Angels Rumors & News

  • Castro's two-run blast, Keuchel's pitching lift Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jason Castro and Dallas Keuchel overcame their recent frustrating performances to lead the Houston Astros to their fourth win in five games on Saturday night. Castro hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning to give the Astros a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles..." May 29

  • Pujols climbs leaderboard with home run No. 570

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 12th place on baseball's home run list Friday with a line drive blast to left-center field off Houston Astros right-hander Mike Fiers. The third-inning solo shot - Pujols' 10th of the season and 570th of his career - broke a..." May 28

  • Angels' Brendan Ryan: Designated for assignment

    CBS Sports "Ryan was designated for assignment by the Angels after Friday's game, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. " May 28

  • Angels To Sign Erik Kratz To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have agreed with catcher Erik Kratz to a minor league deal, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (via Twitter). He had been released by the Astros after opening the season in Houston. Over his seven years in the majors, the 35-year-old Kratz owns a .210/.261/.381 batting line..." May 26

  • Mazara mashes monster HR as Rangers top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- With sluggers such as Josh Hamilton, Juan Gonzalez and Jose Canseco making their home there, Globe Life Park has seen many a majestic home run in its 22 seasons. Texas Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara may have topped them all with a 491-foot shot Wednesday. The home run,..." May 25

  • Mazara's homer helps guide Rangers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara reached base four times and went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Texas Rangers' 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Mazara's seventh home run of the season, a sixth-inning shot, was insurance and much-needed run support for Texas..." May 25

  • Pujols hits 569th career HR as Angels blank Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Albert Pujols' creep up baseball's ladder of history hasn't been done silently, especially recently. Pujols tied Rafael Palmeiro for 12th all-time with his 569th career home run, a two-run shot with two outs in the third inning that accounted for the only runs in the Los..." May 24

  • Will the Tigers Entertain a Mike Trout Trade?

    Baseball Essential "The 2016 season has not been good for the Los Angeles Angels. They currently sit four games under .500 at 20-24, and it doesn’t look like they will turn the corner any time soon. With a barren farm system, their future doesn’t look any brighter. There is some thought that a trade with teams such..." May 24

  • Trout removed from game as precaution "Angels center fielder Mike Trout tweaked his right ankle while rounding third base in the seventh inning of Sunday's eventual 10-2 win over the Orioles, prompting him to be removed from the game shortly thereafter. The move, however, was merely precautionary." May 23

  • Weaver beats Orioles in 300th start for Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jered Weaver posted a win on the same day he reached a milestone. The right-hander became the second pitcher to make 300 starts for the Angels, and he helped the Los Angeles earn a 10-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Weaver (4-3) snapped a..." May 22

  • Davis powers O's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Baltimore Orioles flexed their muscles with four home runs Friday night, but the knockout blow in their 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels came from an unexpected source. Angels starter Hector Santiago gave up three home runs in just 2 2/3 innings, but it was home..." May 21

  • Tim Lincecum '20-30' days away from making Angels debut

    Sporting News "Tim Lincecum passed his physical and completed his move to the Angels on Thursday, but don't expect to see him pitching for the Halos anytime soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday that Lincecum should need 20-30 days in the minors before..." May 21

  • Angels announce deal with Lincecum

    The Score "Things are about to get Freaky in Anaheim. Tim Lincecum, the two-time Cy Young award winner who spent the last nine years with the San Francisco Giants, finalized a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, more than eight months after undergoing hip surgery. Lincecum, who..." May 20

  • Jett Bandy joins Angels' evolving platoon at catcher

    Orange County Register "The Angels effectively used a platoon at catcher for the first quarter of the season. Over their first 40 games, Carlos Perez started 23 times. For the other 17, it was Geovany Soto. But Soto was placed on the disabled list Wednesday, expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing..." May 20

  • Trout leads resurgent Angels past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Games like the one Thursday between the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers only seem to remind everybody that there is Mike Trout, and then there is everybody else. The "best player in baseball" tag is one that must be lived up to, and in the Angels' 7-4 win, Trout..." May 20

  • GM praises Lincecum: 'He started a new era in Giants baseball'

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Tim Lincecum’s one-year Angels agreement in place, Giants general manager Bobby Evans on Thursday called the pitcher an instrumental figure in franchise history. “He started a new era in Giants baseball and forever will mean a lot to the organization,” Evans said. “We wish him well with..." May 20

