Angels Rumors & News

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Geovany Soto signs with Angels, dries out already weak catching market

    Yahoo! Sports "If your team needs to find a catcher this offseason, it's highly unlikely they are going to find one through free agency. The Los Angeles Angels scooped up veteran Geovany Soto on Tuesday, effectively drying up an already weak market. In fairness, most teams should have seen this coming. Matt..." November 25

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Angels announce that they have signed veteran catcher Geovany Soto to a one-year deal.

  • 10 breakout prospects from AFL season "The Arizona Fall League season is now in the books and, as usual, many top prospects performed well. But while it's exciting to see known players do what's expected, it's at least as much fun to see other Minor Leaguers put themselves on the map during the six-week AFL campaign. Every year,..." November 23

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos personally involved in the team's effort to re-sign Chris Davis -- which must happen for O's to have a chance.

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 19

  • Bud Black, Steve Martone To Join Angels’ Front Office

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Padres skipper and Angels pitching coach Bud Black will return to the Halos as a member of their front office, reports’s Alden Gonzalez. Black’s specific role isn’t clear just yet, though Gonzalez says he’ll likely be a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler. Additionally, Jeff..." November 18

  • Roenicke returns to Angels as 3B coach … "Ron Roenicke has returned to the Angels as their new third-base coach, the club announced on Wednesday. Roenicke was the Angels’ third-base coach from 2000-05, then was promoted to be their bench coach in 2006, taking over for Joe Maddon. He was then named the Brewers’ manager in November 2011..." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 18

  • Angels Sign Cliff Pennington To Two-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced today that they’ve signed infielder Cliff Pennington to a two-year contract. Pennington, a client of Sosnick, Cobbe and Karon, will receive $1.5MM in 2016 and $2.25MM in 2017 for a $3.75MM guarantee, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (via Twitter). Pennington can also earn up to..." November 18

  • Russell Branyan arrested for allegedly breaking into ex-wife's home

    The Score "Former MLB player Russell Branyan was arrested Monday for allegedly breaking into his ex-wife's home. Branyan, 39, was arrested in Nashville, Tenn., on a charge of felony aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into the home of Jill Branyan on Oct. 30. He was later released on a $2,500..." November 18

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels, in dire need of a veteran utility INF, sign Cliff Pennington to two-year deal.

  • Tommy Hanson's 911 Call: 'Liquid Coming Out His Nose'

    TMZ "The woman who discovered the body of former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson told the 911 operator that he looked blue and there was liquid coming out of his nose ... TMZ Sports has learned. The woman who found Hanson on Sunday told 911 the pitcher had been staying at her Atlanta area home..." November 14

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves

    Hardball Talk "Trade chatter began to intensify last night regarding Andrelton Simmons and the Braves have already found a match, as Jesse Sanchez of reports that the Gold Glove shortstop has been traded to the Angels. Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Braves will receive shortstop Erick..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    Aybar is among those headed to Braves in Simmons deal, according to source... @JesseSanchezMLB first to report Simmons to Angels

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Angels interested in trading for Trevor Plouffe

    MLB Daily Dish "It's no secret that the Angels are being aggressive in their search for a third baseman this offseason, and a new trade candidate on the market may pique their interest. According to a report from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Halos are likely to have interest in Twins third..." November 12

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Angels' Albert Pujols out nearly five months after right foot surgery

    CBS Sports "Angels slugger Albert Pujols will be sidelined 4 1/2 months after undergoing surgery on his right foot last week, the team announced Monday.'s Alden Gonzalez has some more details: The 4 1/2 month timetable means Pujols will not be ready for the start of spring training. It puts him..." November 10

  • Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson in coma

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is in a coma at an Atlanta hospital, according to a report first tweeted by WSB-TV's Zach Klein. The reason for the 29-year-old former pitcher's condition were not detailed. Hanson played five seasons in the majors, four of them with the Braves from 2009 to..." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Regarding Byung-ho Park, I hear it's also not mets, yanks, Dodgers, angels, padres or Indians.

  • Angels hire Jose Molina as catching coordinator

    Hardball Talk "The Angels announced Friday that they have hired Jose Molina for the role of catching coordinator. According to Alden Gonzalez of, Molina will work with catchers throughout their minor league system. Molina played 15 seasons in the majors before having knee surgery this March. " November 07

  • Angels decline David DeJesus’ option for 2016

    Hardball Talk "David DeJesus is a free agent, as the Angels declined the veteran outfielder’s $5 million option for 2016 and paid him a $1 million buyout instead. DeJesus was acquired from the Rays at the trade deadline, but played sparingly for the Angels down the stretch while hitting just .125." November 06

  • MLB free agents 2015: Predicting top targets for each American League team

    Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04

  • Angels decline $7 million option on David Murphy

    Hardball Talk "David Murphy was acquired at the trade deadline by the Angels’ old front office regime and now he’s been let go by the Angels’ new front office regime, who decided to decline the veteran outfielder’s $7 million option for 2016. Murphy lacks ideal power for a corner outfielder, but he’s a career..." November 04

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Angels have announced that Dave Hansen is the new hitting coach, replacing Don Baylor, as expected. Paul Sorrento is his assistant.

  • Angels name Charles Nagy as their new pitching coach

    Hardball Talk "After parting ways with Mike Butcher last month, the Angels announced today that they have named three-time All-Star Charles Nagy as their new pitching coach. Alden Gonzalez of reports that he’s getting a two-year contract. Nagy, who pitched 14 seasons in the majors, was the pitching..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

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    Angels @Angels

    #Angels name 3-time All-Star, Charlie Nagy, as pitching coach. Welcome back to the Halos Family!

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Longtime A’s star Eric Chavez takes front office job with Angels

    Hardball Talk "Eric Chavez, who spent 13 of his 17 big-league seasons with the A’s, has now joined the AL West rival Angels as a special assistant to new general manager Billy Eppler. Chavez retired following the 2014 season and took a job as a special assignment scout with the Yankees, where Eppler was the..." October 29

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Kole Calhoun qualified for arbitration as a Super Two. He barely made the threshold.

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • Angels fire pitching coach Mike Butcher and hitting coach Don Baylor

    CBS Sports "In his first big moves as Angels general manager late Tuesday night, Billy Eppler fired two coaches, both of whom are deeply respected around the league. Mike Butcher, who was pitching coach for nine seasons, is out. So is batting coach Don Baylor, an Angels' Hall of Famer who as a player won the..." October 14

  • Freese said " a lot of things have to happen on both sides" to remain with Angels

    Orange County Register "Sunday was a strange day for David Freese on two levels. First, he’s not used to missing the playoffs. It was the first time since 2010 that Freese, who used to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, had seen his season end after 162 games. Second, he’s now going into the unknown that is free..." October 05

  • Hamels delivers complete-game gem as Rangers win AL West

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers’ brain trust met Sunday in the hours before the all-important regular-season finale to figure out who the heck would pitch for them in relief. The bullpen was shot, even though closer Shawn Tolleson and set-up man Sam Dyson said that they were available after pitching five..." October 05

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