Los Angeles Angels

AL West

The Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a disappointing end to a brief tenure with the Angels. Allen entered the year as the team's locked-in closer but quickly fell out of favor. The right-hander posted a 6.26 ERA through 25 appearances after signing a one-year, $8.5 million deal in the off-season. He'll likely wind up somewhere on a minor league deal.

Category: Transactions


La Stella (forearm) is not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Rays. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: La Stella was a late scratch Friday with forearm tightness, and the injury will keep him out for at least one more game. David Fletcher is starting at third base, and batting sixth.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, and one run scored on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Trout's hitting .286/.459/.614 with 18 homers through 66 games. He's been outstanding per usual all season long.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Heaney gives up one run

Sat, Jun 15th 2:03am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Andrew Heaney allowed one run on two hits, three walks, and two strikeouts through five innings on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Heaney's picked up a 4.57 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts through four starts. He's not a trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Shohei Ohtani went 4-for-4 with a single, double, triple, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against the Rays to pick up his first career cycle.

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani became the first player from Japan to ever hit for the cycle along with being the first Angel to do it since Mike Trout back in 2013. He's hitting .281/.350/.512 with eight homers through 31 games, it's looking real good.

Category: Game Recaps


Cam Bedrosian allowed one hit and struck out two through a shutout inning to earn a save.

Fantasy Impact: Bedrosian's save was his first of the year. He's got a 2.51 ERA and 38 strikeouts through this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Skaggs picks up fifth win

Fri, Jun 14th 5:12am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Tyler Skaggs allowed three runs on seven hits, two walks, and five strikeouts through five innings on Thursday against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Skaggs has picked up a 5.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts through 12 starts this season. It's been a disappointing year for him.

Category: Game Recaps


David Fletcher has been scratched from Thursday's lineup with shoulder soreness. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher hasn't started since June 7th due to his shoulder problem. He came in as a defensive replacement earlier this week but that's it. Consider him day-to-day until we get an update.

Category: Injury Updates


Justin Bour hits fifth home run

Wed, Jun 12th 3:31am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Justin Bour went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run on Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Bour's homer was his fifth of the season. He's slashing .167/.267/.343 through 31 games played, he's not a trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Felix Pena picks up fourth win

Wed, Jun 12th 3:29am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Felix Pena allowed two runs on six hits, one walk, and four strikeouts through 3 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Pena didn't exactly pitch well in the outing however, he luckily was still able to pick up a win. He's recorded a 4.55 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 58 strikeouts so far. He's not a recommended option.

Category: Game Recaps


Hansel Robles earns ninth save

Wed, Jun 12th 3:28am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Hansel Robles allowed no runs on two hits, no walks, and three strikeouts through 1 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Dodgers. He picked up another save in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Robles' save was his ninth of the season. He's picked up a 3.45 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts through 31 1/3 innings, he's a pretty solid option for saves.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Angels manager Brad Ausmus, Justin Upton may rejoin the major league club during their 11-game road trip starting Thursday. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Upton, who has yet to play this season because of turf toe, has three hits in as many rehab games. The annual 30-homer heavy could settle for half that tally in approximately half a season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kole Calhoun homers in win

Tue, Jun 11th 5:00am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun's homer was his 14th of the season. He's hitting .243/.332/.496 with three steals through 62 games. He's been significantly better than last season but still isn't a very trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Griffin Canning allowed three runs on five hits, no walks, and five strikeout through six innings on Monday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Canning has picked up a 3.65 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 47 strikeouts through this point. He's been pretty solid for the Angels so far and is a decent streaming option.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Suarez allowed two runs on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts through 4 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Suarez's got a 4.35 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts through two starts. He's not a trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Cesar Puello went 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run, four RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Puello's homer was his third of the season. He's hitting .444/.545/.815 through seven games played. He's been a terrific addition to the Angels.

Category: Game Recaps


Dillon Peters allowed three runs on seven hits, no walks, and four strikeouts through 5 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Peters' has recorded a 4.15 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through four appearances this season. He may make a couple more unofficial starts moving forward but isn't a trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Cahill was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a sore right elbow. (Source: Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times)

Fantasy Impact: Cahill was initially slotted as today's bulk reliever, but he will hit the shelf for now with a right elbow issue. Angels' manager Brad Ausmus indicated that this is a minor issue that will only cost Cahill one start. Jose Suarez was recalled in a corresponding move, and will start Sunday against the Mariners.

Category: Injury Updates


Albert Pujols homers in win

Sun, Jun 2nd 3:46am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols' homer was his 10th of the season. The future hall of famer is hitting .229/.307/.440, he's not a fantasy relevant player.

Category: Game Recaps


Brian Goodwin went 2-for-4 with two singles on Friday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin is hitting .292/.356/.462 with six homers through 53 games this season. He's been pretty solid for the Angels up to this point.

Category: Game Recaps