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Angels' SP Alex Cobb (5-2) did not give up an earned run on three hits, two walks, and eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings en route to his fifth win of 2021.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb had perhaps on of his best outings of the season on Friday, pitching over five innings while not surrendering a single earned run. So far in June, Cobb has struggled to find his way on the mound, surrendering 10 earned runs in 15.2 innings pitched throughout the month. His 4.41 ERA and 1.27 WHIP make Cobb just outside of fantasy consideration for the time being, unless he's used in a favorable spot-start in deeper leagues.

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Angels' 2B Luis Rengifo went 1-for-4 with a solo shot in an 11-3 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Rengifo's home run on Saturday was his first of the 2021 campaign, taking on the reigns at second base in place of David Fletcher. Rengifo hasn't seen much playing time up to this point in the season, and as such, he shouldn't garner any fantasy consideration for the time being.

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SP/DH Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs, and two strikeouts in an 11-3 win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani now sits in third place in terms of homers with 21 on the season, and he sits in fourth in RBIs with 50. His OPS of .991 is good enough for sixth among all eligible hitters. Needless to say, Ohtani continued to show his MVP prowess on the same day he announced his participation in the Home Run Derby. Ohtani will look to continue his success at the plate on Saturday against the Tigers.

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Angels' 1B Jared Walsh went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and struck out twice en route to an 11-3 blowout win over the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Walsh now has 16 home runs and 48 RBIs in 2021, good enough for 10th best in each category. However, his struggles to get on base still continue in June, as he's hitting just .197 with an OPB of .269 throughout the month. He's collected just three hits in his last 22 at-bats, but he'll look to turn things around on Saturday against Detroit.

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Raisel Iglesias recorded the final six outs of Thursday's win over the Tigers to earn his 12th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias allowed a run but still helped the Halos escape with a victory. His 4.18 ERA has obviously been a disappointment, but Iglesias maintains a firm grip on the team's closer role heading into the summer.

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Anthony Rendon will remain out of the Angels lineup Thursday against Detroit. (Source: Jack Harris on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rendon was removed from Monday's game with a triceps injury and will miss his third straight game on Thursday. The Angels still believe Rendon will avoid a trip to the injured list. It is possible he is used as a pinch-hitter on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates


Griffin Canning (5-4) gave up two earned runs on three hits, two walks, and two strikeouts over five innings en route to a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to Oakland.

Fantasy Impact: Canning was solid for the Angels on Wednesday, giving them five innings of solid work. Unfortunately, the bullpen could not hold the game in tact to give Canning his sixth victory of 2021. Canning's 5.07 ERA and unimpressive 1.40 WHIP likely keep him on waivers in most formats unless he's used in a spot-start in a favorable matchup.

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Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and a strikeout in an 8-4 loss to the division-leading A's.

Fantasy Impact: Upton has hit safely in 11 of the 14 games that the Halos have played in June, good enough for a slash line of .306/.460/.653 for the month. Compare that to his May slash line of .188/.258/.388, and it looks like Upton may be a nice pickup off of waivers this season. Although he doesn't provide as much upside in terms of RBIs hitting out of the leadoff spot, his consistent offensive production and power indicate a rise in stock for the 33-year-old outfielder.

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Angels' SP Andrew Heaney (4-4) gave up three earned runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts over five innings pitched in Tuesday's loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Heaney was taken out of the game in the top of the sixth inning after giving up a leadoff double, which eventually came around to score. Although Heaney ranks in the top 25% of all pitchers in whiff percentage, strikeout percentage, and chase rate, he also ranks in the bottom 25% in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage against him. In addition to that, his 4.45 ERA and 1.23 WHIP take him out of fantasy consideration absent a spot start here and there with a favorable matchup.

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Angels' SS Jose Iglesias went 4-for-5 with four singles and a run scored in a losing effort to the Oakland A's on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Monday marked Iglesias's first four-hit performance of the season. Prior to the game, Iglesias was slashing .267/.299/.390. Following Monday's game, he is now slashing .280/.311/.400. Iglesias has recorded multi-hit games in three of his last five games, and he will look to continue his offensive successes in Tuesday's matchup with Oakland.

