Angels Rumors & News

  • Nate Smith, Alex Meyer may be part of six-man rotation in September

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia said he’s considering doing something he hasn’t done in 17 years as a major league manager: using a six-man rotation. The Angels obviously have a wide open canvas for their starting rotation in 2017, so using six starters in September would allow them to see more pitchers. “I..." August 28

  • Marte powers Angels past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers did Jefry Marte a favor this winter when they traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for a minor league infielder. But he did them no favors Sunday when he hit a two-run home run and added a sacrifice fly while Tyler Skaggs and three relievers combined on a..." August 28

  • Angels Outright Johnny Giavotella To Triple-A

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have outrighted second baseman Johnny Giavotella to Triple-A, the club announced. Giavotella cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. After being acquired from Kansas City in a December 2014 trade, Giavotella has spent much of the last two seasons as the..." August 28

  • Pujols joins HOF company with 13th 100-RBI season

    The Score "Another day, another milestone for Albert Pujols. Just 24 hours after taking sole possession of 10th on the all-time home run list, passing Mark McGwire, the Los Angeles Angels slugger reached another significant career benchmark Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pujols collected an..." August 26

  • Upton, Verlander power Tigers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus isn't a big fan of four-out saves. He will, however, do it if necessary. And Friday night, the Detroit manager felt a four-save was required to help nail down the Tigers 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, their fifth win in a row. Justin Upton hit his..." August 26

  • Pujols, Trout propel Angels past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Albert Pujols kept reaching milestones as usual on Thursday and the Los Angeles Angels kept winning, which has not been so usual this season. Pujols drove in the 100th run of the season with a sixth-inning single that put the Angels (54-73) into the lead as they defeated the..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Albert Pujols passes Mark McGwire for 10th on the all-time HR list

    Sporting News "For the 30th time this season Mike Trout and Albert Pujols homered in same game for Angels, but Wednesday's blast for Pujols was one for the record books. After Trout hit a solo homer off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada, Pujols followed with one of his own, the 584th of his career, to move..." August 25

  • Pujols up to No. 10 in homers as Angels top Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Los Angeles Angels are not going anywhere this season, but Albert Pujols keeps moving up. The Angels designated hitter had four hits, including the 584th home run of his career, and three RBIs on Wednesday in Los Angeles' 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The home run..." August 24

  • Angels' Huston Street: Undergoes season-ending surgery

    CBS Sports "Street (knee) underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday, he announced via his personal Twitter account. Street underwent an arthroscopic procedure due to persistent medial pain in his right knee. The veteran will miss the remainder of 2016, but he's expected to be ready when next season opens..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Martin, Saunders, Dickey lead Blue Jays' victory

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Russell Martin took some time to get rolling at the plate this season. He is rolling now and he in nearly unstoppable. The Toronto Blue Jays catcher, who was the designated hitter Tuesday night with Josh Thole catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Jered Weaver not sure he’ll play next season

    Sportsnaut "Once one of the most dominating pitchers in the American League, Los Angeles Angels veteran Jered Weaver has fallen on hard times recently. The 33-year-old former All-Star is pitching to an 8-11 record with a 5.47 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 24 starts on the season. It’s his second consecutive..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Cessa wins first major league start as Yankees defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Luis Cessa discovered his own remedy to cure the anxiety he experienced before his first major league start Saturday night. "I felt nervous before the game," the 24-year-old Mexican rookie said. "After I throw the first pitch, I feel like I'm normal again." After..." August 21

  • Chacin, Angels shut out Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Thinking like a reliever enabled starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to end a long personal drought Sunday. Chacin earned his first victory in nearly 10 weeks by combining with three relievers on a six-hit shutout in the Los Angeles Angels' 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on..." August 21

  • Angels closer Huston Street could face season-ending surgery

    Los Angeles Times "Angels closer Huston Street could face season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. Street, a two-time All-Star, has been on the disabled list since Aug. 2 because of what the team called inflammation in the knee. Scioscia said Street is consulting with a..." August 21

  • Angels execute host of roster moves, including DFA of Johnny Giavotella

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Angels made a series of moves prior to Saturday night’s game against the New York Yankees, including placing third baseman Yunel Escobar on the 7-day concussion disabled list, designating second baseman Johnny Giavotella for assignment, activating first baseman C.J. Cron from the..." August 21

