.@Angels place LHP C.J. Wilson on 15-day DL (left elbow inflammation); recall RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Orange County Register "Mike Trout returned to the Angels lineup for Thursday night's finale of a three-game series against the Houston Astros. The Angels enter Thursday's game having lost the first two games of the series, seeing their one-game division lead turn into a one-game deficit. Trout, who hurt his left..." July 30
Houston Chronicle "The greatest theater was elsewhere Wednesday night during the Astros’ 6-3 win over the Angels. The Rangers finally landed Cole Hamels in a blockbuster, eight-player deal with the Phillies, per reports, and the Astros might face him next week. Around the same time, a wild scene played out in New..." July 30
Albert Pujols: only player in MLB history to have 13 30-HR seasons within first 15 seasons of his career
L.A. Daily News "Jose Altuve is the spark plug that powers the Houston Astros. The boost he provides was on full display Tuesday night against the Angels, as he had a career-high five RBIs to lead the Astros to a 10-5 victory. The Astros moved into a tie with the Angels for first place in the American League..." July 29
ESPN "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist. Trout, 23, was hurt when he attempted to make a diving catch in center field in the fourth inning on Sunday, but stayed in the game and later hit a grand..." July 28
Efren Navarro expected to join the Angels today, with Matt Joyce possibly going on the concussion DL.
david dejesus is going to the angels
#Angels RHP Jered Weaver will pitch for Class-A Inland Empire Thursday night.
L.A. Daily News "When Mike Trout hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, it was his 30th of the season in his 97th game. That bettered the franchise mark of 100 games set by Troy Glaus in 2000. Trout wasn’t done. He hit a grand slam - the third of his career - in the sixth inning. He finished..." July 27
MLB.com "The Boston Red Sox today traded outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. To fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder Rusney Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and is expected to start..." July 27
Collin Cowgill is taking soft toss, will be for a few days, then #Angels will see when he might be ready for BP
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers are on the verge of making a statement. With a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Los Angeles Saturday, the Rangers ran their winning streak to four games, won a game started by a lefty (Hector Santiago) who has dazzled them all season and clinched a series win against the AL..." July 26
Lone Star Ball "Colby Lewis has this thing where he gets blasted by the Angels like once per season. Last year, it was 11 earned runs allowed in 2 1/3 innings of action. This year, just before the All-Star break, Colby allowed 10 runs to the Angels in four innings of work. Tonight, in a follow up to his 7 2/3,..." July 25
New York Daily News "In what should have been the safe haven of the Hall of Fame induction weekend, Reggie Jackson managed to find trouble Friday night when he got into a heated, physical confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan at a Main Street restaurant. While most of the other Hall of Famers were attending..." July 25
New York Post "In the strongest words possible, Reggie Jackson on Saturday denied a published report that he was involved in a physical altercation with an autograph-seeking fan Friday night here at a local restaurant. “I absolutely did not push or shove anyone, you can’t do that,” Jackson said on the veranda..." July 25
Orange County Register "The first significant trade of July involved two of the Angels' division rivals, but did not send many ripples through Manager Mike Scioscia’s office. After the Houston Astros acquired lefty Scott Kazmir from the Oakland A’s on Thursday morning, Scioscia responded with a shrug. “Houston was..." July 24
Orange County Register "Kyle Kubitza got the call from Triple-A to replace David Freese, who was placed on the disabled list Thursday after breaking his finger Wednesday night. Kubitza was not in the Thursday’s starting lineup because he was not scheduled to arrive from Tacoma, where Salt Lake City was playing..." July 24
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins left California on Thursday after being beaten up by a couple of A.L. West teams. But they did learn something that will aid in their pursuit of their first postseason since 2010. Ervin Santana can deliver a dominant outing when they really need one. The Twins won both games of..." July 24
Hardball Talk "In the market for third base help in the wake of David Freese‘s fractured finger, the Angels have acquired Conor Gillaspie from the White Sox in exchange for cash considerations." July 24
Hardball Talk "Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels have “been monitoring the rehab” of Chase Utley. Utley has been trying to come back from inflammation in his right ankle and may be back soon. Utley has a $15 million vesting option this year if he reaches 500 plate appearances. As he only has..." July 24
L.A. Daily News "Huston Street of the Angels is not the hardest-throwing closer in baseball. But on Wednesday night, he became just the 27th player in history to notch at least 300 saves when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins before 40,239 at Angel..." July 23
Orange County Register "Kyle Kubitza got the call from Triple-A to replace David Freese, who was placed on the disabled list on Thursday after breaking his finger on Wednesday night. Kubitza was not in the Thursday’s starting lineup because he was not scheduled to arrive from Tacoma, where Salt Lake City was playing..." July 23
Initial X-rays show a fracture on #Angels 3B David Freese's right thumb, so he's going to be out for a while.
