CHICAGO —right-hander He was scratched at his scheduled start against Friday night, due to an undisclosed illness.
Right-handerhe started against Syndergaard In the opening game of a 3-game series.
Manager Joe Maddon stated that Syndergaard was “not feeling well”, but didn't go into detail about the symptoms the 6-foot-6 pitcher was experiencing.
Maddon suggested that Syndergaard could be available to play one of the two games if the White Sox and Angels are forced to play a doubleheader Sunday. Heavy rain is expected for Saturday in Chicago.
Syndergaard is now 2-0 and has a 1.04 record in his two Angels starts in a comeback effort. The former All-Star signed a $11-year contract with Los Angeles in November. He was limited to only two innings during his previous two seasons following Tommy John surgery.
Herget (1-0; 6.48) will make this season's first start in what is expected to be a bullpen match.
Angels activated an infielderFletcher was removed from the 10-day injury list and placed in the lineup as shortstop. Fletcher has been on the sidelines since April 11th due to a hip problem. Los Angeles selected Jack Mayfield, an infielder, to its taxi squad as a matching roster move.