#Angels place Chris Rodriguez on IL with shoulder inflammation: Manager Joe #Maddon said the medical staff doesn't believe Rodriguez's injury is serious. He hoped that he would be out the minimum 10 days. https://t.co/HSrBUbTUs1 https://t.co/5MzPa9fvLv
The #Angels made the following transactions prior to the start of tonight’s game:
- Selected the contracts of OF Jon Jay and C Jack Kruger
- Reinstated RHP Félix Peña from injured list
- Placed RHP Chris Rodriguez and C Max Stassi (concussion) on injured list
Updated Los Angeles Angels roster/depth chart:
•1B Albert Pujols DFAd.
•C Max Stassi (concussion) to 7-Day IL.
•RP Chris Rodriguez (shoulder) to 10-Day IL.
•RP Felix Peña activated from 10-Day IL.
•C Jack Kruger, OF Jon Jay promoted.
The #Angels brought up OF Jon Jay to take Pujols' spot.
They brought up C Jack Kruger (for his MLB debut) and put C Max Stassi on the concussion IL.
They activated RHP Felix Peña and put RHP Chris Rodriguez on the IL (shoulder inflammation).
So to recap, the #Angels have 3 roster spots to fill:
One for Albert Pujols, one for Chris Rodriguez, and one for Max Stassi.
Jon Jay figures to get one of them.
A catcher figures to get another one of them.
A reliever figures to get another of them. (Hoyt?)
#Angels injury news:
-After going for testing today, Chris Rodriguez will be put on the injured list. Joe Maddon hopes it will only be for the minimum 10 days
-Max Stassi is going on the concussion IL
-Justin Upton could be available as a pinch hitter today
Angels reliever Chris Rodriguez is going on the injured list. Mgr Joe Maddon says they "don't think it's anything severe, but something we want to get ahead of." Rodriguez was "feeling something" even when he jogged in from the bullpen last night.
As optimism builds for Shohei Ohtani's return to mound dominance, the #Angels lost 3B Anthony Rendon to another injury and watched their most prized pitching prospect, Chris Rodriguez, leave a 3-1 loss to #Rays with a shoulder irritation. https://t.co/gOzE775QTH
Chris Rodriguez pulled from game with "some kind of shoulder problem" according to Joe Maddon. Will be evaluated by medical staff.
Chris Rodriguez IP 1.0 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR (6P/5S)
Angels lose to Rays 3-1; Shohei Ohtani went five scoreless; Chris Rodriguez recorded three outs on six pitches but did not come out for a second inning which was peculiar and led to a three-run inning from Junior Guerra
I also thought Chris Rodriguez would stay in the game longer, but as Mark Langston just pointed out on radio, his velo was at 94 tonight. CRod averages 96.5 mph. It's not dramatic, but maybe the Angels thought something looked off? Hard to say. We'll get a reason soon. https://t.co/YcgPiYgx35
It’s indefensible to pull Chris Rodriguez, who very well may be the #Angels best reliever, after getting three outs on six pitches.
He hadn’t thrown in a full week and is very capable of pitching multiple innings.
Quite possibly the worst decision Joe Maddon’s made this year.
Joe Maddon deserves to lose. You have a young future starter in Chris Rodriguez, who’s probably one of your best pitchers already by the way, hasn’t pitched in SIX days.. You bring him in to relieve Ohtani, he throws a scoreless 6th, and you take him out?? Makes no sense. #Angels
Joe Madden should be fired just based off that decision to pull Chris Rodriguez out tonight. Deliberately trying to lose this game. He got you out of a jam in the 6th. And then you bring out Guerra? Rodriguez has been untouchable so far. Can get you 3 innings. Stupid #Angels
@MaddHalos has cost the @Angels several games. I don’t understand his pitching changes. Why take out Chris rodriguez??? Leads to a 3-run hr. Baffling. I respect his pedigree, but he is holding the angels back 😞
#Angels RHP Shohei Ohtani hits Yandy Diaz with a pitch and walks Joey Wendle on four pitches to open the sixth, and MGR Joe Maddon takes slow walk to the mound before pulling him in favor of RHP Chris Rodriguez. Halos lead #Rays 1-0.
I think the Angels needs to do the same with Jeremy Reed, John Mallee and Paul Sorrento. Also fire the pitching coach. Every starting pitcher they have has an era of 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 plus. Only ones that is doing good are Shohei Ohtani and Chris Rodriguez. https://t.co/X4siKi3zJk
Chris Rodriguez #Angels made his Box-Toppers debut Wednesday with his 1st career Player of the Game honor (3.1IP H 0R BB K W vs. TEX).
All 14 of Wednesday's Box-Toppers Player of the Game winners—https://t.co/NzPkeyjFOZ
Chris Rodriguez. Angels #3 prospect.
3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 42 pitches. 2.45 ERA.
Heavy dose of SNK with an occasional CB worked low in the zone. Stayed in the lower half & pitched to contact.
2.81 FIP/3.77 xFIP in 14.2 IP this season. Had never pitched above high-A. https://t.co/gUe8mxDy59
Chris Rodriguez shines in middle innings as #Angels beat Rangers: Rodriguez pitched 3-1/3 scoreless innings after Alex Cobb's two-inning start. Rodriguez has a 2.45 ERA seven games into his rookie season. https://t.co/erie29NRPz https://t.co/RK2HwAnPms
We break down the #Angels series win in Texas and talk about the fantastic start to Chris Rodriguez’s career and what is driving his success.
Rookie Chris Rodriguez pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings for the win, and Anthony Rendon and Jose Iglesias hit two-run singles in the first to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. https://t.co/JGC07PCuW6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Chris Rodriguez pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings for the win, and Anthony Rendon and Jose Iglesias hit two-run singles in the first to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday… https://t.co/odmFYMQGOa
ANGELS WIN: Rookie Chris Rodriguez pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings for the win, and Anthony Rendon and Jose Iglesias hit two-run singles in the first to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 4-3 tonight https://t.co/FhzJ9awGJa
Light that baby up! @Angels win and take the series doing all the damage in the first. INCREDIBLE job done by the bullpen and Chris Rodriguez in particular. Watson, Mayers and Iglesias lock it down🔒 #WeBelieve https://t.co/IcjYrTZaL6
Pregame #Angels reading. Chris Rodriguez has looked impressive in longer-relief situations and, after yesterday, high-leverage spots too
On his strong opening month, and what it all might mean for his future:
Final: #Angels win 4-2 against the #Astros. Ohtani provides the go-ahead homer, Chris Rodriguez gets his first win and Rojas doubles twice.
Angels also avoid the sweep against Houston and get back to .500.
The #Angels absolutely needed that win after a pretty brutal week. They avoided the sweep with a strong performance from Dylan Bundy and a massive HR from Shohei Ohtani.
And Chris Rodriguez got his first MLB win.
Hope the #Astros don't have to face this kid pitcher for the Angels, Chris Rodriguez. Saw him in Anaheim vs. Astros and I've watched him in other games. Filthy stuff! Go Stros! Last year started 7-10 then won 9 straight. Let's keep building on last night!!
#Angels’ Chris Rodriguez could be a future starter, or a high-leverage reliever now: Rodriguez, 22, had barely pitched in the three years before reaching the big leagues, but he's been impressive this season, with the sharpest moving two-seam fastball in… https://t.co/z5raddrZYB https://t.co/LVLpAptvdc
“You can see him becoming a frontline starter. It gives me a lot to think about.”
Chris Rodriguez has impressed @Angels manager Joe Maddon, who believes the prospect could eventually move into the rotation: https://t.co/YvLUYrQW1O https://t.co/TIUL5aTvik