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Top Chris Rodriguez News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Tuesday call-up, start confirmed

    Rodriguez will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to start one of the doubleheader games Tuesday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports

    Rodriguez was optioned to the minors Wednesday after pitching six innings Monday. He has a 3.86 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 25.2 big-league innings this season.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Heads to minors

    The Angels optioned Rodriguez to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    After working as a reliever in his first 13 big-league appearances, Rodriguez made his first career start Monday against the Rangers, covering six innings and striking out seven while giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks. Rodriguez's demotion appears to be mostly for roster-management purposes rather than a performance-based decision. As Fletcher notes, the Angels have a doubleheader coming up Aug. 10 in Toronto, and Rodriguez would be eligible to rejoin the big club before the minimum 10 days to start one half of the twin bill.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Takes loss in first MLB start

    Rodriguez (2-1) took the loss in his first MLB start against Texas on Tuesday after allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman across six innings. He struck out seven.

    All things equal, it was a promising first start for the young hurler, who made 13 appearances out of the Angels' bullpen earlier this year. Rodriguez wasn't exactly lighting up the minor leagues -- he gave up four runs in 4.2 innings in his most recent start and posted a 4.87 ERA across two levels -- but the 23-year-old has electric stuff and the sub-.500 Angels have nothing to lose by letting him spend the rest of the season in the rotation.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Starting Monday

    Rodriguez will be recalled by the Angels to start Monday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Rodriguez has made 13 major-league appearances as a reliever this year, but he'll make his first start in the big leagues during Monday's series opener in Arlington. The right-hander has put up a 3.66 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 19.2 innings in the majors in 2021.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Moves up to Triple-A

    Rodriguez was promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    Rodriguez still has a good chance to start long-term, but he made the Angels' Opening Day roster in a relief role. He recorded a 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings, relying on a strong 60.7 percent groundball rate to make up for a mediocre 20:11 K:BB. He's been stretching out as a starter with Double-A Rocket City for the past month, reaching four innings in his most recent outing, and he will continue that process at the highest level of the minors going forward. He could be a rotation option down the stretch if the Angels are happy with his minor-league performance.

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  • Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Slowly stretching out at Double-A

    Rodriguez went four innings in his most recent start for Double-A Rocket City, striking out six while allowing one run on three hits and a walk against Montgomery.

    In three starts since being sent down to Double-A, he's pitched 1.1, then 2.2 and now four full innings, so it certainly appears that the Angels are stretching Rodriguez out for a potential starting role. There's not an obvious opening in the rotation for him, but considering that the 22-year-old hasn't thrown a whole lot of innings in his career, the team may be content to have him put in extra work as a starter in Double-A and perhaps Triple-A before he returns to the majors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R