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Angels links: Jim Edmonds, Jo Adell, college recruiting

Monday morning Angels news

Jim Edmonds

Former Angels outfielder Jim Edmonds went to the emergency room over the weekend to get tested for coronavirus, he posted in an Instagram story on Saturday.

While at the hospital, Edmonds wrote, “No confirmation on the virus yet. Just waiting to find out if I have been infected or just super sick,” and followed up with, “Not taking any chances because it it is so hard to get tested by the rules of the CDC.”

An update in the Instagram story showed Edmonds at home thanking his friends at fans for their support. He said he was still awaiting some test results, but did test positive for pneumonia.

“I’m doing the best I can right now, but not feeling so hot,” Edmonds said. “I’m doing the best I can to rest up.”

Links

  • Angels minor league catcher Jack Kruger, who hit .240/.300/.309 in Double-A in 2019, started a website (Baller Builder) to help high school players navigate the recruiting process. “I’m basically trying to help people get out of their own way and understand this chaotic, fluid recruiting system that sucks up a lot of time and money from families that probably don’t have it,” Kruger told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.
  • From last week, among the future stars of the American League West, as chosen by MLB.com, was Angels top prospect Jo Adell. Noted Jesse Sanchez: “He has a rare blend of speed and power that should make him the perfect complement to Trout in the outfield.”
  • The Angels split their opening series in Houston against the Astros, in Baseball-Reference’s daily simulation of the 2020 season using OOTP 21. Among the Halos heroes: Justin Upton was 7-for-19 with three homers, Jason Castro was 7-for-14 with two long balls, Shohei Ohtani was 6-for-14 with a double, and Julio Teheran went eight innings in his Angels debut.