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Top Zachary Neto News

  • Angels' Zach Neto: Slated to bat ninth

    Angels manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Neto will bat ninth this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Neto will have an opportunity to hit his way to a higher spot in the batting order over time, but for now he'll be stuck at the bottom. The 23-year-old shortstop slashed .225/.308/.377 with nine home runs and five stolen bases over 329 plate appearances during his rookie campaign in 2023.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Not starting Saturday

    Neto isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday against Minnesota, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Neto is slashing just .122/.217/.220 across his last 10 games, so he'll get a day off to regroup after striking out three times Friday. David Fletcher will take over at shortstop and bat ninth.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Homers in homecoming

    Neto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-2 loss against the Rays.

    Neto, a Miami native, launched a game-tying solo shot in the eighth inning of his return to the Sunshine State. However, the excitement was short-lived, as Tampa Bay answered with a four-run eighth inning to put the game out of reach. After missing more than five weeks with a back injury, the 22-year-old shortstop has gone just 2-for-27 (.074) with eight strikeouts and four walks in seven contests. Neto owns a season-long slash line of .223/.301/.386 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, 33 runs and five steals across 74 games in his rookie campaign.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Late addition to lineup

    Neto is starting at shortstop and batting ninth Sunday against the Tigers, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The 22-year-old was scheduled to sit Sunday but will end up starting after Kyren Paris (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup. Neto is 1-for-20 with three walks, a run and eight strikeouts in five games since he returned from the injured list.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Not starting Sunday

    Neto is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Neto is 1-for-20 with three walks, a run and eight strikeouts since being activated from the injured list last weekend, so he'll take a seat for Sunday's series finale. David Fletcher will work at shortstop and bat second.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Reinstated, not starting Sunday

    Neto (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list but is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.

    The 22-year-old has been sidelined since Aug. 3 due to a back injury, but he'll rejoin the active roster after a four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake. Neto should work as the Halos' primary shortstop down the stretch, though it's Kyren Paris starting Sunday's series finale versus Cleveland.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Eyeing return next week

    Angels manager Phil Nevin said Wednesday that Neto (back) will remain on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake through Saturday before being re-evaluated, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Neto could be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale versus the Guardians if the Angels' training staff is satisfied with his health upon re-evaluating him, but it's more likely that the shortstop returns to the Anaheim lineup early next week. The 22-year-old has gone 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk through the first two games of his rehab assignment and will have off Thursday before returning to the Salt Lake lineup Friday and Saturday. Once activated, Neto should take back the reins as the Halos' everyday shortstop while rookie Kyren Paris fades into more a utility role or gets optioned back to Triple-A.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Rehab assignment Tuesday

    Neto (back) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Neto will need a brief rehab assignment, as he has been out since Aug. 3 with the back injury, but it's possible he will be back later this week. Once activated, he should assume the everyday shortstop duties, at which point Kyren Paris may head back to the minor leagues.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Approaching rehab assignment

    Angels manager Phil Nevin said Friday that Neto (back) hasn't experienced any setbacks since going on the injured list and is expected to begin a rehab stint during the week of Sept. 5, MLB.com reports.

    Neto has been on the shelf since Aug. 4 after dealing with back trouble for several weeks. He's progressed to participating in all on-field activities except hitting during warmups, though he's been taking swings in an indoor batting cage. Nevin indicated that Neto is pain-free, and as long as his upcoming rehab assignment goes off without a hitch, the rookie shortstop should be able to return to the major-league club in time to log several more weeks of action before the end of the regular season.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Doing on-field work

    Neto (back) resumed baseball activities in New York on Aug. 25, per MLB.com.

    Neto is reportedly pain-free after going on the injured list in early August due to lower-back discomfort. The rookie shortstop was originally slated to start up baseball activities during the Angels' last homestand but had that plan pushed back a few days for unspecified reasons. Neto will likely need a minor-league rehab stint before being activated, so he's probably still a couple weeks away from a return.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Likely to resume activity soon

    Neto (back) is reportedly pain-free and is expected to return to baseball activities as soon as Friday, per MLB.com.

    Neto landed on the injured list with a back injury Aug. 4 and hasn't taken part in baseball activities since. He was diagnosed with inflammation but has subsequently made progress toward his return. Neto is expected back before the end of the campaign, though he may still be several weeks away from being activated.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Likely out several weeks

    Angels manager Phil Nevin said Tuesday that Neto (back) will be out for several weeks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Neto was placed on the 10-day injured list last Friday due to lower-back discomfort and further testing has revealed a bad case of inflammation. Luis Rengifo will continue to serve as the Angels' primary shortstop in his absence, which is now expected to extend through at least mid-September.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Placed on IL with back issue

    Neto was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with lower-back discomfort, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Neto has been bothered by back trouble for the last two weeks and is finally going to be shut down for an extended period. There is currently no timeline for his return. Luis Rengifo is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff for the Angels on Friday night against the Mariners.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Hitting eighth Monday

    Neto (back) is starting at shortstop and batting eighth Monday in Atlanta, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    This recent back issue has bothered Neto dating back to July 22, when he was first scratched. He has appeared in four games since then without going on the injured list. Neto is hitting .216 with two home runs and 13 strikeouts in 11 games this month.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Still out Sunday

    Neto (back) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    Neto will be relegated to the bench for the seventh time in eight games while he continues to manage a stiff back. Luis Rengifo will once again serve as the Angels' leadoff man in the rookie's stead, while Andrew Velazquez fills in for Neto at shortstop.

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  • Angels' Zach Neto: Remains out Saturday

    Neto (back) isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday against Toronto, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Neto was scratched from Friday's lineup due to his nagging back stiffness issue, and it will keep him out for at least one more game Saturday. Luis Rengifo will fill in at shortstop, allowing Michael Stefanic to start at second base and bat ninth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 23
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R