Los Angeles Angels Talented Young Catcher Out For Season

The Los Angeles Angels just can't catch a break.

Catching prospect, Logan O'Hoppe, and the Los Angeles Angels, have been hit with unfortunate news.

O'Hoppe suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder during a game against the New York Yankees and is expected to undergo surgery, requiring a 4-6 month recovery period.

Max Stassi, on the other hand, is dealing with a hip injury and is still on the injured list, leaving Matt Thaiss and Chad Wallach to handle catching duties for the Angels.

O'Hoppe was off to an impressive start this season, hitting .283/.339/.547 with four home runs and 13 RBI in his first 16 games, making his injury a significant loss for the Angels.

While the timeline for O'Hoppe's recovery means he may miss most, if not all, of the 2023 season, the hope is that he can make a full and speedy recovery without any further complications. As for Stassi, the Angels will need to rely on Thaiss and Wallach to hold down the catching duties until he returns to the field.

It's just brutal news for the 10-11 Angels.

O'Hoppe is the No. 47 prospect in all of baseball. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports