Andrew Heaney to return to Angels rotation on Sunday

first_imgAusmus said Upton will need a rehab assignment. The initial timetable for Upton had him returning sometime in June.ALSOThe Angels optioned Taylor Cole a day after he threw 38 pitches on Thursday. They recalled Jaime Barría. They made the move to get a fresh bullpen arm. Ausmus said there are no plans at the moment for Barría to start. …Luis Garcia said he felt fine a day after striking out the side in his rehab outing at Class-A Inland Empire. The Angels did not activate Garcia, but normally a reliever wouldn’t be activated until he had at least one day off before being added.UP  NEXTAngels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 4-4, 5.01) vs. Rangers (LHP Mike Minor, 5-3, 2.64), Saturday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM With Heaney returning, the Angels will have some decisions to make with a rotation that has struggled.Griffin Canning was scheduled to start on Friday, and Tyler Skaggs is scheduled for Saturday, but the Angels have not announced who will start in Oakland following Heaney’s outing. They also have Trevor Cahill, Felix Peña and Matt Harvey, who got rocked for eight runs on Thursday.Manager Brad Ausmus said there is a “possibility” the Angels will go with six starters, at least one time through the rotation, thus delaying a decision.UPTON UPDATEJustin Upton, who has been out with a sprained toe, has been cleared to take batting practice on the field, do some outfield drills and run on his full body weight.“He’s been coming along actually very well,” Ausmus said. Related Articles ANAHEIM — Andrew Heaney, the Angels’ most consistent starter a season ago, is finally going to make his 2019 debut on Sunday.After missing nearly two months because of elbow inflammation, Heaney was cleared on Friday, a day after throwing a bullpen session and four days after striking out 10 in 4-1/3 scoreless innings at Triple-A.Last year Heaney led the team with 180 innings. He made 30 starts and posted a 4.15 ERA, despite missing the first two weeks of the season with a similar elbow problem.This year, Heaney said he allowed the issue to get too far along before the team shut him down, so that caused the rehab to take longer. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more