Angels Rumors & News

  • Hamilton could be gone from Angels in matter of days "Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who in February admitted to relapsing and abusing drugs and alcohol, may never play for Los Angeles again and could be gone from the team in a matter of days, according to an industry source. Hamilton, 33, is currently in a baseball purgatory of sorts. The 2010..." April 24

  • Hits hard to come by in Angels' win over Athletics

    Fox Sports West "Hits were tough to come by against Oakland Athletics starter Jesse Chavez on Thursday. Chavez allowed only one in six innings of work as he made his first start of the season for Oakland. Chavez made Angels hitters look like, well, the 2015 version of themselves. "He didn't miss many spots,"..." April 24

  • Angels close to trading Josh Hamilton to Rangers

    The Score "Josh Hamilton's tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is reportedly coming to an end. Though Hamilton still has three years and $90 million remaining on his contract, the Angels are reportedly close to trading Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to's T.R...." April 24

  • A's return favor, beat Angels 9-2

    CSN Bay Area "For six innings Wednesday the A’s couldn’t figure out how to drive runners in. After that, they couldn’t find a way to stop. What was shaping up as a frustrating night of missed opportunities instead turned into an offensive gold mine. The A’s routed the Angels 9-2 behind an 18-hit attack..." April 23

  • Angels explode for 14 runs in win over sloppy A’s

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels’ offensive awakening was enough. Couple it with the Athletics’ defensive slumber and the result was sure to be lopsided. The Angels’ 14-1 win Tuesday night represented the club’s highest run total at home in more than a year. In their 15th game of the season, the A’s three errors..." April 22

  • Report: Josh Hamilton could rejoin Angels in June

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh Hamilton’s future with the Los Angeles Angels has looked incredibly uncertain over the past several weeks, but the team apparently has a plan that involves him remaining with the organization — at least in the short term. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton could..." April 22

  • Scioscia: Hamilton needs 'a lot of evaluation' "Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that outfielder Josh Hamilton (right shoulder surgery) will report to the club's training facility in Arizona this week to begin baseball activities. "We'll see where Josh is," the manager said. "A lot of evaluating needs to take place, both on and off..." April 21

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Scioscia said Hamilton will report to extended spring "this week." #Angels

  • Otero, A's bullpen experience happier times

    CSN Bay Area "Middle relievers usually toil in anonymity. Their good outings get lost in the details of the postgame analysis. Most of the time when reporters do crowd around their lockers after a game, it’s because things took a disastrous turn on the mound. So imagine Dan Otero’s surprise Monday night..." April 21

  • Angels have a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels have mapped out a comeback regimen for Josh Hamilton, under which the troubled outfielder could rejoin the team in early June. Under the tentative plan, Hamilton would report to the Angels' Arizona training complex for two to three weeks of work with the team's extended spring..." April 21

  • Astros overcome wasted opportunities to take finale, series with Angels

    Houston Chronicle "By the time Jason Castro strolled to the plate in the fifth inning Sunday afternoon, he had already left five men on base, including the bases loaded in the first inning. Before it was over, he had stranded six against the Angels. Yet Castro had the best seat in the house to realize Scott..." April 20

  • Josh Hamilton -- Wife Blindsided By Divorce ... I Never Cheated On Him' "Josh Hamilton's wife Katie says she was completely "blindsided" by her husband's decision to file for divorce -- telling TMZ Sports she'll always love the baseball star. Hamilton filed the divorce docs back in February ... seeking to end their 11-year marriage. "It came out of nowhere,"..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Josh Hamilton files for divorce from wife Katie

    ESPN Los Angeles "Angels slugger Josh Hamilton is in the process of getting divorced from his wife, Katie, according to court documents filed in North Texas. The divorce petition was filed in February in Tarrant County, where Hamilton played five seasons with the Texas Rangers, The Dallas Morning News..." April 20

  • Garrett Richards returned from knee surgery throwing gas

    Hardball Talk "Angels right-hander Garrett Richards returned from the disabled list Sunday to make his first start since suffering a season-ending knee injury in late August and he looked pretty good against the Astros. Richards walked four batters and allowed four runs in five innings, but he also averaged..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • HamBone Wife Cheated Claims Josh in Divorce Filing

    Halos Heaven "Oh, well that explains it. Say no more. Apparently, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton woke up one day in February and realized he was married to a cheating wife. This caused him to go on an isolated mini-binge. Well that screwed things up almost like his wife screwed around while getting..." April 19

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Efren Navarro is playing LF instead of Matt Joyce. Guess his foot is still hurting him from that foul ball.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Adam Wilk optioned for Garrett Richards' roster spot, as expected.

