Angels Rumors & News

  • Josh Hamilton suffered drug relapse

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a New York Daily News report. Hamilton has a well-documented history of substance abuse problems dating to his days in the minor leagues, when he was..." February 28

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels not expecting verdict on Hamilton anytime soon. Could be weeks. Hoping by opening day. A lot of steps in process, which just started

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Huston Street & the #Angels haven't talked extension in Spring Training. Street wanted a week or so to settle in first, then they'll start.

  • Friend of Josh Hamilton says slugger should retire

    USA Today "Roy Silver, one of Josh Hamilton's closest friends and a mentor in his struggles with addiction, says the best thing for the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is to retire from baseball. Silver last spoke with Hamilton around Christmas and feared something was amiss. Since then, based on..." February 27

  • Too early to know if Josh Hamilton's relapse has implications for Angels "On Wednesday, our Jon Heyman heard Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He admitted the relapse to MLB and was in New York for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. Clearly, priority number one here is Hamilton's health. He will..." February 26

  • Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Hardball Talk "Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday afternoon that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had been summoned to New York City to meet with Major League Baseball officials concerning a “disciplinary issue.” There was immediate speculation from various corners of the internet that..." February 26

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels CF Mike Trout said two of his biggest goals this season are to cut down strikeouts and increase stolen bases.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Asked a baseball executive if Hamilton’s discipline was for PEDs. His response: “Worse.” The executive declined to elaborate.

  • Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton is already facing a 2-3 month recovery timetable following shoulder surgery and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels outfielder “is meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the team is bracing for possible..." February 25

  • San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    Hardball Talk "There has been increasing sentiment around baseball that something should be done about the use of smokeless tobacco by ballplayers. At one point Bud Selig claimed he’d propose a ban on it across all of baseball. While that hasn’t happened, the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement did outlaw..." February 25

  • Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Orange County Register "For the first time in three years, Albert Pujols showed up to spring training without any medical issues to discuss. And he talked about retiring anyway. Don't be shocked. Pujols was talking about a hypothetical that requires a lot of work from a 9-year-old girl and a change in Olympic..." February 23

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton could be out a month longer than expected

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels did not issue a locker to Josh Hamilton in their Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse this spring. The left fielder probably won't need one. General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Hamilton, who underwent surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder on Feb. 4, could be sidelined for..." February 21

  • Scioscia says Iannetta ideally gets '100 to 115' starts "The Angels lost Chris Iannetta's platoon mate in early November, when Hank Conger was dealt to the Astros for young starter Nick Tropeano and Minor League catcher Carlos Perez. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia doesn't have any plans to give Iannetta a Salvador Perez-type workload. "Anywhere..." February 21

  • Huston Street says contract talks are 'steady'

    Orange County Register "Huston Street, who is acting as his own agent in contract talks with the Angels, said negotiations have been steady, and he feels confident about a deal being struck. "Both sides want to get something done," Street said on Thursday, the day Angels pitchers and catchers reported for spring..." February 19

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels sigh RHP Matt Lindstrom to minor league contract with spring training invite.

  • Angels' Garrett Richards cleared to throw off mound

    Orange County Register "Garrett Richards received medical clearance Thursday to begin throwing from a mound, a key point in the rehab for the Angels' best starter. Richards, who has been rehabbing from left knee surgery in Arizona, was examined Thursday morning in Southern California. Richards is scheduled to throw..." February 12

  • Spring training will present a test for Angels pitcher Garrett Richards

    Los Angeles Times "It could happen as early as mid-March, during a spring-training game of little meaning for everyone except the guy on the mound. A grounder will be hit to first base, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will sprint to the bag to cover, and his mind will flash back to the August night at Fenway Park..." February 12

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels avoided arbitration with Matt Joyce. $4.75M. He originally filed for $5.2M; #Angels countered at $4.2M. Now done with arbitration.

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Josh Hamilton had his AC joint surgery completed today. No unexpected complications. Out 6-8 weeks. #Angels

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels send RHP Yency Almonte to #WhiteSox as PTBNL in deal to acquire Gordon Beckham, who is no longer an Angel.

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton set for shoulder surgery, out 6-8 weeks "Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. Hamilton will need six-to-eight weeks to recover from the procedure, which may delay the beginning of his season to allow him the proper time to recover and prepare. He..." February 03

  • Mark Mulder cancels comeback, will stay retired

    Hardball Talk "Last year Mark Mulder‘s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training. After sitting out the entire season Mulder talked about possibly trying another comeback this year, but today the two-time All-Star told Jerry Crasnick of that..." February 03

  • Wives of Jim Edmonds and Josh Hamilton to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County

    Hardball Talk "People Magazine is reporting that the wives of former major leaguer Jim Edmonds and current major leaguer Josh Hamilton, Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton, will join the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo in its tenth season." February 01

  • Garrett Richards agrees to $3.2M deal

    Orange County Register "Garrett Richards agreed with the Angels on a one-year, $3.2-million deal on Saturday, settling just above the midpoint and avoiding arbitration. Richards had asked the Angels for $3.8 million and the Angels offered $2.4 million. Matt Joyce is the Angels only remaining arbitration eligible..." February 01

  • Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

    Hardball Talk "According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, an arbitration hearing for Angels starter Garrett Richards has been scheduled for February 11. Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case." January 29

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Reunion possible between #WhiteSox and Gordon Beckham. CWS may be emerging as most likely destination.

