August 27, 2020

Joe Maddon believes Angels clubhouse is free of drug issues

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Maddon was not with the Angels last year when Skaggs died, so he said he has no first-hand knowledge of the atmosphere or events surrounding that incident.He did, however, have a relationship with Kay during his previous stint with the Angels, up through 2005.“Eric and I were friends, my first trip through,” Maddon said. “I did know him well at that time. I had not been around for a long time. This entire scenario is difficult for anybody to comprehend, or wrap your mind around. It’s a societal problem that we’re going through right now. It’s not indigenous to the Angels. It’s very difficult to hear about all of these situations where people are impacted.”SLUMPING RENDONAnthony Rendon was moved from No. 3 to the No. 4 in the Angels lineup, behind Shohei Ohtani, because Rendon has started the season in a 4-for-30 slump.Maddon said he has no long-term concerns about Rendon, who signed a seven-year, $245-million deal in the winter. Joe Maddon said doesn’t believe the Angels clubhouse is currently dealing with any of the issues that took Tyler Skaggs’ life more than a year ago.On the day that former Angels PR official Eric Kay was charged with supplying opioids to Skaggs, the Angels manager said he has no indication there are issues with the current players.“I’m not an expert but I don’t recognize any kind of issues right now,” Maddon said Friday from Arlington, Texas, coincidentally the city in which the Angels were to play when Skaggs died last year. “My focus has been doing what we’re doing right now, and I have not really been contacted or informed of any other kind of behavior going on. So for right now I want to believe we’re going in the right direction.”Major league players are now tested for opioids, along with performance enhancing drugs and other drugs of abuse. The change in the drug policy was a direct response to Skaggs’ death last year. Players who test positive for opioids are entered into a treatment program, and only disciplined if they fail to adhere to that program. “Just talking to the hitting coaches, they brought something to his attention that he thought was appropriate,” Maddon said. “So right now just just give it a little time. He can break out at any moment. … Maybe going from third to fourth is all you need.”Maddon also said he liked what he has seen from Ohtani, who hit a homer on Thursday.ROTATION UPDATEPatrick Sandoval will rejoin the roster to start on Saturday, and he’ll be able to throw 80 to 90 pitches, Maddon said. Sandoval had been behind the other pitchers because of time he missed while dealing with COVID-19 in June, but he appears to be caught up now.Maddon said the Angels will now essentially use a five-man rotation, although they could insert a sixth as needed. Sandoval joins Andrew Heaney, Julio Teheran, Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning.Matt Andriese and Felix Peña will remain in the bullpen for now, Maddon said.ALSOJo Adell was not in the Angels lineup on Friday, missing his second straight game with a tight right quad. Maddon said he expects Adell to be back in the lineup on Saturday, and he was available to pinch-hit on Friday…Slumping Justin Upton hit eighth on Friday night, the first time since 2009 that he’d started a game in that spot in the order. Upton is now the right-handed hitting half of a left-field platoon, with Brian Goodwin. Both Upton and Goodwin were in the lineup on Friday because of Adell’s absence…Although Adell’s presence reduces the opportunity for Taylor Ward to play the outfield, Maddon said he will continue to work out as an outfielder. Ward can also play first and third, the former seemingly being his best chance to start now.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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600PM A Night at the Park with RUFF Responsible

first_img6:00PM A Night at the Park with RUFF. Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) is hosting an event at the Prince Street Dog Park where a caricature artist will draw your dog on a first-come-first-serve bases and will be accepting donations. Pizza and treats will also be available. Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 8 Need to submit a post? Great, start here! 1:00PM Films: Flamingo Road at North End Library. Stop by the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their Friday film series. This month the Friday films will feature Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office. Today’s film will be Flamingo Road from 1949, see additional details here. Summer Splashing on the Greenway: 6:00PM Gala on the Greenway. Celebrate 10 years of the contemporary park in the heart of Boston at the Gala on the Greenway. The Greenway Conservancy will be hosting a memorable evening under the stars to celebrate and support the iconic public park, see additional information here. *Advertisement* Here’s what else you need to know for today… Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Today is Thursday, June 6 and if you’ve been enjoying Jen Royle’s newer family-style dining spot Table, you may be excited to learn that the Hanover Street restaurant may be getting their liquor license, read more on Boston Restaurant Talk. 6:00PM St. Anthony Spaghetti Supper at St. John School. Stop by the St. John School Hall and join fellow parishioners of St. Leonard’s to celebrate a traditional spaghetti dinner for the start of the St. Anthony Feast Celebrations, see additional details here. 6:30AM Summer Fitness Series Bootcamp. Stop by Christopher Columbus Park and join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission for it’s 2019 Boston Park Summer Fitness Series offering 30 free fitness classes per week across the city, see additional details here. 6:30PM Eliot School Gala at City Winery. Stop by City Winery at 80 Beverly Street for an evening of fun and friends at the annual Eliot School Auction and Gala. The event will feature food, drinks, dancing, and both a silent and live auction, see additional details and ticket information here. NEMPAC Spring Music Recitals. NEMPAC is holding its Annual Spring Student Music Recital that will feature over 150 performing students, see additional details here. 6:00PM North End Public Safety Meeting. Join the Nazzaro Center at 30 North Bennet Street on the first Thursday of every month for the North End public safety meeting with Boston Police Area A-1. Following the ruling on Boston’s new ordinance regulating short-term rentals, Airbnb filed in Boston federal court this past Monday saying that the “judge’s decision should have gone further in blocking the ordinance”, read more on WBUR.org. 6:30PM Glow in the Park. Join the Rose Kennedy Greenway and support the Conservancy at their signature young professionals event featuring live music, performances, food, and beverages, see additional details here. 7:00PM St. Anthony’s Feast Centennial Gala Reception. Join St. Anthony’s Feast at the Marriott Long Wharf Harbor View Room for their Centennial Gala Reception. For ticket information, contact committee@stanthonysfeast.com. 11:00AM Zentangle at North End Brand Library. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street where Certified Zentangle instructor Lori Champine will guide you through a two-hour workshop where you will create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, or “tangles”, see additional details here. Notable News: Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured! 12:00PM World Ocean’s Day Celebration at Boston Harbor Pop-Up Gallery. Stop by the free Boston Harbor Pop-Up Gallery at 226 Causeway Street and celebrate World Oceans Day with interactive events, film screenings and performances by members of Mobius based on the theme of climate change and plastics in the ocean, see additional details here. Airbnb Appealing Ruling On Boston’s Short-Term Rental Rules It is our 10th Anniversary and we are celebrating a decade of community news at NorthEndWaterfront.com! Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Contribute online at the links below or checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109. Become a Patron to receive free rewards including neighborhood photo calendars, custom mugs and special updates from the editor.*Become a Patron (Rewards!)* or *Make a One-Time Contribution*last_img read more

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