Scioscia’s Throne: Trout, Richards, Cron, Bedrock, Morin

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With the amount of injuries piling up all at once (again) for the Angels this season, there’s a lot to report on the statuses of the players on the mend. So let’s get right to it!

 

Mike Trout

Trout was doing a awful lot of running on the base paths in the couple weeks prior to him sitting down. The Halos had themselves a hot streak going with a lot of rallies that involved the speedy superstar. Here’s what Mike Scioscia had to say about his best player on Sunday:

Trout will be in the lineup Tuesday for the Angels against the Oakland A’s.

 

Garrett Richards

There was a lot of concern over whether this the biceps strain suffered by Richards had anything to do with his torn UCL. Turns out it really wasn’t connected and was simply nerve irritation. The tension grew as the days went by and the righty’s status was remaining in limbo without any throwing or an exact timetable, although early June is the target. This is the report as of right now:

That doesn’t sound too intriguing but he could still make it back by mid-June.

 

CJ Cron

There seems to be no end in sight from Cron‘s injury bug. He can’t seem to escape it and just have a full season where he can finally prove his potential as a decent 25-homerun hitter. Entering a his rehab assignment, things just could not go smoothly out of the game for C.J.:

Turns out it wasn’t anything but a bruise. Well, we’ve heard that before. What seems to be nothing to a player then turns out to be four-to-six weeks. But this is what’s happening so far:

We’ll see…

 

Cam Bedrosian

This is another situation where injuries just seem to plague the player. A random groin strain has kept Bedrosian out, and luckily the Halos changed their bullpen approach to a more durable, multi-inning, and interchangeable relief corps. Bud Norris has locked down the closer role just fine while other relievers are giving length to cover the loss of Cam and his intended setup buddy, Andrew Bailey. The last report on April 29 said the power righty will be out another two weeks. That was ten days ago, and here’s where he stands in his rehab:

I wouldn’t be surprised, however, if Norris keeps his closer job and Bedrock Jr. comes into the seventh and eighth innings instead to shut teams down before they get to the ninth.

Mike Morin

Not too sure if Morin will even be back on the Major League roster when he returns from the DL, but this is the latest on his injury as of right now:

Still looking for a report on Andrew Bailey!