Angels place Nick Tropeano on DL because of a sore shoulder, and to give him ‘a little blow’

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros A day after throwing 88 pitches in a scoreless outing, Tropeano said he did not undergo an MRI exam. He said he is “100 percent” certain that he’ll be able to start again as soon as the 10 days are up, which would be May 12. Tropeano played light catch on Wednesday.“I’m not shutting anything down,” Tropeano said. “I feel you get more locked up if you shut it down. I’m just going to keep playing light catch, using my recovery days to my advantage to get squeaky clean for my next start.”Tropeano also said he could start again in four days if the team needed: “If they needed me, I’d do it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You don’t want this stemming out to be something more than it is. I’ve got some posterior cuff tightness that could lead to an elbow thing, which we don’t even want to mess with.”Tropeano is just four starts into his return from Tommy John surgery, which was performed in August 2016. He has a 3.42 ERA so far, with two outings in which he got into the seventh without allowing a run.“I feel like I’m good to go,” Tropeano said. “They feel this is a good time to give me a little blow, coming back from (surgery). I’ve been racking up a good number of innings between now and spring training. Right now it’s just a little tightness. They want to give me a little blow with an off day coming up, and pick it right back up with that 10th day.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels’ rotation can get by without Tropeano until then because Jaime Barría will be recalled to start on Thursday.Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs are available to start on Friday and Saturday respectively, in Seattle, on five days rest, although the Angels have not announced their rotation for the weekend.After Monday’s off day, the Angels have 13 straight games before the next day off.THE OHTANI PLANOn the day that Shohei Ohtani was honored with the American League rookie the month award for April, he took another step toward his return to the mound.Ohtani, who missed his last start because of a mild ankle sprain, threw a light bullpen session on Wednesday. He is scheduled for another, more intense session on Friday, Manager Mike Scioscia said.Although Scioscia wouldn’t specify the plans beyond that, it stands to reason that the earliest Ohtani could then start would be on Sunday in Seattle. That would follow his normal routine.If Ohtani pitches this weekend, it means he wouldn’t get to start in any capacity in either of the games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Coors Field in Denver. The Angels can’t use the DH in the National League park, and Scioscia reiterated on Wednesday that Ohtani will not play in the field this season.ALSOThe Angels recalled infielder Ryan Schimpf to take Tropeano’s roster spot. They will need to make another roster move before Thursday’s game in order to get Barría on the roster…Jason Alexander and two relievers combined for a no-hitter on Wednesday at Class-A Inland Empire. It was the second combined no-hitter in the Angels farm system in a week, including one started by top prospect Griffin Canning on Saturday at Double-A. Alexander pitched the first seven innings, followed by one apiece from Zac Ryan and Sean Isaac for Inland Empire. None are considered top prospects.UP NEXTAngels (Jaime Barría, 1-1, 3.86) vs. Orioles (Chris Tillman, 1-4, 7.03), 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — Nick Tropeano is the latest Angels pitcher to be hurt.Sort of.The Angels placed Tropeano on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with shoulder inflammation after Tropeano said he’d felt a little nagging tightness for a while.In describing the injury, though, Tropeano repeatedly referred to the off-day coming up on Monday and how the Angels “think this is just a good time to give me a little blow.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

Ravi Shastri resigns from ICC post

first_imgIndian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri. File Photo   –  The Hindu The official reason is his busy media commitments as commentator, TV expert and columnist July 01, 2016 SHARE cricket Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri. File Photo   –  The Hindu ×center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Former India captain and Team Director Ravi Shastri has resigned from his post as media representative in ICC’s prestigious Cricket Committee.Incidentally, the chairman of ICC Cricket Committee is current Team India coach Anil Kumble, who pipped Shastri to the job after getting nod from high profile Cricket Advisory Committee. “I have already submitted my resignation. There are personal commitments and I have been there for six years,” Shastri told PTI today without further elaborating anything.The official reason is his busy media commitments as commentator, TV expert and columnist, but there is intense speculation that the former all-rounder may have resigned as he is yet to come to terms with rejection that led to a widely publicised spat with Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly.“Just like Sourav, Ravi is also an emotional man at one level. He is yet to come to terms with rejection. Since he became a media representative as BCCI nominee, probably, he is not willing to continue in that post. Also with Kumble expressing his opinion to continue as chairman, it might just be uncomfortable for both of them to sit in a meeting,” a BCCI source told PTI today.“Also media representative is more of a decorative post in ICC Cricket Committee.”A few days back when Anil Kumble was named the chief coach, Shastri said that one of the Committee members Ganguly was not present when his interview was being conducted.Shastri had termed Ganguly’s absence “disrespectful” to which the left-hand batsman retorted saying that the Mumbaikar was “living in fool’s world”.“If Ravi was so serious about the job, he should have been in Kolkata for interview rather than appearing through Skype while holidaying in Bangkok,” Ganguly had said. COMMENT Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more