  • Reports: Angels finalize deal with former Giants ace Tim Lincecum

    CBS Sports "The Angels have finalized a contract with free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to reports by MLB Network's Jon Heyman and's Jesse Sanchez. The deal will reportedly pay Lincecum around $2 million for the remainder of the 2016 season with the opportunity to make an additional $1.7..." May 20

  • Angels release Neal Cotts, source says

    MLB Daily Dish "The Angels have released left-hander Neal Cotts, according to a major-league source. Cotts exercised his opt-out clause with the Angels earlier in the week, giving the team until today to decide whether to add him to their 25-man roster or release him. Cotts is likely to catch on with a new..." May 19

  • Angels dump Dodgers after losing Soto for month

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Another day at the ballpark, another man down for the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels found out before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night they will be without catcher Geovany Soto for four to six weeks because of a knee injury. Soto became the..." May 19

  • Tim Lincecum Taking Physical For Angels Today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Lincecum is taking a physical for the Angels today and, if and when he passes, his deal with the team will be complete, reports Passan (Twitter link). Lincecum will head to the minors to build up endurance, per Passan, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds that the expectation is that he’ll..." May 19

  • Angels trading Mike Trout is a dumb deal that would make no sense for any team

    Los Angeles Times "One Angel on the disabled list Wednesday, two Angels on the disabled list Tuesday, four starters and a closer and two shortstops already there. General managers are nothing if not opportunistic, even if they cloak that trait in sympathy. "Sorry, buddy. Tough luck. But, hey, if you want to talk..." May 19

  • Scully compares Trout to Yankees legend Mantle

    The Score "It's Vin Scully's final season in the booth, and people are essentially hanging onto every word he says. On Wednesday, those words amounted to a ringing endorsement of Mike Trout. The Los Angeles Angels' superstar is, alongside Washington's Bryce Harper, the face of baseball. Scully..." May 19

  • Kershaw fans 11 as Dodgers mow down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the exception of a second-inning bump in the road, Clayton Kershaw steered the Los Angeles Dodgers on another smooth ride. Joc Pederson homered twice, and Kershaw delivered a solid performance, lifting the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Angels dump Dodgers for fourth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It must have been something in the coffee. The Los Angeles Angels went to Seattle last week with a six-game losing streak. They swept the Mariners at Safeco Field over the weekend and kept their momentum going by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 Monday night at Dodger..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Garrett Richards Will Not Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels righty Garrett Richards has elected not to undergo Tommy John surgery at this time,’s Alden Gonzalez reports (Twitter links). He’ll receive a stem-cell therapy treatment on his elbow, take a six week hiatus, and attempt to rehab his injured right elbow. That’s promising news for..." May 17

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum closing in on a deal with Los Angeles Angels

    Yahoo! Sports "Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is closing in on a deal with the Los Angeles Angels, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. While the terms of the contract have yet to be finalized, the expectation is it will be a one-year major league deal. Lincecum, 31, is returning from hip surgery and..." May 16

  • Angels' Santiago mesmerizes Mariners to complete series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Los Angeles Angels arrived at Safeco Field on Friday afternoon in a world of hurt, both physically and mentally, as they dragged a six-game losing streak into the three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Three days later, they walked out with less of a limp...." May 15

  • Angels halt skid with late win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The way things have been going for the Los Angeles Angels, Friday night was starting to look awfully familiar. Then C.J. Cron and the bats came alive just in time to snap a six-game losing streak and shoot a little life into what was beginning to look like a morbid season. Cron's..." May 14

  • Angels' Yunel Escobar, Cliff Pennington leave loss with injuries

    Orange County Register "Injuries again hit the Angels during their 12-10 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Third baseman Yunel Escobar jammed his right thumb while diving for a ball and is considered day to day, according to Manager Mike Scioscia. Scioscia did not say if Escobar would need to be..." May 13

  • Cardinals outslug Angels, sweep series

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels was more like a heavyweight fight, with both sides throwing blows and neither side willing to throw in the towel. Eventually, the final bell rang, and it was the Cardinals who landed the most punches, beating..." May 13

