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David Fletcher out of lineup on Monday

The first game he’ll miss this year

Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels

For the first time all season, David Fletcher won’t be in the starting lineup on Monday. He exited yesterday’s game after rolling his ankle. With the Angels having the day off tomorrow, manager Joe Maddon is hopeful that he’ll be good to go and available to play on Wednesday.

Fletcher has been the best hitter on the team this season, and one of the best hitters in the American League. He leads the majors in at bats, and leads the AL with 45 hits. He has a slash line of .313/.377/.438/.814 and has three homers with 13 RBI. Prior to the injury, not only had he started every game for the Angels, he had played every inning so far this year.

News and notes

  • RHP Gerardo Reyes has been optioned to the Alternate Training Site. He was acquired from the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Jason Castro
  • The Angels have a few roster moves they will make before today’s game. They’re a catcher short and they need to recall Jaime Barria. Maddon said catcher Max Stassi is “somewhat close” to coming back from quad strain, as he’s currently ahead of schedule. However, he doesn’t seem ready yet