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Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Throws live batting practice
Rodriguez (shoulder) threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
It was the right-hander's first time facing hitters since August of 2021, as he wound up having right shoulder surgery that November and has faced a long rehab process. Rodriguez was one of the Angels' better young arms prior to the operation, but it remains to be seen how the 24-year-old's stuff will bounce back. He'll begin the season on the injured list and it's unclear when he might be game-ready.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Set to face hitters Tuesday
Rodriguez (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
This is a major step in Rodriguez's rehab from shoulder surgery, as it will represent his first time throwing to live hitters since August of 2021. The right-hander has been tossing bullpen sessions this spring, but his overall recovery from the shoulder issue has been very slow. If Tuesday's session goes well, Rodriguez could throw a sim game or even make an appearance in an exhibition game soon thereafter, but it's likely he'll open the campaign on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: No timetable for return
Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad indicated Friday that Rodriguez is still having some issues with his surgically repaired shoulder, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
"We sort of listen to Chris and how he's telling us he's feeling every day," said Frostad. "He has great days and there's some days where it's not as great." Rodriguez is continuing to throw on the side in camp, but there's no timetable for when he might begin appearing in games. The 24-year-old right-hander hasn't thrown a pitch at any level since August 2021.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Still working way back
Rodriguez (shoulder) hasn't yet thrown to live hitters this spring, though Angels manager Phil Nevin hasn't ruled him out for Opening Day, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Rodriguez last saw big-league action in 2021. He underwent shoulder surgery in November of that year and missed all of last season after suffering a setback while working through a throwing program. Nevin indicated that Rodriguez could see Cactus League action in "the middle of spring," and the right-hander tossed a bullpen session Friday, so he's behind the Angels' other pitchers but still in the mix for the Opening Day roster. If he does make the team, it's uncertain if it would be as a reliever or as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Not ready to throw live BP
Rodriguez (shoulder) is not on the schedule to throw live batting practice this week in Angels camp, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Rodriguez is said to be rounding the corner in his recovery from November 2021 shoulder surgery, but he's obviously at least a little behind the other pitchers who are contending for the Angels' projected six-man starting rotation. The 24-year-old right-hander missed all of 2022 and likely won't be an option at the outset of the 2023 campaign given the Halos figure to continue easing him along this spring.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Still recovering with shoulder
Rodriguez (shoulder) acknowledged Thursday that he is still in recovery mode, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
"We're getting there," said Rodriguez. "You know, there's still a process to this. So I'll leave that to the higher ups but right now we're feeling really good and everybody's really happy with where we're at." The 24-year-old right-hander did not pitch at any level in 2022 following November 2021 surgery to repair the capsule in his throwing shoulder, and it sounds like he will not be available at the beginning of the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Out for season
Angels athletic trainer Mike Frostad said Thursday that Rodriguez (shoulder) has been ruled out for the rest of the 2022 season, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander is progressing through a throwing program at the Angels' spring training facility in Arizona, but he won't see game action this season. Rodriguez has been sidelined all season after undergoing capsule repair surgery in November, and he'll have six more months for his rehab and recovery before the start of spring training in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Return this season in question
Rodriguez (shoulder) has been throwing, but his progression has gone slowly, and he may not return this season, per MLB.com.
Rodriguez had been throwing in May but suffered a setback that shut him down for a few weeks. The right-hander has since resumed throwing, but Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad recently indicated that Rodriguez's progression has been taking longer than hoped. There's still a possibility that the 24-year-old could return by the end of the season, but that scenario is becoming increasingly less likely.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Back to throwing
Rodriguez (shoulder) began playing catch this week, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez has been shut down from throwing for the past six weeks after experiencing a setback in his recovery from capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder, but he's finally restarted his throwing program. The 23-year-old is still a significant time period away from seeing game action, and it's unclear if he'll be back with the Angels by the end of 2022.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Shut down from throwing
Rodriguez (shoulder) recently experienced a setback in his recovery and has been shut down from throwing, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
It's unclear exactly how far Rodriguez was into his throwing program, but he's now been shut down. The 23-year-old began the season on the 60-day injured list while recovery from capsule repair surgery in November, and the setback could jeopardize any chance of seeing game action in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Moves to 60-day IL
Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez underwent capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder in November and is expected to miss most of the 2022 campaign, so it's not a surprise to see him headed to the 60-day IL. The 23-year-old has resumed throwing early on in spring training but still has significant rehab work ahead.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Resumes throwing
Rodriguez has resumed throwing as he works his way back from shoulder surgery, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez underwent capsule repair surgery in November and is expected to miss most of the upcoming season. While his recovery appears to be going as planned thus far, he's still a long way from returning to game action.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Undergoes shoulder surgery
Rodriguez (lat) underwent capsule repair surgery on his right shoulder Monday and is expected to miss most of the 2022 season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Rodriguez missed the final seven weeks of the 2021 campaign with a right lat strain, and the shoulder procedure will now cost him the majority of 2022. The 23-year-old made his big-league debut for the Angels in 2021 and posted a 3.64 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 29:15 K:BB across 29.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Spring training status uncertain
General manager Perry Minasian said Monday that Rodriguez (lat) might not be ready for spring training in 2022, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez suffered a right lat strain in mid-August, and his recovery hasn't progressed as quickly as the team had hoped. The right-hander got his first taste of major-league action in 2021 and recorded a 3.64 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 29.2 innings across 15 appearances (two starts) prior to his injury.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Won't return in 2021
Rodriguez (lat) has been ruled out for the season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez landed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a lat strain Aug. 14, and he wasn't expected to have enough time to return as a starter. Manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that the right-hander won't return in any capacity in 2021. Rodriguez made 15 appearances (two starts) in the majors this year and generated a 3.64 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 29.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Unlikely to return as starter
Rodriguez (lat) has yet to resume throwing and isn't expected to have enough time to ramp up as a starter if he returns, per MLB.com.
Rodriguez was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A on Aug. 14 and is considered week-to-week. The right-hander worked primarily as a reliever during his time with the Angels this season but did log two starts in 15 appearances. Manager Joe Maddon said in April that Rodriguez has what it takes to become "a front-line starter," but the rookie appears unlikely to work in that capacity again this season, if he is able to return at all.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Out with lat strain
Rodriguez was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday with a right lat strain, Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com reports.
He was optioned to the minors Wednesday after starting one half of Tuesday's doubleheader, and it appears he suffered the lat injury either during that start or during a side session afterwards. Rodriguez was a strong candidate to return to the majors in short order, but now he should be considered out indefinitely.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Added as 27th man
Rodriguez joined the Angels as the 27th man to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Toronto.
Rodriguez most recently started last Monday against the Rangers, allowing three earned runs and striking out seven in six innings. The righty enters a much tougher matchup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, and he figures to have a short leash in the seven-inning contest.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Sent back down
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez served as the 27th man Tuesday and made his second major-league start in the first game of the doubleheader against the Blue Jays. He allowed a run on six hits and two walks while striking out two in four innings but didn't factor into the decision. He'll return to the minors but is a strong candidate to rejoin the Angels at some point following his strong start.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Solid effort in no-decision
Rodriguez didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over four innings in a 6-3 win. He struck out two.
Making his second big-league start, the right-hander held a potent Toronto lineup mostly in check despite a lot of traffic on the basepaths. Rodriguez tossed 42 of 68 pitches for strikes, and it's not clear whether the Angels will keep him around in the rotation or send him back to Triple-A to continue getting work as a starter.... See More ... See Less
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