The Angels have selected the outfielder Jon Jay from their alternate site and posted outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 60-day injured list, the team announced. On other moves, the Angels placed catcher Max Stassi (left thumb sprain) and outfielder Juan Lagares (calf) on the 10-day IL, and they remembered the backstop Anthony Bemboom
The 36-year-old, with whom the Angels signed a minor league contract for the season, has built a respectable career dating back to his Cardinals debut in 2010. However, his numbers plummeted from 2018/20 with the Royals, Diamondbacks and White Socks . He hit a miserable .160 / .211 / .240 in 57 trips to the plate with Arizona last year, though Jay gets a chance to rebound with Fowler for the season from tonight and both Justin Upton (back stiffness) dealing with injuries.
Stassi is typically known for his defensive acumen, but he’s been coming to life on record since 2020. Including a red-hot start this season, Stassi has hit .292 / .371 / .538 with eight home runs – albeit more than a small sample of 124 PA and 38 games. Bemboom and Kurt Suzuki will handle the catch duties while Stassi is absent.