Joyce improving but no timetable for his return yet

An update on the status and return of Ben Joyce, Zach Neto, Anthony Rendon and other Angels players.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — A full update on the Los Angeles Angels’ injuries and transactions, and any trade speculation relating to Shohei Ohtani:

Ben Joyce (elbow) says the tingling and numbness in his hand/fingers has gone away while the swelling has improved. “The main thing was getting the inflammation down,” Joyce said. “A lot of modalities in there to do that. Just starting to do more every day.” There is no timetable for his return.

Zach Neto (oblique) says the pain and swelling has gone down “big time” with a some still remaining. He is in the training room regularly saying he has been running, hopping on the training bike, and getting his heart rate up to stay as loose as possible. He will not travel with the team to Colorado and does not have a current timetable for his return.

Anthony Rendon (wrist) felt better on Sunday after being hit in the left wrist with a 95-mph fastball from Nathan Eovaldi on Thursday. He woke up on Monday in more pain and was placed on the injured list retroactive to Friday. The team hopes it will be a short IL stint and he can return Monday against the White Sox, though Phil Nevin noted: “I don’t really want to put a timetable on it either. He is still pretty sore today.”

Gio Urshela (pelvis) saw a specialist on Monday and is going to see another specialist on Wednesday. Both Nevin and Perry Minasian noted Urshela will miss “significant” time, though would not commit to it being a season-ending injury.

Matt Moore (oblique) threw a bullpen on Monday and will throw another on Wednesday. He will travel with the team to Colorado where he will throw a simulated game and be reevaluated during the weekend.

Kevin Padlo was selected to replace Rendon on the roster after posting a 123 wRC+ in 32 games with Triple-A Salt Lake. Padlo, 26, will be playing the corner infield in his stint with the Angels, his fifth team in three seasons.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” Padlo said. “Lots of traveling. Different teams, different people, but thankful for another opportunity.”

Padlo returned to Salt Lake last week after breaking the pinky on his left hand in mid-April.

“I played four games in Arizona while I was rehabbing,” said Padlo. “Timing was a little off at first but once I got some at bats (it improved). Things are starting to feel real good.”

Shohei Ohtani trade: Perry Minasian would not commit to whether the Angels would trade Shohei Ohtani at the deadline regardless of their status in the standings but did offer a pretty direct comment in indirect fashion: “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. We like him. We hope he’s here for a long time. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.”

Home Sweet Home: The Angels will play 23 of their next 26 games in Southern California with 18 in Anaheim, two in Los Angeles, and three in San Diego. “There’s some comfort in that,” said Nevin. “We bonded together. The road does that for your team. I’m not counting this as a relaxation period at all but it’s nice to be in the same place for a chunk of it.”