Third baseman Yunel Escobar departed the Angels’ 11-10 loss to the A’s on Sunday afternoon in the seventh inning with an intercostal strain and is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday.
The A’s erased a five-run deficit and rallied to score six unanswered runs to outslug the Angels and secure a wild 11-10 win in Sunday’s series finale at Angel Stadium.
Matt Shoemaker has opted to undergo season-ending surgery to release the compressed radial nerve in his right forearm, the Angels announced on Sunday. The procedure, which will be performed by Dr. Steve Shin on Tuesday in Los Angeles, is expected to entail a recovery period of 12-14 weeks.
The Angels had hoped that left-hander Tyler Skaggs’ return to their rotation would signal the first wave of impactful reinforcements to their beleaguered pitching staff, but Skaggs delivered an uneven performance on Saturday night in his first Major League start since April 28.
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons channeled his inner Derek Jeter on Saturday afternoon, executing an impressive jump throw to retire Mark Canha in the second inning of the Halos’ game against the A’s.
Rookie right-hander Paul Blackburn tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings and newly acquired catcher Dustin Garneau drove in a pair of runs in his A’s debut to lead Oakland to a 5-0 shutout of the Angels on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Angels righty Ricky Nolasco and A’s lefty Sean Manaea will face off Sunday afternoon to finish a three-game series between the American League West rivals.
Ben Revere has emerged as one of the Angels’ hottest hitters over the past month, but he’s on track to shift back to a part-time role when Cameron Maybin comes off the disabled list and reclaims his starting spot in left field.
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards threw off the mound on Friday for the first time since April 5, taking a significant step forward in his rehabilitation from the biceps injury that has sidelined him for nearly four months this season.
Tyler Skaggs is set to return to the Angels’ rotation on Saturday night against the A’s as they seek a fifth straight win in their push for an American League Wild Card spot.
Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker experienced renewed symptoms in his ailing forearm while throwing a bullpen session on Friday and is now considering season-ending surgery to repair the injury.
Aided by sloppy defense from the A’s, the Angels scored six unanswered runs and rallied for an 8-6 win in Friday night’s series opener at Angel Stadium. The comeback victory extended the Halos’ win streak to four games and allowed them to climb back to .500 with a 55-55 mark.