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Angels | Huston Street headed to DL

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:20 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street (oblique) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. RP Joe Smith recorded the save in Street's absence Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has been a serviceable fill-in before. Pick him up in most formats and stash Street on the DL.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna

Angels | Joe Smith has new pitch

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:50:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith has developed a changeup this spring, a pitch he hasn't thrown since 2010. Left-handers hit .288 against Smith last year, and he held them to a .227 average or worse in all prior seasons in which he faced at least 75 lefties.

Fantasy Tip: This is notable, since Smith has been a reliable eighth-inning setup man for the Angels the past few seasons, and Huston Street, who is safe as the closer, has a history of nagging injuries that cost him time. Smith isn't a bad late-round target in cavernous mixed and AL leagues as Street's handcuff.

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Angels | Joe Smith available Wednesday

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:50:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) is available to pitch Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: While it's not a guarantee that Smith will be closing immediately, he gives them the best option late in games to secure a win with Huston Street (groin) out for the rest of the regular season. Smith should be added already if you're still looking for a few more saves to push you over the top.

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Angels | Joe Smith could pitch tomorrow

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:33:15 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) felt good after a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 29, and is expecting to be available to pitch Wednesday, Sept. 30. He's been dealing with a sprained left ankle.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Smith is available, he'll be the likely closer for the Halos with Huston Street (groin) unlikely to appear again in the regular season. If you're still chasing saves this late, Smith could carry you to the top.

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

Angels | Joe Smith confident he'll return

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:52:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) plans to throw off the mound Tuesday, Sept. 29, and he is confident he will be able to return before the end of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Smith could receive a shot to grab a save or two down the stretch, but he remains nothing more than a desperation own in the majority of seasonal leagues. Continue to check back for updates and for an exact return date.

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

Angels | Joe Smith working his way back

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:43:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) did some fielding practice Monday, Sept. 28, and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 29. Smith is hoping to return by the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Huston Street (groin) is likely out until a possible postseason berth, so Smith could serve as the Angels closer sometime this weekend. But with his availability in question, you may only have him available for one save opportunity. Trevor Gott or Fernando Salas could be used in the ninth in the meantime this week.

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Angels | Pitching injuries mounting for Angels

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:25:53 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SPs Jered Weaver (shoulder) and Matt Shoemaker (forearm) and RPs Huston Street (groin) and Joe Smith (ankle) are all nursing injuries.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels signed free-agent Mat Latos, but his role will be fluid and largely depend on the status of Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) and Shoemaker ($5,600, 11.2% of cap). Street will not pitch again during the regular season, and Smith is questionable. The closing duties are expected to be split up, too, so there isn't a lot of value chasing saves from the Los Angeles bullpen. Stay tuned for updates on Shoemaker and Weaver.

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Angels | Joe Smith beat up

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:58:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) has been out with a sprained ankle.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear when Smith can return, but with Huston Street (groin) likely out for the rest of the regular season, Smith should serve as the team's closer if he's healthy. If not, it could be some combination of Trevor Gott and Fernando Salas in the ninth inning in the next week.

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Angels | Huston Street has been sick

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:29:36 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street (illness) has battled flu-like symptoms the last four days that has caused him to lose 13 pounds. He was unavailable for the save as a result Tuesday, Sept. 15, and RP Joe Smith recorded the save by striking out the side. Street said his symptoms have cleared up "for the most part," and manager Mike Scioscia is hoping he will be available Wednesday, Sept. 16. Street said he was throwing up in the bullpen early in the game Sunday, Sept. 13, and he wound up giving up a career-high five runs in a blown save and loss against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: The loss Sunday was a tough one for both Street and the Angels' playoff hopes, but now that Street is returning to health, we should expect him to level out. Continue riding him in traditional formats down the stretch.

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Angels | Huston Street still unavailable

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:10:48 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street (hamstring) was not available Wednesday, Sept. 10, and may not be available until Friday, Sept. 12, at the earliest. He initially said he would be an option to pitch Wednesday but said that "we are just playing it safe" in postgame interviews after he sat out Wednesday. RP Joe Smith would have closed if a save opportunity arose.

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