Angels Rumors & News

  • Mike Scioscia confirms Garrett Richards has a 'significant injury' "Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Thursday to be examined by team doctors for what manager Mike Scioscia called a "significant injury" to his left patellar tendon. Richards sustained the injury Wednesday night against the Red Sox while covering first..." August 21

  • Garrett Richards injures knee in Angels victory over Red Sox

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him. Richards, the hard-throwing right-hander who has emerged as..." August 21

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Garrett Richards has a torn patellar tendon. Surgery next week. Will miss 6-9 months.

  • Angels RHP Richards suffers patellar injury

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards was carted off the field on a stretcher in the second inning with what appeared to be a serious injury to his left knee Wednesday night against the Red Sox. The Angels announced midgame that Richards had sustained a patellar injury to his left knee but..." August 21

  • Iannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

    Halos Heaven "With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Huston Street struck out Angel Killer™ Mike Napoli with the tying run on 2B and the winning run on 1B. He earned the Save of a 4-3 Angels victory, but the real save came in the bottom of the second inning when Kole Calhoun lept up over the short..." August 20

  • Angels top Red Sox, alone atop West

    Halos Heaven "It's been a long time for Angels' fans. Precisely 1193 days since the last time the Angels were alone atop the AL West division. That's 3 years, 3 months, 5 days, or; 103,075,200 seconds 1,717,920 minutes 28,632 hours 170 weeks (rounded down) A LONG TIME A lot has been written about..." August 19

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Josh Hamilton out of the lineup Sunday. #Angels

  • Angels drop Rangers, 5-4, for fourth win in a row

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter Adrian..." August 17

  • Manager: Hamilton lacks confidence "The Los Angeles Angels may finally be atop the AL West, but the team is still waiting for slugger Josh Hamilton to join the party and manager Mike Scioscia says his cleanup hitter is lacking in confidence and not the same man at the plate that he was with the Texas Rangers. "Josh is not the..." August 17

  • Angels hold on for win over Texas Rangers, 5-4

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 in the eighth inning on singles by Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Mike Carp (RBI) and Adrian Beltre (RBI), then an RBI fielder's-choice grounder by Alex Rios, who took second on an error by Howie Kendrick. But after Leonys Martin was walked..." August 16

  • Angels have no plans to use Garrett Richards on short rest in Oakland

    Los Angeles Times "The way the Angels rotation is set up, they will not have their most effective pitcher starting in any of the three games at Oakland next weekend. Garrett Richards, who is 12-4 with a 2.54 earned-run average and 157 strikeouts in 159 2/3 innings, will start Friday night against the Texas..." August 16

  • Angels Back Up Wobbly Weaver in Win Over Phils

    Halos Heaven "Jered Weaver allowed eight hits and two walks in six innings but he struck out five and only ended up allowing two runs. The Angels turned a 2-1 Philly lead into a 4-2 lead of their own with a three-run sixth inning. With Weaver in line for the Double-You, Mike Scioscia rolled out Kevin Jepsen,..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Angels shake off slump in one explosive inning, beat Phillies, 7-2

    Los Angeles Times "In his 15 years as the Angels' manager, Mike Scioscia never has used a position player to pitch, no matter how lost the cause. So it took about a second for him to reject the slump-busting trick of picking the batting order out of a hat. "I don't think so," Scioscia said. No major changes..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs to undergo Tommy John surgery "Angels lefty Tyler Skaggs will undergo Tommy John surgery and will perhaps be sidelined until the 2016 season. The team made the announcement on Sunday. Not long ago, the team placed Skaggs on the DL with a flexor strain, and now, obviously, the worst-case scenario has been realized. This..." August 10

  • Albert Pujols homer helps Angels outlast Red Sox, 5-4, in 19 innings

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels and Boston Red Sox played 19 innings over 6 hours and 31 minutes in a game that started Saturday night and bled into Sunday morning, the second-longest game in terms of time in Angels history and one inning shy of franchise-record 20-inning games in 1971 and 1982. So, what was..." August 10

