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Angels | Mike Trout serving as DH

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:51:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (foot) is serving as the designated hitter for the first time this year Monday, April 25, after fouling a ball off his foot over the weekend. OF Rafael Ortega is in center field and is batting second, while 1B Ji-Man Choi is in left field and is hitting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy. 1B C.J. Cron also takes a seat with 1B Albert Pujols at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Start Trout as you normally would in all fantasy formats. His foot isn't a problem after he started Sunday. Ortega and Choi haven't done much with the bats in Anaheim and are weak daily plays against Kennedy, who is out to a fine start with KC.

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Angels | Rafael Ortega on the bench

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:34:18 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Rafael Ortega is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, April 24. OF Craig Gentry will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gentry has recorded only one hit in his last eight games and should be avoided by owners in all leagues.

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Angels | Daniel Nava to DL

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:04:04 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 16, with left knee tendonitis. Manager Mike Scioscia said the knee gave Nava trouble in spring training and flared up again. OF Rafael Ortega was recalled from Class AAA Salt Lake.

Fantasy Tip: Ortega will likely platoon with Craig Gentry in left field, but neither of them possess a lot of fantasy luster right now.

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Angels | Daniel Nava leaves after HBP

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:41:50 -0700

Los Angeles Angels OF Daniel Nava (head) was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta on Saturday, March 19. Nava eventually walked to first base under his own power before he was replaced by Rafael Ortega.

Fantasy Tip: Nava, who is 14-for-26 with seven RBI this spring, will almost certainly be checked for a concussion. Unless he can continue swinging a hot bat this spring and parlay that into more playing time, the 33-year-old switch-hitter appears to stuck in a committee with Todd Cunningham and Craig Gentry, reducing him to an occasional bargain-bin DFS option.

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Angels | Daniel Nava could take over LF

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:20:31 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava is set up to get the most plate appearances in left field, though he would still likely sit against most left-handed pitchers. OF Craig Gentry, a right-handed hitter, would "start basically every third day" if that's the case, but there will probably be an open competition in spring training for the job. This would also include OFs Ji-Man Choi, Rafael Ortega and Todd Cunningham.

Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Nava and Gentry would have the highest ceiling out of everyone in this competition, especially the former, who slashed a respectable .278/.364/.403 with the Boston Red Sox from 2012-14. Gentry, meanwhile, has pretty much always been a platoon player so that will probably remain the case in Anaheim. Keep an eye on Nava if he prevails with the job.

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Cardinals | Two outrighted

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:46:31 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals C Audry Perez and OF Rafael Ortega cleared waivers and were outrighted to the minors Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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Cardinals | Roster moves

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:52:13 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals P Sam Tuivailala, INF Greg Garcia and OF Tommy Pham have been recalled from the minors Monday, Sept. 8. OF Rafael Ortega and C Audry Perez have been designated for assignment.

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Cardinals | Rafael Ortega claimed

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:23:21 -0800

The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

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Rangers | Rafael Ortega cut

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:48:05 -0800

The Texas Rangers have designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment.

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Rangers | Rafael Ortega claimed

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:15:50 -0800

The Texas Rangers claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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