  • Tanaka, Yankees blank Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Yankees combined a strong pitching performance along with a rare display of power to win one of their most complete games of the season. It was the type of win that keeps team optimism high despite long odds of gaining a post-season berth. Masahiro Tanaka..." August 20

  • C.J. Cron expected back from the DL on Saturday

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Cron is likely to be activated on today, just about six weeks after he broke his left hand. Cron had been sizzling before he got hurt, hitting .351 with six homers and a 1.092 OPS in his last 20 games. “Hopefully we’ll get to see C.J. the way he was swinging the bat just before he got..." August 20

  • 3 reasons why Mike Trout will be MLB's next $300M man

    The Score "In the final installment of this three-part series, we look at three reasons why Mike Trout - the inimitable Los Angeles Angels superstar working to distinguish himself as the greatest ballplayer who ever lived - will be the next player to land a $300-million contract. Safest bet Over the past..." August 20

  • Angels GM sees no reason Scioscia won't be back next year

    Orange County Register "The Angels have been so ravaged by injuries that Mike Scioscia has gotten more than merely a pass from general manager Billy Eppler. He’s gotten high marks. “I think he’s done a great job,” Eppler said Friday. “He’s dealt with multiple plates full of adversity and handled them with energy,..." August 20

  • Shoemaker, Angels slow Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With only the opportunity to spoil other team's postseason chances at stake, the Los Angeles Angels combined solid starting pitching with timely hitting in an effort to put a bad two-week stretch behind them. Matt Shoemaker surrendered five hits in seven innings, and Yunel..." August 19

  • Mariners slip past Angels 4-3

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the second time in as many games, the Seattle Mariners faced a late-inning surge from a pesky opponent. Unlike the previous game, however, the Mariners escaped with a victory. Third baseman Kyle Seager made a game-saving defensive play in the bottom of the ninth inning..." August 18

  • The Angels probably dodged some expensive missteps by playing it safe in last winter’s free agent market

    Halos Heaven "When Arte Moreno told us fans, via comments to Angels beat writers last December, that the Angels were "probably out" on getting a big ticket LF signing, it was taken as an unnecessary and foolish punch to our collective guts. Left field was already known to fans, both hardcore and casual, as..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Angels edge Mariners to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two hours before game time Tuesday night, Cliff Pennington was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup. But more than three hours after the first pitch, Pennington played the pivotal role in ending the team's longest losing streak since 1999. The veteran infielder..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Six MLB managers in danger of losing their jobs

    Sportsnaut "In Major League Baseball, a team’s performance ultimately falls on its manager. If an MLB team is losing, one can bet that the manager’s job will be in jeopardy. The 2016 season is offering no shortage of managers who are in danger of getting fired. Some are underperforming on teams that was..." August 17

  • Hernandez, Mariners hand Angels 11th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On the fourth anniversary of his perfect game, the first in the Seattle Mariners' history, right-hander Felix Hernandez reached another personal milestone. Hernandez earned his 150th career victory Monday night in the Mariners' 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in front..." August 16

  • Bullpen, Naquin propel Indians to sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This is the way that Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona envisioned his revamped bullpen working, especially with the addition of Andrew Miller. "With the way he was throwing, the best thing to do is to stay out of the way. That was phenomenal," Francona said. Tyler..." August 14

  • Angels sign Andrew Bailey, cut Al Alburquerque

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Angels are desperate for pitching wherever they can find it in 2016, which may explain the signing of right-handed pitcher Andrew Bailey, the oft-injured reliever, to a minor-league deal. In order to make room, the team released RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Salt Lake City." August 14

  • Albert Pujols' Cousin Sues Him for $27 Million

    TMZ "MLB superstar Albert Pujols is being sued by his own cousin -- who claims the L.A. Angels slugger ruined his life and aspiring baseball career by wrongly labeling him as a murderer. The man behind the lawsuit is Wilfrido Juan Pujols -- Albert's cousin -- who was the passenger in a 2007 police..." August 13

  • The Angels come crawling back to Anaheim after new stadium talks go nowhere

    Orange County Register "The Angels have resumed discussions with Anaheim about staying in aging Angel Stadium after striking out in a possible bid to relocate to Tustin, a team official said Thursday. “Moving to Tustin requires a new stadium, and none of the parties could overcome the financial hurdle,” said Marie..." August 13

