Yesterday, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said that the Angels are not currently holding workouts at Angel Stadium or in Tempe, AZ at theirSpring Training facility. However, the players are doing their best to stay in shape on their own in anticipation of the start of the 2020 season suspended due to the coronavirus.
“I get a pretty good feel from these guys. They clearly want to be out playing. They want to live that dream, but they’re also very mindful about what’s going on in the world. A lot of the guys have families, so they have that house to keep in order as well. But I’ve seen some clips and videos from some of the guys and they’re getting creative in ways to stay in shape and get those competitive juices flowing. I’m not at a point where I’m worried about it. They are resilient and adaptable.”
Angel Stadium is only open to players seeking medical treatment/rehabbing right now, Billy Eppler said. That means it’s pretty much just been Shohei Ohtani and Griffin Canning for now.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 24, 2020
Ohtani is throwing off flat ground right now, could go off a mound again in a couple weeks.
To no surprise, Mike Trout can do it all. The entire world saw what he did at Top Golf a few weeks ago, and now we have another reason to believe he’s the best athlete in the world. Being locked up in his house, he has some time on his hands. It looks like he’s trying out trick shots.
Look at this crazy shot he nails from the second floor. Honestly, I wouldn’t be shocked if he did this on his first attempt.
- With the season being delayed, it looks as if it’s going to become a trend for pitchers to get needed surgery. We saw it last week with Chris Sale, and yesterday we saw it with another All-Star starting pitcher. Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, Jeff Passan of ESPN tweeted.
The procedure will keep him out until at earliest April 2021 and likely into the summer. Syndergaard is due to earn $9.7 million this season. He’s arbitration-eligible for the fourth and final time next offseason, becoming a free agent after the 2021 season.