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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani flirted with a no-hitter in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Athletics as a two-out single in the eighth ended his bid at history. He would allow a second hit to the next batter, but he finished the inning unscathed and ended his night with 10 strikeouts and one walk allowed. Ohtani also helped his cause by going 2-for-4 at the dish with a pair of singles and one RBI to take his slash line to a crisp .275/.358/.529. The 28-year-old will have one more shot to build upon another MVP-caliber season as he'll take a 2.35 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in a rematch with the Athletics.
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (wrist) saw live pitching against minor league arms on Tuesday and could do so again on Wednesday or Thursday. The Angels are still in the process of determining whether Rendon can return for the final few days of the regular season so that he can finish out a five-game suspension from his involvement in a fight with the Seattle Mariners in June. There are only eight games left in the regular season, so fantasy managers aren't going to get any production from the 32-year-old the rest of the way. Rendon has played in a career-low 45 games in 2022 and has hit a disappointing .228/.324/.383 with five home runs, 24 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases in 188 plate appearances.
The Los Angeles Angels are calling up catching prospect Logan O'Hoppe on Wednesday, and he will make his major-league debut against the Oakland Athletics. In a corresponding move, outfielder Magneuris Sierra is being designated for assignment. O'Hoppe is the team's top prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and he was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies last month in the trade that sent Brandon Marsh to Philly. The 22-year-old backstop hit a combined .283/.416/.544 with a .961 OPS, 26 home runs, 78 RBI, 72 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 104 combined games with Double-A Reading and Double-A Rocket City in the minors this year. With the Angels already eliminated from the postseason, don't be surprised if O'Hoppe sees most of the playing time for the Angels down the stretch over both Matt Thaiss and Max Stassi.
Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Davis Daniel has the tools of a long-term rotation piece in the majors, boasting a great mid-90s fastball with movement. He has also harnessed his curveball and slider quite well, showing that both of his breaking offerings can be lethal put-away pitches late in the count. His repertoire rounds out with a subpar changeup. Command-wise, Daniel found success pounding the strike zone in college and his first pro season, but his strikeout numbers have dipped significantly in 2022. On a positive note, his control remains solid; Daniel's 2.75 BB/9 exceeds expectations. Daniel was effective in his start last Monday, delivering 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball. In addition to holding the Sacramento River Cats to just two hits and zero walks, he struck out four batters. Daniel joined the MLB roster earlier in 2022 but never pitched in a game. That should change in 2023 as the Angels need pitching help and the right-hander continues to show potential.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk in the 10-3 blowout win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. In the process he extended his modest hitting streak to five games. Amidst another disappointing season for the Angels, the 31-year-old All-Star is slashing .278/.364/.619 with a .983 OPS, 37 home runs, 77 RBI, 79 runs scored and a stolen base in 407 at-bats. The 10-time All-Star is closing out the 2022 season strong, as he's hitting .308 (24-for-78) with nine home runs, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in 20 games in the month of September so far. He remains a must-start across all fantasy formats in the final stretch of the season.