Hamilton would report to extended spring training for two-to-three weeks of work before going out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He's expected to report to Arizona for extended spring training "sooner rather than later," per the report, but the team has yet to make any announcement of a resolution with Hamilton.
Though the tentative plan is in place, it doesn't guarantee that Hamilton will play for the Angels again, but it does give the team time to evaluate the outfielder before a decision needs to be made. The Angels owe Hamilton $83 million through 2017.
"He's part of the team," reigning MVP Mike Trout said. "I'm sure, when he's fully healthy, we'll see him back."Analysis:
“He’s on schedule,” Alderson said Monday during a signing of his biography, “Baseball Maverick,” per the New York Post. “I wouldn’t say he’s ahead of schedule, but he’s not behind schedule.”Analysis:
Hale opened this season on the disabled list due to an oblique injury. He was slated to pitch three innings or throw 45 pitches Monday. Hale was in the mix for a rotation spot before being shut down this spring and could become a starting candidate when healthy.Analysis:
According to The Denver Post, Arenado said he started feeling soreness in his wrist just before his final at-bat against the Dodgers on Sunday. That carried over to Monday, which is why he was a late scratch in the lineup.
“This is nothing chronic, just some soreness,” he said. “I’ve never had this before. I think I’ll be fine.”
Arenado is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 BRI.Analysis:
Weiss didn't specify which foot the ailment is in. Weiss also described the issue as "mild" but acknowledged it has the chance to be problematic.
Dickerson went 0 for 2 with a strikeout in Monday's 14-3 loss to the Padres. Dickerson did not finish the game as Drew Stubbs replaced him during it.Analysis:
"I'm going to talk to the [doctor] and the medical staff about it," Skaggs said. "When I come back, I want to be as strong as I possibly can."
He added that he's been able to throw from 130 feet and everything is going well.Analysis:
Wilhelmsen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, doesn't have any structural damage and is waiting for the dye from the MRI to clear out of his system and the pain to go away before resuming throwing.
"I'm feeling loads better," Wilhelmsen said. "All the fluid from the MRI is finally out of my arm. I was expecting to throw about a week after it happened, but they put the ink in there, and that lingers. Today is the first day where I haven't had any aches or anything due to it."
He is hoping to throw Friday.
"Structurally, everything is strong and secure, and I'm good to go," he said. "The plan now is to throw maybe Friday."Analysis:
"I think it’s resolved," manager A.J. Hinch said of the blister. "Otherwise, we wouldn’t put him in a game. But it sounds like the skin over the finger is game ready."
Oberholtzer won’t be able to be inserted in the rotation until some time in May at the earliest, so Hinch said he'll throw two- to three-inning outings at first and build him up from there.
"We’re just happy to get him on the mound against competitive hitters, work on his pitching and not on his skin," Hinch added.
Oberholtzer was a candidate late in spring training for a spot in the Astros' starting rotation before the blister issue.Analysis:
Lucroy was replaced by Martin Maldonado at catcher. Lucroy was 0 for 3 in the game before suffering the injury.
"I can't do anything about it. I have to wait for it to heal up," Lucroy said, per MLB.com. "Freak thing. You guys saw it. I don't know what else to say about it other than I have to overcome it, deal with it."
"I've been hit a million times on my feet," Lucroy said. "I was just talking to 'Maldy' about it and he said the same thing: That's the first time I've ever seen a catcher break their toe. It had to be me. It's about par for the course right now."Analysis: