In what’s almost becoming a daily occurrence, here are the latest updates in regards to a few Angels injuries.
We’ll begin with Shohei Ohtani, who now hasn’t pitched in a game in a couple weeks due to a blister. He threw a 30-pitch bullpen session, the most he’s thrown since his last start. According to manager Joe Maddon, he looked great, and they’ll make a decision on him tomorrow.
Maddon wasn’t there to witness the bullpen session, but he said everything he heard was nothing but positive. If everything goes well tomorrow, we could see Ohtani back on the mound as early as Tuesday, which is definitely an encouraging sign.
Up next is Anthony Rendon, who has missed the last few games with a groin strain. He’s eligible to come off the 10-day IL on April 21, but Maddon is unsure if he’ll be ready by that date.
“I don’t know,” Maddon said when asked about Rendon. “He’s feeling better and doing well. He’s very upbeat and positive. I’d say by around Monday or Tuesday we’ll have an idea of a finish line.”
Other injury news
- Juan Lagares has been progressing and is now doing light running. He was placed on the IL on Tuesday due to a calf strain. He’s not eligible to return until April 23, so it still could be some time before we see him.
- Catcher Max Stassi was also placed on the 10-day IL last Tuesday with a left thumb sprain. He has yet to start catching again but is throwing, which is definitely a positive sign.