Nick Tropeano will miss end of Angels’ season because of nagging shoulder issue

first_imgRelated Articles ANAHEIM — Nick Tropeano’s season officially ended with the decision to put his throwing program on hold and get a platelet-rich plasma injection on Friday.The Angels’ right-hander has been bothered by bursitis off and on all season, and the latest bout of shoulder discomfort never quite subsided enough for him to get back in a game.“It’s tough,” Tropeano said Tuesday. “It really (stinks). I’m going to take it for what it is. Hopefully, this relieves some of the symptoms.”Tropeano said he underwent an MRI that showed no structural damage to his shoulder, so he’s confident he doesn’t need surgery. He said he’ll have about 10 days off after the PRP injection, and then he’ll have a normal winter. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Tropeano, 28, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2016. He returned early this season and posted a 4.74 ERA in 14 starts. In three of his starts, he pitched at least six innings and gave up one or no runs. He last pitched in a game on Aug. 6.ALSOTyler Skaggs (groin) will throw a simulated game on Thursday, according to general manager Billy Eppler. Skaggs has been out for about a month, but he’s expected to return in time for the last couple weeks of the season…Manager Mike Scioscia said there is still no decision from Shohei Ohtani about if, or when, he will have Tommy John surgery. Ohtani is expected to relent and have the surgery, although he could potentially wait until after the season and still have time to be ready to hit by opening day 2019. …Parker Bridwell returned to the majors for the first time since April. Bridwell had missed most of the minor league season with tightness in his elbow, which eventually led to arthroscopic surgery in July to remove bone chips. Bridwell has been rehabbing in Arizona since then. “I’m happy where I’m at right now,” he said.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Felix Peña, 2-4, 4.04) vs. Rangers (RHP Yovani Gallardo,  8-4, 6.22), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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