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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcherAndrew Heaney has been playing catch and long toss at his home in Oklahoma. The tall left-hander was slated to be the team's Opening Day starter, but that honor will have to wait for an unforeseen amount of time. Heaney has brought in Angels left-handed pitcher Garrett Williams to live at his house, and the two have passed the time by playing catch in the street. Heaney is not taking part in bullpen sessions at this time but is trying to keep his mind and body right. Heaney should still be considered the Opening Day starter whenever that date is determined.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning (elbow) has been cleared to resume his throwing program, according to general manager Billy Eppler. Canning will build up the intensity of his throwing program and could get back on a mound by the end of April. The right-hander had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow around four weeks ago and is hoping to avoid surgery that would likely keep him out for all of the 2020 season. The good news is that the delay of the season due to the coronavirus affords Canning some more time to recover, but there's still no timeline on when he'll be ready or if this route will help him avoid surgery. As of right now, he's still a risky pick in mixed leagues, as his current ADP sits at 300.6.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning (elbow), who has received platelet-rich plasma injections, may resume throwing in around a week. Canning was shut down in February when he was diagnosed with UCL damage in his right elbow, but he's trying to avoid surgery that would likely put him out for all of 2020 and some of the 2021 season. The right-hander has more time to heal and take his rehab slow with the season delayed due to the coronavirus, but the 23-year-old is still a risky fantasy selection in mixed leagues because of the uncertainty surrounding his status. Before his injury, Canning was a potential second-year breakout starter after going 5-6 with a 4.58 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 96 K's in 90 1/3 innings (17 starts) in his rookie campaign with the Halos.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani(elbow) could be available to pitch when the season starts. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters that this is now a possibility, whenever the regular season has an opportunity to start. Ohtani continues to throw bullpen sessions during the stoppage and his original timetable to return to the mound was sometime in May from Tommy John surgery. With the season at a standstill, Ohtani's mound return will help his fantasy value as a dual-threat pitcher and hitter when play resumes.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) won't be shut down from throwing while Major League Baseball is suspended from play, according to general manager Billy Eppler. The same goes for the rest of the team's pitchers, but they're all still deciding where they'll be working out. The Japanese right-hander didn't pitch all last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he wasn't scheduled to make his pitching debut in 2020 until some time in May. With Opening Day pushed back at least two weeks, this temporary layoff should only help Ohtani's fantasy value as a pitcher. He's also plenty useful for his bat after hitting .286/.343/.505 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 384 at-bats last season.