Angels Rumors & News

  • Simmons' slam helps Angels edge Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- On an evening when shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a grand slam and Tyler Skaggs had another impressive seven-inning outing, the conversation in the Los Angeles Angels locker room was all about defense. The infield turned four double plays, including a sensational dive, scoop and..." April 23

  • Angels transfer Richards to 60-day DL after discovering nerve irritation

    MLB Trade Rumors "When a biceps strain forced Angels right-hander Garrett Richards to the 10-day disabled list April 7, there was optimism that he’d return quickly. Now, unfortunately for both Richards and the Halos, he’s line to sit out at least into the summer. The Angels are moving him to the 60-day DL, per an..." April 23

  • Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per a team announcement on Sunday. In a corresponding move, they placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 60-day disabled list and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A..." April 23

  • Bautista's three-run blast helps Jays outlast Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- About the only thing worse than the Toronto Blue Jays' start to the 2017 season has been Jose Bautista's start to the 2017 season. As the Blue Jays got off to a major league-worst 3-12 record heading into Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels, Bautista was..." April 22

  • Angels fans set a Guinness World Record for wearing the most capes at one time

    Hardball Talk "The Angels and Blue Jays battled late into the night on Friday, with the Jays eventually emerging the victor after Jose Bautista‘s home run gave them the edge in the 13th inning. In order to help pass the time, most of the 40,176 fans in attendance tried to set a world record for the largest..." April 22

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Reddick finishes hit shy of cycle, Astros down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Josh Reddick finished a single shy of the cycle and scored three runs, Dallas Keuchel allowed one run in seven strong innings and the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. "It was huge," Reddick said. "Not just my day, but in general..." April 20

  • McCullers pitches Astros past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- What Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers managed on Thursday was par for the course for him at Minute Maid Park, and for the first four batters Chris Devenski faced out of the bullpen, the reliever delivered an effort reflective of his early-season brilliance. That was when..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Angels ride Pujols' 3-run blast by Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Home runs for Albert Pujols at Minute Maid Park are so routine that the shock is far greater when he doesn't deliver in the clutch against the Astros as opposed to when he does what he did in the fifth inning Tuesday night. Pujols blasted his 29th career home run at Minute Maid..." April 19

  • Astros win fifth straight with shutout of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- After having capitalized on late-inning opportunities while winning four consecutive games on the road, the Houston Astros showcased on Monday night an impressive ability to strike early when their chances were few and far between. Alex Bregman tallied his third multi-hit game in..." April 18

  • Angels acquire Juan Graterol from Blue Jays

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays were trade partners on Tuesday. The Halos acquired catcher Juan Graterol, and the Blue Jays are set to receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later in exchange. As a result of the transaction, Los Angeles designated outfielder..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Royals slip past Angels 1-0 with run in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar had three hits, but it was the last one that paid off with a victory. Escobar's ninth-inning single scored pinch runner Raul Mondesi as the Kansas City Royals blanked the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Sunday to complete a sweep of the series. Mondesi was..." April 16

  • Perez, Moustakas power Royals past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The slumbering Kansas City Royals' bats are beginning to wake up. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each homered and drove in two runs as the Royals topped the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Friday night. "Tonight was a good night," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "You..." April 15

  • Moustakas' eighth-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joakim Soria may have been charged with a blown save, but he also picked up the victory with some key outs. Mike Moustakas and Brandon Moss homered as the Kansas City Royals topped the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Saturday night. Soria (1-0) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings..." April 15

  • Rangers put it all together in win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With his club's recent struggles out of the bullpen, Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister was open to suggestions. Namely, anyone who could get outs in the late innings and finish a game with a lead intact. He may have found someone in Jose Leclerc. The 23-year-old..." April 13

  • Angels could face extended period with Garrett Richards on the disabled list

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels do not plan to activate ace Garrett Richards from the 10-day disabled list when he is eligible Sunday. Richards has not yet been cleared to resume throwing, and reliever JC Ramirez will replace him in the Angels’ rotation on Friday. “Right now, there’s no time frame for how long..." April 13

  • Darvish pitches Rangers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The fact that Yu Darvish was winless in his first two starts of the season for the first time in his major-league career had precisely nobody in the Texas Rangers organization concerned. They understood that in one start there was a bullpen failure and in the other start..." April 13

  • Angels overcome another late deficit, edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It wasn't quite as impressive as their seven-run, ninth-inning rally on Sunday, but the end result was the same. The Los Angeles Angels scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, then won it in the 10th on a squeeze bunt by Carlos Perez to come away with..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Trout's blast lifts Angels past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A night that began with family and teammates commemorating Mike Trout's past accomplishments ended with fans celebrating his latest feat for the Los Angeles Angels. Trout hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Seattle..." April 09

  • Angels rally past Mariners with seven-run ninth

    The Sports Xchange "The Seattle Mariners were cruising toward their much-needed second victory of the season on Sunday afternoon. But then their bullpen imploded. Albert Pujols led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run off Mariners reliever Casey Fien, and the Los Angeles Angels scored six more..." April 09

  • Angels handle Mariners in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It had been awhile since Jesse Chavez took the mound when the infield dirt was smooth and the batter's box was still intact. Nineteen months, in fact, since Chavez last started a major-league game, having been relegated to bullpen duty all of last season. But the..." April 08

  • Garrett Richards has biceps nerve irritation, elbow structurally sound

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels got back some good news on their ace pitcher Friday. Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports that an MRI on right-hander Garrett Richards showed that his elbow is structurally sound. However, Richards has been diagnosed with biceps nerve irritation and will likely miss his..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Richards leaves early as Angels blank A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A's 5-0 but got a scare Wednesday night. Angels right-hander Garrett Richards left the game due to right biceps cramping in the bottom of the fifth inning. Richards blanked the A's on three hits over 4 2/3 innings in his..." April 06

