains high at 1.62, but a strong outing like this might hint at better control moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Taylor Ward went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Angels' 7-3 victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a crucial homer that contributed significantly to the team's win, alongside scoring twice himself. With a season batting average now standing at .313 and six homers to his credit in just 16 games, Ward is shaping up to be a valuable asset in fantasy lineups, particularly in categories like home runs and RBI.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Angels' 7-3 victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a crucial home run that helped secure the win for his team. This game highlighted Trout's consistent power-hitting ability this season, as he now boasts a .290 batting average with seven home runs in just 16 games. Fantasy managers should continue to view Trout as a top-tier outfielder, especially given his steady production in runs and RBI.

Category: Game Recaps


Miguel Sano starting on Monday

Mon, Apr 15th 6:10pm EDT
By Brenton Kemp

Angels infielder/designated hitter Miguel Sano is back in the starting lineup Monday versus the Rays. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sano didn't appear in Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox but will hit cleanup and serve as the team's third baseman Monday against the Rays. After sitting out unsigned in the 2023 season, the veteran is hitting .207 without a homer and just one RBI through his first 34 plate appearances with the Angels.


Angels catcher Matt Thaiss is in the starting lineup Monday versus the Rays. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thaiss' action has been few and far between with the now-healthy Logan O'Hoppe raking to begin the young 2024 season. He had made just seven trips to the plate on the season but has three hits, a walk, and a pair of runs scored in that time.


Aaron Hicks sitting on Monday

Mon, Apr 15th 6:04pm EDT
By Brenton Kemp

Angels outfielder Aaron Hicks is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Rays. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran went 1-for-4 with a trio of strikeouts on Sunday against the Red Sox and will get a breather to begin a series with the Rays on Monday. After a resurgent 2023 season following a move to the Orioles, Hicks has limped to a .184 average with one homer across 42 plate appearances on the season.


Luis Rengifo absent on Monday

Mon, Apr 15th 6:02pm EDT
By Brenton Kemp

Angels infielder Luis Rengifo is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Rays. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rengifo went 0-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and six men left on base in Sunday's series finale with the Red Sox and will begin a series with the Rays on the bench. He is hitting .278 with three steals and a .630 OPS on the young season.


Angels catcher Logan O'Hoppe is on the bench for Monday's contest against the Rays. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: O'Hoppe went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's series finale with the Red Sox but will begin a series with the Rays on the bench. The promising backstop is off to a white-hot start in 2024, hitting .364 with a homer and a .974 OPS across 51 trips to the plate.


Tyler Anderson allowed three runs on four hits across 4 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and three walks on Sunday against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson took the no-decision as he was unable to escape the fifth inning. He struggled a bit with his command as he walked three hitters. He is scheduled to face the Reds next.

Category: Game Recaps


Griffin Canning struggled mightily in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Red Sox, allowing six earned runs on nine hits while striking out six over four innings.

Fantasy Impact: Canning's outing Saturday continued his rough start to the season on the mound, allowing four or more runs in each of his three starts so far for the Angels. The 27-year-old has yet to show any semblance of being a trustworthy option on the mound and is best left out of lineups for invested fantasy managers until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps


Reid Detmers delivered a masterful performance, tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and two walks, striking out seven in the Angels' 7-0 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This outing further cements Detmers's status as a starting option on the rise, allowing one run or less while also registering at least seven strikeouts in each of his three starts on the mound for the Angels. The left-hander will look to continue to keep opposing batters off balance as part of a re-tooled starting rotation for Angels manager Ron Washington.

Category: Game Recaps


Anthony Rendon is in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Angels against the Boston Red Sox Friday. (Source: Los Angeles Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rendon returns after receiving Wednesday off for rest reasons, batting leadoff and starting at third base against the Red Sox Friday.


Livan Soto claimed by Orioles

Thu, Apr 11th 5:13pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Orioles claimed Livan Soto off waivers from the Angels. (Source: Jake Rill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soto was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the week. He should provide some extra infield depth in the Baltimore organization.

Category: Transactions


In a game where the Los Angeles Angels could've used a bit more offensive firepower, Jo Adell tried to light a spark but ultimately saw his team fall 4-2 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Adell, who has been off to a sluggish start this season, showed signs of breaking out of his early slump by connecting on his first home run of the year, contributing to a 2-hit day that doubled his hit total for the season.

Category: Game Recaps


In a less-than-stellar outing against the Tampa Bay Rays, Jose Soriano struggled to keep the scoreboard in check, allowing four earned runs over four innings in the Angels' 4-2 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Despite notching six strikeouts and avoiding the walk trap entirely, Soriano's performance was marred by the six hits he allowed, which contributed significantly to the Rays' victory. This outing nudges his ERA to an uncomfortable 6.30, with a WHIP that, while respectable at 1.30, might not offer much solace to fantasy managers banking on more dominant displays.

Category: Game Recaps


Angels RP Robert Stephenson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake Sunday. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Stephenson is slated to make appearances on Sunday and Tuesday before being re-evaluated. Fantasy managers should expect Stephenson to return to the Angels next week, barring any setbacks.

Category: Injury Updates


Chase Silseth‘s MRI revealed that he is dealing with right elbow inflammation. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Silseth and the Angels, as it clears any concerns of ligament damage. Fantasy managers should expect him to still need longer than the required 15 days on the IL.

Category: Injury Updates


Zach Neto is back in the lineup for the Los Angeles Angels against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Neto returns after sitting out for general rest Tuesday night, starting at shortstop and batting ninth against the Rays Wednesday.