Angels Rumors & News

  • Verlander no-hit bid foiled in Tigers' 5-0 victory

    Detroit News "So, what was Justin Verlander thinking when Chris Iannetta’s line drive leading off the ninth inning kicked up chalk down the left-field line, spoiling his bid for a third career no-hitter? “Beeeep,” he said. “I will save you guys the trouble of having to hit the beep button.” That lead-off..." August 27

  • Albert Pujols’ home run, three wild pitches spark L.A. Angels to 8-7 victory over Detroit Tigers

    L.A. Daily News "Jered Weaver says he wasn’t screaming at Mike Trout. It was just a play by the AL MVP that set him off on a tirade directed at himself and his teammates as they threatened to slump out of the AL wild-card race. Whatever the cause, the Angels ended a four-game losing streak by beating the..." August 26

  • Johnny Giavotella hits the DL with "personal medical condition"

    Halos Heaven "I remember back in the days when Johnny Giavotella would just miss a game from "flu like symptoms". Well, the spark plug 2B has now hit the DL due to "personal medical condition", which, in terms of cryptic sports language, is just about as confusing and unsatisfying as "flu like symptoms". The..." August 25

  • Jays sweep Angels, move into first in AL East

    Toronto Sun "At another point in time, the Blue Jays might have cashed in their chips early Sunday. With a series victory already in the bag, they might have just patted themselves on the back and moved their focus on to Texas after falling behind 5-1 to the Los Angeles Angels in the very first..." August 24

  • Donaldson building strong case for MVP in Trout’s backyard with Blue Jays win over Angels

    Toronto Star "It’s not uncommon at Angels Stadium to hear chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” raining down from the stands. This night the fan revelry was prompted by a home run, high enough to bring rain, that one-hopped the platform of the left field bullpen up into the seats. But seconds into the chants, they were..." August 23

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels 3B David Freese will begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday at triple-A Salt Lake.

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Hearing that #Angels 2B Johnny Giavotella has gone home sick.

  • Price and Donaldson lead way to big Blue Jays win over Angels

    Toronto Star "It was the key moment in a Blue Jays’ 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Starter David Price had just allowed the first two men on base in the sixth inning, with Mike Trout prowling the on-deck circle and stepping into the box. There’s a reason he’s the defending AL MVP. Price,..." August 22

  • David Freese relieved he's no longer going 'backward'

    Orange County Register "David Freese thought he was going to be back more than a week ago. Instead, he’s excited about almost being able to go on a rehab assignment. “It’s more than frustrating,” Freese said Thursday. “Regardless of if you are helping the team or not, you at least want to have a shot at doing so...." August 21

  • White Sox defeat Angels to avoid four-game sweep

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Abreu returned to batting third after four days in the 2-hole second Thursday, and things fell into place nicely for the White Sox slugger. Abreu drove in three runs to help the Sox defeat the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 to salvage a win after losing the first three in a four-game..." August 21

  • Angels ride Jered Weaver’s arm, Carloz Perez’s bat to 1-0 win over White Sox

    L.A. Daily News "Angels right-hander Jered Weaver entered his start against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday with a career record of 12-2 an ERA of 2.15 ERA against them. But as Angels manager Mike Scioscia pointed out before first pitch, that’s going back a ways as Weaver is in his 10th season. What really..." August 20

  • Mike Trout vs. Josh Donaldson: Who is the AL MVP favorite?

    Sporting News "This is Mike Trout’s fourth full season in the majors. In each of his first three years, he’s finished top-two in the American League MVP voting. As long as he stays relatively healthy, he’s pretty much a lock to make that four-for-four. But will he add a second MVP trophy to his collection in..." August 20

  • Mike Trout's off-field obsession proves he's a man for all seasons

    Yahoo! Sports "At first, Jim Cantore thought the question was a joke. Then he saw the blue checkmark verifying the Twitter account that sent it and realized the best baseball player in the world really did want to know everything he could about the size of the snowstorm headed for New Jersey. “All of a..." August 20

  • Freese injury opens door for Angels prospect Cowart "David Freese's slow recovery from a broken right index finger has given Kaleb Cowart the chance to try to make an impression at third base for the Los Angeles Angels. Cowart, who made his major-league debut Tuesday night, struck out three times in all three plate appearances during Wednesday..." August 20

