Angels Rumors & News

  • Angels sweep Royals but closer Street injured

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was one of those "good news, bad news" days for the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The good news came on the field as they completed a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals with a 4-2 win at Angel Stadium. The bad news came..." April 28

  • Strained oblique sidelines Street

    MLB.com "Angels closer Huston Street suffered a strained left oblique while warming up prior to Wednesday's game and will probably have to go on the disabled list. A formal decision has not been made, but fellow reliever Mike Morin missed nearly six weeks when he suffered a strained oblique last year,..." April 28

  • Raul Ibanez To Replace Curt Schilling On ESPN

    The Big Lead "Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last week after sharing a controversial meme on Facebook. It didn’t take the network long to find his replacement. Former big league outfielder Raul Ibanez will take Schilling’s place after agreeing to a multi-year deal with ESPN. A release by the company says..." April 28

  • Rare Giavotella homer lifts Angels past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Johnny Giavotella endured some good-natured ribbing from some of his Los Angeles Angels teammates as he was surrounded by reporters after the game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. After all, it isn't often that Giavotella shows the pop possessed by teammates such..." April 27

  • Pujols belts two homers to help Angels defeat Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Being Albert Pujols means trying to concentrate on the task ahead while leaving some of baseball's greats behind. Pujols hit two home runs and Mike Trout added a third to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in front of..." April 26

  • David Murphy retires at age 34

    Sports Day "David Murphy, a stalwart for seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, retired from baseball on Monday at age 34. Murphy had been playing with Rochester, N.Y., Minnesota's affiliate in the Triple-A International League. The Twins had no playing time for Murphy after the demotion of young..." April 26

  • Albert Pujols passes Reggie Jackson for 13th on all-time home run list

    Sporting News "Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit the 564th home run of his career Monday against the Royals, passing Reggie Jackson for 13th all time. Then he blasted No. 565 for good measure. Pujols' first homer of the night came in the third inning off right-hander Ian Kennedy, blasting a 91 mph fastball..." April 26

  • Mariners 9, Angels 4

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kyle Seager hit a three-run home run while Leonys Martin and Seth Smith each added a two-run drive to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in front of 37,754 at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Wade Miley earned his first victory of..." April 24

  • Albert Pujols ties Reggie Jackson with 563rd career home run

    Hardball Talk "Angels DH Albert Pujols tied Reggie Jackson for 13th on baseball’s all-time home run leaderboard with his 563rd career home run on Sunday against the Mariners. With Mike Trout on first base, Pujols drilled a 1-2 Wade Miley fastball out to left-center for a no-doubt two-run homer." April 24

  • Angels score enough to defeat Mariners' Hernandez

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- Felix Hernandez shook off flu-like symptoms that postponed his start for a day and took the mound against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday night. But it was the Angels' offense that lost some of its pallor. Cliff Pennington and Mike Trout hit home runs off Hernandez as the Los..." April 24

  • Pujols mired in career-worst slump

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols was hitless in 23 at-bats entering Saturday night, the second-longest drought of his career behind an 0-for-25 slump Sept. 12-19, 2015. He had a team-low .138 average yet somehow led the Angels with 10 runs batted in, which says a lot about the state of the offense these..." April 24

  • Iwakuma's surprise start a success as Mariners edge Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hisashi Iwakuma wasn't expecting to pitch Friday, not with Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez scheduled to take the mound. But when Hernandez was scratched because of the flu, Iwakuma was notified in the afternoon that he'd be moved up from his scheduled start Saturday..." April 23

  • Bryce Harper is going to overshadow Mike Trout for the next decade

    SB Nation "Painfully obvious disclaimer: Mike Trout has been the best player in baseball for the last four seasons. He's just 24, so he's probably going to be the best baseball player for the next four seasons, at least. He's a marvel, a wonder, a generational talent that we can't take for granted. It's Mike..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Latos, White Sox blank Angels

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Coming out of spring training, Mat Latos remained a major question mark for the Chicago White Sox. Three starts into the season, all of the doubts seem to have been erased. Latos allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings and Todd Frazier and Jose Abreu each homered as the White..." April 20

  • Santiago, Angels shut out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Hector Santiago wasn't at his best in his first two outings of the season, and the Los Angeles Angels' offense got off to a slow start, too. When the two solved their issues at the same time Monday night, the Chicago White Sox couldn't do much about it. The Angels scored..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Arcia the hero again as Twins top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Oswaldo Arcia is making a habit of being the late-inning hero. For the second consecutive day, Arcia delivered the game-winning hit. This time, it was an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles..." April 17

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels lineup. Rafael Ortega is in. Nava not on the card. Still no announcement. pic.twitter.com/jiFd9BxfH4

  • Twins earn first win of season, defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Byung Ho Park picked a good spot for his first big hit in the major leagues. Park's RBI double in the eighth inning broke a tie game and lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Target Field. The Twins (1-9) were the final..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Mike Trout: To Live or Die in Los Angeles

