Angels Rumors & News

  • Padres beat Angels, win series

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Before Wednesday's game at Angel Stadium, manager Bud Black succinctly described the state of his club. The Padres were coming off an extra-inning win that had followed a walk-off loss. Their production at the plate had fluctuated wildly. Their pitchers had made eight consecutive quality starts,..." May 28

  • Angels to place Collin Cowgill on the DL, recall OF Alfredo Marte

    Orange County Register "The Angels will place Collin Cowgill on the disabled list on Thursday, recalling outfielder Alfredo Marte from Triple-A to take his place. The moves will not be official until later Thursday. The Angels will also need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Marte. Cowgill felt pain in his..." May 28

  • Kemp lifts Padres over Angels in extras

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' much-maligned defense put on a display. The offense continued to be a no-show ... until a long-awaited delivery in extras. In the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Angels, Matt Kemp did what he had so often failed to do this month. Batting fourth for the first time all..." May 27

  • Source: Mets trade Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Angels

    ESPN New York "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Angels, a source told ESPN.com. Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment by the Mets on May 19. He was 3-for-38 this season. The Mets reportedly will receive cash from the Angels." May 27

  • Albert Pujols’ walk-off hit gives Angels win over San Diego

    L.A. Daily News "It’s a no-win situation: pitch to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout with the potential winning run at third base and two out in the ninth inning, or walk him intentionally and try your luck with three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols. That was the predicament San Diego Padres manager Bud Black faced. He had..." May 26

  • Bryce Harper: Mike Trout is the best player in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "No player in baseball has come out of the gate hotter than Bryce Harper this season. The Washington Nationals outfielder is hitting .333 with 16 home runs and 41 RBI. He leads the major leagues with 39 runs, 26 extra-base hits, 40 walks and an OPS of 1.198. Could Harper soon overtake Mike Trout as..." May 26

  • Angels demote designated hitter C.J. Cron to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "C.J. Cron has been the Angels’ primary designated hitter since debuting in May of last season, but he’s struggled following a decent rookie showing and now he’s been demoted back to Triple-A. Cron was billed as a potential middle-of-the-order slugger when the Angels drafted him with the 17th..." May 26

  • Mike Napoli's 2 HRs lead Red Sox past Angels

    Boston Herald "This time, Mike Napoli had C.J. Wilson’s number. How fitting. Three years ago, after signing with the Los Angeles Angels, Wilson tweeted out Napoli’s cellphone number to more than 100,000 followers, a prank, the left-hander explained at the time, to repay his ex-Texas Rangers teammate for..." May 25

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Cowgill was scratched because he hurt his top hand swinging in BP. X-Rays were negative.

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    Adam Chodzko @AChodzkoAngels

    Here's the lineup for today's finale at Fenway. pic.twitter.com/nyZGwfizS8

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Morin left with a left oblique strain.

  • Sox combine solid pitching, hitting for 8-3 win over Angels

    CSN New England "A strong night on the mound, and timely hitting. This day in Red Sox history. Steven Wright guided the Sox through six-plus innings and the Red Sox offense did the rest Saturday night en route to an 8-3 win over the Angels. Mike Napoli cranked two home runs in the game, accounting for three..." May 24

  • Angels hope 9-run inning in 12-5 win over Boston will open offense's floodgates

    Orange County Register "Maybe now the Angels will be holding their bats a little looser and walking with a little more swagger. For most of the season, they had been scuffling at the plate, with a handful of players far below their expected production. It took 39 minutes, during which the Angels sent 13 batters to..." May 23

  • R.A. Dickey pitches complete game in Jays victory over Angels

    Toronto Sun "Safe to say, this was not the lineup John Gibbons had in mind when he rolled into Dunedin for the start of spring training this year. Back then, with more than a few uncertainties on the pitching side, he could take some comfort in the Murderer’s Row the Blue Jays had assembled. Yet here, on..." May 22

  • Angels rally to beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3

    Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout was in a five-for-30 skid after his first-inning strikeout, but the Angels center fielder singled sharply to center to open the fourth and later scored on Matt Joyce's bases-loaded walk, he homered to center in the fifth and walked and scored the winning run in the..." May 21

  • Phillies have talked to Angels about trading Revere

    Fox Sports "As rumors swirl that Ben Revere has been placed on the trading block, a report has emerged that the Phillies are discussing a potential trade for Revere with another team. MLB.com reported Wednesday that the Phils have been in conversation with the Angels over the past few weeks about a trade..." May 21

