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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .229 14 45 .707 3

Top Taylor Ward News

  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Returning to lineup

    Ward (knee) is starting in left field and batting third Tuesday versus the Rangers.

    Ward crashed into the Wrigley Field outfield wall in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, which resulted in some knee soreness. His knee felt better Monday and the outfielder is making his expected return Tuesday.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Expected back in action Tuesday

    Ward (knee) is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus the Rangers, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    Ward banged up his knee when he crashed into the outfield wall at Wrigley Field during Sunday's loss to the Cubs. He is feeling much better Monday and fully expects to return to the lineup Tuesday. Kevin Pillar will occupy left field Monday in Ward's stead.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Starting Tuesday

    Ward (head) is starting in left field and batting third Tuesday following being hit in the head Sunday.

    Ward departed Sunday's game versus the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth inning after being struck by a pitch in the head, a 93 mph fastball thrown by Shelby Miller. Ward's removal from the game has now proved to be more of a precautionary move.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Exits after being hit in head

    Ward (head) exited Sunday's game against the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth inning after being hit the in head by a pitch, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his first three plate appearances of the day.

    Ward was struck in the head after a 93 mph fastball got away from reliever Shelby Miller. The outfielder looked to be OK after getting hit, with his removal from the contest potentially being a matter of precaution, according to Beacham. The 30-year-old missed the final three months of the 2023 campaign after being hit in the face by a pitch from Toronto starter Alek Manoah, making the situation Sunday particularly jarring. Ward's status will likely receive an update in the near future, but at the moment, he appears to have avoided any significant injury.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Goes yard again

    Ward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and an additional run during Tuesday's 7-5 win over Oakland.

    Ward launched a homer for the second consecutive night, tagging Sean Newcomb for a solo shot in the seventh inning. He's riding a five-game hit streak, batting 7-for-15 (.467) with five extra-base hits, five runs scored and a stolen base during that stretch. Ward also ranks top 20 in the AL in home runs and RBI.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Homers in Monday's win

    Ward went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Monday's 5-1 win over the Athletics.

    Ward gave the Angels all the offense they needed with his first-inning blast. This was his 13th homer of the season, but it's just his second over the last 24 contests. The outfielder may be coming back around at the plate, as he's hit safely in four straight games, but he's at a .241/.326/.431 slash line with 40 RBI, 37 runs scored and three stolen bases through 75 contests overall.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Delivers winning knock

    Ward went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, one stolen base and one run scored in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Dodgers.

    Ward put the Angels ahead with an RBI single in the 10th inning and then stole second. The Angels didn't add to their lead, but they were able to hold on. With just two multi-hit efforts in June, Ward has been a bit disappointing after he started the season in good form at the plate. He's slashing .240/.325/.419 with 12 home runs, three steals, 38 RBI and 35 runs scored over 73 contests, but just one of those long balls has been among his three extra-base hits in June.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Returning to lineup Thursday

    Ward (back) is serving as the Angels' designated hitter and batting third Thursday versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Ward was taken out of Tuesday's game due to back tightness and had to miss Wednesday's contest as well, but the issue has now seemingly subsided. Since June 1, the 30-year-old outfielder has gone just 4-for-28 with two RBI and two runs while striking out eight times in nine games.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Sitting Wednesday

    Ward (back) isn't in the Angels' lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Lower-back tightness caused Ward to make an early exit from Tuesday's loss, though the Angels labeled his removal as precautionary. He'll remain sidelined Wednesday while Kevin Pillar starts in left field, batting third.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Removed with back tightness

    Ward was removed from Tuesday's game against Arizona due to lower-back tightness.

    The Angels described Ward's removal as precautionary, so it's unlikely he's dealing with a serious injury. The 30-year-old outfielder had gone 2-for-2 with a solo home run, an RBI double and a walk before leaving in the eighth inning, and he's now slashing .253/.331/.452 with 12 homers and 36 RBI on the season.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Smacks three-run shot

    Ward went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Guardians.

    Ward jumped on a four-seamer from Tanner Bibee in the bottom of the third and launched it over the wall in left field for a three-run shot to bring the Angels back within one run of Cleveland. It marked the fourth long ball for the outfielder in his last nine games as well as his first multi-RBI effort this month. Ward is now up to 11 home runs and 32 RBI on the campaign while also hitting safely in eight of his last 10 games.

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  • Angels' Taylor Ward: Third straight game with homer

    Ward went 2-for-6 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Rangers.

    Ward was the only Angel with multiple hits in the 13-inning marathon. He's logged three straight multi-hit games, swatting a homer in each of them to reach 10 long balls on the year. The outfielder is slashing .275/.320/.494 with 28 RBI, 27 runs scored, nine doubles and two stolen bases over 45 contests. Ward continues to hold down a near-everyday role in left field as one of the more productive players on the Angels' roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Age: 30
School: Fresno State
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R