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Angels notes: Anthony Rendon sits, Justin Upton & Max Stassi get hurt in loss to Rays

More injuries and four more errors in the Halos’ latest loss

MLB: MAY 03 Rays at Angels Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Anthony Rendon didn’t play in Tuesday’s 8-3 loss to the Rays, one day after fouling a ball directly off his left knee. For reinforcements, the Angels played non-roster invitee roulette, selecting the contract of infielder Phil Gosselin and designating Scott Schebler for assignment.

Gosselin got the start against the Rays, and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Rendon for now is considered day to day. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register has more:

“He’s real sore, but better,” Maddon said. “He felt better today. Obviously better than he did last night.”

But Rendon isn’t alone in the walking wounded pile for the Angels.

Justin Upton left the game after five innings with a left knee contusion, then Max Stassi left the game in the ninth inning.

Shohei Ohtani was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on Tuesday, but he was slated back into the pitching rotation, set to start Wednesday, after getting scratched from his Monday mound start with elbow soreness.


  • Mike Trout homered again on Tuesday and also walked, hitting .407/.514/.779 on the season.
  • The Angels committed four errors in this one.
  • Schebler hit three doubles in his 11 games with the Angels, but was just 4-for-27 (.148) with 11 strikeouts.
  • Albert Pujols was 1-for-4 on Tuesday, moving on up the all-time hit list:

Tuesday particulars

Home runs: Mike Trout (8); Austin Meadows 2 (7)

WP — Luis Patiño (1-0): 3 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 5 strikeouts

LP — Alex Cobb (1-2): 5 IP, 2 hits, 2 unearned runs, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts