Angels Rumors & News

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    David Freese has tightness in his right quad. Scioscia said it isn't serious. Could pinch-hit today. #Angels

  • Angels Beat A's In Extras On Chris Iannetta Walkoff Homerun

    Halos Heaven "Tyler Skaggs had one tough inning, a four-run fourth, which looked to doom the Angels to a sweep at home, by division rivals Oakland on Wednesday night, but if you've been watching this latest home-stand, you'll know that it's their new "thing" to tie games up in late innings, and send them to..." April 17

  • Kole Calhoun To Miss Four To Six Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Kole Calhoun will join fellow Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on a lengthy DL stint, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (via Twitter). An ugly-looking ankle turn last night resulted in a bad ligament sprain that will put Calhoun on the shelf for four to six weeks, according to..." April 17

  • Angels place Kole Calhoun on the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Already down an outfielder following Josh Hamilton‘s thumb injury, the Angels have placed Kole Calhoun on the disabled list after he injured his ankle last night. Calhoun tweaked his ankle running to first base on an extra-inning ground out and had to be helped off the field. Alden Gonzalez of..." April 16

  • A's outlast Angels in 11 innings

    CSN Bay Area "When all else failed Tuesday, the A’s hit. In the end that won out over the poor starting pitching, the head-slapping baserunning blunders and the shaky ninth-inning relief. The A’s walked away with a wild 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings because they kept smacking the..." April 16

  • John Jaso's pinch HR gives A's a victory

    San Francisco Chronicle "Some players, knowing they might pinch hit late in games, spend time watching video of relievers or taking some hacks in the cage, or just intently watching the opposing pitcher. John Jaso is not one of them - the A's catcher has a remarkably laid-back approach to big at-bats. On Monday night..." April 15

  • Angels power past Mets, 14-2

    Los Angeles Times "TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond the center-field wall, Pujols' into the Angels' bullpen in left..." April 14

  • Raul Ibanez notches 2,000th career hit in style

    Hardball Talk "Angels DH Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club in a big way in Saturday night’s game against the Mets. With closer Jose Valverde on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 6-3 Mets lead, the Angels mounted a two-out rally. David Freese singled, then Erick Aybar walked to bring up..." April 13

  • Recker’s HR in 13th leads Mets past Angels

    New York Post "In the shadow of Disneyland, the Mets got a little Sleepy and Dopey before departing Happy. Anthony Recker’s home run leading off the 13th inning injected life into this sagging bunch, sending the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Angels. A night after the Mets lost in the 11th inning, when..." April 13

  • Angels beat Mets on walk-off hit by pitch in 11th inning

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Hank Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels the walk-off victory. That came after the Angels missed a couple of chances in the eighth and 10th innings, when Albert Pujols failed to deliver with runners in scoring position. AT THE..." April 12

  • Angels closer Ernesto Frieri is expanding his repertoire

    Los Angeles Times "It appears that Ernesto Frieri is no longer a one-pitch pitcher. The Angels closer started Corey Hart with a slider for a called strike and then struck out the Seattle slugger looking at a slider Wednesday night, part of a scoreless ninth inning that secured his first save and a 2-0 win over the..." April 10

  • Angels Win Quiet Battle In Seattle

    Halos Heaven "Sometimes it's beautiful to just watch the pitching hold. This might be the easiest recap ever. In the third inning, Mike Trout reached on a force-out and then Albert Pujols hit a home run. That is all. There is beauty in that simplicity. A calm, serene beauty. It means that the starter,..." April 10

  • Josh Hamilton needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Hardball Talk "Some brutal injury news here for the Angels … As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be out for 6-8..." April 10

  • Corey Hart powers Seattle Mariners to victory over Angels in home opener

    Seattle Blog "Offseason acquisition Corey Hart had a big night in his first home game with the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, hitting two home runs to lead the Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Hart stole the show despite an elaborate display of fireworks and guest..." April 09

  • Josh Hamilton leaves game with left thumb injury "Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was forced to exit Tuesday night's loss in Seattle due to a left thumb injury, per the club's broadcast. Not much more is known just yet, but the issue was enough that Hamilton was removed in favor of pinch-hitter Ian Stewart with the tying run on first base in..." April 09

  • Angels reliever Brian Moran to have Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Another hour, another Tommy John surgery. Alden Gonzalez of reports that Angels left-hander Brian Moran — acquired from the Blue Jays in December’s Rule 5 Draft — needs the reconstructive elbow surgery after being diagnosed with a torn ligament." April 08

  • Wilson, Angels handle Astros 9-1

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Wilson had a simple plan for his second start after a dud in his season debut. “Just told myself I’m going to pick my spot and stay with my spot and not try to overdo it,” Wilson said. It was an effective approach, allowing him to pitch eight solid innings while Howie Kendrick and Raul..." April 08

  • Astros top Angels with the help of five home runs

    Houston Chronicle "A messy ninth inning didn’t put a damper on a five-home run day for the Astros. Some thought Scott Feldman was overpaid this winter. A reactionary might suggest now that he’s underpaid. The righthander became the first Astros pitcher to reach seven innings Sunday in a 7-4 win over the..." April 07

  • Angels' Skaggs is on his game in 5-1 victory over Astros

    Orange County Register "All spring the Angels watched Tyler Skaggs show flashes of brilliance interrupted by lapses of command that at times doomed his performance. And then, he made his first regular-season outing, and that guy was gone. “He was a lot different,” catcher Chris Iannetta said after Skaggs gave up..." April 06

  • Baylor discharged from hospital, resting leg "Angels hitting coach Don Baylor was discharged from UCI Medical Center late Friday afternoon and will continue to recover from the comfort of his home in La Quinta, Calif. Baylor fractured his right femur, an ailment that requires at least 12 weeks to fully recover from, while catching the..." April 05

  • Garrett Richards holds back Astros' bats in 11-1 win

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Garrett Richards wobbled in the fifth when he walked Jose Altuve with the bases loaded and two outs, trimming the Angels' lead to 5-1. Richards caught a huge break when a hanging 0-and-2 curve was lined a few feet foul by cleanup batter Mark Krauss. Richards then struck..." April 05

  • Mariners 8, Angels 2 — A series sweep to start the season

    Seattle Times "So the Mariners are now 3-0 and with a series sweep of Anaheim to start the season. It’s a stunning accomplishment if you look at past history. It was the first three-game series sweep Anaheim since 2006. It was the first time since 1995 that Seattle had won three straight games to start a..." April 03

  • Miller double dips, Erasmo shines as Mariners improve to 2-0

    Lookout Landing "I'm going to spoil everything before we even begin. BRAD MILLER WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Proceed. The first lefty test. We've all known for a while that the Mariners were probably going to struggle against lefties given their stacked side, but the extent was always unknown. Smoak's had weird..." April 02

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels are signing Vlad Guerrero to a one-day contract today so he can retire with the organization.

  • Three Marines stabbed during fight between Angels, Dodgers fans

    Sporting News "A late-night spat between Dodgers and Angels fans in Southern California turned violent, leaving three Marines stabbed and six people arrested. The fight broke out just before 2 a.m. Monday near Main and Walnut Streets in Huntington Beach, when a woman wearing an Angels jersey reportedly got..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Mariners open season with 10-3 win over Angels

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez took the hit and kept on pitching. Mike Trout delivered an early punch to the stomach of the Mariners’ ace, belting a two-run homer in the first inning. But the former Cy Young Award winner just kept on firing strikes. When the Angels tacked on another run in the third inning..." April 01

  • Don Baylor fractures femur while receiving first pitch, set for surgery "Not long after signing a one-day contract that allowed him to retire with the Angels, Vladimir Guerrero tossed out the ceremonial first pitch before the team's opener. Angels batting coach Don Baylor was tasked with receiving that first pitch, and unfortunately Baylor was injured while doing..." April 01

  • Released by the Angels, Joe Blanton signs with the A’s

    Hardball Talk "Joe Blanton is going back to where it all began, signing a minor-league contract with the A’s after being released by the Angels last week. Blanton was Oakland’s first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2002 and spent three-and-a-half seasons in the A’s rotation before being traded..." March 31

  • Angels' Shuck sent to Triple-A

    Orange County Register "J.B. Shuck was one of only a few positive surprises of the 2013 Angels season, making the team out of spring and hitting .293 in 129 games. He won’t be on the Angels’ opening day roster this year. Shuck was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Saturday’s spring finale against the Dodgers..." March 30

  • Scott Boras suggests Mike Trout’s contract will not relate to Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the consensus best player in baseball and a 22-year-old dynamo frequently compared to Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, agreed to a contract extension Friday night that, starting in 2015, will reportedly pay him nearly $145 million. The deal covers his remaining three..." March 30

  • Trout and Angels agree on 6-year, $144.5M contract "Superstar outfielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a six-year deal, and sources say the deal is worth $144.5 million. The team announced the deal late Friday night for what is generally seen as baseball's best all-around player. The record deal for a player yet to get..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have released Joe Blanton

  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton

    Orange County Register "About 16 months after he signed Joe Blanton to a two-year $15 million deal, Jerry Dipoto cut his – and the Angels’ – losses. The Angels general manager released the embattled right-hander on Wednesday morning, a quick and somewhat predictable end to his tenure with the club. “It’s regrettable,”..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    C Yorvit Torrealba, who has opt-out in #Angels minor league deal Sunday, said there is "zero chance" of him playing in triple-A.

  • 28d
    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    The #Tigers have acquired shortstop Andrew Romine from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jose Alvarez.

  • Angels trade Scioscia's kid for Wayne Gretzky's kid "How about that? Matt Scioscia is a 25-year-old first baseman who has hit .222/.264/.280 with three home runs in 127 career games, all at the Single-A level. The Angels drafted him twice (2007 and 2011), presumably as a favor to his father. Trevor Gretzky, 21, was the Cubs seventh round pick..." March 21

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Brewers have traded Hector Gomez to the #Angels for a PTBNL, as first reported by @mlbdailydish teammate @Justinmillar1

  • 34d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Dane De La Rosa got checked today and was cleared to throw tomorrow. Said he was "scared" and relieved now. #Angels

  • Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations often prefer to sign before the start of the season, so talks don't..." March 15

  • Angels Release Mark Mulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have released left-hander Mark Mulder, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Mulder's comeback attempt was cut short by a freak injury in which he ruptured his Achilles tendon during agility drills. The former All-Star signed a minor league deal with the Angels in January..." March 11

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Mike Scioscia said Josh Hamilton should be playing in games within "about a week." #Angels

  • Angels, Mike Trout still discussing new six-year deal "Young superstar Mike Trout and the Angels continue to discuss six-year deals that would keep him in Los Angeles/Anaheim until he's 29 years old, with the sides maintaining a clear sense of optimism that something will eventually get done, likely somewhere in the $150 million range. The focus is..." March 08

  • Albert Pujols motivated to quiet critics in 2014

    USA Today "The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning. Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout? Pujols stares ahead in disbelief. "Can you imagine someone saying that to me?"..." March 06

  • How suspended A-Rod will make more than Trout

    USA Today "Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday. A million dollars is a lot of money, but the rate seems borderline criminal when you consider that the Angels will spend some $145 million on Trout’s teammates and no three of them combined have been as..." February 27

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton on crutches after straining calf

    Los Angeles Times "So much for Josh Hamilton papering over the memory of a disappointing season with a monster spring training. The Angels open Cactus League play Friday, but it could be weeks before their left fielder joins the lineup. On Tuesday, he strained his left calf muscle during a baserunning drill and..." February 26

  • Source: Angels give Trout record $1M deal "The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday signed star outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year contract worth $1 million, a source confirmed to's Jerry Crasnick. It's the largest pre-arbitration contract for a player surpassing the $900,000 the Philadelphia Phillies gave to Ryan Howard in 2007...." February 26