The Los Angeles Angels place Peter Bourjos on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 22 August 2012 at 5:38 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list due to a sore right wrist. Bourjos has played in 88 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 37 of 163 (.227 avg, .612 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 3 homers, 19 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Angels will miss Bourjos’ defense and speed while he’s on the shelf. His injury will clear more P.T. for Vernon Wells.

The Los Angeles Angels place Scott Downs on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 1 August 2012 at 8:28 am

The Los Angeles Angels have placed 36-year old lefty reliever Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28th due to a strained left shoulder. Downs has pitched in 38 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 1-1 with 9 saves, a 2.57 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. He will be replaced on the active roster and in the bullpen by 37-year old Hisanori Takahashi, who has been recalled from AAA. He pitched in 33 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Angels and he was 0-2 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP. The Angels hope that Downs only has to miss a couple of weeks, as he has pitched well so far this year.

The Los Angeles Angels have place Erick Aybar on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 27 July 2012 at 9:51 pm

The Los Angeles Angels have placed switch-hitting starting SS Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22nd due to a non-displaced fracture of his right big toe. Aybar has played in 91 games for the Rays so far this year and he is 84 of 327 (.257 avg, .666 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 4 homers, 28 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. Switch-hitting Maicer Izturis will take over as the starting SS until Aybar is ready to return to action. Izturis has played in 65 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 43 of 182 (.236 avg, .626 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 1 homer, 14 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. The Angels have called up 26-year old lefty swinging Andrew Romine to replace Izturis as the top backup infielder. Romine played in 4 games earlier this year for the Angels and he was 4 for 6 (.667 avg, 1.333 OPS) with 1 run scored.

The Los Angeles Angels place Jordan Walden on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 15 July 2012 at 6:47 pm

The Angels have placed 24-year old righty reliever Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9th, due to strained right biceps. Walden has pitched in 31 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 2-2 with 1 save, a 3.86 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. He has given up 26 hits and he has walked 18 batters in only 28 innings so far this year, while whiffing 35 batters. His control has been off and that is why he lost his closer’s job early this year. Walden has now pitched in 109 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Angels and he is 7-8 with 34 saves, a 3.13 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels place Dan Haren on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 6 July 2012 at 3:23 pm

The Angels have placed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 4th due to lower back stiffness. Haren has pitched in 17 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. 27-year old righty reliever Kevin Jepsen has been called up to replace Haren on the pitching staff. Jepsen has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. The Angels hope Haren only misses a couple of weeks.

The Los Angeles Angels place Jerome Williams on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 21 June 2012 at 10:35 am

The Angels have placed 30-year old righty starting pitcher Jerome Williams on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19th due to asthma and anxiety issues. Williams has pitched in 13 games (12 starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 6-5 with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. He has now pitched in 23 games (18 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 10-5 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Williams could wind up losing his starting job to Garrett Richards while he’s out of action.

The Los Angeles Angels place Bobby Wilson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 5:58 pm

The Angels have placed 29-year old righty swinging catcher Bobby Wilson on the 7-day disabled list due to a concussion. Wilson has played in 32 games for the Angels this year and he is 13 for 76 (.171 avg, .403 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI. The Angels have called up 24-year old switch-hitting catcher Hank Conger to replace Wilson on the roster. Conger made his season debut with the Angels last night and he went 1 for 3 with a double. Conger also has played in 17 games in AAA-ball so far this year in which he was 25 for 74 (.338 avg, .872 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers, 11 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Conger has now played in 73 games in his first three years with the Angels and he is 43 for 209 (.206 avg, .629 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 6 homers and 24 RBIs. As long as Conger can stay healthy, he will likely be the Angels’ starting catcher until Chris Iannetta comes off the D.L.

The Los Angeles Angels place Jered Weaver on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 8:30 am

The Angels have placed 29-year old righty starting pitcher Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list due to a lower back strain. Weaver has pitched in 11 games (all starts) for the Angels so far this year and he is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. He has only given up 49 hits and 15 walks in 60 innings pitched so far this year, while whiffing 57 batters as he has been outstanding. The Angels have called up 24-year old righty starting pitcher Garrett Richards to replace Weaver in the starting rotation. Richards has pitched in 10 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Angels so far this year and he is 5-2 with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Richards got his first taste of the majors last year with the Angels when he worked in 7 games (3 starts) in which he was 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP.

The Los Angeles Angels place Ryan Langerhans on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 8:00 am

The Angels have placed 32-year old lefty swinging outfielder Ryan Langerhans on the 15-day disabled list due to a separated right shoulder. Langerhans has played in 2 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 0 for 1 (.000 avg) with a strikeout. The Angels have called up 26-year old righty reliever Bobby Cassevah to replace Langerhans on the active roster. Cassevah has pitched in 18 games (0 starts) in A+AAA-ball this year and he is 1-0 with 4 saves, a 5.29 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He has pitched in 46 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Angels and he is 2-3 with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. The Angels shouldn’t miss Langerhans too much, as Cassevah should be able to help the pen a little bit.

The Los Angeles Angels place Vernon Wells on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 7:56 am

The Angels have placed starting LF Vernon Wells on the 15-day disabled list due to torn ligaments in his right thumb. He needed surgery to repair his thumb which will cause him to miss the next 8-10 weeks. Wells played in 38 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 33 for 135 (.244 avg, .704 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 6 homers, 12 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Peter Bourjos will likely get a huge bump in P.T. until Wells is ready to return to action. Bourjos has played in 30 games for the Angels so far this year and he is 13 for 67 (.194 avg, .545 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 1 homer, 9 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Angels have called up 24-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kole Calhoun to replace Wells on the active roster. Calhoun came into this season as the Angels’ #20 prospect according to Baseball America. Calhoun has played in 43 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 50 for 169 (.296 avg, .856 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 5 homers, 31 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Calhoun has played in 232 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 275 of 883 (.311 avg, .928 OPS) with 167 runs scored, 34 homers, 172 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.

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