  • Tim Lincecum’s best options are the White Sox, Angels, and Giants

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum‘s best options appear to be starting jobs with the White Sox or Angels, or a relief job with the Giants. The Padres and Mariners are not in the running, according to an earlier report. Lincecum, who turns 32 years old next month, held a..." May 13

  • Garcia, Cardinals shut down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The St. Louis Cardinals got seven strong innings out of Jaime Garcia and some timely hitting to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Garcia's only blemish came on a two-run homer by Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron in the fourth inning, but..." May 12

  • Mike Trout, Angels Scoff At Idea Of Trade: ‘You Do Not Move Superstar Players’

    NESN "The Internet got a crazy idea about trading Mike Trout. But, spoiler alert: It’s not going to happen. First of all, let’s get one thing straight: It wouldn’t be a terrible idea for the Los Angeles Angels to trade their star center fielder, as ESPN and FanGraphs suggested. Their rotation is keeping..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Angels Nearing Trade For Jhoulys Chacin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are working to finalize a deal to acquire righty Jhoulys Chacin from the Braves, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter). The return remains unreported. Chacin is owed $1.1MM on the minor league deal he signed with Atlanta this winter. That makes..." May 11

  • Leake gets first win as Cards pound reeling Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scoring runs is not a problem for the St. Louis Cardinals this season. Scoring runs when Mike Leake is pitching, now that is a different story. Leake was winless in his first six starts with the Cardinals after signing a big contract with the club, and part of the..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Atlanta Braves Trade Starting Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin To Angels For…

    Tomahawk Take "The Atlanta Braves have traded Jhoulys Chacin to the Angels as reported by Braves beat writer Mark Bowman. Chacin was suppose to be the Braves starting pitcher for tonight’s game against the Phillies. To make the move possible, the Braves will likely call up Williams Perez to start on Wednesday..." May 11

  • Could Mike Trout Really Ever End Up In Boston?

    Fenway Nation "For some reason, a number of otherwise solid media types are writing about the Angels trading Mike Trout. That's right, the guy who has won—or seriously contended for—the AL MVP in each of his four (full) MLB seasons. On top of this fantasy is now layered the notion that Red Sox honcho Dave..." May 11

  • Albert Pujols explains why he still roots for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Fox Sports "Albert Pujols will always be remembered for the first 11 years of his career, during which he built the foundation of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career with the St. Louis Cardinals, regardless of whatever he does with the Los Angeles Angels. In St. Louis, Pujols hit 445 homers and posted a..." May 11

  • Simmons to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons underwent surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb Tuesday and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, according to manager Mike Scioscia. The club also placed Simmons on the 15-day disabled list. Simmons tore the..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Simmons requires surgery after tearing ligament in thumb

    The Score "Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any worse for the Los Angeles Angels, the club received some terrible news on Monday. The club announced shortstop Andrelton Simmons will require surgery to repair a full-thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He will head..." May 10

  • Atlanta Braves Being Mentioned in Trade Talks

    Tomahawk Take "The Vultures are already Circling… but should Atlanta give up on the season this soon? Two items of interest this weekend were repeated at the MLB Trade Rumors site: JULIO TEHERAN Many scouts and front offices feel Julio Teheran will be made available before the trade deadline. The Braves..." May 09

  • Angels, ChiSox, D’Backs, Giants Showing Early Interest In Tim Lincecum

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants and White Sox are the four teams who have been the quickest to show interest in Tim Lincecum, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. The Padres are also expected to join the hunt to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Given that the majority of MLB teams had..." May 09

  • Angels Grab David Carpenter from Independent Atlantic League

    Baseball Essential "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have purchased the contract of reliever David Carpenter from the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish of the Independent League, according to the official twitter account of the Bluefish. Carpenter will report to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. He appeared in..." May 09

  • Rays earn rare road sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- At no time in the past four years did the Tampa Bay Rays achieve what they accomplished Sunday. Brad Miller hit a two-run home run and Curt Casali added a solo drive to give the Rays a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium to complete a three-game series..." May 08

  • Angels, Rangers showing interest in Lohse

    Scout "If the Anaheim Angels were able to find a few strong arms for their rotation, would it end speculation the franchise would trade Mike Trout? The news about Trout has coincided with the news of Garrett Richards, the team’s pitching staff ace, will be lost for the remainder of the year with Tommy..." May 08

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