SEATTLE – The tough tension for the Angels was exacerbated on Friday as the club announced that third baseman Anthony Randon would undergo season-end surgery to repair his right wrist early next week.
This is another blow to the Angels, who have struggled to score over the past month, and another season-ending injury for Randon, who had to undergo surgery in early July due to a right buttock injury. Rendon’s defeat significantly weakened the lineup, as he is one of the club’s leading stars, along with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. They appeared in the Mariners’ 8-1 defeat on Friday, as the Angels were not hit until the second inning in the seventh inning and fell 3-19 in their last 22 games. In the seventh inning or later in April 1984, after the Astros, they became the first team to break a non-hit bid from the STATS.
“We knew [surgery] was always an option, but we were trying to figure out how to get there every day, but it got to the point where it didn’t get any better,” Randon said. “Yesterday was the last straw. I tried to go through a new routine to see if I could play. And we tried to do some things during the game, but it didn’t work out. “
Randon had been suffering from a wrist injury since May 8 and was on the list of injuries described as right wrist inflammation from May 17 to June 10. He played four games after his IL tenure before leaving Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers with discomfort.
Head coach Mike Frosted explained Friday that Randon has an unstable tendon in his right wrist that will eventually require surgery. The issue was that Randon could no longer play, so he opted for surgery so that he could have a normal offseason next year. Its recovery period is four to six months.
“It was just irritating and he tried to play through it, but unfortunately, it was too much for him to play every day,” Frostad said. “I applaud him for his excellent performance and for trying to find a way out of it. We expected this to happen, but he was only trying to get there for a year and he couldn’t get there. “
Randon was considered day-to-day after being dropped from the lineup against the Mariners on Wednesday and Thursday. But in the end it was decided that this injury could not just be played out, instead an operation was needed to repair it. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Randon completes the season by hitting .228 / .324 / .383 in 32, 45 games with five homers and 24 RBIs. His final line is the same as his production last year, when he batted .240 / .329 / .382 in 58 games with six homers and 34 RBIs. He has played 155 games with Angels in the last three years, batting .252 / .359 / .421 with 20 homers, 34 doubles and 89 RBIs.
Randon signed a seven-year deal worth $ 245 million before the start of the 2020 season, but it wasn’t as healthy or productive as it was with the Nationals until 2019, when he was considered one of the third best baseball players in baseball. He was also instrumental in helping Washington win the World Series that year by dropping .586 in the seven-game 2019 Fall Classic. Randon has four years on his contract and 154 million left.
“I love playing there,” Randon said. “I think one of the main reasons they’re trying to push me is that we have a big group of kids here. I didn’t want to do this for two years in a row. Last year, we got out of it and didn’t get a chance, but this year, I loved fighting these people every day.
With Randon out, the Angels are expected to use the third base of Matt Duffy, Jack Mayfield, Lewis Ringifo and Tyler Wade. Mayfield was called from Triple-A Salt Lake and it started there on Friday. David Fletcher is out after hip surgery but could return in early July and has experienced the condition, while third baseman David McKinnon is spending a strong year in Triple-A Salt Lake. Fellow infielder Michael Stefanik could also be an option, but he is currently on the minor league injury list with an unknown injury.
Interim Manager Phil Nevin said, “We have a few different options. “We definitely have kids who can go there and play well defensively. But when you pull Anthony Randon out of the lineup, he acts as a pitcher and takes the bat, just the same name in the lineup, it’s different. I will not lie to you. But he can’t go where he is, so we’ll do it every day. “