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Ian Stewart has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake.

There was a point in time when he was actually considered a highly touted prospect. However, that ship sailed when organizations realized he couldn't hit at the big league level or stay healthy.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

22 Jul, 05:35 PMSource

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22 Jul, 04:59 PM

Erick Aybar has returned to the Angels starting lineup on Tuesday.

This will be the first game he has started since Friday because he was nursing a groin injury. He is a reliable shortstop and should be started in most fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

Aybar was out of the starting lineup with a groin injury for the past three days but was able to pinch-hit Monday night. After a re-evaluation Tuesday morning, it would seem that he has been 100-percent cleared for action. He is back at shortstop and batting fifth.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 04:57 PM

Erick Aybar (groin) told he will return to the Angels starting lineup Tuesday.

Aybar was actually available for Monday's game but was held out for precaution reasons. He should be safe to get back into your lineup now though.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 11:39 AMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said Monday, when asked if the team would consider temporarily shutting down starter Garrett Richards as a way to monitor his innings, "Not at all."

About 180-190 innings in total would be about the right increase from last year, so that puts Richards about 50-60 innings away. Obviously, they don;t want to do anything that will put him in harm's way, but they aren't going anywhere in the playoffs without their No. 1 pitcher either. He'll make for a solid option this season, but next year's value will certainly be impacted if he throws too much.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 11:37 AMSource

C.J. Wilson felt good after his 50 pitch bullpen session and will throw a simulated game on Wednesday. 

The expectation was that Wilson would still be out for another two weeks, but perhaps this pushes his recovery timetable just a bit. The Halos will take it slowly to be sure as they know they're going to need him for a playoff run, but if they can have him back a little sooner, they'll jump at the chance.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 11:16 AMSource

Matt Shoemaker struck out 10 over 5.2 innings of Monday's loss to the Orioles where he gave up four runs on five hits, including two home runs.

Chalk one up for Adam Jones here because without him, Shoemaker may just have pitched one of the best games of his career. But Jones took the 27-year-old right-hander deep twice in this one and drove in all four runs for the Orioles. Shoemaker matched a career-high in strikeouts and didn't walk a single batter, but he still needed 91 pitches (59 strikes) and never made it out of the sixth. He'll match up next week against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 02:03 AM

Erick Aybar (groin) made a pinch-hit appearance Monday in the Angels loss to the Orioles.

Aybar, who had missed three straight starts due to a right groin injury, grounded out to the pitcher in the bottom of the ninth. Aybar had said pregame that he felt better during batting practice, which gave Angels manager Mike Sciscia confidence to use his shortstop in a pinch-hitting fashion and should suggest that he will be back in the staring lineup for the Angels next game.rn
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

22 Jul, 01:19 AM

Collin Cowgill (Face/Thumb) is expected to return from the disabled list in a couple of weeks.

Cowgill broke his thumb and fractured his nose on the same pitch -- an up-and-in bunt attempt. Neither injury required surgery, so his timetable has been expedited.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

21 Jul, 09:29 PMSource

CJ Wilson threw his first bullpen session Monday and said ankle does not bother him when he throws, but will probably still need to go out on a minor league rehab assignment.

When he first suffered his ankle injury, it was reported that he would be out two to four weeks, so while the bullpen session went well, anticipate that he will be out for a short while longer, presumably while on a minor league rehab stint. Just to make sure he is healthy, of course, not because a player would try to come back too soon.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

21 Jul, 08:26 PMSource

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