Aaron Ramsey

22 Mar 19
Press Telegram
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Daily News
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
SCNG
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Pasadena Star News
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Orange County Register
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Press Enterprise
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Daily Breeze
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Whittier Daily News
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Redlands Daily Facts
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
Daily Bulletin
TEMPE, Ariz. — Shohei Ohtani is ready to get on the field for batting practice, the next step in his rehab, but he is waiting for the Angels to give him the go-ahead. “I feel like I’m ready,” Ohtani said through his interpreter Friday, his last day of spring training in Arizona. Ohtani added that he has “no frustrations at all” with how conservatively the Angels have progressed him, “but I am eager to keep moving to the next step.” Ohtani has taken batting practice in the cage five times. He had been hitting soft toss and off a tee for several weeks previously. He also continued his three-times-a-week throwing schedule this week. The Angels are targeting a May return for Ohtani as a designated hitter. Ohtani also said he was thrilled to hear that Ichiro Suzuki referred to him in his retirement press conference, saying “Shohei needs to be the world’s greatest player.” “Obviously it’s one of the most honoring things coming from someone like Ichiro,” Ohtani said. “I am thankful he went out of his way to mention my name in his retirement press conference.” PITCHING PLANS Matt Harvey and Tyler Skaggs, who each need to get to around 80 pitches in their final start of spring, will pitch in minor league games, so their workload can be controlled. Harvey will pitch in a minor league game Saturday and Skaggs will pitch Monday. That leaves a bullpen game for Saturday’s Cactus League finale against the San Diego Padres in Peoria. Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will start. Beasley last week was named the inaugural winner of the Aaron Cox Award. Named for the Angels minor leaguer who died last year, the award honors a player for being the best teammate. In the Freeway Series, the Angels will start Felix Peña on Sunday at Angel Stadium and Jaime Barría on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. They will use relievers Monday. CLARITY ON ROSTER The Angels released veteran reliever Daniel Hudson on Friday, a day before they would have needed to add him to the roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. They also optioned right-hander Jake Jewell, which left just 10 healthy relievers in camp. The Angels will start the season with seven or eight relievers, but eight seems more likely because the starters have not gotten as deep as normal this spring. Cody Allen, Justin Anderson, Luke Bard, Cam Bedrosian, Ty Buttrey, Luis Garcia, Dan Jennings, Noé Ramirez, Matt Ramsey and Hansel Robles remain. The Angels also sent down third baseman Taylor Ward, catchers Jose Briceño and Dustin Garneau and outfielder Brennan Lund. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] ALSO In his bullpen session Friday, JC Ramírez threw curveballs for the first time since Tommy John surgery last year. He expects to add sliders next week. Ramírez said all is going well with his rehab, and he’s still targeting an early June return. … Keynan Middleton threw first bullpen session Friday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. Middleton is a couple of months behind Ramírez, but he might not be that far behind him in returning because he is a reliever. … Michael Hermosillo said he had a platelet-rich plasma injection Tuesday because of continued trouble with scar tissue after last year’s hernia surgery. Hermosillo is now targeting a return to regular games sometime in late April or early May. He will start the season on the major league injured list because he’s on the 40-man roster.
22 Mar 19
The Sun
ARSENAL have identified two potential Aaron Ramsey replacements in Serie A, according to reports. The Welshman, 28, is heading for Juventus on a free this summer after a contract offer was pulled.   SunSport looks at the states between the three midfielders With Denis Suarez failing to impress since arriving on loan, Unai Emery is looking at alternatives. And CalcioMercato claims AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, 22, and 22-year-old Cagliari ace Nicolo Barella are in the frame. The reports adds that the duo’s fate could be intertwined with Barella potentially replacing Kessie in Milan and allowing the Ivory Coast ace to leave. Emery is already planning for the summer and is stepping up his interest in PSG winger Christopher Nkunku. The France Under-21s international impressed Emery during his two seasons in charge at the Parc des Princes and is likely to become available this summer. Arsenal tried to sign 21-year-old Nkunku on loan in January but couldn’t agree a deal with the French Champions and signed Suarez instead. [article-rail-curated title=”Latest Arsenal news” selected_posts=”8698179,8697365,8695503,8695186″ /] The playmaker has yet to start a single game and has failed to make a mark during his six substitute appearances so far. Gunners officials have also held talks with Rennes about the possibility of signing Senegalese international Ismaila Sarr. Sarr ripped Arsenal’s defence apart with his speed and scored his team’s third goal in their 3-1 Europa League win in Rennes earlier this month. [bc_video video_id=”6016710249001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale says he idolised Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Man Utd star Ryan Giggs as a kid”]        
22 Mar 19
TODAY NEWS

