Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:00 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (ankle) is dealing with a serious ligament sprain and will be out four to six weeks, according to manager Mike Scioscia.
Fantasy Tip: It couldn't be a worse time for the Angels, who just lost Josh Hamilton (thumb) for a similar timetable. Collin Cowgill is the main beneficiary in right field, and he should now be owned in all AL leagues. Brennan Boesch could wind up in a platoon with Cowgill, too.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:09:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (thumb) will have surgery on his left thumb after suffering a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament along with a torn capsule. He'll be out six to eight weeks. The Angels have recalled OF J.B. Shuck to replace Hamilton on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: This is a huge blow to Hamilton owners, but this came with the territory when buying the oft-injured outfielder. This is the type of injury that can wipe out an entire season, since thumb and wrist injuries to hitters can erase much of their power. Dropping Hamilton in shallow mixed leagues wouldn't be crazy if you don't have any more room on roster.
Shuck and Collin Cowgill will likely split time in the outfield with Hamilton out. Shuck, who doesn't have much pop but is an asset because of his speed, should be your first choice in AL-only leagues.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:39:36 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS John McDonald has been added to the active roster for the regular season, meaning two bench spots are left for OFs J.B. Shuck and Collin Cowgill and 3B Ian Stewart and SS Grant Green.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:49:47 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Carlos Pena will compete for a spot to be the backup first baseman to 1B Albert Pujols. OF Brennan Boesch will compete with OFs J.B. Shuck and Collin Cowgill for a reserve outfield spot. Both Pena and Boesch received invites to spring training.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:50:53 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OFs Collin Cowgill and J.B. Shuck are expected to be the team's top two reserve outfielders behind OFs Kole Calhoun, Josh Hamilton and Mike Trout after the OF Peter Bourjos trade to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:17:08 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed RP Kevin Jepsen (appendectomy) on the 15-day disabled list after he needed to undergo an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Aug. 24. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:55:23 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled RP Billy Buckner from the minors Wednesday, Aug. 21, and optioned OF Collin Cowgill in a corresponding move. Also, P Robert Coello (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:42:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled OF Collin Cowgill from the minors Tuesday, July 2, to replace OF Peter Bourjos (wrist), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Cowgill could see minimal playing time in the outfield while serving as depth. With Bourjos back on the DL, J.B. Shuck regains value in AL leagues.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:19:29 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets Tuesday, June 25, in exchange for OF Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Also, RP Ryan Madson (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Cowgill on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Cowgill will serve as organizational depth in the outfield for the Halos. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:56:49 -0700
The New York Mets are seeking to elicit trade offers for OF Collin Cowgill, who was designated for assignment earlier this week. However, the team will try to pass him through waivers and send him to Triple-A Las Vegas if they are unable to find a suitable deal. Cowgill hit only .180 with two home runs in 61 at-bats this year.