  • Angels' Albert Pujols leaves game after being hit in hand

    Orange County Register " Albert Pujols left the Angels game in the fifth inning Wednesday night after being hit in the left hand by a pitch an inning earlier. He was diagnosed with a contusion. There was no immediate word on the severity of the injury." May 21

  • Timely hitting, smart, gutsy baserunning and a great start by Santiago produce Angels 3-2 win in Toronto

    Halos Heaven "Like a broken record, the Angels got themselves into a close contest today in Toronto, and almost had to (once again) count on late-game heroics if they were hoping to come away with the win. The Angels had Hector Santiago on the mound, and were facing the Blue Jays’ young SP Aaron Sanchez for the..." May 20

  • Angels’ Matt Joyce scratched from lineup after forgetting team had day game

    Sporting News "With a 162-game schedule, it’s surprising this does’t happen more often. Angels DH Matt Joyce was erased from the lineup Monday just an hour before the first pitch. Why? Because he forgot the team was playing the Blue Jays in a day game and showed up to the park late. “It was a mistake,” Joyce..." May 20

  • Blue Jays snap losing streak with win over Angels

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays snapped a five-game losing streak Monday, rallying from behind for a Victoria Day 10-6 decision over the Los Angeles Angels. The Jays scored four times in the sixth inning on a pair of two-run, two-out doubles by Russell Martin and Danny Valencia to overcome a 5-4 Los..." May 19

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Mike Scioscia said Kole Calhoun is now the cleanup hitter. Not a temporary thing this time.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Krauss is now at DH, instead of Joyce. No word on why. #Angels

  • In brilliant debut, Mike Wright allows just four hits as O's beat Angels, 3-0

    Baltimore Sun "The clubhouse joke last week week when the Orioles promoted Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk was that the bullpen badly needed an infusion of imposing size to join everyman relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach and T.J. McFarland in case a skirmish broke out. Wright is 6 feet 6, 215 pounds and..." May 18

  • Hamilton says Angels denied him chance to speak to owner Moreno

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said the Los Angeles Angels front office prevented him from talking to owner Arte Moreno. Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125 million deal, hit just .255 with 31 homers and 123 RBI in two seasons with the Angels before they traded him to the Rangers in..." May 18

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels reliever Cory Rasmus, who had hernia surgery in spring training, is long-tossing at 120 feet, should be off a mound this week.

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    Eric Kay @EKayAngels

    Today's #Angels lineup pic.twitter.com/0MrUXzNBAR

  • Shoemaker dials up the intensity in Angels victory against Baltimore

    Orange County Register "Matt Shoemaker and Chris Iannetta both struggled much more after Saturday’s game than during it. Shoemaker pitched seven innings and Iannetta had a couple hits in a late rally in the Angels’ 6-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, their fifth straight. Afterward, though, as they both..." May 17

  • Jered Weaver keeps Orioles off balance as Angels extend win streak to four

    Orange County Register "Ironically, the best thing to take out of Jered Weaver’s game on Friday night was this: his velocity was down again. Weaver, he of the majors’ most scrutinized radar gun readings, demonstrated that he can still pitch, even without the stuff he had in his eye-opening start last week. After..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Angels Walk-Off 2-1 After 11 Innings

    Halos Heaven "Thus begins the reign of mayhem. This game delivered both excitement and frustration, but in the end, it was more one than the other. Now it's even hard to remember anything that happened before the top of the 11th inning, when Mike Trout charged after a deadly-looking flare to center, caught..." May 14

  • Reliever claimed from Angels

    MLB.com "The Reds claimed right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus off of waivers on Wednesday from the Angels. Expected to arrive in Cincinnati on Thursday, Mattheus was 0-2 with 2.84 ERA in 11 appearances this season for Triple-A Salt Lake. He made one big league appearance for the Angels, working a..." May 13

  • Rockies no match for folk legend Johnny Giavotella, Angels win 5-2

    Halos Heaven "Whenever the Angels get into the habit of continually having games stay close into the later innings, you can't help but feel a little woozy. Mainly it's from the constant yo-yo'ing between leads and comebacks, our equilibrium as fans gets tweaked and every game, around the 7th inning, you really..." May 13