  • Astros kick it old school en route to evening series with AL West rival Angels

    Houston Chronicle "There was plenty to appreciate Saturday night at Minute Maid Park if you like the Astros. The starting pitching, as has become custom when ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel starts, was superb. Righthanded relievers Chad Qualls, Pat Neshek and Luke Gregerson were quite impressive as well while..." April 19

  • Angels activate Garrett Richards for Sunday debut

    Hardball Talk "As anticipated, the Angels have activated right-handed starter Garrett Richards from the 15-day disabled list for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Astros at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. This will be the first start for Richards since he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee last..." April 19

  • Josh Hamilton lists $16.5 million Newport Beach home for sale

    USA Today "With Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton’s future with the club still up in the air, the 33-year-old has put his $16.5 million Newport Beach, California, mansion up for sale. Angels manager Mike Scioscia met with Hamilton for the first time in months earlier this week, but said that Hamilton has..." April 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Angels, Hamilton in talks aimed at resolving their dispute. A number of scenarios being explored, including trades. Nothing close.

  • Josh Hamilton filed for divorce at time relapse went public, court records show

    Dallas Morning News "Former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and his wife, Katie, are in the process of getting a divorce, according to court documents filed in Tarrant County earlier this year. Josh and Katie Hamilton have been married since 2004. They have four children ages 3 to 14. The Angels outfielder..." April 19

  • Josh Hamilton's teammates say he's in great shape and ready to play

    Hardball Talk "The Angels are in Houston to play the Astros this weekend. Technically, Josh Hamilton is still a member of the Angels, even if the club is acting like he isn’t. Hamilton has met with manager Mike Scioscia and some of his Angels teammates. They are telling remarkably different stories about the..." April 18

  • Mike Trout becomes youngest player in MLB history to reach 100/100 as Angels beat Astros

    L.A. Daily News "Mike Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and the Angels beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Trout, who has 104 steals, hit a two-run shot off Astros starter Roberto Hernandez on a full count in the sixth inning for his..." April 18

  • Angels' Mike Scioscia not convinced Josh Hamilton getting help he needs

    Los Angeles Times "Angels Manager Mike Scioscia came away from a meeting with Josh Hamilton with a feeling of "frustration" that the outfielder is not getting enough help and support after suffering a substance abuse relapse that has triggered an ugly dispute with the team. "We feel that there's really no clarity..." April 18

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Josh Hamilton met with at least Scioscia, Ebel, Wilson, Freese, Cowgill, Calhoun. Angels

  • Rehabbed Brewers pitcher: Angels should support Josh Hamilton

    USA Today "Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has never met Josh Hamilton, but knows everything about him. He has never used drugs with Hamilton, but understands everything about the addiction. Jeffress, who twice has been suspended from baseball for smoking marijuana in the minor leagues, and..." April 17

  • Angels rough up Rangers, 10-2

    Halos Heaven "On a bright and beautiful day in Arlington Texas, the Angels soaked up the sunshine on the way to taking two-of-three from the Rangers. The Halos used a variety of methods to score their 10 runs; they manufactured them using small-ball, they took advantage of sloppy play by the Rangers' defense,..." April 16

  • Cowlishaw: Why the Rangers should trade for Josh Hamilton

    Dallas Morning News "Now that the Rangers and Angels have finished playing each other, they should take the next step. And that’s talking to each other. About Josh Hamilton. It's not out of the question. It's not crazy. Certain aspects of a Hamilton-back-to-Texas deal make a lot of sense. There are three..." April 16

  • Rangers’ lineup shake-up wakes up offense against Angels

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister is a firm believer in letting players know where they stand, where they’re playing and where they’re hitting in the lineup. As a former player he knows surprises aren’t typically a player’s friend. But he also believes in doing what it takes to win. And it..." April 15

