Angels Rumors & News

  • Hamilton might return to Angels lineup Sunday

    Orange County Register "The left-knee injury that knocked Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton out of Friday night’s game does not appear to be serious. Hamilton didn’t start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton could return Sunday after making “a lot of progress.” “He..." July 27

  • Angels' 4-0 win over Tigers may be a glimpse of October

    Los Angeles Times "Never have the Angels and Detroit Tigers met in October. If this series is some sort of playoff preview, bring it on. The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the major leagues, followed by the Angels and then the Tigers. It is a long way to October, but the standings set up now for the..." July 27

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    C.J. Wilson said he will make minor league rehab start Monday with AA Arkansas. He'll join #Angels afterwards.

  • Josh Hamilton leaves with sore knee "Josh Hamilton left the Los Angeles Angels' 2-1 win against Detroit in the fourth inning with left knee soreness. The former American League MVP grounded out weakly in his only at-bat, and he failed to make a play on J.D. Martinez's long fly to left in the second, allowing it to bounce for a..." July 26

  • Angels figure it out by the sixth inning to beat Tigers, 2-1

    Los Angeles Times "EY MOMENT: After appearing to be mystified by left-hander Drew Smyly in the first five innings, the Angels broke through in the sixth. Kole Calhoun doubled to score the tying run and Efren Navarro, playing after Josh Hamilton left with an injury, grounded a two-out single up the middle to put the..." July 26

  • Angels sign Randy Wolf

    Hardball Talk "According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Angels have signed left-hander Randy Wolf to a minor league contract. This is Wolf’s fifth organization since spring training. The 37-year-old opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles earlier this month after one start and five relief..." July 26

  • Two-run eighth inning gives Los Angeles Angels 3-2 victory over Orioles

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels had gone 21-5 prior to a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles that began Monday. The confidence level of the team was sky high. But the Orioles took the first two games of the series. No problem. The Angels — after seven innings of frustration — scored two runs in the bottom..." July 24

  • Gonzalez shuts down Angels in Orioles' 4-2 win

    CSN Baltimore "Miguel Gonzalez allowed just two runs on three hits in 7 2/3 inning and Jonathan Schoop had a two-run home run as the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Tuesday night. It was their second straight win over the Angels. Gonzalez (5-5) had been sent to Norfolk during the All-Star break so..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Orioles closer Britton fights off numbness after comebacker to close out 4-2 win in Anaheim

    Baltimore Sun "When Orioles closer Zach Britton took a comebacker off the inside of his right elbow in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels, he made sure he got the out before giving in to the pain. Facing the first batter of the inning – pinch hitter Erick Aybar – Britton attempted to field a..." July 22

  • Angels won't limit Garrett Richards

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload down the stretch this season, especially with the Oakland Athletics squarely in their sights. Richards has emerged as Los Angeles' top pitcher this season but is on pace to eclipse 200 innings, well over his previous career..." July 22

  • 7d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have signed veteran C John Buck to a minor lg deal and assigned him to AAA. DFA'd by Mariners earlier this season.

  • Mariners finally rally, scoring twice in the 12th inning for a 3-2 victory over the Angels

    Seattle Times "Not many runs were expected. Not many runs were scored. With All-Star starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and snubbed All-Star Garrett Richards matching up Saturday night, hitters for both the Mariners and Angels were in for a long and frustrating night. Both pitchers delivered, allowing just a..." July 20

  • Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle Mariners in 16 innings

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Friday entered their first action since the all-star break having won five consecutive games, 10 of 11 and 12 of 14. Often a manager doesn’t want a rest during such a run. But Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said the four days off were welcome. “It’s a good thing,” Scioscia said..." July 19

  • Angels acquire Huston Street from Padres

    SB Nation "The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Huston Street from the San Diego Padres, both teams announced on Friday night. The Padres will receive prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez and an Elliot Morris in exchange for Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott. The deal is likely to be..." July 19

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels have reached agreement with first-round pick Sean Newcomb, a LHP from Univ. of Hartford, on a signing bonus of $2,518,400.

