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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell is absent from the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners. The 24-year-old made his season debut versus the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. He blasted a 451-foot home run off Drew Smyly in what ended up being a victory for the Halos. A day later, Adell is on the bench versus tough right-hander Luis Castillo. Mickey Moniak will cover right field and bat seventh versus Castillo on Friday. The expectation is that Hunter Renfroe should be back from the paternity leave list by the end of the weekend. Adell is likely going to be optioned back to Triple-A once Renfroe returns.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell is manning right field and hitting sixth in his season debut on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs. The 24-year-old gets yet another crack at the major-league level after being overmatched to the tune of a .215 BA and .616 OPS across 522 career at-bats since 2020. Adell is taking Hunter Renfroe's (paternity leave) spot on the roster in the meantime and will have a chance to make an impression. The former No. 10 overall pick was slashing .278/.365/.593 with 18 homers, 43 RBI, and four stolen bags over 242 plate appearances at Triple-A Salt Lake in 2023. Keep a very close eye on how Adell fares during Renfroe's stead. However, it may not even last through the weekend.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Taylor Ward (illness) has returned to the team's lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Chicago Cubs. The 29-year-old only missed Wednesday's game while under the weather. Ward looks to pick up right where he left off, as he's riding an active seven-game hitting streak. The 2022 fantasy breakout is 11-for-30 with three long balls and six RBI over the stretch. Ward is covering left field and leading off versus southpaw Drew Smyly as Anaheim aims to finish off a series sweep in the series finale on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Angels placed outfielder Hunter Renfroe on the paternity list on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Jo Adell from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move. Renfroe will be out for up to three games, so fantasy managers should expect to have him back at some point this weekend in the series against the division-rival Seattle Mariners. He's gotten off to a nice start in July, going 5-for-16 (.313) with a solo homer in four games to raise his season slash line to .252/.302/.451 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 226 at-bats. Mickey Moniak is in right field for the second straight game on Wednesday for the Angels, and he's batting leadoff against Chicago Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday. The 24-year-old is a former first round pick of the Angels from the 2017 Amateur Draft. Last season, Adell hit .224/.264/.373 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 88 games with the Angels. He has been on fire in the minors, which has resulted in his call up. He's slashing .278/.365/.593 with 18 home runs and 43 RBI in 55 games in Triple-A this season. Adell is well worth a look in deep leagues given his power output in the minors so far. In a corresponding move, outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been placed on the paternity leave list.