C.J. Wilson’s shoulder will be reevaluated on Saturday in the hopes that he can begin a throwing program. The Angels starting pitcher is hoping to receive “A-plus” results on a strength test he was given a “B-plus” for earlier this week.
A key component in the Angels starting rotation since 2011, Wilson hasn’t pitched since surgery on his left elbow in August. He believes his elbow problems led to the shoulder issue that halted his throwing regimen during spring training. Once Wilson begins throwing, he isn’t expected to pitch in a major league game for at least a month.
After his first start of the season, pitcher Andrew Heaney joined Wilson on the disabled list Wednesday with a strained flexor muscle in his pitching arm.
It wasn’t until after Andrew Heaney’s start in Tuesday’s 6-1 loss that the strained flexor muscle in his pitching arm became a significant concern. The left-hander said the ball felt different coming out of his hand beginning in the fourth inning, but he could still pitch effectively.
When it was brought to his attention after the game that his velocity slightly declined during the game, he decided to talk with the Angels training staff, who discovered the strain to his forearm was worthy of a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Heaney’s disappointment is only enhanced by the prominent role he was in line for this season. Continue reading “Angels’ Andrew Heaney ’embarrassed’ by timing, perception of injury” »
It was already tenuous when the Angels began the season so uncertain about what $40 million worth of starting pitching would produce.
Jered Weaver’s velocity dipped to a new low in the spring and C.J. Wilson admitted his mounting injuries created some doubt he’ll ever return to the Angels starting rotation. Weaver and Wilson are both owed $20 million in 2016, the final year of their contracts.
When Andrew Heaney’s flexor muscle strain landed him on the disabled list Wednesday, one start into his season, the Angels’ starting rotation entered a new level of discord. Continue reading “Angels’ rotation reaches new level of discord, but is there hope?” »
Mike Trout/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
Centerfielder Mike Trout has been named American League Player of the Month for July and southpaw Andrew Heaney has been named Rookie of the Month.
Trout batted .367 (29-for-79) with 12 home runs, 24 RBIs and 20 runs scored to win the third such award of his career. Most recently, he won it in June 2014.
Trout slugged .861 in July, had an on-base percentage of .462 and an OPS of 1.323.
Heaney went 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four starts. He struck out 19 in 27 1/3 innings.