L.A. Daily News "Matt Shoemaker hadn’t won a game in more than a month. He had lost three of his last five starts before facing the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday at Angel Stadium. And he seemed like the logical candidate to shift to the bullpen when Jered Weaver is ready to return to the rotation. Shoemaker then..." July 22
Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22
Hardball Talk "Albert Pujols was initially going to get a night off Tuesday against the visiting Twins, but the Angels didn’t want to play a game against a contending team with a combined 57 home runs sitting on the bench. Trout, 23, is batting .307/.400/.614 with 28 homers and 57 RBI in 92 games this season..." July 22
SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22
L.A. Daily News "The great Ernie Banks once said, “It’s a great day for a ballgame. Let’s play two.” Certainly, Monday was much nicer than Sunday, when the Angels and Boston Red Sox were rained out. The Angels had not been rained out at home since 1995, so it was rare. As are doubleheaders these days. When..." July 21
The Score "The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly zoned in their focus on a left-handed hitting corner outfielder. With the Cincinnati Reds preparing for a fire sale, the Angels are interested in right-fielder Jay Bruce, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The two-time All-Star has rebounded..." July 20
Orange County Register "When Mike Scioscia approached Garrett Richards after the eighth inning to ask if he felt strong enough to pitch the ninth, Richards had to walk a fine line. “Without being disrespectful,” Richards said, “I wanted the ball.” So Richards told Scioscia, with apparently the right mix of..." July 19
#Angels will take offense where it comes at this point, but would prefer (1) someone controlled beyond this year and (2) a LHH corner OF.
Orange County Register "Of course, Mike Trout hit a homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Angels a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. You shouldn’t have been surprised if you’ve been paying attention. “Every at-bat you expect him to hit a homer,” Angels closer Huston Street said. “He’s just that..." July 18
Orange County Register "Jered Weaver continued moving toward a return to the Angels rotation on Thursday, but the decision on who he will replace is still at least a week away. Meanwhile, Huston Street said he plans to throw a bullpen session on Friday, and be available to pitch on Saturday. Weaver, who has been..." July 17
Angels Huston Street said he feels "ready to go." Will throw a bullpen tomorrow and be available to pitch on Saturday.
Angels Jered Weaver said he felt good but will have one more sim game in a few days. Then could pitch 5 days after that.
So nothing definitive on what will happen with Angels rotations but all signs pointing to Shoemaker being odd man out.
NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16
MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16
The Score "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been named this year's All-Star Game MVP, after going 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, two runs scored, and one walk in the American League's 6-3 win over the National League All-Stars. Trout becomes the first player in major league history to win..." July 15
Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15
ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14
Orange County Register "The Angels will be able to enjoy the All-Star break from first place. The Angels’ 10-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday moved them ahead of the Houston Astros, alone in first in the American League West for the first time since April 17. Although they have just a half-game lead,..." July 13
The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The White Sox recently released minor-league pitcher Matt Lindstrom, according to MLBDailyDish.com. " July 13
Today’s lineups. Gutierrez a late scratch because of stiff back. Means a start for Montero. pic.twitter.com/Rn3tAWqmyV
Seattle Times "Pick whatever advanced metric you want — UZR, OOZ, RZR, HELP (all right, we made up that last one) — and none are particularly impressed with Nelson Cruz’s defense. Most of those measurements, in fact, rate him as one of the worst right fielders in baseball. So, no, Cruz’s glove isn’t likely to..." July 12