Over the weekend Shohei Ohtani cleared out his locker in preparation for an imminent elbow procedure. The MRI on his oblique injury revealed that he wouldn’t be coming back this season. Mike Trout aims to get back into the lineup before the end of the season. Anthony Rendon says he was diagnosed with a leg fracture weeks ago and doesn’t know why the team didn’t announce it.
The Angels might need corner outfield help next year depending on how things go with Taylor Ward and Jo Adell. Here is the shopping list. The Angels just waived a couple of those guys and most of the rest are uninspiring. Here are the available center fielders in case it’s time to move Mike Trout to a corner. Hey! We could get Jake Marisnik. Shohei Ohtani on the Boston Red Sox? Ugh! Meanwhile, Jeremiah Jackson is killing it for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
Orioles right-hander Noah Denoyer underwent Tommy John surgery. Drey Jameson of the Diamondbacks will follow suit. Alex Cobb has been pitching through hip discomfort for several months. In the same link, the Red Sox are looking at Mike Hazen as a possible replacement for Chaim Bloom. Kim Ng’s contract with the Marlins is over at the end of the year.
Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke during a medical procedure and is in bad shape. They say he is making progress.