The Angels have activated infielder David Fletcher from the 60-day injured listing. He’s in tonight’s lineup at second base. Michael Stefanic was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding transfer. To create house on the 40-man roster, the Halos transferred veteran infielder Matt Duffy from the 10-day to the 60-day IL.
It has been a tough season for Fletcher, who’s spent the majority of the 12 months on the shelf. He missed the primary three weeks of the 12 months recovering from a pressure in his left hip. Fletcher returned to motion for about two weeks, then went again on the IL with recurring hip points. He underwent adductor surgical procedure in mid-Might and has spent practically three months recovering.
In Fletcher’s absence, the Angels have struggled to a 42-56 report that has them forward of solely the A’s, Royals and Tigers within the American League standings. Lack of manufacturing at second base has been among the many components for that, because the Halos have gotten a meager .236/.294/.319 displaying out of the place. Six gamers — Fletcher, Stefanic, Duffy, Luis Rengifo, Tyler Wade and Jack Mayfield — have tallied no less than 20+ plate appearances as a part of the second base rotation.
Duffy has been out since June 27 with what the workforce initially termed decrease again spasms. There hasn’t been a lot phrase on his standing over the previous month, however he’s evidently not near a return. The 60-day window backdates to his authentic IL placement, so Duffy gained’t be again on the diamond at Angel Stadium till no less than the ultimate week of August.