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Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Rodriguez has shoulder surgery

Aug 10, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA;  Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Chris Rodriguez (73) in the first inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 10, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Chris Rodriguez (73) in the first inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels right-hander Chris Rodriguez underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder and could miss most or all of the 2022 season.

Rodriguez, who pitched in 15 games as a rookie this past season, already has undergone capsule repair surgery. He was 2-1 in 2021 with a 3.64 ERA and had 29 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings.

A fourth-round draft pick by the Angels in 2016, Rodriguez has been beset by injuries. A back issue kept him out of the 2018 minor league season and limited him to just three games in 2019.

Angels general manager Perry Minasian also revealed Monday that first-base coach Bruce Hines will not return next season. It was previously reported that third-base coach Brian Butterfield and catching coach Jose Molina would not return on manager Joe Maddon’s staff.

–Field Level Media