    Bleacher Report "Few things excite Mike Trout like the weather. Give him a good storm, and you can see lightning bolts in his eyes. During a blizzard last winter, he phoned in a report to the Weather Channel. In appreciation—or, perhaps, out of sheer amusement—the network promised to send him a weather..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Twins agree to minor-league deal with David Murphy

    CBS Sports "Murphy signed a minor league deal with the Twins on Thursday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports. Murphy reportedly isn't expected to spend much time with Triple-A Rochester, so one of the Twins' outfielders is on the hot seat. " April 14

  • Soto, Angels stun A's in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Geovany Soto knew what to expect when he faced Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle in the ninth inning Tuesday night with a runner on first, one out and the Los Angeles Angels trailing 4-3. After all, Soto played for the A's in 2014 after going to Oakland from the Texas..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Trout's blast boosts Angels past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Timing was everything for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout on Monday night against the Oakland A's. Trout hit his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the sixth inning off A's ace Sonny Gray, lifting the Angels to a 4-1 victory at the Coliseum...." April 12

  • Angels fans are right to worry about Albert Pujols

    The Comeback "Albert Pujols is off to a pretty poor start (.148/.179/.148 in seven games as of this writing) and people are obviously worried about him. To be fair, he hasn’t been awful since signing with the Angels in 2012. But he’s definitely not been anywhere near as good as he was with the Cardinals. He hit..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Weaver pitches Angels to win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right-hander Jered Weaver repelled two years of various physical problems to surpass a Hall of Famer in the Los Angeles Angels' all-time records. Weaver won his first start of the season as the Angels defeated the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Sunday in front of 35,097 at Angel..." April 10

  • Hamels pitches Rangers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Since coming to the American League at last year's trading deadline, Cole Hamels has been the Texas Rangers' closest thing to guaranteed victory. Hamels conceded just one run and three hits in six innings to record his ninth successive victory and lead the Rangers to a..." April 10

  • Pujols' daughter earns gold at Special Olympics swim meet

    The Score "Albert isn't the only athlete in the Pujols family. His eldest daughter, Bella, is a pretty darn good swimmer, it turns out, and the Los Angeles Angels star couldn't help but boast about her prowess in the water after she won two gold medals Saturday at her first Special Olympics swim meet." April 10

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Nava (finger laceration) did not require stitches and can swing. He will be available tonight. Angels only need him to PH next two games.

  • Griffin efficient in return as Rangers top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A.J. Griffin returned to the major leagues Friday night, looking much like the pitcher he was when wearing an Oakland A's uniform more than two years ago. But much has changed for Griffin since his blossoming career was suddenly halted, causing him to miss the 2014 and '15..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Pujols' walk-off hit carries Angels past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols used to seethe, it seemed, when an opposing pitcher intentionally walked Mike Trout with first base open to face him. Trout is just a kid, after all, and Pujols already owns Hall of Fame numbers. However, Pujols appears to have accepted what he..." April 08

  • Angels place Andrew Heaney on the 15-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Angels have placed starter Andrew Heaney on the 15-day disabled list due to a left flexor muscle strain, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports. That’s bad news for the Angels, who are already without C.J. Wilson (shoulder) and thin on pitching depth as is. Heaney’s next start, Monday against the..." April 06

  • Lester, Cubs dominate Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jon Lester see, Jon Lester do. Lester followed teammate Jake Arrieta's brilliant performance one night earlier with one of his own, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium...." April 06

  • Arrieta, Cubs shut out Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The crowd erupted midway through the season opener between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs on Monday night at Angel Stadium, but it had nothing to do with what was happening on the field. The roar took place when the stadium scoreboard showed the highlight of..." April 05

  • After 5 Years in the Majors, Mike Trout Finally Moves out of His Parents' House

    Buzzfeed "Trout’s All-Star Game rings are in a locked case on the wall. So are the signed baseballs from other players around the league — Trout sends them home in long tube socks. The Corvette he got when he was named All-Star Game MVP sits in a detached garage, right in front of his hunting gear and..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    The Angels have signed veteran LHP Neal Cotts to a minor league deal. He will report to AAA.

  • Trout lost weight, doesn't have appetite after illness

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout will sit out his second straight Freeway Series game Friday night because of a stomach virus, but the Angels center fielder felt well enough to travel to Dodger Stadium, suit up and take batting practice before the game. Trout, who is batting .388 (19 for 49) with four home runs and..." April 02

  • Angels closing in on RHP free agent Kyle Kendrick

    Halos Heaven "This is probably just more AAA pitching depth, similar to yesterday's trade for Chris Jones. Kendrick is 31, and is coming off a HORRENDOUS year(although he was pitching in Coors). He has poor groundball and walk rates, and is losing velocity on his fastball(sound like someone we know?). The..." March 30

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