  • Angels Extend Huston Street

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deal guarantees Street $18MM, including a $1MM buyout on the option year, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). The Angels have agreed to a two-year extension with closer Huston Street, the club announced. The deal includes a club option for the 2018 season. Financial..." May 13

  • Dominant Richards leads Angels to 3-1 victory against the Astros

    Orange County Register "From the moment he first stepped to Angel Stadium’s mound early on Sunday afternoon, it looked like Garrett Richards had the stuff to throw his first career no-hitter. The stuff remained throughout Richards’ start and he carried a no-hit bid into the seventh, but battles with his control became..." May 11

  • Astros ride the longball to victory over Angels

    Houston Chronicle "Hours before the first pitch Saturday night at Angel Stadium, Astros first baseman Chris Carter listened attentively as a bat company salesman urged him to consider using new bats. “What are you hitting?” the salesman asked. “Nothing these days,” Carter replied softly with a sly..." May 10

  • Angels' Jered Weaver locates his fastball, shuts out Astros

    Orange County Register "For one night, the 32-year-old Jered Weaver stood on the mound and fired baseballs like he did when he was younger. When he was 31. Weaver pitched a shutout – his first since 2012 – in the Angels’ 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night, doing so with a fastball that was back to..." May 09

  • Astros rally in ninth to stun Angels, snap 3-game losing streak

    Houston Chronicle "Preston Tucker knew better than to argue late Thursday night when he saw all of his Astros teammates waiting for him in the visitors’ clubhouse. When his teammates ordered him to get in the laundry cart, the rookie left fielder jumped right in and enjoyed a ride he’ll never forget after helping..." May 08

  • Angels' Johnny Giavotella delivers walk-off double against Mariners

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Erick Aybar took off from first on a hit-and-run play in the bottom of the ninth and scored on Johnny Giavotella's double down the right-field line off Carson Smith, giving the Angels their second straight walk-off victory. It was Giavotella's first career walk-off hit and fifth..." May 07

  • Royals Acquire Drew Butera From Angels For Ryan Jackson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Angels, Kansas City announced. Infielder Ryan Jackson will head back to the Halos in the deal. For Kansas City to create roster space, lefty Tim Collins has been moved to the 60-day DL. Butera, who was designated for assignment recently by..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Angels Win On Carlos Perez Walkoff

    Halos Heaven "Talk about making your debut count. Carlos Perez, the Angels catcher making his MLB debut on Cinco De Mayo sombrero night, not only got a single in his first big league at-bat, but he came up to the plate in a 4-4 ballgame, bottom of the ninth, and cranked a line drove homerun to left field. As..." May 06

  • Tim Lincecum pitches Giants to another sweep of L.A.

    San Francisco Chronicle "Members of the public and press should be forbidden from using the worn and obvious wordplay on Joe Panik’s name, out of human decency and respect for the English language. If he chooses to commit the blasphemy, well, he has the right. “Early in the year, we got into a funk,” Panik said. “When..." May 04

  • Mike Trout learns lesson from tweet about Floyd Mayweather

    Larry Brown Sports "Many refer to Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as the superstar Major League Baseball needs. Trout is already one of the best players in the game at age 23, and he has no known issues with performance-enhancing drugs or in his personal life. Despite that, Trout learned last week how..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

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    Angels PR @LAAngelsPR

    Jered Weaver becomes first starting pitcher in club history to not bat 9th in the order. (including pre-DH era, 1961-72)

  • Hudson hurls gem, Giants beat Angels 5-4

    CSN Bay Area "The two big bats got to Tim Hudson on Saturday, with both Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hitting solo homers. The rest of the Angels had no shot. Hudson pitched into the ninth and the Giants clinched the series with the Angels, winning 5-4 on a bright day at AT&T Park. The 39-year-old..." May 03

  • Albert Pujol returns to starting lineup

    Hardball Talk "Albert Pujols missed two days after leaving Wednesday’s game due to left hamstring tightness, but he’s back in the starting lineup today against the Giants. While Pujols is back in his standard No. 3 spot, Mike Scioscia’s lineup has a slightly different look. Kole Calhoun moved into the cleanup..." May 02

  • Panik lifts Giants in 3-2 walk-off vs. Angels

    CSN Bay Area "Pinch hitter Joe Panik singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Friday night. Angel Pagan had two hits and drove in a run for the Giants, who have won seven of 11 since ending an eight-game losing..." May 02