  • Angels, Garrett Richards ride early runs to 5-3 victory over White Sox

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels entered Tuesday averaging just 3.2 runs over their previous 24 games, of which they won just seven. It seems to be a topic of conversation every time manager Mike Scioscia meets with reporters before a game these days. Scioscia had a wish before this one with the Chicago White..." August 19

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    Eric Kay @EKayAngels

    .@KalebCowart selected to roster. Gillaspie designated for assignment. #Angels

  • Home runs by Albert Pujols, C.J. Cron lift L.A. Angels to 2-1 victory over White Sox

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Monday didn’t do anything to improve upon their struggling offense, which had averaged just 3.4 runs while going 6-17 over the previous 23 games. But they backed nice pitching by starter Andrew Heaney and three relievers with home runs by Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron to defeat the..." August 18

  • Royals rally late, beat the Angels 4-3 in 10 innings

    Kansas City Star "The man treats these moments as if they are his stage, and his stage alone: Two on. Two out. A baseball game on the line? The Kansas City Royals could do worse than turn to Kendrys Morales. In the final at-bat of a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Morales does..." August 17

  • Pujols' return visit to St. Louis will have to wait

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The reunion with three-time MVP Albert Pujols that the Cardinals eagerly awaited and would have welcomed will have to happen in October or it may not happen until 2019, at the earliest. The team has received a nearly finalized version of the 2016 regular season schedule, and according to officials..." August 17

  • Baylor expresses frustration at Angels offense "The Angels' offense showed some very encouraging signs from June 27 to July 22, averaging 5.65 runs per game, the second most in the Major Leagues, while winning 17 out of 20. Since then, though, it has morphed back into the sluggish unit that has struggled for the majority of this season, a trio..." August 17

  • Salvador Perez goes deep as Royals romp over Angels 9-4

    Kansas City Star "He is not a patient man. Salvador Perez has proved this in five years as a major-leaguer. If you throw him a pitch, more often than not, he will swing. When Perez stepped to the plate in the second inning of Saturday’s 9-4 victory over the Angels, he had not faced live pitching in three full..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Eric Hosmer’s two-run homer helps lift Royals over Angels 4-1

    Kansas City Star "Greg Holland said he rose on Friday morning as he does most mornings, with his mind not cluttered by the events of the previous night. Even after a ninth-inning meltdown, one which cost the Royals a series opener against the Angels, Holland insisted his mood was not altered. “I’ve never put too..." August 15

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Hearing credible buzz tonight about Astros being in Utley chase. Could get time 1B, DH. 6 teams apparently in: Cubs, SF, NYY, 2 LA

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels MGR Mike Scioscia did not rule out possibility of top pitching prospect Sean Newcomb being called up in Sept but it seems unlikely.

  • Angels bloody up the Royals' big, bad bullpen in huge comeback win

    Halos Heaven "So the Angels were basically on the brink of losing their tenth in a row. Down 5-1 going into the eighth inning against the Royals' bullpen. The Royals bullpen is pretty, pretty, pretty good. Well, the Angels were about to ruin their evening in epic, good-side-of-the-collapse fashion. They came..." August 14

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Chase Utley controls where he'll go, but executives involved believe the #Phillies 2B will ultimately choose between the #Cubs and #Angels.

  • 13d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels are exploring the possibility of adding veteran 2B Chase Utley, who has cleared waivers and is 7-for-17 since coming off the DL.

  • 13d
    Tim Mead @TMeadAngels

    Line-up change as Erick Aybar scratched with lower back tightness.#Angels

  • Garcia's double in 13th helps White Sox complete sweep of Angels

    CSN Chicago "Avisail Garcia has had to avoid excitable teammates chasing him off the field more than any other player in the majors this season. The White Sox are just as accustomed to their current position -- needing way too many wins to bother to keep track. But Garcia delivered a big one late Wednesday..." August 13

  • White Sox closer David Robertson calls Angels manager Mike Scioscia 'bush league'

    Chicago Tribune "David Robertson said he doesn’t like to show anger, but the White Sox closer was pretty mad about a wild ninth inning Wednesday night in the Sox’s 3-2, 13-inning victory over the Angels. Afterward, Robertson called Angels manager Mike Scioscia “very bush league” for arguing after a review was..." August 13

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    CJ Wilson has decided to have season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs, as expected. #Angels

  • 15d
    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Confirmed Peter Gammons report that the Red Sox have hired former Angels GM Jerry DiPoto on an interim basis to help with offseason moves..

