Angels Infielder Tommy La Stella diagnosed a tibia fracture in the right leg, the team said today. He is expected to miss the next eight to ten weeks of action. Due to the injury he sustained last night when he fought a shin, La Stella will miss the All-Star game. In the meantime, Outfield Player Brian Goodwin who had left the game last night after hitting a lawn, was diagnosed with a bruise. Both were placed on the 10-day list of the injured.
In a pair of corresponding cadre trains, the Angels have selected the contracts for the corner strike Matt Thaiss (as previously reported) and former Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker . In addition, the right-handed Jaime Barria of the Triple-A Salt Lake is on its way to today's game.
The loss of La Stella is of great importance to both the team and La Stella herself. La Stella is a longtime reserve fielder who at one time was not sure if he wanted to continue his career. He has a nearly regular role in 201
From a team point of view, it is another discouraging setback in one of the toughest franchise game seasons. The angels were (and are) still affected by the death of the left-handed Tyler Skaggs when La Stella had to be helped out of the field. Getting La Stella fit for the all-star game could have meant a brief break from the relentless grief at the Angels clubhouse, but La Stella herself will now be watching the Midsummer Classic.
In His Absence The Halos will take a first look at Thaiss, a 2016 first division club who has been using his powers since reaching Triple-A in 2018. Thaiss was an eye-catcher at the time of his draft, but it was widely expected that he would switch to the first base in Pro Ball. He did just that for the most part, but Thaiss has 2019 more Third Base (391 innings) than First Base (191). played. The Angels could possibly switch David Fletcher to Second Base and continue the game The experiment took place in the hot corner and added a left-hander to replace La Stella. At 372 record appearances in Salt Lake Thaiss met with 14 home runs .274 / .390 / .477.
As for Parker, the 30-year-old will return to the big leagues for the first time since 2017 today's promotion. He spent parts of the 2015/17 season in San Francisco and hit a combined .257 / .335 / .456 with 15 homers in 382 record appearances. However, most of his production came at the beginning of his term as MLB, and he scored a lackluster .247 / .294 / .416 slash in his final season on the MLB squad through a career high of 177 record appearances. So far Parker has achieved an impressive .296 / .424 / .604 slash in 2019, with 19 home runs in just 283 record appearances. He fanned at a fairly high 27.2 percent, but helped offset that with a walk rate of 17.3 percent.