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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Tuesday's lineup

Velazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez is 5-for-27 in 16 games since the All-Star break and will take a seat Tuesday for the second straight contest. David Fletcher will shift to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base and Jose Rojas at third.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Sitting Monday

Velazquez isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez has seen his playing time fluctuate over the last few days, as he's had just eight at-bats over his club's last five contests. David Fletcher draws the start at shortstop Monday with Phil Gosselin set to handle the hot corner and Luis Rengifo penciled in at second base.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Absent from Game 2 lineup

Velazquez is not in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners. Velazquez is playing more of late, but he will not start both games of Saturday's twin bill. David Fletcher will get the nod at shortstop in the nightcap.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Playing time picks up

Velazquez will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Thursday's game against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Velazquez will crack the lineup for the fourth time in five games, and he could handle a near-everyday role in the short term if the Angels elect to give Luis Rengifo more exposure to third base rather than leaning on struggling veteran Phil Gosselin at the position. Though the Angels appear to value Velazquez's defense in the middle infield, he's produced an anemic .487 OPS in 262 plate appearances. Velazquez's 12-for-12 success rate on stolen-base attempts has been the only thing propping up his fantasy value.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Absent from Tuesday's lineup

Velazquez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals. Velazquez started four of the Angels' last five games, but he is hitting just 5-for-28 (.179) in July, so he is not seeing everyday at-bats just yet. Michael Stefanic will enter the lineup in Velazquez's place.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not starting Wednesday

Velazquez isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Velazquez has gone 2-for-9 with an RBI, a walk and four strikeouts over four games since the All-Star break, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second consecutive matchup. Luis Rengifo is shifting to shortstop while Michael Stefanic starts at second base.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Overtaking Stefanic on depth chart

Velazquez will start at shortstop and bat ninth Monday against the Royals, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Velazquez appeared to have moved into a utility role following Michael Stefanic's promotion to the big leagues earlier this month, but interim manager Phil Nevin seems to have soured on the slumping rookie coming out of the All-Star break. Stefanic is on the bench Monday for the third time in five second-half contests, while Velazquez has now picked up four starts over that same stretch. Aside from providing some useful speed (12-for-12 on stolen-base attempts), Velazquez has been a black hole of fantasy production this season. He enters Monday's contest with a .170/.210/.262 slash line to go with five home runs, 23 runs and 21 RBI across 246 plate appearances.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Swipes bag in loss

Velazquez stole a base as a pinch runner in Thursday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Astros. Velazquez replaced Michael Stefanic atop the lineup, recording a steal in the eighth inning. Through nine games in July, Velazquez has two steals, but he's gone just 2-for-15 (.133) at the plate and appears unlikely to escape a bench role for the time being. The shortstop is slashing .170/.211/.266 with five home runs, 12 steals, 20 RBI and 23 runs scored in 234 plate appearances this year.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Moves into bench role

Velazquez remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez is on the bench for the fifth game in a row and appears to have lost hold of an everyday role in the middle infield. Luis Rengifo and Michael Stefanic are expected to serve as the Angels' primary starters moving forward at shortstop and second base, respectively. Since the beginning of June, Velazquez has slashed .099/.120/.222 in 35 games, so the Angels' decision to move him to a bench role hardly comes as a surprise.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: On bench, could lose starting job

Velazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez will take a seat after he went 2-for-16 with eight strikeouts while starting in each of the Angels' last five games. The Angels promoted prospect Michael Stefanic from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, and interim manager Phil Nevin suggested that the rookie would get a look in an everyday role in the middle infield, according to Sam Blum of The Athletic. If that's the case, Stefanic and Luis Rengifo -- who will start at second base and shortstop, respectively in Sunday's game -- could end up forming the Angels' middle infield in most games moving forward, which would limit Velazquez to a utility role.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Knocks fifth homer

Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the White Sox. Velazquez hasn't posted a multi-hit game in June, but he's hit three of his five homers while batting a paltry .119 (8-for-67) this month. The shortstop continues to play regularly, though he often hits at the bottom of the order. He's batting .175/.220/.280 with 20 RBI, 22 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 216 plate appearances.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Sits again Sunday

Velazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez will sit for the second time in the series while Luis Rengifo and Matt Duffy serve as the Angels' starting middle infielders Sunday. Since the start of June, Velazquez has slashed an anemic .105/.136/.228 while striking out at a whopping 44.1 percent clip, so his hold on an everyday role could be tenuous.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Not in Friday's lineup

Velazquez will sit Friday against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Velazquez remains the Angels' primary shortstop despite the fact that he's hitting just .176/.223/.271 on the year. Tyler Wade will get the start on this occasion.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Logs 10th steal

Velazquez went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Royals. Velazquez has logged two steals over his last three games, though he's also struck out five times in that span. The shortstop is up to 10 thefts this season, and he's yet to get caught stealing. He's posted a lackluster .175/.219/.273 slash line with four home runs, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and six doubles across 197 plate appearances, and it's expected he could see a challenge for playing time from utility man Tyler Wade going forward.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: On bench for Game 1

Velazquez isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Velazquez will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games after he went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a strikeout Friday. Tyler Wade is shifting to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Resting Thursday

Velazquez isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against Seattle, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Velazquez started in the last six matchups but will get a breather after he went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts over the last three games. Tyler Wade is shifting to shortstop while Luis Rengifo starts at second base.
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Angels snap 14-game skid thanks to Shohei Ohtani and Andrew Velazquez

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani presented the game ball to Phil Nevin during the cathartic clubhouse celebrations after the Los Angeles Angels snapped their 14-game losing streak. While the Angels’ new manager greatly appreciated the gesture to mark the first victory of his career, he also knew who deserved nearly all of the credit for stopping the longest skid in franchise history. “He carried us on his back,” Nevin said of the Halos’ matchless AL MVP. Ohtani pitched seven stellar innings and hit a two-run homer, and the Angels won for the first time since May 24, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-2...
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Goes deep Saturday

Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 11-6 victory against the Mets. The Angels slugged five homers against New York in the win, and Velazquez contributed to that tally with his 402-foot solo shot in the sixth inning. The shortstop is mired in a 2-for-31 slump over his past 11 games, but both of his hits during that span have left the yard. Velazquez has four homers and eight stolen bases on the season, but he's slashing a paltry .177/.226/.280 across 178 plate appearances.
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Angels' Andrew Velazquez: Slugs big homer in win

Velazquez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 5-2 victory against Boston. Velazquez struck out in three of his four plate appearances, but he made his one hit count when he swatted a three-run shot to right field in the sixth inning. That proved to be the difference as the Angels won 5-2 to snap a franchise-record 14-game losing streak. Velazquez entered the contest having gone 0-for-19 over his previous eight contests, and he's slashing a paltry .179/.231/.269 on the season.
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