  • Carlos Rodon flashes ace potential in White Sox win over Angels

    CSN Chicago "Was this Carlos Rodon’s best outing since joining the White Sox? “I think so,” Robin Ventura said. The manager couldn’t help but answer that question in the affirmative after Rodon turned in a sensational effort in Tuesday night’s 3-0 White Sox win over the Angels at U.S. Cellular..." August 12

  • Red Sox hire Jerry Dipoto

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox will use former Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to help with evaluating players and with offseason preparation, a Major League source confirmed, after a report surfaced by MLB Network’s Peter Gammons that Dipoto had been hired. Gammons also indicated the Red Sox were trying to..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Chris Sale returns to form, White Sox snap 3-game losing streak

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Sale was probably growing tired of hearing about it. In his last four starts, the White Sox ace was 1-3 with a 7.61 ERA, which was news after the way he blazed through his previous 12 starts. Sale got back to the business of dominating again Monday, cruising through six scoreless innings..." August 11

  • David Murphy comes through in the 11th as Angels beat Orioles

    L.A. Daily News "Left fielder David Murphy sat next to first baseman C.J. Cron in the dugout during the 11th inning and could envision how events would unfold Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium. The game would be in Murphy’s hands soon enough. After watching Jered Weaver return to the Angels’ rotation to pitch..." August 10

  • Jimenez magnificent in Orioles 5-0 win over Angels

    CSN Baltimore "Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just two hits in eight innings to lead the Orioles to a 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jimenez (9-7), who’s struggled through a challenging second half, didn’t allow his first hit until two were out in the sixth inning. He walked one, struck out..." August 09

  • L.A. Angels do a lot right in 8-4 victory over Baltimore Orioles

    L.A. Daily News "Mike Trout hit home runs on his birthday in 2012 and 2013, but the L.A. Angels lost both of those games. Trout on Friday hit a home run off Baltimore Orioles starting and losing pitcher Kevin Gausman in the first inning. But the Angels did a lot more than that in defeating the Orioles 8-4..." August 08

  • Angels SP Jered Weaver (hip) could return Sunday vs. Orioles

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Angels right-hander Jered Weaver could be activated from the disabled list and start Sunday's game against the Orioles, with manager Mike Scioscia saying there is "definitely a chance" of that happening, according to the Los Angeles Times." August 08

  • C.J. Cron comes through in clutch for Angels in wild comeback win over Indians

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Cron had just hit an excuse-me check-swing foul ball. He shook his head, then re-took his stance in the batters box. There were two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the bases were loaded and the Angels – down by two – were staring another defeat in the face. Cron then smashed a hard..." August 06

  • Mike Trout-Albert Pujols stokes comparisons to Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols looks to the guy on his right and sees his past. Angels center fielder Mike Trout looks to the guy on his left and sees his future. Trout, perhaps the greatest player in the game today, is producing numbers we haven't seen since, well,..." August 06

  • Rookie Giovanny Urshela's two-run homer in 12th gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Carlos Carrasco showed once again Tuesday night why so many teams made so many calls to GM Chris Antonetti about him before Friday's trading deadline. He also showed why Antonetti kept saying "thanks, but no thanks." Carrasco allowed one hit over nine scoreless innings, but was not the..." August 05

  • Angels' Wilson set to get another opinion on elbow "Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will receive another medical opinion before possibly undergoing season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. Wilson announced his likely intention to seek surgery Saturday, when he underwent an MRI exam that revealed what the club..." August 05

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Mike Scioscia said Jered Weaver is "light years" ahead of where he was when went on the DL. Will be reevaluated on Friday.

  • 23d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Matt Joyce went through his first workout today since suffering concussion last Sunday. Will be evaluated by doctor today.

  • Angels rally to end 6-game losing streak, beat Indians and Cy Young pitcher Corey Kluber, 5-4

    Orange County Register "The Angels, losers of six in a row, were down by three runs before they even came to bat against the reigning Cy Young winner, with a lineup that didn’t include Albert Pujols. Didn’t look good. But, just when Angels Nation was collectively ready to push the panic button, the Angels came back..." August 04

  • Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

    The Outside Corner " is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news, the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to..." August 04