  • Webster Holds Off Halos as Red Sox Earn 4-2 Win

    Boston Globe "A change of scenery did Red Sox starter Allen Webster well, as his start on the road in Anaheim went much smoother than his outing at Fenway against the Yankees last week, while the Red Sox scored enough to get a much-needed win against the Angels on Friday night. The Sox starter went 6 2/3..." August 09

  • Angels Manager Mike Scioscia retains faith in C.J. Wilson

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels scored five runs off Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' No. 2 starter, on Monday and three runs off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, but they had no answer for the riddle that has become Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday night. Ryu gave up two hits in seven shutout innings, striking out four..." August 08

  • Dodgers shut out Angels, 7-0

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Angels cleanup batter Josh Hamilton sent a drive to deep left-center field that appeared headed for the wall. But Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig, after a long sprint to the gap, made a nice leaping..." August 08

  • Angels acquire Vinnie Pestano from Indians to bolster bullpen "The Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano from the Indians, both teams announced. Minor league righty Michael Clevinger is heading to Cleveland in the deal. Pestano, 29, has spent most of the season in Triple-A, where he had a 1.78 ERA with a 37/12 K/BB in 30 1/3 relief innings. He's..." August 08

  • Dan Haren rebounds in a big way, Matt Kemp homers as Dodgers edge Angels

    L.A. Daily News "Every game is big for the Dodgers and Angels at this time of the season because both teams are fighting to get into the postseason. For Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren, Wednesday’s start in the Freeway Series was really big because the show he’s put on the past two months has been anything but..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Andre Ethier gets job done for Dodgers in 5-4 win over Angels

    Los Angeles Times "Of Andre Ethier's nine seasons in the major leagues, this has probably been the most difficult. On most nights, Ethier watches from the bench as Carl Crawford or Scott Van Slyke starts instead of him in left field. Ethier was offered a rare moment to celebrate Tuesday night, as his weakly..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Persistent Angels hold off Rays, 7-5

    Los Angeles Times "Howie Kendrick's first-inning at-bat Sunday was much like a grueling six-game trip through Baltimore and Tampa Bay that ended with the Angels grinding out a 7-5 victory over the Rays in Tropicana Field. It seemed like it would never end. Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi threw fastballs in and..." August 04

  • Angels recall Fernando Salas and Cam Bedrosian

    Hardball Talk "Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels have recalled pitchers Fernando Salas (from Triple-A Salt Lake) and Cam Bedrosian (from Double-A Arkansas). To create room for them on the roster, the Angels optioned pitcher Michael Roth to Double-A and placed pitcher Joe..." August 03

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Grant Green (back strain) has started hitting off a tee. Still not close to coming back.

  • Rays keep the good times rolling with win over Angels

    Tampa Tribune "Chris Archer spoke Friday of growing his game, of becoming that pitcher who can be depended on to pitch deep into a game and give the bullpen a rest. That’s what David Price could do. But with Price now pitching for the Tigers, who on the Rays could fill that void? Archer feels he can...." August 03

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    In addition to claiming INF Ryan Wheeler off waivers from Rockies and assigning him to triple-A, #Angels have DFA'd RHP David Carpenter.

  • Angels activate C.J. Wilson, option J.B. Shuck to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "The Angels have activated pitcher C.J. Wilson to make tonight’s start against the Rays, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. To make room for him on the roster, the club has optioned outfielder J.B. Shuck to Triple-A Salt Lake. Wilson had been on the disabled list since July 10 with a..." August 02

  • Josh Hamilton back in lineup for Angels

    Orange County Register "Josh Hamilton's bruised finger improved not only enough for him to be in the lineup and left field tonight, but enough for the Angels to option J.B. Shuck to make room for C.J. Wilson on the roster. Hamilton, who was hit by a pitch on Friday night, was considered day to day after his finger was..." August 02

  • Angels hold on to defeat Rays, 5-3

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth when Cole Figueroa singled, Brandon Guyer walked and Angels shortstop Erick Aybar threw late to second on Kevin Kiermaier's fielder's-choice grounder. But Huston Street struck out Desmond Jennings and Ben Zobrist with sliders and got..." August 02

