ANAHEIM — Mike Trout, whose wife delivered the couple’s first child on Thursday, is scheduled to be back in the Angels lineup on Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in Seattle.
Because the paternity list allows a player to be replaced on the roster for three games, the Angels have placed Trout on the restricted list to allow him to miss a fourth game on Sunday. The Angels are off on Monday
Trout’s son, Beckham Aaron, was born on Thursday evening.
A day after Hansel Robles suffered an ugly blown save to continue his early season struggles, Manager Joe Maddon wasn’t prepared to announce a change of his plans for the ninth inning.
Maddon said that Robles would be unavailable on Sunday regardless because of his recent workload. He’s pitched on Thursday and Saturday, throwing 40 pitches in those games, so Sunday would be three appearances in four days.
Robles has allowed 10 runs, nine earned, in 3-2/3 innings so far this season, including a blown save and a loss. His average fastball this season has been 94.3 mph, down from 97.2 mph last year, when he posted a 2.48 ERA.
If the Angels do look elsewhere for the ninth inning, Ty Buttrey seems to be the most likely alternative.
Tommy La Stella remained out of the Angels lineup on Sunday with a stiff neck. Manager Joe Maddon said before the game that he was unsure if La Stella would be able to pinch-hit…