Los Angeles Angels

AL West

Luis Rengifo was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left hand hamate fracture. (Source: Los Angeles Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were only 10 games left on the schedule, so once it was clear Rengifo would not return this year it made sense to open up a 40-man roster spot in the short term. He much playing time as we could have hoped for this year (406 plate appearances), but stole just two bases after stealing 41 in the minors in 2018. Rengifo slashed .238/.321/.364 with seven home runs, 33 RBI, 44 runs scored and two stolen bases in 357 plate appearances this season.

Category: Injury Updates


David Fletcher went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher is batting .350 with seven walks in 60 at-bats this month. He is slashing .292/.353/.388 with five home runs, 46 RBI, 79 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 608 plate appearances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Hansel Robles notches 22nd save

Thu, Sep 19th 6:31am EDT
By Brad Camara

Hansel Robles allowed one hit while striking out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Robles' 22 saves are good for 18th most in baseball. He is under team control until 2021 and could be the closer for the Angels in the foreseeable future. Robles own a 2.33 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 71 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings this season.

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Dillon Peters allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two through four innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Peters has logged a total of 11 1/3 innings and has not topped 4 1/3 innings in any of his last three starts this past month. He owns a 4.81 ERA and 1.51 WHIP with 50 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Monday, home against the Athletics.

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Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun is hitting .261 (6-for-23) with three home runs, four RBI and 10 strikeouts in his last seven games. He is slashing .233/.326/.474 with 31 home runs, 71 RBI and 85 runs scored in 585 plate appearances this season.

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Jose Suarez allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three through two 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Suarez already faced a deficit when he entered, he certainly earned the loss but did not factor into the decision. He allowed 12 runs in his last 5 2/3 innings. Suarez is 2-6 with a 7.42 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 74 innings. His next scheduled outing is Sunday, home against the Astros.

Category: Game Recaps


Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols belted a three-run blast in the fifth to give the Angels a 6-1 lead, that's all the offense the team would need as they hung on to win 6-4. Pujols is slashing .251/.313/.453 with 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 52 runs scored in 496 plate appearances this season.

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Patrick Sandoval allowed one run on two hits and four walks while striking out four through four innings in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Rays, He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: It was the first time this month that Sandoval finished with at least four innings, but he's allowed one or fewer runs in three of his last four outings. He owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 33 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Saturday, away against the Astros.

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Mike Trout (toe) is scheduled to undergo season ending surgery later this week to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot. (Source: Los Angeles Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being shut down for more than a week with the toe injury, Trout ultimately opted for surgery to relieve the issue all together. The Angels won’t have a timeline to Trouts return to action until after the surgery is completed. Trout finished with another MVP type campaign slashing .291/.438/.645 with 45 home runs (career high), 104 RBI, 110 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 134 games.

Category: Injury Updates


Jaime Barria allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four through five 1/3 innings in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Barria has been pitching well in recent weeks, allowing only two runs or less in five of his last nine outings. He owns a 5.95 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Friday, away against the Astros.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-4 in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has struggled recently, hitting .179 (10-for-56) with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored in his last 15 games. He is only worth owning in deep league and AL only formats. Simmons is slashing .256/.300/.353 with six home runs, 33 RBI and 39 runs scored in 370 plate appearances this season.

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Andrew Heaney (4-5) allowed six runs on 10 hits while striking out three through three 1/3 innings in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Rays. He was charged with his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heaney served up three homers during an ugly third inning and gave up three consecutive singles in the fourth before exiting. He owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 113:25 K:BB in 85 innings this season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday, away against the Yankees.

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Justin Upton (knee) will not play again this season. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Upton underwent an MRI on his ailing right knee Wednesday and was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis. He will be able to return at full strength for spring training. Brian Goodwin will replace Upton the starting lineup moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Shohei Ohtani will undergo season-ending surgery to address a bipartite patella in his left knee. (Source: Los Angeles Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani will undergo surgery Friday in Los Angeles. The timeframe for this injury is typically around 8-to-12 weeks. He should be fully healed by the time spring training rolls around. Ohtani finishes 2019 with a .286/.343/.505 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, 51 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 106 games.

Category: Injury Updates


Jared Walsh hit a solo home run in his lone at-bat in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Walsh belted 36 home runs with Triple-A Salt Lake this season while slashing .325/.423/.686 in 98 games.

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Kevan Smith went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-7 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Smith suffered through a miserable August in which he batted .037 (1-for-27) but has gotten off to a better start in September, going 3-for-7 with a pair of long balls in five games. Smith is worth a roster spot in two-catcher and AL only formats.

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Tommy La Stella (leg) is experiencing discomfort while performing certain movements and may not be ready to return this weekend as hoped. (Source: Associated Press)

Fantasy Impact: La Stella was on track to return for the Angels' weekend series in Chicago after ramping up his activity to include fielding drills and batting practice, but continued discomfort in his right leg may put those those plans on hold. He has been out of action since fouling a ball off his shin and fracturing his tibia July 2nd.

Category: Injury Updates


Brian Goodwin went 2-for-5 with a two-run single, a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin now has three home runs with seven RBI, seven runs, and a stolen base in his last six games. He is 5-for-8 in steal attempts this year. Goodwin is slashing .286/.348/.514 with 15 home runs, 43 RBI, and 59 runs scored in 112 games this season.

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Griffin Canning was placed on the injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the same elbow that bothered Canning earlier in the season. The 23-year-old righty is heading back to California to be further evaluated, after which a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Bemboom went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-2 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Bemboom's shot in the eighth off White Sox reliever Ross Detwiler was his first career home run in the majors. He hit 34 long balls in parts of eight seasons in the minors before making his MLB debut earlier this year.

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