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Los Angeles Angels News.
It’s official. There are no plans for Shohei Ohtani to pitch any more this season. This is due to the grade 1-2 sprain on the flexor pronator mass in his arm we reported earlier this week. Mike Trout, as one might expect, found it really hard to leave Jessica and Beckham behind to travel to Seattle. He wishes there was more testing. I can’t say that I blame him. As noted yesterday, He homered on his first at bat since returning, so his homesickness does not seem to be affecting his game. At least Mike Trout feels safe and that his teammates are accountable.
Billy Eppler remains busy. The Angels have placed Cam Bedrosian on the 10 day IL with a right adductor strain. Meanwhile, Julio Teheran was removed from the 10 day IL (COVID-19 IL) on August 5, 2020. There’s a new Angels activity available. It’s a pretty simple crossword but it might keep the kids busy for a few minutes.
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Here is some more information on the new rules and the compliance officer. As expected, the compliance officer is a snitch who will send weekly reports to MLB. The compliance officer will also nag any players found in public areas of the hotel. That is one less thing for Joe Maddon to worry about, I suppose. The COVID-19 situation with the Marlins and Cardinals appears to have stabilized for the time being. In fact, there were no positive tests all day Tuesday among any major league team.
Sean Newcomb is getting another look as a starter for the Braves in light of the Mike Soroka injury and the Mike Foltynewicz implosion. The Tommy John epidemic continues. This time it is Tommy Kahnle of the Yankees. Is a whirlwind spring training to blame? The Yankees have outrighted Chris Iannetta, who cleared waivers.
Here is a video of the four Astros who were hit by pitches last night. I guess those back leg sliders just get away from you sometimes. Tuesday night, Melanie Newman became the first female play by play announcer for the Orioles and the fourth woman ever to do play by play announcing for MLB games. Brodie Van Wagenen’s conflict of interest is showing.
That’s it for today’s Los Angeles Angels News. Stay safe everyone.