Angels Rumors & News

  • Angels still 'optimistic' about Garrett Richards' rehab

    Orange County Register "With just over three weeks to go before the start of spring training, Garrett Richards is still moving forward in his rehab from knee surgery, leaving general manager Jerry Dipoto "optimistic" about his progress. The Angels remain hopeful that Richards will be ready for opening day. If Richards..." January 26

  • Jon Daniels again shoots down Josh Hamilton rumors

    Dallas Morning News "At Rangers Fan Fest on Saturday, general manager Jon Daniels was asked during a fan Q&A session what the chances were that Josh Hamilton would return to the Rangers. “Small,” Daniels responded. The response drew a laugh and then a round of applause from the crowd. “A rather popular..." January 26

  • Weaver gets bigger to pitch deeper …

    MLB.com "At one point last season, Jered Weaver stepped on the scale, saw “199” and committed himself to getting bigger. On Sunday night, 25 days before reporting for Spring Training, the Angels’ ace weighed in at a career-high 224. “I’ve never been higher than 218,” Weaver said. “I don’t know if my..." January 26

  • Halos' Hamilton expects big year at plate in 2015

    MLB.com "Josh Hamilton's personal goals haven't changed, even though expectations from the outside have plunged. "I'm gonna say .300, 30 and 100," Hamilton said Sunday night, referencing his batting average, home run and RBI totals when asked about his own expectations for 2015. "Keep it simple. Those..." January 26

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    Tim Mead @TMeadAngels

    RHP Yoslan Herrera has been given his release in order to play in Japan for Yokohama in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. #Angels

  • Ryan Mattheus signs minor league deal with spring training invite with Angels

    Washington Post "Ryan Mattheus, a former Nationals reliever who was a key part of the bullpen in 2012 but was let go this offseason after struggling, has agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Nationals..." January 15

  • Trout stacks up to legends after three seasons in Majors

    MLB.com "A star with the first crack of the bat, Ken Griffey Jr. -- one of Mike Trout's early heroes -- is in the ballpark with the Angels' center fielder as you evaluate the first three seasons of their careers. Barry Bonds is not in the conversation. Trout dwarfs the home-run king. To identify an..." January 14

  • Report: Vladimir Guerrero would like to enter Hall of Fame as member of Expos

    TSN.ca "If Vladimir Guerrero enters Cooperstown one day, he'd like to do so wearing the cap of the Montreal Expos. According to Carlos Jose Lugo, the assistant general manager of the Dominican Winter League's Tigres del Licey, the 2004 American League MVP wants to be inducted as a member of his first..." January 13

  • Braves trade for Angels lefty prospect Sanchez

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves have spent much of the offseason restocking their farm system with pitching prospects, and added yet another Thursday by trading a pair of minor leaguers to the Angels for 17-year-old left-hander Ricardo Sanchez. Sanchez has a low- to mid-90s fastball and impressive curveball, and..." January 09

  • Angels, Braves Swap Minor Leaguers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have traded Kubitza and right-hander Nate Hyatt to the Angels in exchange for left-hander Ricardo Sanchez." January 08

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Teenager Vlad Guerrero Jr. won't be able to sign until July 2 but sources say Angels, Mets & Blue Jays have already shown serious interest.

  • Angels unlikely to have Josh Hamilton finish out his contract with team

    Hardball Talk "Answering fan questions, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez thinks that it’s unlikely outfielder Josh Hamilton finishes out his contract with the Angels. Gonzalez writes that the Angels have already had preliminary trade talks, but will likely let Hamilton at least start the season in Anaheim in an attempt..." January 04

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    dan haren said to be holding out hope for trade to angels or padres. why not? SD has acquired everyone else!

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Angels Acquire Johnny Giavotella From Royals

    MLB Trade Rumors "1:57pm: The Angels formally announced the deal. Right-hander Brian Broderick will be sent to the Royals to complete the transaction. Broderick, 28, has just 11 big league appearances to his credit with all of them coming in 2011. He was recently signed out of the Mexican League by..." December 19

  • Angels 2010 first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed last night

    Mississippi News "It is a sad day for the Madison Central community. Local law enforcement has confirmed that 2010 MLB first round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed late Wednesday night. He was 23 years old. According to FOX 5 in Atlanta (http://bit.ly/1wIDxJ3), Bolden was the victim of an incident at..." December 18

  • Yankees give a stiff-arm to veteran closer Jason Grilli

    New York Post "The Yankees have not said they are done adding pieces to a revamped bullpen, but it doesn’t appear veteran reliever Jason Grilli will be joining the cast. “We talked to Cash [Brian Cashman], and he said ‘not at the moment,’ ’’ said his agent, the former slugger Gary Sheffield, when asked if the..." December 18

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • To trade Hamilton or not to trade him? That is the question for Halos

    Fox Sports "A scout with whom I speak regularly predicted Tuesday that Josh Hamilton would not open the season as a member of the Angels. I would not go that far. But I would bet that Hamilton does not complete the final three years of his contract with the club. The Angels, according to major-league..." December 17

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels still trying to bring back IF Gordon Beckham, but negotiations in a holding pattern. Presumably Beckham trying to find everyday job.

  • Rays’ Matt Joyce traded to Angels for relief pitcher

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays today traded outfielder Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels for relief pitcher Kevin Jepsen. Jespen, 30, had a 2.63 ERA for the Angels in 2014 in 74 appearances, 65 of which were scoreless. Joyce, 30, a Tampa Bay area native, hit .254 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 140..." December 16

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Multiple teams remain in play on Jason Grilli, who does not appear close to a deal at this time.