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    Eric Kay @EKayAngels

    Collin Cowgill starts a rehab assignment with Salt Lake tonight. #Angels

  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs likely headed to DL with forearm strain

    Los Angeles Times "Tyler Skaggs was pulled from Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning because of a forearm strain that will probably send the Angels left-hander to the disabled list for the second time this season. But Skaggs, 23, is confident that the injury is not serious, a..." August 01

  • Tyler Skaggs pulled early, Angels top Orioles to extras, 1-0

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Tyler Skaggs, who allowed no hits, struck out seven and walked two in 42/3 innings, felt his fingers go numb after he "over-pronated" on a pitch in the fifth. He was pulled because of a forearm strain. The left-hander regained feeling in his fingers and full range of motion by game's..." August 01

  • Manny Machado's home run wins it for Orioles in the 12th over Angels

    CSN Baltimore "Manny Machado knew it. As soon as he hit Cory Rasmus’ pitch, Machado could watch it and enjoy what was to come. "It was a blast. Once I hit it, I knew it was out. At that point, it was just excitement running through my body,” Machado said. “I got chills rounding the bases.” Machado’s home..." July 30

  • Hamilton might return to Angels lineup Sunday

    Orange County Register "The left-knee injury that knocked Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton out of Friday night’s game does not appear to be serious. Hamilton didn’t start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton could return Sunday after making “a lot of progress.” “He..." July 27

  • Angels' 4-0 win over Tigers may be a glimpse of October

    Los Angeles Times "Never have the Angels and Detroit Tigers met in October. If this series is some sort of playoff preview, bring it on. The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the major leagues, followed by the Angels and then the Tigers. It is a long way to October, but the standings set up now for the..." July 27

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    C.J. Wilson said he will make minor league rehab start Monday with AA Arkansas. He'll join #Angels afterwards.

  • Josh Hamilton leaves with sore knee "Josh Hamilton left the Los Angeles Angels' 2-1 win against Detroit in the fourth inning with left knee soreness. The former American League MVP grounded out weakly in his only at-bat, and he failed to make a play on J.D. Martinez's long fly to left in the second, allowing it to bounce for a..." July 26

  • Angels figure it out by the sixth inning to beat Tigers, 2-1

    Los Angeles Times "EY MOMENT: After appearing to be mystified by left-hander Drew Smyly in the first five innings, the Angels broke through in the sixth. Kole Calhoun doubled to score the tying run and Efren Navarro, playing after Josh Hamilton left with an injury, grounded a two-out single up the middle to put the..." July 26

  • Angels sign Randy Wolf

    Hardball Talk "According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Angels have signed left-hander Randy Wolf to a minor league contract. This is Wolf’s fifth organization since spring training. The 37-year-old opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles earlier this month after one start and five relief..." July 26

  • Two-run eighth inning gives Los Angeles Angels 3-2 victory over Orioles

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels had gone 21-5 prior to a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles that began Monday. The confidence level of the team was sky high. But the Orioles took the first two games of the series. No problem. The Angels — after seven innings of frustration — scored two runs in the bottom..." July 24

  • Gonzalez shuts down Angels in Orioles' 4-2 win

    CSN Baltimore "Miguel Gonzalez allowed just two runs on three hits in 7 2/3 inning and Jonathan Schoop had a two-run home run as the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Tuesday night. It was their second straight win over the Angels. Gonzalez (5-5) had been sent to Norfolk during the All-Star break so..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Orioles closer Britton fights off numbness after comebacker to close out 4-2 win in Anaheim

    Baltimore Sun "When Orioles closer Zach Britton took a comebacker off the inside of his right elbow in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels, he made sure he got the out before giving in to the pain. Facing the first batter of the inning – pinch hitter Erick Aybar – Britton attempted to field a..." July 22

  • Angels won't limit Garrett Richards

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload down the stretch this season, especially with the Oakland Athletics squarely in their sights. Richards has emerged as Los Angeles' top pitcher this season but is on pace to eclipse 200 innings, well over his previous career..." July 22

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have signed veteran C John Buck to a minor lg deal and assigned him to AAA. DFA'd by Mariners earlier this season.