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Luke Bard out for season with hip injury

He’ll be out for 6-8 months

MLB: Game Two-Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

The pitching staff took a bit of a hit on Thursday afternoon, as RHP Luke Bard will undergo season-ending hip surgery.

Last week, the 30-year-old was placed on the 60-day Injured List, meaning he’d be out through at least June. Now, it looks as if Bard has chosen to undergo surgery on his hip, ending his season.

His recovery time is expected to be between six and eight months, so he should be ready for next season.

Bard has spent the last three seasons with the Angels and had appeared in 46 games, including six last year. During his tenure with LA, he’s posted an ERA of 5.05 with a WHIP of 1.15.

Angels news and notes

  • Joe Maddon said they’ll announce the weekend starters following today’s game. He did say to expect Alex Cobb and Shohei Ohtani in some order for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Anthony Bemboom, Jaime Barria, Jack Mayfield, Ben Rowen and Jon Jay are on the taxi squad for the Angels.

Today’s lineup