  • Angels Avoid Arbitration With David Freese

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese, Mike Perchick of WAPT tweets. Freese will earn $6.425MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility,’s Alden Gonzalez reports on Twitter. That settlement amount represents the exact mid-point between the player and..." January 28

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    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Joe Blanton holding an open workout and bullpen session for teams on Feb 4 in Nashville area. He's healthy and motivated to pitch this year.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels also signed RHP Zach Stewart to a minor lg deal (no ST invite). Stewart, 28, has 6.82 ERA in 103 MLB IP, in 11-12 w/ CHW, BOS, TOR

  • Angels decide not to invite Cuban Roberto Baldoquin to major league camp

    Orange County Register "The Angels have decided not to bring highly touted Cuban shortstop Roberto Baldoquin to major league spring training, reversing what had been their stated plan since they agreed in November to sign him to an $8 million deal. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that Baldoquin, 20, will..." January 27

  • Angels still 'optimistic' about Garrett Richards' rehab

    Orange County Register "With just over three weeks to go before the start of spring training, Garrett Richards is still moving forward in his rehab from knee surgery, leaving general manager Jerry Dipoto "optimistic" about his progress. The Angels remain hopeful that Richards will be ready for opening day. If Richards..." January 27

  • Angels still 'optimistic' about Garrett Richards' rehab

    Orange County Register "With just over three weeks to go before the start of spring training, Garrett Richards is still moving forward in his rehab from knee surgery, leaving general manager Jerry Dipoto "optimistic" about his progress. The Angels remain hopeful that Richards will be ready for opening day. If Richards..." January 26

  • Jon Daniels again shoots down Josh Hamilton rumors

    Dallas Morning News "At Rangers Fan Fest on Saturday, general manager Jon Daniels was asked during a fan Q&A session what the chances were that Josh Hamilton would return to the Rangers. “Small,” Daniels responded. The response drew a laugh and then a round of applause from the crowd. “A rather popular..." January 26

  • Weaver gets bigger to pitch deeper … "At one point last season, Jered Weaver stepped on the scale, saw “199” and committed himself to getting bigger. On Sunday night, 25 days before reporting for Spring Training, the Angels’ ace weighed in at a career-high 224. “I’ve never been higher than 218,” Weaver said. “I don’t know if my..." January 26

  • Halos' Hamilton expects big year at plate in 2015 "Josh Hamilton's personal goals haven't changed, even though expectations from the outside have plunged. "I'm gonna say .300, 30 and 100," Hamilton said Sunday night, referencing his batting average, home run and RBI totals when asked about his own expectations for 2015. "Keep it simple. Those..." January 26

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    Tim Mead @TMeadAngels

    RHP Yoslan Herrera has been given his release in order to play in Japan for Yokohama in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. #Angels

  • Ryan Mattheus signs minor league deal with spring training invite with Angels

    Washington Post "Ryan Mattheus, a former Nationals reliever who was a key part of the bullpen in 2012 but was let go this offseason after struggling, has agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Nationals..." January 15

  • Trout stacks up to legends after three seasons in Majors "A star with the first crack of the bat, Ken Griffey Jr. -- one of Mike Trout's early heroes -- is in the ballpark with the Angels' center fielder as you evaluate the first three seasons of their careers. Barry Bonds is not in the conversation. Trout dwarfs the home-run king. To identify an..." January 14

  • Report: Vladimir Guerrero would like to enter Hall of Fame as member of Expos "If Vladimir Guerrero enters Cooperstown one day, he'd like to do so wearing the cap of the Montreal Expos. According to Carlos Jose Lugo, the assistant general manager of the Dominican Winter League's Tigres del Licey, the 2004 American League MVP wants to be inducted as a member of his first..." January 13

  • Braves trade for Angels lefty prospect Sanchez

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have spent much of the offseason restocking their farm system with pitching prospects, and added yet another Thursday by trading a pair of minor leaguers to the Angels for 17-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez. Sanchez has a low- to mid-90s fastball and impressive curveball, and..." January 09

  • Angels, Braves Swap Minor Leaguers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have traded Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt to the Angels in exchange for left-hander Ricardo Sanchez." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Teenager Vlad Guerrero Jr. won't be able to sign until July 2 but sources say Angels, Mets & Blue Jays have already shown serious interest.

  • Angels unlikely to have Josh Hamilton finish out his contract with team

    Hardball Talk "Answering fan questions,’s Alden Gonzalez thinks that it’s unlikely outfielder Josh Hamilton finishes out his contract with the Angels. Gonzalez writes that the Angels have already had preliminary trade talks, but will likely let Hamilton at least start the season in Anaheim in an attempt..." January 04

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    dan haren said to be holding out hope for trade to angels or padres. why not? SD has acquired everyone else!

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Angels Acquire Johnny Giavotella From Royals

    MLB Trade Rumors "1:57pm: The Angels formally announced the deal. Right-hander Brian Broderick will be sent to the Royals to complete the transaction. Broderick, 28, has just 11 big league appearances to his credit with all of them coming in 2011. He was recently signed out of the Mexican League by..." December 19

  • Angels 2010 first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed last night

    Mississippi News "It is a sad day for the Madison Central community. Local law enforcement has confirmed that 2010 MLB first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed late Wednesday night. He was 23 years old. According to FOX 5 in Atlanta (, Bolden was the victim of an incident at..." December 18

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