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Where the Angels roster stands with MLB shut down

Rosters are frozen, but here’s how the Angels left off after baseball shut down

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With last week’s agreement between Major League Baseball and the players union, 40-man rosters are frozen for now, at least until baseball sees fit to start things back up again.

There’s not a lot going on during the shutdown, but we can review where the Angels roster is at this point in what is technically still spring training. The team made a series of moves in March, and the 40-man roster has 30 players remaining.

Active players on the 40-man roster

Pos Player 2020 age Service time Options (used)
Pos Player 2020 age Service time Options (used)
C Jason Castro 33 9.104 3 (none)
1B/DH Albert Pujols 40 19.000 n/a
2B/3B Tommy La Stella 31 5.057 1 (2016-17)
3B Anthony Rendon 30 6.130 n/a
SS Andrelton Simmons 30 7.125 n/a
LF Justin Upton 32 12.060 n/a
CF Mike Trout 28 8.070 n/a
OF Brian Goodwin 29 3.019 0 (2015-17)
DH/SP Shohei Ohtani 25 2.000 3 (none)
2B/3B David Fletcher 26 1.111 3 (none)
2B/SS Luis Rengifo 23 0.147 2 (2019)
3B/LF Taylor Ward 26 0.093 2 (2019)
C Max Stassi 29 3.049 0 (2014-16)
3B/1B Matt Thaiss 25 0.089 3 (none)
SP Andrew Heaney 29 4.150 1 (2014-15)
SP Julio Teheran 29 7.062 1 (2011-12)
SP Dylan Bundy 27 4.026 0 (2012-15)
SP Griffin Canning 24 0.153 3 (none)
SP Jose Suarez 22 0.091 2 (2019)
CL Hansel Robles 29 4.119 0 (2013, 2017-18)
RHP Ty Buttrey 27 1.046 2 (2018)
RHP Cam Bedrosian 28 4.153 0 (2014-16)
RHP Noe Ramirez 30 2.139 0 (2015-17)
RHP Mike Mayers 28 2.020 0 (2016-18)
RHP Matt Andriese 30 4.071 1 (2015-16)
RHP Keynan Middleton 26 2.150 2 (2017)
RHP Justin Anderson 27 1.161 3 (none)
LHP Patrick Sandoval 23 0.056 3 (none)
LHP Dillon Peters 27 0.144 1 (2018-19)
RHP Felix Peña 30 2.079 1 (2017-18)
Service time is in years and days (e.g. 5.057 = 5 years, 57 days of service time) Age is as of June 30, 2020

It’s worth noting that there are still so many unknowns as to when the 2020 season might start, if at all, and the possibility exists that roster limits could be relaxed in the early going as teams continue to recover from a long layoff.

But if we’re using the existing rules in place, the active roster would contain 26 players. There’s also a limit of 13 pitchers, though Shohei Ohtani is the only player in baseball that qualifies as a two-way player, so the Angels could field a roster with 14 pitchers (including Ohtani) should they so desire.

The delay in the regular season increases the odds that Ohtani, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, would be ready to pitch once the season starts. The original plan was to have him ready at some point in May. There’s also Griffin Canning, the second-year starter who suffered elbow stiffness in March. He received a PRP injection during spring training and was going to be reevaluated somewhere around the first week of April, so any type of delay in the season starting bodes well for his chances of being ready once things get started again.

Of those 30 players still on the 40-man roster, 14 are position players including Ohtani, with 16 non-Ohtani pitchers.

At the time of the shutdown, there were also 16 non-roster invitees in major league camp (in name only, since there isn’t actually any spring training camp at all right now).

Non-roster invitees not yet reassigned to minors

Pos Player 2020 age Service time Options (used)
Pos Player 2020 age Service time Options (used)
RHP Jacob Barnes 30 3.030 0 (2016, 18-19)
RHP Parker Markel 29 0.066 2 (2019)
LHP Hoby Milner 29 1.015 2 (2018)
RHP JC Ramirez 31 4.108 0 (2010-12)
RHP Neil Ramirez 31 4.082 0 (2012-14)
RHP Jose Rodriguez 24 0.034 2 (2019)
RHP Jake Thompson 26 0.139 1 (2017-18)
C Jose Briceño 27 0.134 2 (2019)
C Jack Kruger 25 0.000 3 (none)
C Keinner Piña 23 0.000 3 (none)
2B Arismendy Alcantara 28 1.108 0 (2014-16)
IF Jose Rojas 27 0.000 3 (none)
IF Elliot Soto 30 0.000 3 (none)
OF Jo Adell 21 0.000 3 (none)
OF Brandon Marsh 22 0.000 3 (none)
OF Brennon Lund 25 0.000 3 (none)

Players not on the 40-man roster are not subject to the roster freeze. Who knows what the roster might look like once spring training reopens. But that’s where the Angels roster stands now.