#Angels CF Mike Trout said he'll be more aggressive early in count this spring. "Gonna be locked and loaded on the first pitch," he said.
#Angels RHP Garrett Richards will probably throw to hitters as part of of next mound session, MGR Mike Scioscia said.
The Score "An arbitrator will reportedly decide the fate of Josh Hamilton after a four-person panel failed to agree on how to proceed with the player's relapse of substance abuse. MLB officials are also considering whether to classify Hamilton as a fourth-time offender, which would result in at least a..." March 05
Larry Brown Sports "Pending an independent arbitrator’s decision, Josh Hamilton could be suspended for the entire 2015 season. The Los Angeles Times reports that an arbitrator has been called upon to determine Hamilton’s fate after a decision could not be reached by a four-person panel made up of two lawyers and..." March 05
Fox Sports "A decision by Major League Baseball on discipline for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected before Opening Day and could come as early as next week, industry sources told FOX Sports. An arbitrator has been appointed to determine whether Hamilton should enter a rehabilitation program..." March 05
Los Angeles Times "An arbitrator will have to break a split decision about how to handle Josh Hamilton. A four-person panel, which was to determine whether the Angels outfielder should enter a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, is deadlocked in its opinion, The Times has learned. The group is made up..." March 05
MLB.com "One of few players without an agent, closer negotiating extension with Angels by himself There's an old saying that Huston Street frequently references, especially lately: He who represents himself has a fool for a client. The Angels' closer laughs at the thought, the irony..." March 05
Garrett Richards will throw a bullpen and do simulated PFP in OF today. #Angels expecting him ready 2-3 wks into season.
Scioscia is working 2B prospect Alex Yarbrough out at 3B, 1B and LF this spring, "Just to see if the versatility is there."
MLB.com "Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the year on the disabled list, according to..." February 28
ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a New York Daily News report. Hamilton has a well-documented history of substance abuse problems dating to his days in the minor leagues, when he was..." February 28
#Angels not expecting verdict on Hamilton anytime soon. Could be weeks. Hoping by opening day. A lot of steps in process, which just started
Huston Street & the #Angels haven't talked extension in Spring Training. Street wanted a week or so to settle in first, then they'll start.
USA Today "Roy Silver, one of Josh Hamilton's closest friends and a mentor in his struggles with addiction, says the best thing for the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is to retire from baseball. Silver last spoke with Hamilton around Christmas and feared something was amiss. Since then, based on..." February 27
CBSSports.com "On Wednesday, our Jon Heyman heard Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He admitted the relapse to MLB and was in New York for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. Clearly, priority number one here is Hamilton's health. He will..." February 26
Hardball Talk "Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday afternoon that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had been summoned to New York City to meet with Major League Baseball officials concerning a “disciplinary issue.” There was immediate speculation from various corners of the internet that..." February 26
#Angels CF Mike Trout said two of his biggest goals this season are to cut down strikeouts and increase stolen bases.
Asked a baseball executive if Hamilton’s discipline was for PEDs. His response: “Worse.” The executive declined to elaborate.
Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton is already facing a 2-3 month recovery timetable following shoulder surgery and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels outfielder “is meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the team is bracing for possible..." February 25
Hardball Talk "There has been increasing sentiment around baseball that something should be done about the use of smokeless tobacco by ballplayers. At one point Bud Selig claimed he’d propose a ban on it across all of baseball. While that hasn’t happened, the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement did outlaw..." February 25
Orange County Register "For the first time in three years, Albert Pujols showed up to spring training without any medical issues to discuss. And he talked about retiring anyway. Don't be shocked. Pujols was talking about a hypothetical that requires a lot of work from a 9-year-old girl and a change in Olympic..." February 23
Los Angeles Times "The Angels did not issue a locker to Josh Hamilton in their Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse this spring. The left fielder probably won't need one. General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Hamilton, who underwent surgery on the AC joint in his right shoulder on Feb. 4, could be sidelined for..." February 21
MLB.com "The Angels lost Chris Iannetta's platoon mate in early November, when Hank Conger was dealt to the Astros for young starter Nick Tropeano and Minor League catcher Carlos Perez. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia doesn't have any plans to give Iannetta a Salvador Perez-type workload. "Anywhere..." February 21
Orange County Register "Huston Street, who is acting as his own agent in contract talks with the Angels, said negotiations have been steady, and he feels confident about a deal being struck. "Both sides want to get something done," Street said on Thursday, the day Angels pitchers and catchers reported for spring..." February 19
#Angels sigh RHP Matt Lindstrom to minor league contract with spring training invite.
Orange County Register "Garrett Richards received medical clearance Thursday to begin throwing from a mound, a key point in the rehab for the Angels' best starter. Richards, who has been rehabbing from left knee surgery in Arizona, was examined Thursday morning in Southern California. Richards is scheduled to throw..." February 12
Los Angeles Times "It could happen as early as mid-March, during a spring-training game of little meaning for everyone except the guy on the mound. A grounder will be hit to first base, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will sprint to the bag to cover, and his mind will flash back to the August night at Fenway Park..." February 12
Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09
Josh Hamilton had his AC joint surgery completed today. No unexpected complications. Out 6-8 weeks. #Angels
CBSSports.com "Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. Hamilton will need six-to-eight weeks to recover from the procedure, which may delay the beginning of his season to allow him the proper time to recover and prepare. He..." February 03
Hardball Talk "Last year Mark Mulder‘s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training. After sitting out the entire season Mulder talked about possibly trying another comeback this year, but today the two-time All-Star told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that..." February 03
Hardball Talk "People Magazine is reporting that the wives of former major leaguer Jim Edmonds and current major leaguer Josh Hamilton, Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton, will join the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo in its tenth season." February 01
Orange County Register "Garrett Richards agreed with the Angels on a one-year, $3.2-million deal on Saturday, settling just above the midpoint and avoiding arbitration. Richards had asked the Angels for $3.8 million and the Angels offered $2.4 million. Matt Joyce is the Angels only remaining arbitration eligible..." February 01
Hardball Talk "According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, an arbitration hearing for Angels starter Garrett Richards has been scheduled for February 11. Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case." January 29
Source: Reunion possible between #WhiteSox and Gordon Beckham. CWS may be emerging as most likely destination.
MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese, Mike Perchick of WAPT tweets. Freese will earn $6.425MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports on Twitter. That settlement amount represents the exact mid-point between the player and..." January 28
Joe Blanton holding an open workout and bullpen session for teams on Feb 4 in Nashville area. He's healthy and motivated to pitch this year.
#Angels also signed RHP Zach Stewart to a minor lg deal (no ST invite). Stewart, 28, has 6.82 ERA in 103 MLB IP, in 11-12 w/ CHW, BOS, TOR
Orange County Register "The Angels have decided not to bring highly touted Cuban shortstop Roberto Baldoquin to major league spring training, reversing what had been their stated plan since they agreed in November to sign him to an $8 million deal. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that Baldoquin, 20, will..." January 27
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 27
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
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
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
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
RHP Yoslan Herrera has been given his release in order to play in Japan for Yokohama in the Nippon Professional Baseball League. #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
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
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