New came recently on the extend of Simmons’ ankle injury and it’s not good. He’ll be further evaluated tomorrow per Angels PR
Andrelton Simmons and Shohei Ohtani Medical Updates pic.twitter.com/5jfqb8IbxJ— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) May 21, 2019
Luis Rengifo will be coming back to the Big A and the good news is that Shohei Ohtani is apparently okay. In fact, he’s so okay that he is starting tonight!
Angels vs RH Pineda: La Stella 5, Trout 8, Ohtani DH(!), Pujols 3, Calhoun 9, Smith 2, Goodwin 7, Rengifo 4, Fletcher 6, Cahill RHP— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 21, 2019
Luis Rengifo will also get to start after hopping on a flight from Salt Lake City earlier today.
Regarding Simmons, grade 3 strains typically take several months to heal but per the PR report we may know more tomorrow. Simmons also has a history of bouncing back fast and returning quicker than usual. But don’t expect to see him before the All Star Break at the very least. Simba was slashing .298/.323/.415 before the injury.
Luis Rengifo will get another chance to prove himself after hitting .147 across 39 plate appearances earlier this year.