  • 10d
    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    According to sources the Padres and Angels are close to finalizing a deal that will send Huston Street to the Halos #ESPN

  • Angels not in David Price sweepstakes

    Sporting News "Don't expect the red-hot Angels to make a play for Rays ace David Price. Los Angeles has one of the worst farm systems in baseball, so the team lacks the blue chip minor league prospects it would take to land the 2012 AL Cy Young winner. And GM Jerry Dipoto has no intention of trading away..." July 17

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres, #Angels do not match up for Kennedy. Teams still talking on Street. Pads hearing out other clubs interested in Kennedy.

  • Mike Trout named 2014 All-Star Game MVP "Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 All-Star Game on Tuesday night. The American League won the game 5-3. Trout went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple, a run scored and two runs driven in on the night. He tripled in a run in the first inning and later came..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 14d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Angels trying to trade for Padres pitchers Street, Kennedy

    Fox Sports "Three of the top five teams in the American League are in the AL West --€“ and the intensity of their competition is increasing off the field, too. The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world on July 4 by acquiring right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, two of the best starting..." July 14

  • Collin Cowgill to DL with broken nose, thumb

    Orange County Register "Collin Cowgill has a broken nose and right thumb after he was hit in the face by a pitch while trying to bunt on Saturday night. Cowgill is expected to undergo surgery for the broken nose and be out four to five weeks, manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday morning. Cowgill was squared around to..." July 13

  • 15d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels trade Nick Maronde to the Indians for cash considerations. Maronde had been DFA'd this week.

  • Jered Weaver pitches Los Angeles Angels past Texas Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "Angels ace Jered Weaver noticed that there was no signal to the bullpen when manager Mike Scioscia was walking toward him in the seventh inning. “Usually, he kind of makes the call about halfway out to the mound, and didn’t do it this time, and I felt like he wanted to see how I was feeling,”..." July 13

  • 15d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Mariners' Rodney, not #Angels' Richards, #Rays' replaces Price on AL All-Star team. Don't like it - Richards fifth in AL in ERA.

  • Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels shutout Rangers

    L.A. Daily News "Pitching with a chip on his shoulder, Garrett Richards succeeded Friday in displaying what the American League All-Star team will be missing next Tuesday in Minneapolis. The right-hander allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions as the Angels..." July 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Angels, Blue Jays, Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding reliever Joakim Soria, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Mike Trout, Angels start fast in 15-6 romp at Texas

    L.A. Daily News "Kole Calhoun got the Angels off to a fast start with a leadoff triple and scored after an errant relay throw bounced into the seats. All-Star center fielder Mike Trout and the rest of the Angels quickly followed his lead in a 15-6 rout over the free-falling Texas Rangers on Thursday..." July 11

  • Albert Pujols’ home run washes over Angels’ miscues in win over Blue Jays

    L.A. Daily News "Albert Pujols’ 512th career home run was a clunky one. Over Colby Rasmus’ glove, off the top of the center-field fence, over the wall. Clunk, clunk. It was also a godsend. The Angels and Toronto Blue Jays had been throwing the ball around haphazardly in a game that ultimately lasted 3..." July 10

  • Erick Aybar named to All-Star Game as replacement for Alex Gordon "Angels shortstop Erick Aybar as been named to the AL All-Star Team has an injury replacement for Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, MLB announced. Gordon is dealing with a wrist issue. Aybar, 30, is heading to the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his nine-year career. He is hitting..." July 10

  • Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

    Rotoworld "Wilson was knocked around for six runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays and has a 10.26 ERA over his last four starts, so an injury would explain the struggles. The Angels aren't expected to need their fifth starter again until July 22, so Wilson might only have to..." July 10

  • Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey combine to help snap Blue Jays losing streak

    Toronto Sun "When you’re stuck in a rut as deep as the one that has consumed the Blue Jays on this west coast trip, breaking free of the inertia of losing can be like flailing in quick sand. The harder you try to get free, the deeper you sink. Tuesday night caught in the throes of a five-game losing streak,..." July 09

