Player Notes - LA Angels and Tampa Bay
LA Angels
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Albert Pujols1BAngels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Rays on Tuesday.It was Pujols' 534th home run of his career, which ties him with Jimmie Foxx for 17th all-time on the home run list. Pujols has 14 bombs this season and is batting .254 with 27 RBI.6/3/2015 9:56:00 AM
Matt ShoemakerSPAngels starter Matt Shoemaker went 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits in a no-decision against the Tigers.Shoemaker also struck out five, but he had control problems, walking four batters. He remains 3-4 with a 5.08 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings this season.5/31/2015 10:25:00 PM
Erick AybarSSAngels shortstop Erick Aybar will return to the starting lineup on Sunday against the Tigers.Aybar missed the last two games with a hamstring issue. he is hitting .273/.318/.328 with one home run and 15 RBI in 183 at-bats this season. Aybar will lead off in front of Mike Trout.5/31/2015 4:49:00 PM
Albert Pujols1BAngels first baseman Albert Pujols blasted a three-run shot in the second inning on Saturday night.It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Pujols is now batting .250 with 11 homers and 23 RBI overall.5/31/2015 9:39:00 AM
Mike TroutCFAngels center fielder Mike Trout smacked a home run during Saturday's victory against the Tigers.It was a solo shot, and he also scored two runs and walked once. Trout is hitting .296 with 12 homers and 26 RBI this season.5/31/2015 9:37:00 AM
Erick AybarSSAngels shortstop Erick Aybar was not in the starting lineup against the Tigers on Friday, but could return as early as Saturday. Update: Aybar remains out.Aybar left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that he felt "great." He's a key to the Angels team despite mediocre fantasy numbers.5/30/2015 7:19:00 PM
Erick AybarSSAngels shortstop Erick Aybar was not in the starting lineup against the Tigers on Friday, but could return as early as Saturday.Aybar left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that he felt "great." He's a key to the Angels team despite mediocre fantasy numbers.5/30/2015 9:55:00 AM
Erick AybarSSAngels shortstop Erick Aybar is not in the starting lineup against the Tigers on Friday.Aybar left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but he isn't expected to go on the disabled list. Aybar will likely just have a few days off.5/29/2015 5:53:00 PM
HotMatt JoyceRFAngels outfielder/DH Matt Joyce has started to hit the ball, including home runs in each of his last two games.Joyce is only batting .187 on the season, but he's heating up and facing Anibal Sanchez, against whom he's a career .333 hitter with four extra-base hits and a 1.200 OPS. He's worth a flier on Friday.5/29/2015 10:26:00 AM
Erick AybarSSAngels shortstop Erick Aybar left Thursday night's game against the Tigers with a hamstring injury and manager Mike Scioscia considers him day-to-day.The manager also said he wouldn't return until he's 100 percent so expect him to miss some games. He's batting .273 with 15 RBI and 22 runs scored this season.5/29/2015 9:46:00 AM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Logan Forsythe2BRays second baseman Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer in the, 6-1, victory over the Angels on Tuesday.Forsythe was 2-for-4 with the bomb and two RBI. He also scored in the sixth on Jake Elmore's single. Forsythe is hitting .288 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 177 at-bats this season.6/3/2015 9:58:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer had another terrific start in the, 6-1, victory over the Angels on Tuesday.Archer went eight innings, allowed one run on six hits, struck out 15 and walked none for his sixth victory and his ERA dropped to 2.01. Archer has gone eight innings in each of his last two outings. He is 6-4 and also has a 0.96 WHIP, 97 strikeouts and just 20 walks in 76 innings this season.6/3/2015 9:53:00 AM
Kevin KiermaierCFRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is not in the lineup on Tuesday.Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash is giving Kiermaier the day off against the lefty C.J. Wilson. Mikie Mahtook is starting in center field.6/2/2015 6:51:00 PM
Wil MyersRFPadres outfielder Wil Myers (eft wrist tendinitis) could take batting practice on Wednesday, according to beat writer Corey Brock.If all goes well a rehab assignment wouldn't be far off. When last we left Myers he was batting .291 with five homers, 19 RBI, 28 runs and an .833 OPS. Nice production from a leadoff hitter.6/2/2015 11:49:00 AM
Desmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) took his first at-bats in an extended spring training game yesterday.Jennings hasn't played since April 25 and isn't close to returning. Brandon Guyer (.298, 2 HR, 13 RBI, .788 OPS) has been a solid replacement.6/2/2015 11:23:00 AM
Tim BeckhamSSRays backup shortstop Tim Beckham left Saturday's game with a right hamstring injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on SundayBeckham has no fantasy value even when healthy as a utility player with a .213 batting average.6/1/2015 9:45:00 AM
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in the, 9-5, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.Souza lifted Tampa Bay to a, 6-2, lead in the fifth versus Baltimore with the home run. It was his 10th of the year while he is also batting .238 with 22 RBI in 160 at-bats. Souza has three homers in the last three games.5/31/2015 5:06:00 PM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi allowed four runs Sunday against the Orioles.Ordorizzi went six innings and gave up seven runs and two walks, while striking out six. He has a solid 2.61 ERA overall.5/31/2015 4:03:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria could be in for a big day on Sunday.Longoria is a career .395 hitter (15-for-38) against Chris Tillman. That includes six homers and nine RBI. Longoria is a fine daily option for Sunday's contest against Baltimore.5/31/2015 12:10:00 PM
Tim BeckhamSSRays backup shortstop Tim Beckham left Saturday's game with a right hamstring cramp.He should be fine. Consider Beckham day-to-day.5/30/2015 6:29:00 PM