The Angels’ game on Sunday against the Blue Jays got postponed due to weather. Both teams will make up the game on August 10 as part of a double-header. Following the decision to postpone the game, Angels manager Joe Maddon spoke with the media and provided a few updates.
The first update he provided was in regards to Shohei Ohtani and when we could see him potentially on the mound again. Maddon said Ohtani might throw a bullpen session on Monday, but he’s not positive. He said if he were to guess, he’ll throw without wearing a bandage. Ohtani has been dealing with a blister problem going back to the end of spring training.
The next update was in regards to Anthony Rendon, who wasn’t expected to be in the lineup on Sunday after his leg was sore. Maddon said that he was still pretty sore on Sunday and the expectation is that Rendon won’t be in the lineup on Monday in Kansas City.
“He’s still day-to-day,” Maddon said. “Let’s see what he looks like tomorrow. There’s no immediate concern it’ll be an Injured List kind of thing. It could be. But I just don’t know.”
That’s certainly optimistic news, as the last thing you want is for one of your top hitters to go down for some time.
The last bit of news came in regards to the starting rotation and how it shapes out. Essentially, everyone just gets pushed back a day. Alex Cobb will start on Monday, Dylan Bundy will start on Tuesday and Griffin Canning will start on Wednesday.
“This actually could be beneficial,” Maddon said. “Utilize that extra rest we wanted from the beginning.”