After missing the first few games of the season with an oblique injury, there’s a solid chance that Anthony Rendon can return to the startling lineup as early as tomorrow, per Joe Maddon.
“It was talked about,” Maddon said when asked if Rendon potentially could have returned on Monday. “It seems the right thing to do is wait until tomorrow to make the decision. if everything goes right today, there’s a chance tomorrow. At the worst, the day after, without any kind of setbacks. It’s one of those things where you want to make sure you don’t rush it where you have a longer term situation. This was part of the plan, as of yesterday. We’ll have him do his stuff and we’ll figure it out after that.”
After a slow start offensively to begin the season, the addition of Rendon’s bat will be a huge boost for the Angels.
Other news and notes
- After Shohei Ohtani’s short start on Sunday, Maddon said it is possible, though not likely, that he can potentially start sooner than this upcoming Sunday. Ohtani is in the starting lineup today in the DH spot
- Julio Teheran is scheduled for three innings and 55 pitches tomorrow in Long Beach, according to pitching coach Mickey Callaway. If all goes right, he could rejoin the Angels’ starting rotation shortly
- Jose Suarez is currently in Long Beach but is limited to playing catch. He won’t be able to begin throwing bullpen sessions until his arm is fully built up.