On Sunday aka two way day, Shohei Ohtani pitched while batting leadoff. Ohtani was good. The Angels were not. The Angels also suffered an embarrassing 11-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. David Fletcher made a very impressive defensive play. So did Mike Trout and here are some very good photos of the exploding beer incident. In this list of the top trade pieces for each team, Brandon Marsh is listed as the Angels most likely to be traded this season. Meanwhile, there are those who think Jared Walsh will have a breakout season.
Felix Peña will miss two to four weeks with a grade 1 hamstring strain. This is a blow to the Angels bullpen plans and Perry Minasian acknowledges that the Angels might be in the market for another bullpen arm. Carlos Carrasco also has a hamstring issue. He’s the Mets problem, though.
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Thank the FSM that this guy is not in the Angels system. We still haven’t lived down the Mickey Callaway scandal. Twenty one pounds of meth plus some oxycontin? It looks like he is in for an extended stay at an Arizona facility.
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Apparently, Robel Garcia is having a good spring. This would hurt a lot more if it weren’t for the surplus of existing Angels infielders who are also having good springs. Is this the year the knuckleball makes its triumphant return? Only one MLB player tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.
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