The Angels have placed starter Andrew Heaney on the 15-day disabled list due to a left flexor muscle strain, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports. That’s bad news for the Angels, who are already without C.J. Wilson (shoulder) and thin on pitching depth as is.
Heaney’s next start, Monday against the Athletics, will likely be taken by Nick Tropeano. As Gonzalez notes, Tropeano is expected to start at Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, but they could limit his innings/pitches so he can fill in for Heaney.
Looking at the pitch data on Brooks Baseball, it seemed like Heaney experienced a rather stark decline in velocity during the game. He still pitched decently against a tough Cubs lineup, yielding four runs on seven hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over six innings.