  • Jered Weaver leaves start with lower back tightness

    Hardball Talk "Angels right-hander Jered Weaver was forced to leave tonight’s start against the Blue Jays due to lower back tightness. Weaver tossed two perfect innings before exiting. He tweaked something on his warm-up pitches before the third inning and was replaced by Matt Shoemaker. It sounds like..." July 08

  • Los Angeles Angels shake off loss of Jered Weaver, defeat Toronto

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Sunday learned only one of their players is guaranteed a spot on the American League roster for the upcoming all-star game — outfielder Mike Trout — and pitcher Garrett Richards and shortstop Erick Aybar were snubbed. Richards still has a chance, since he is one of the players..." July 08

  • Angels hold back Astros in 6-1 win

    Orange County Register "The Angels can’t lose at Angel Stadium, or so it seems. Baseball’s hottest team secured its 10th consecutive home victory Sunday and a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros, 6-1, behind another dominant start from right-hander Garrett Richards and a few timely hits. “It was all about..." July 07

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels 3B David Freese (left shin bruise) is available to PH again tonight. Scioscia said he should return to field in next few days.

  • Eight-run 7th inning propelled by Albert Pujols leads Angels to 11-5 victory over Astros

    L.A. Daily News "Friday it was Mike Trout who hit a game-winning home run for the Angels. Saturday it was Albert Pujols who began an offensive onslaught of epic proportions with a two-run home run during an eight-run seventh inning that gave the Angels the lead on their way to an 11-5 victory over the Houston..." July 06

  • 23d
    Los Angeles Angels @Angels

    Today the club selected Michael Roth to the M.L. roster, designated Rich Hill for assignment and optioned Cory Rasmus to Triple-A.

  • 23d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Dbacks get a few prospects, 1 ranked high, from angels for rhp thatcher and OF campana. Done deal. @Ken_Rosenthal 1st

  • 23d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Dbacks got prospects zach borenstein and joey kreihbel in trade with laa

  • Angels again hit bull's-eye against lefties in 7-6 win over Astros

    Los Angeles Times "Three left-handed pitchers in a row might have been an issue for the Angels last season. They were 18-26 against left-handers, and their .258 batting average against them was ninth in the American League in 2013. So far, 2014 is a different story. After going 1-1 against two left-handers on..." July 05

  • Matt Shoemaker gets back on track, helps Los Angeles Angels to victory against Astros

    L.A. Daily News "With 83 games under their belts, the Angels took a 47-36 record into their series-opener with the Houston Astros on Thursday night. They were 11 games over .500 and 3 1/2 games behind Oakland in the AL West. Not too shabby, manager Mike Scioscia said before first pitch. “Well, I think we’re..." July 04

  • Traded players meet at airport "Early Saturday, Ernesto Frieri was en route from Kansas City to Pittsburgh, where he had just been dealt by the Angels. His itinerary called for a layover in Chicago's O'Hare Airport, and he felt dingy. "I'm waiting for my next flight, so I just went to a bathroom to wash my face. First thing,..." July 03

  • Albert Pujols, Mike Trout power Angels past White Sox, 8-4

    Los Angeles Times "EY MOMENT: Trailing, 3-0, in the fifth, Chris Iannetta walked, and Collin Cowgill bunted for a single, the first hit off White Sox starter Hector Noesi. Mike Trout lofted a fly ball that barely cleared the wall near the left-field foul pole for a three-run homer, his 19th of the season, and a 3-3..." July 02

  • Garrett Richards doesn't get caught in jam this time for Angels against White Sox

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels were four batters into a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday when Garrett Richards put them in a three-run hole by walking two and giving up a three-run home run to Jose Abreu. The Richards of 2012 or 2013 may have collapsed. Heck, the Richards of this last May 30..." July 02

  • 27d
    Los Angeles Angels @Angels

    #Angels have acquired LHP Rich Hill from Boston & selected his contract to Major League roster. Michael Kohn has been optioned to Salt Lake.