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Wed, Oct 5
@ Oakland Athletics (60-102)
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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
106-56 7-3 W2
90-72 7-3 W3
73-89 7-3 L3
68-94 3-7 W2
60-102 4-6 W4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .196 9 28 .540 17

Top Andrew Velazquez News

  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Looking at normal offseason

    Velazquez is doing well after undergoing knee surgery Sept. 13, and he's expected to have a normal offseason, per MLB.com.

    Velazquez tore the meniscus in his right knee during a game Sept. 13 and had surgery four days later. That went well according to Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad, and Velazquez should be able to have a normal offseason routine in preparation for spring training. The fifth-year pro impressed with his defense this year but slashed a meager .196/.236/.304 over 349 plate appearances, contributing nine home runs, 28 RBI and 17 stolen bases.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Velazquez (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    Velazquez's move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural, as the Angels announced this week that the shortstop will be shut down for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn right meniscus. He underwent surgery Saturday, per Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times. He'll likely be ready for spring training in 2023, while Livan Soto was called up to provide additional depth in the Angels' infield.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Shut down with torn meniscus

    Velazquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right meniscus tear.

    Velazquez sustained the injury in Tuesday's game against the Guardians and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season after receiving the diagnosis. The 28-year-old played in a career-high 125 games in 2022 and slashed .196/.236/.304 with nine homers, 37 runs, 28 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Velazquez will soon undergo surgery and is facing a recovery timetable of approximately 6-to-8 weeks, so he should be back to full strength for spring training.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Velazquez (knee) isn't starting Wednesday against the Guardians, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Velazquez was removed from Tuesday's matchup against Cleveland due to a knee injury, and he'll be out of the lineup for the series finale. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but David Fletcher will start at shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Nursing knee issue

    Velazquez exited Tuesday's game against the Guardians with a knee injury, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Velazquez suffered the injury while he fielded a groundball during the fourth inning and was replaced by a pinch hitter in the following frame. The 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day heading into Wednesday's series finale in Cleveland.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Exits with apparent injury

    Velazquez was removed from Tuesday's game at Cleveland with an apparent injury, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Velazquez singled in his lone at-bat before being replaced by a pinch hitter during the fifth inning, as he appeared to suffer an injury while he fielded a groundball in the previous frame. David Fletcher, who was out of Tuesday's lineup for a third straight game due to a bruised hand, has entered the game at shortstop for the Halos.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Logs 16th steal

    Velazquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Astros.

    Velazquez's RBI came on a groundout in the second inning. He added a steal after his single in the sixth, which was his third theft in five games. The shortstop has now hit safely in consecutive games since he snapped an 0-for-18 skid that spanned eight contests. For the season, he owns a .194/.236/.296 slash line with 16 steals, eight home runs, 27 RBI and 36 runs scored through 341 plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Takes seat Friday

    Velazquez isn't starting Friday against the Astros, Edwin Perez of MLB.com reports.

    Velazquez started Wednesday against the Tigers and went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, a walk and two strikeouts. David Fletcher is taking over at shortstop and leading off Friday.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Returns to lineup

    Velazquez (undisclosed) is starting Wednesday against the Tigers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup but will start at shortstop and bat ninth a day later. Over his last four games, he's gone 0-for-9 with a run, a stolen base, a walk and four strikeouts.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not starting Tuesday

    Velazquez was scratched from the lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez was originally slated to start Tuesday at shortstop, but he was pulled in favor of Luis Rengifo, who will come in to play second base and bat fourth. David Fletcher will slide over to cover short.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Friday's lineup

    Velazquez isn't starting Friday against the Astros, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Velazquez has gone 0-for-9 with six strikeouts over his last four matchups and will be held out of the lineup for a second consecutive game. David Fletcher is starting at shortstop and leading off.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Day off Wednesday

    Velazquez isn't starting Wednesday against the Yankees, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Velazquez is getting a breather after he went 0-for-9 with six strikeouts over the last three games. David Fletcher will start at shortstop and lead off.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Homers in second straight game

    Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's victory over Toronto.

    Velazquez provided the Angels' insurance run by homering in his second straight game off righty reliever Anthony Bass with two outs in the ninth. The shortstop has carried a hot bat in his last seven games with a .409 average and .727 slugging percentage in 22 at-bats; however, the 28-year-old has recorded only four RBI in 50 at-bats over his last 23 games.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Launches long ball Friday

    Velazquez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored against Toronto in a 12-0 win Friday.

    Velazquez hit the first of four homers by the Angels in the contest, swatting a two-run shot to right field in the third inning. He's racked up four multi-hit games over his past nine contests following a stretch of 24 straight games without such an effort. Velazquez is batting .440 over the aforementioned nine-game span, lifting his season average to .200.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Sits after three straight starts

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

    Interim manager Phil Nevin is clearing a spot in the lineup for Jose Rojas at third base Tuesday, so Velazquez will take a seat while Luis Rengifo handles the keystone and David Fletcher shifts to shortstop. Velazquez had manned shortstop for each of the past three contests, going 5-for-9 with a solo home run and a double.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Hits homer in loss

    Velazquez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

    Velazquez's second-inning solo shot gave the Angels a 2-0 lead, but the team scored only one more run the rest of the game. The homer was his first since June 28 -- a span of 35 games. Velazquez is slashing a paltry .184/.227/.277 this season, so he's a fantasy consideration only for those very desperate for steals, of which he has 13 in 14 attempts.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Absent from Friday's lineup

    Velazquez isn't starting Friday against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Velazquez will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 2-for-4 with a run, a stolen base and a strikeout Wednesday. David Fletcher is shifting to shortstop while Luis Rengifo (back) returns to the lineup at second base.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Swipes 13th bag

    Velazquez went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base Wednesday in a loss to Seattle.

    Velazquez singled and stole second base in the third inning, and he subsequently scored the Angels' first run on a David Fletcher base hit. Velazquez has gone through a few base-stealing spurts this season, though this was his first theft since July 14. He's been caught on the basepaths only once in 14 tries, but his opportunities to run have been limited by a .182 batting average and .226 on-base percentage.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez is 5-for-27 in 16 games since the All-Star break and will take a seat Tuesday for the second straight contest. David Fletcher will shift to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base and Jose Rojas at third.

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  • Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Sitting Monday

    Velazquez isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Velazquez has seen his playing time fluctuate over the last few days, as he's had just eight at-bats over his club's last five contests. David Fletcher draws the start at shortstop Monday with Phil Gosselin set to handle the hot corner and Luis Rengifo penciled in at second base.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-8, 161 lbs
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Age: 28
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R