  • Angels reportedly protected by provisions in Josh Hamilton's contract

    Sporting News "The Angels could be protected by language in Josh Hamilton’s contract if both sides decide to escalate their dispute over the former MVP’s status with the club. Fox Sports reported Hamilton’s contract contains three separate provisions allowing them to terminate the deal or convert it to..." April 15

  • Angels' Richards expected to make season debut Sunday

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards is on pace to kick start his season on Sunday against the Houston Astros. Richards, who is recovering from season-ending knee surgery, is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday and will be activated from the disabled list if things..." April 15

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Kole Calhoun doesn't plan to return to the lineup until Friday at the earliest. "It's not there yet," he said of his right calf. #Angels

  • Home runs help Angels rally from early deficit to beat Rangers at Texas

    L.A. Daily News "Collin Cowgill and David Freese each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning for the Los Angeles Angels, who rallied from an early deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Monday night. Matt Shoemaker (2-0) was down 3-0 after the first, but pitched into the seventh without allowing another run. He..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Garrett Richards could "possibly" return to the majors after his Tuesday rehab outing at AAA.

  • Royals crush Angels 9-2, but Yordano Ventura leaves early with another cramp

    Kansas City Star "Yordano Ventura unspooled the protective wraps from the right arm that silenced the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday afternoon. He removed another wrap from the right leg that betrayed him midway through the 9-2 Royals victory. He leaned back in a clubhouse chair and sipped from a 16-ounce bottle of..." April 13

  • C.J. Wilson says the Angels hired a private investigator to follow him after signing him in December 2011

    Hardball Talk "The Angels have taken a fair amount of criticism after GM Jerry DiPoto made a public statement critical of outfielder Josh Hamilton for his drug relapse and owner Arte Moreno threatened contractual action. DiPoto’s statement in particular didn’t sit well with Hamilton’s teammates, specifically..." April 13

  • Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez go deep as Royals down Angels 6-4, remain unbeaten

    Kansas City Star "Alex Rios maintains a quizzical expression when he stands at the plate, as if the opposing pitcher is a puzzle to be solved. In the fourth inning of a 6-4 Royals victory on Saturday he squinted toward the mound, where one of baseball’s great conundrums loomed. Rios tapped his left foot as he..." April 12

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Did not see any Josh Hamilton merchandise in main #Angels team store ... can't say I'm surprised, given tenor of team's take toward OF.

  • C.J. Wilson critical of Angels over Josh Hamilton situaiton

    Hardball Talk "It was ruled last week that Josh Hamilton will receive no discipline after his recent drug relapse. The Angels released a statement in the wake of the decision to express their disappointment, which sure sounded like a team who was upset that they still had to pay him. Angels owner Arte Moreno..." April 12

  • on Baylor puts last year's freak accident behind him

    Orange County Register "Don Baylor’s second home opener as the Angels' hitting coach figured to be much better than his first. A year ago, Baylor broke his leg in a freak accident while catching a ceremonial first pitch. He didn’t return to full-time duty as the Angels' hitting coach until late June. Now, though,..." April 11

  • Royals return to Anaheim, down Angels again with 4-2 victory

    Kansas City Star "Six months have passed since the Royals last roamed Angel Stadium. They had arrived last year in the small hours of the first day of October, their heads still spinning and their skin still coated with the champagne sprayed after their delirious Wild Card game victory. It was in this park the..." April 11

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Scioscia says Richards will indeed get one more rehab start, on the 14th.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Moreno says Angels have separate language in Hamilton's contract vs relapse and they may try to enforce it.

  • Angels owner won't confirm Josh Hamilton's return to team

    Sporting News "Angels owner Arte Moreno told reporters Friday that Josh Hamilton may not return to the team after his stint on the disabled list is over. Moreno also said the Angels have language in Hamilton's contract that allows recourse if Hamilton drank alcohol or used drugs. Moreno hinted that they're..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Angels take opening series in Seattle with 5-3 win

    Halos Heaven "The Halo's finished their opening series taking 2 of three from Seattle with a 5-3 win. Runner-up Rookie of the Year, Matt Shoemaker got the win, while Albert Pujols showed why you don't pitch him up and in. Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 4.50 ERA) scattered 6 hits over six innings in his 2015 debut...." April 09