ARSENAL have identified two potential Aaron Ramsey replacements in Serie A,…

22 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
ARSENAL have identified two potential Aaron Ramsey replacements in Serie A, according to reports. The Welshman, 28, is heading for Juventus on a free this summer after a contract offer was pulled.   SunSport looks at the states between the three midfielders With Denis Suarez failing to impress since arriving on loan, Unai Emery is looking at alternatives. And CalcioMercato claims AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, 22, and 22-year-old Cagliari ace Nicolo Barella are in the frame. The reports adds that the duo’s fate could be intertwined with Barella potentially replacing Kessie in Milan and allowing the Ivory Coast ace to leave. Emery is already planning for the summer and is stepping up his interest in PSG winger Christopher Nkunku. The France Under-21s international impressed Emery during his two seasons in charge at the Parc des Princes and is likely to become available this summer. Arsenal tried to sign 21-year-old Nkunku on loan in January but couldn’t agree a deal with the French Champions and signed Suarez instead. [article-rail-section title=”” posts_category=”0″ query_type=”popular”] The playmaker has yet to start a single game and has failed to make a mark during his six substitute appearances so far. Gunners officials have also held talks with Rennes about the possibility of signing Senegalese international Ismaila Sarr. Sarr ripped Arsenal’s defence apart with his speed and scored his team’s third goal in their 3-1 Europa League win in Rennes earlier this month. [bc_video video_id=”6016710249001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale says he idolised Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Man Utd star Ryan Giggs as a kid”]        
22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
ARSENAL have identified two potential Aaron Ramsey replacements in Serie A, according to reports. The Welshman, 28, is heading for Juventus on a free this summer after a contract offer was pulled.   SunSport looks at the states between the three midfielders With Denis Suarez failing to impress since arriving on loan, Unai Emery is looking at alternatives. And CalcioMercato claims AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, 22, and 22-year-old Cagliari ace Nicolo Barella are in the frame. The reports adds that the duo’s fate could be intertwined with Barella potentially replacing Kessie in Milan and allowing the Ivory Coast ace to leave. Emery is already planning for the summer and is stepping up his interest in PSG winger Christopher Nkunku. The France Under-21s international impressed Emery during his two seasons in charge at the Parc des Princes and is likely to become available this summer. Arsenal tried to sign 21-year-old Nkunku on loan in January but couldn’t agree a deal with the French Champions and signed Suarez instead. [article-rail-section title=”” posts_category=”0″ query_type=”popular”] The playmaker has yet to start a single game and has failed to make a mark during his six substitute appearances so far. Gunners officials have also held talks with Rennes about the possibility of signing Senegalese international Ismaila Sarr. Sarr ripped Arsenal’s defence apart with his speed and scored his team’s third goal in their 3-1 Europa League win in Rennes earlier this month. [bc_video video_id=”6016710249001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale says he idolised Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and Man Utd star Ryan Giggs as a kid”]        
22 Mar 19

Lucas Torreira almost joined Napoli instead of Arsenal – and he still might return to Italy in the future, according to his dad. The Uruguayan has impressed everyone with his displays at The Emirates since joining the Gunners from Sampdoria last summer. Torreira, 23, cemented his status as a fan favourite with a goal against […]