  • Garrett Richards looks like old self in 2017 debut before leaving with an injury

    CBS Sports "One of the many reasons the Angels went 74-88 in 2016 was an injury to staff ace Garrett Richards. Richards was limited to only six starts by an elbow injury, specifically a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. That usually requires Tommy John surgery. Richards, however, opted to rehab the..." April 06

  • Angels: Garrett Richards only has biceps cramp

    Yardbarker "Garrett Richards gave Angels fans a scare when he left his season debut on Wednesday night in the fifth, but the early word on him seems encouraging. "Right now it looks like a cramp in his biceps," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game. "It's not related at all to what he was..." April 06

  • Healy, Triggs spark Athletics past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif -- Ryon Healy keyed a four-run third inning with a two-run home run and Andrew Triggs combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon. Healy hit his second home run of the season..." April 06

  • Espinosa's 9th-inning homer carries Angels over A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels shocked the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night, taking the lead on Danny Espinosa's dramatic ninth-inning, three-run homer and holding on for a 7-6 victory. Los Angeles' Cam Bedrosian pitched a perfect ninth for his first career save after Andrew..." April 05

  • New intentional walk rule left Mike Trout confused on Opening Day

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Angeles slugger Mike Trout admits being left somewhat befuddled when the Oakland Athletics utilized Major League Baseball’s new intentional walk rule on Opening Day. The new rule allows teams to issue an intentional walk simply with a signal from the dugout as opposed to the..." April 05

  • Davis belts two homers to lift A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's left fielder Khris Davis didn't hit his first home run last season until his 14th game, but he wound up with a career-high 42. Davis hit two home runs in the Athletics' season-opening 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at the Oakland..." April 04

  • Angels reliever to live in an RV after spring strikeout numbers got him on the team

    CBS Sports "By and large, spring training numbers are meaningless and not at all predictive. There’s too much noise. Pitchers are often working on specific things rather than trying to get outs, and so many at-bats and innings go to minor league players. That said, every year there are spring numbers that..." April 03

  • Top 10 MLB Comeback Player of the Year candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "Each season breeds new life for players and teams around Major League Baseball. For some, the opportunity to have a fresh start is greater than for others. Whether injured or hindered from a season-long slump, many big league ballplayers are returning to the diamond in an effort to re-establish..." April 02

  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker chooses head protection

    ESPN "Nearly seven months after he needed emergency brain surgery because a line drive struck him on the right side of the head, Matt Shoemaker said he's "perfectly comfortable" on the mound and has settled on a protective insert in his cap as he returns to the Los Angeles Angels' rotation. The..." March 30

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Mike Trout proposes change to spring training umpiring

    ESPN "Mike Trout is widely regarded as baseball’s best player, and you’d also be hard-pressed to find a player who is more universally liked than Trout. He seems to have a running banter with almost everyone when he plays, from opposing catchers to infielders, to umpires. It was during one of those..." March 26

  • Albert Pujols to solely DH this season

    Sportsnaut "According to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has “no plans to play Albert Pujols at first base this spring, and that it will stay that way indefinitely.” The 10-time All-Star was questioned on whether he would be ready for Opening Day. He..." March 24

  • Luis Valbuena To Miss 4-6 Weeks Due To Hamstring Strain

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels will be without Luis Valbuena for an estimated 4-6 weeks after the first baseman suffered a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring, the club announced. Valbuena suffered the injury yesterday, forcing him to leave a Spring Training game. Valbuena was signed to a two-year, $15MM..." March 23

  • David DeJesus retires

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder David DeJesus announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Twitter Wednesday afternoon. He’ll be joining CSN Chicago for Cubs coverage. DeJesus, 37, spent 13 seasons in the big leagues from 2003-15 with the Royals, Athletics, Cubs, Nationals, Rays, and Angels. He hit a..." March 23

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Torii Hunter Jr makes baseball debut

    Larry Brown Sports "Not too long ago, Torii Hunter Jr. was catching passes as a wide receiver at Notre Dame. On Sunday, he was playing in a spring training baseball game. Hunter played in nine games for the Fighting Irish last year, catching 38 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns. He was also drafted by the..." March 20

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Angels Notes: Opening day starter Matt Shoemaker?

    Orange County Register "With less than three weeks to go before opening day, the order of the Angels rotation remains a mystery. Although Manager Mike Scioscia traditionally holds off on announcing his opening day starter until the last week of the spring, the calendar typically makes it fairly obvious by the middle..." March 16

  • Angels' Mike Trout is open to playing for U.S. in WBC in the future

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout hasn’t contracted a full-blown case of World Baseball Classic fever, but the Angels center fielder and two-time American League most valuable player is warming to the idea of playing in the event after watching the passion and excitement of several first-round games. “I mean,..." March 14

  • Albert Pujols cleared to play, will make his spring debut today

    Hardball Talk "Back in December Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols had surgery on the plantar fascia in his right foot. Pujols was bothered by plantar fasciitis repeatedly during the 2016 season, but played through the pain, finishing with a line of .268/.323/.457, 31 homers and 119 RBI. His rehab has..." March 10

  • Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs won't make scheduled start Friday because of shoulder weakness

    Los Angeles Times "Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs has been scratched from Friday’s exhibition start against the San Diego Padres because of shoulder weakness, a setback the team considers minor but one that is troubling considering Skaggs’ recent injury history. Skaggs missed the entire 2015 season while..." March 09