Two of the biggest stars for the Los Angeles Angels appear to be fit and ready for the start of Spring Training in a huge boost for the 'Halos' in 2022.
Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon had injury-hit 2021, but should be able to step up their training with the Angels, priced at 30/1 to win the World Series, in the coming months.
The duo only combined for 81 games in 2021. They were only in the same line-up together only 19 times. Trout was excellent before suffering a season-ending right calf strain in the middle of May, hitting .333 with eight home runs in only 146 plate appearances.
Trout's calf injury was a source of constant frustration for the former MVP, the Angels and for baseball fans. The outfielder was seemingly close on several occasions to playing last year, before admitting defeat in September, placing an emphasis on getting ready for 2022.
Rendon had a series of niggling injury issues that sent him to the injured list numerous times hitting only .240 over 249 plate appearances. The 31-year-old's issue seemed to stem from his left leg and it was diagnosed as a hip problem from rehab for a hamstring injury.
Rendon said while speaking in a radio interview that his rehab had been intended towards the back end of 2021 so he was fit for Spring Training with a clean bill of health.
The Angels should be a team to watch with winter acquisitions of Noah Syndergaard and Michael Lorenzen to add to their impressive rotation.
They have re-signed closer Raisel Iglesias, and could also add further to their 40-man roster when lockout finally ends.