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Angels' SP Dylan Bundy (1-7) gave up seven earned runs on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts over 2.1 innings pitched in Monday's loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy's 2.1 inning outing on Monday is tied for his shortest of the 2021 campaign. To make matters worse, the seven earned runs that he surrendered is tied for the most he's given up this season. Taken together, it's safe to say that Bundy had his worst outing of the year. Bundy has fallen outside of the realm of fantasy consideration, as he now carries a 6.98 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP on the year.

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Angels' OF Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs en route to an 8-5 loss to the division-leading A's.

Fantasy Impact: Lagares hit his first home run as an Angel on Monday, a second-inning solo shot off of Sean Manaea. Lagares is currently hitting .231 with just one homer and 15 RBIs, and as such, should not draw much fantasy consideration in the absence of an unexpected hot streak.

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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who's dealing with Grade 2 calf strain, is likely to remain out for "probably another month," according to manager Joe Maddon. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trout suffered the injury back in mid-May and the original timetable for his absence was 6-8 weeks. Maddon didn't rule out that he could return to the team sooner than a month but said it would "be a stretch" for Trout to make it back for the All-Star game. The team would be wise not to rush back their superstar outfielder at this point and should provide another update later on this week.

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Angels' 2B David Fletcher went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored en route to a 10-3 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday's two-hit effort by Fletcher broke a streak of three games (12 at-bats) without a hit. Still, Fletcher ranks near the bottom of the league in average exit velocity, and as such, it's clear he still needs to find his way at the plate. He's slashing .261/.292/.303 on the year, but hopefully Sunday's effort is a sign of better things to come for Fletch.

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Angels' C Max Stassi went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer en route to an Angels' 10-3 blowout win over the struggling Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Stassi continues hit hot hitting in the month of June. So far this month, he's had four doubles, four home runs, and 10 RBIs. Stassi has notched an extra-base hit in six out of his last eight games, and is now hitting .339 on the year. Stassi and the Angels will face off against the division-leading A's on Monday.

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Angels' SP Patrick Sandoval (1-2) gave up two earned runs on four hits, two walks, and four strikeouts over six innings pitched en route to his first win of the 2021 season.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval looked impressive for the Halos on Sunday, giving up just two runs over six innings of work. Opponents are hiting just .227 off of Sandoval this season, and his 3.51 ERA and 1.29 WHIP are a rare bright spot in a generally unpredictable Angels' rotation. Sandoval will look to continue his success on the mound when the Angels face off against the Tigers.

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Angels' reliever Alex Claudio (1-1) threw one inning of hitless baseball en route to his first victory of the season against the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: The lefty sidearmer looked great in his lone inning of work on Saturday, and the Angels' offense rewarded him with a comeback victory over the Diamondbacks. Claudio is likely to remain on waivers, however, as there are other more effective relief options out there for fantasy purposes.

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Angels' C Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and two singles en route to a 6-5 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki is batting .444 in the month of June. However, that number is only over the span of nine total at-bats. With Max Stassi seeing most of the playing time at catcher for the Halos, Suzuki should remain on waivers in all formats.

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Taylor Ward went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts en route to an 8-1 win over Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: Ward hit his sixth homer of 2021 to go along with his 17th and 18th RBIs of the campaign. However, with a slash line of merely .224/.300/.439, as well as his future uncertainty when it comes to playing time, Ward is best to remain on waivers.

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Angels' RP Chris Rodriguez gave up one earned run on three hits and one strikeout over 1.1 innings pitched on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Monday marked C-Rod's first appearance for the Angels since May 5th, and besides a hard-hit double, he looked pretty sharp coming out of the bullpen. Rodriguez now sports a 2.65 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP on the year, and he'll look to find his touch on the mound as he gets back into form for the Halos.

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