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Angels | Andrew Heaney has UCL damage

Fri, 06 May 2016 07:47:49 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) has damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, and he's rehabbing in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney was believed to have an injury to his flexor muscle, but this makes sense as to why his rehab has been rocky. He's unable to throw for another month, so the best-case scenario for him is returning after the All-Star break. With Garrett Richards (elbow) going down, the Halos have two open rotation spots. Matt Shoemaker and Tyler Skaggs are the most likely candidates to fill the holes that could linger the rest of the season. Skaggs has been a top prospect for a number of years but has yet to put it together. Shoemaker was 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 2014 but has fallen off a cliff since then. Both are worth adding in AL-only formats. Nate Smith is a dark horse to grab in deep formats. If you have enough DL room, keep Heaney stashed in AL-only formats for now.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney has injection

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:22:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection that will keep him from playing catch at least until the middle of June.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney is facing a lost season, and there's still a chance he could need Tommy John surgery if rest and rehab doesn't work. At this point, you can drop him in most fantasy leagues in favor of healthy and productive starting arms. Heaney's injury, as well as a lack of depth for the rotation in Anaheim, could allow Nick Tropeano to stick all season long.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez

Angels | Andrew Heaney seeking more tests

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:57 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) is being sent for more medical opinions since the healing of his arm has slowed. Heaney was originally diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle.

Fantasy Tip: This is bad news for the Angels and Heaney, and he'll be out well beyond his 15-day DL stint now. There remains the chance that Heaney will need Tommy John surgery, which would put him out for at least a year. Only keep Heaney stashed in AL-only leagues for now and keep tabs on his status. Nick Tropeano (1-0, 1.69 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) would be the biggest beneficiary if Heaney is out for an extended timeline. Tropeano has looked good so far in the rotation and is worth a flier in deep mixed leagues. He can be a successful value play in the right matchups in daily formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher

Angels | Andrew Heaney has favorable MRI

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:53:53 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) had an MRI exam show no further damage to his arm Monday, April 25, and he's just dealing with a strained flexor muscle. However, Heaney hasn't resumed throwing yet.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney is one of the Angels' better starting pitchers when healthy. It looks like he has a good chance of beating Tommy John surgery, but he still has a ways to go before he's considered a good bet to return to the starting rotation. For now, only keep him stashed in AL-only setups and continue to check for updates on his progress.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney not making progress

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:08:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) has reached a plateau in his recovery, and he's still feeling something in his arm when he throws harder, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: This doesn't sound good. If he doesn't make any more progress, Heaney could become a candidate for Tommy John surgery. Keep him stashed for now in AL-only leagues. Nick Tropeano has allowed just one earned run in 10 2/3 innings over two starts in Heaney's place and deserves consideration in deep mixed affairs, at least as a matchup play.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney playing catch

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:41:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) has played light catch twice this week and is "better every day." There remains no timetable for him to return to a mound, though, but his progression shouldn't take long once he does after going through a full spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney is expected to be able to avoid Tommy John surgery, but he's not out of the woods yet. He'll return to the rotation once he's healthy and is a stash candidate if you have room in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Nick Tropeano looked great in his first try replacing Heaney and can be an effective spot starter in deeper leagues and daily games.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney to rest for several weeks

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:52:29 -0700

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) will be rested for several weeks before the next course of action is taken, according to general manager Billy Eppler.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney's MRI exam revealed no ligament damage, so the belief is that he will be able to recover from his injury without undergoing surgery. SP Nick Tropeano is expected to replace him in the starting rotation and should be of interest to owners in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Angels | No timeline for Andrew Heaney

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:16:21 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) does not have a timeline for when he will begin throwing again, according to general manager Billy Eppler. The organization will wait for the tightness in his left forearm to subside.

Fantasy Tip: Nick Tropeano stands to grab a fleeting value boost in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats with Heaney on the shelf. Tropeano also notched a 9.3 K/9 through seven starts with the Angels last year and projects to be a popular add in deep formats over the coming days. Heaney can be replaced in most mixed leagues.

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Angels | No Tommy John threat for Andrew Heaney

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:47:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) does not have any ligament concerns and is not in danger of requiring Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Reiterating a previous tip, Nick Tropeano is likely to jump into the rotation with Heaney out, and Tropeano is decent flier in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. Tyler Skaags could eventually enter the conversation, too. Hold onto Heaney for now in deep mixed and AL-only leagues and stay tuned for more concrete details surrounding his recovery and return timelines.

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Angels | Andrew Heaney placed on DL

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:36:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor muscle strain Wednesday, April 6.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney saw his velocity drop in his season debut last night, and a flexor strain can be an ominous early sign of Tommy John surgery. Keep Heaney stashed for now in deep mixed and AL leagues until we know more. Nick Tropeano figures to be the favorite to take Heaney's rotation spot, with the Angels being cautious with Tyler Skaggs. Tropeano showed promise last year in limited innings, so he could return nice value with more exposure and is worth a cheap flier in AL and cavernous mixed leagues.

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