  • Napoli leads Indians' rout of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It's been five years since Mike Napoli played for the Los Angeles Angels, but he keeps reminding them of that fact in the most painful way possible. Thursday night Napoli had four hits, including a home run and four RBIs, and Corey Kluber pitched six solid innings to lead the..." August 12

  • Guyer, Kipnis carry Indians to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians on Friday night were running on all cylinders, but mostly they were just running. The Indians had eight stolen bases, tying a 99-year-old team record, in running and slugging their way to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field...." August 12

  • Cubs complete sweep of Angels, win 9th straight

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Addison Russell saved his best for last on Wednesday night. The Chicago Cubs shortstop prevented a potential tying run from scoring in the eighth inning, then added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame with his 13th home run of the season in a 3-1 victory over the Los..." August 11

  • The Angels wanted to draft Tim Tebow out of High School

    Halo Headquarters "Yesterday, Halo Headquarters joked that the Angels reportedly signed Tim Tebow. Yes it was a joke, but if you want to get a laugh read the article about the “5 year Deal”. However time to get serious. Could the Angels actually be interested in the former NFL QB? Boston Red Sox scout Tom..." August 11

  • Lackey lasts 8 as Cubs down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Veteran John Lackey and rookie catcher Willson Contreras may be the Chicago Cubs odd couple but their partnership paid off once again on Tuesday. Lackey gave up one early run and three hits over eight innings while Contreras was confident behind the plate and at-bat with a solo..." August 09

  • Tim Lincecum accepts Angels minor league assignment, will report to Triple-A Salt Lake

    Orange County Register "Tim Lincecum, whose comeback attempt with the Angels floundered in nine major league starts, has accepted the Angels' assignment to Triple-A. Lincecum, who by virtue of his service time had the option of accepting the assignment or becoming a free agent, is expected to report to Triple-A Salt..." August 09

  • O'Malley's blast gives Mariners comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Shawn O'Malley got the phone call that no professional baseball player wants to get. In December 2014, after a brief September call-up by the Los Angeles Angels, he'd been released. O'Malley bounced back quickly by getting an opportunity to play for the Seattle Mariners, who play..." August 07

  • Paxton leaves just shy of complete game as M's top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- What was shaping up to be one of the best days of Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton's major-league career ended with a painful final act Sunday afternoon. The left-handed Paxton came within two outs of pitching the first complete game of his career before taking a line drive..." August 07

  • Angels put an end to the Tim Lincecum experiment

    Los Angeles Times "Faced with an experiment that delivered continually worse results, the Angels cut it short Saturday, designating Tim Lincecum for assignment. The 32-year-old right-hander’s 9.16 earned-run average was in the first percentile among major league pitchers, his starts progressively providing less and..." August 07

  • Mariners rough up Lincecum, Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- If the sun is setting on Tim Lincecum's baseball career, and all indications are that the glow is darkening, the Los Angeles Angels' 32-year-old pitcher isn't quite ready to turn out the lights. Whether his Angels give him another chance to continue his comeback is another..." August 06

  • Could Lincecum lose his spot in rotation?

    MLB.com "He put seven of the first nine hitters on base, allowed six runs before recording three outs and failed to complete six innings for the eighth consecutive start. By the time he was finished Friday, Tim Lincecum's ERA had inflated to 9.16, the second-highest among pitchers who have registered at..." August 06

  • A's down Angels in 10th to avert sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics really haven't been a part of the American League West race since April, as they have resided at or near the bottom of the standings for most of the season. But that doesn't mean they have to like it. Yonder Alonso's two-out double drove in the..." August 05

  • Pujols, Angels walk off with victory over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The way Albert Pujols sees it, the best way to be a hero is by not trying to be one. That was Pujols' approach in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday when the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A's were locked in a tie game. With Mike Trout on first base, Pujols..." August 04

  • C.J. Cron cleared to hit, could be 2 weeks away

    Orange County Register "C.J. Cron has been cleared to resume hitting and will report to Arizona to work out while the Angels are on their upcoming trip, placing him ahead of schedule in rehab from hand surgery. Cron broke his left hand on July 9 and had surgery on July 12, with a projected rehab time of six to eight..." August 04