  • Angels' Richards could miss start of season

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels don't expect starting pitcher Garrett Richards to be ready for the start of the 2015 season, manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Richards had surgery after tearing a tendon in his left knee while covering first base in a game at Boston on Aug. 20. He was 13-4 with a..." December 11

  • Angels will listen to your Mike Trout trade offers

    SB Nation "Beyond that, however... Mike Trout is good at baseball. You might even say he's really good at baseball! Everybody in the game knows this, including the Angels and their general manager Jerry Dipoto. He's a reasonable man, though: he'll listen to trade offers for his generational talent." December 11

  • The Angels acquire Josh Rutledge from the Rockies for Jairo Diaz

    Hardball Talk "Less than an hour ago we learned that the Angels had traded Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. So, who plays second base for the Angels? Well, here’s a possibility. Rutledge turns 26 in April. While he has shown some flashes in short bursts — and while he really rocketed through the Rockies system..." December 11

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Howie Kendrick to #dodgers for Andrew Heaney, source confirms. My head is swimming. #angels

  • Angels have interest in Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge

    Hardball Talk "According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Angels have interest in acquiring Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post confirms the report and adds that the Rockies are likely looking for pitching in return. Rutledge turns 25 in April and batted..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014

    Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Angels don’t expect Garrett Richards to be ready until May

    Hardball Talk "Not only aren’t the Angels counting on right-hander Garrett Richards to be recovered enough from knee surgery for Opening Day, manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that they expect him to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season. Richards tore the patellar tendon in his left knee while covering..." December 10

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Butera was picked up from #Dodgers for a PTBNL or cash. #Angels

  • C.J. Wilson trade rumors are false, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto says

    Los Angeles Times "Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto moved to quash speculation that he is trying to trade pitcher C.J. Wilson, labeling as “false” any rumors that he is “shopping” the struggling left-hander. “We have not picked up the phone and offered C.J. Wilson around to the league, at a reduced cost or any..." December 09

  • C.J. Wilson available in trade; Angels aiming for bigger pitching talent?

    CBSSports.com "Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson is available in trade, rival GMs say, causing some to wonder whether they might be trying to set things up for a big run at a bigger pitcher, either via free agency (Max Scherzer, James Shields) or trade. The Angels have a fine team -- their 99 regular-season wins..." December 07

  • Garrett Richards cleared to throw again; Angels sign two left-handers

    Los Angeles Times "Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has been cleared by doctors to resume throwing on Monday, and the right-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in August, appears on track to be ready for the 2015 season opener, according to his agent, Fred..." December 06

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have signed LHP Adam Wilk and LHP Edgar Ibarra to minor league contracts. AAA depth.

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    #Orioles & #Angels had prelim talks earlier in offseason bout framework of Chen-Howie Kendrick deal. Didnt advance. Kendrick off table

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels non-tendered three players: Gordon Beckham, Yoslan Herrera and Wade LeBlanc.

  • Angels to make decisions on David Freese, Gordon Beckham by Tuesday

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels are expected to tender David Freese a 2015 contract before Tuesday’s 9 p.m. PST deadline, a move that would put the veteran third baseman in line for a salary of about $6.3 million in arbitration next season. The team is not expected to make a similar tender offer to Gordon Beckham,..." December 02

  • Angels acquire Daniel Robertson from Rangers

    Hardball Talk "Speedy outfielder Daniel Robertson, who made his debut for Texas this season at age 28, has been traded from the Rangers to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash consideration." November 22

  • Yankees, Blue Jays inquire on Kendrick, but Angels may keep him

    CBSSports.com "The Angels aren't necessarily looking to trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese, but they are getting calls on both of them, and if they can acquire the right pitcher for either, they'd still consider it. The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick, who is believed..." November 14

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels like Yoan Moncada, but hear he's "probably" out of their price range. At reported $30 to $40M signing bonus, I'd say definitely.

  • Mike Trout unanimously named 2014 AL MVP

    CBSSports.com "After finishing second to Miguel Cabrera in both the 2012 and 2013 voting, Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2014 AL Most Valuable Player on Thursday night, the BBWAA announced. He received all 30 first place votes. Ironically, Trout had his worst full season as a big leaguer in 2014,..." November 14

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Angels remain open to trading Kendrick for player or pitcher under comparable or longer control. Kendrick eligible for FA at end of season.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said no talks "yet" on extension with Huston Street. Talk would come after new year. FA after '15.

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels announce they have agreed to a one-year contract with RHP Vinnie Pestano, avoiding arbitration.

  • Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls” to Angels about Howie Kendrick

    Hardball Talk "Last week Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported that the Angels were likely to shop second baseman Howie Kendrick and now Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada writes that the Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls on his availability this year.” Kendrick hit .293 with seven homers and a..." November 06

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Another #Angels deal: They acquire LHP Cesar Ramos from #Rays for RHP Mark Sappington.

  • Astros acquire catcher Hank Conger from Angels

    Hardball Talk "Once upon a time Hank Conger was viewed as the Angels’ long-term answer behind the plate, but the 2006 first-round draft pick never emerged as more than a backup for manager Mike Scioscia and now they’ve traded him to the Astros. Chris Iannetta‘s presence as a full-time catcher allows the..." November 05