CSN Chicago "The Los Angeles Angels' latest funk began the last time they saw Chris Sale, whose dominant performance helped get the light-hitting Chicago White Sox on the right track. Sale takes the mound again as visiting Chicago seeks a season-best fourth straight victory Friday night against struggling..." May 17
L.A. Daily News "Mike Scioscia jinxed it. "I think we have guys down there right now who can hold leads if we get 'em," the Angels manager said Thursday. "We just haven't got enough of them to really let those guys impact our record the way they can." A few hours later, Scioscia pulled starting pitcher..." May 17
L.A. Daily News "To put it all into perspective, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden had given up just eight home runs all season by the time Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia came to the plate in the top of the ninth with L.A. down 4-2 in Game 4 of the 1988 National League Championship Series. Scioscia brought a..." May 16
Los Angeles Times "Arte Moreno has placed blame for the team's brutal 2013 start, its failure to make the playoffs for three straight years and several high-priced moves that have paid minimal dividends on the one person the Angels owner can't fire: Himself. "If you're going to blame anyone, you've got to..." May 16
Kansas City Star "A seven-run third inning and an eight-run lead and, still, it seemed like the Royals had to hang on all night Wednesday before securing a 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It shouldn’t be this hard, right? “It never felt comfortable because their lineup kept turning..." May 16
L.A. Daily News "Jered Weaver took to the mound for a bullpen session and both he and Angels manager Mike Scioscia liked what they saw. "I just know he's smiling and that's a good sign," Scioscia said of Weaver, who is recovering from a fractured left arm. "Hopefully he's gotten over another hurdle and the way..." May 15
Foxsports.com "The Los Angeles Angels have one of the worst records — and highest payrolls — in the American League, but owner Arte Moreno said Wednesday that the job of manager Mike Scioscia is safe. Moreno spoke to FOXSports.com outside Major League Baseball’s headquarters in New York, where he is attending..." May 15
L.A. Daily News "The look from the Angels dugout might have simply reflected a "Where the heck have you been?" expression. A home run from Albert Pujols. Another from Josh Hamilton. Mike Trout jumped in on the act, and so did Howie Kendrick. A season that has started with a glaring absence of power glowed..." May 15
L.A. Daily News "No matter the plight of the Angels after a break-even trip, they arrived back in Anaheim with at least some pieces of encouragement. Balls were beginning to jump off Mark Trumbo's bat. Mike Trout has heated up. The bullpen pitched a shutout during the trip. A nine-game homestand loomed. And..." May 14
Encouraging 'pen by Weaver today. 80-pitch, up-and-down 'pen next. If it were up to him, that would be it. But he'll make 2-3 rehab outings.
Los Angeles Times "When Josh Hamilton left after six innings of the Angels' 11-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday, it was not because of the lopsided score. Instead, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said, Hamilton was "a little lightheaded." Said Hamilton: "I was not lightheaded. I was just sick." Hamilton..." May 14
MLB.com "While the Angels began a nine-game homestand with Monday night's 11-4 loss to the Royals, reliever Ryan Madson got in some work for Class A Inland Empire. Madson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, could be activated from the disabled list either late this week or this..." May 14
Chicago Tribune "Chris Sale hoped to continue his mastery over the American League West when he took the mound Sunday night against the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels' Mike Trout broke up Sale's pefect game on a one out single to center field in the seventh inning. The Chicago White Sox lefty came in 8-0..." May 12
Fox Sports Southwest "Josh Hamilton doesn't care what the fans have to say about him, or even whether his team wins or loses, according to a recent column by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times. "You cannot push my buttons," Hamilton repeatedly said, according to Simers. Texas Rangers fans may finally have some..." May 11
Weaver threw his second bullpen session; Jepsen his first. Sosh said Weaver "still working on some things" after being out almost 6 weeks.
MLB.com "Umpire Fieldin Culbreth, the crew chief in Thursday night's game between the Angels and Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, has received a two-game suspension and a fine for the misapplication of Rule 3.05(b) in the top of the seventh inning, Major League Baseball announced Friday..." May 10
Los Angeles Times "It took more than four hours of baseball, the last of which was played under protest, a dramatic three-run, eighth-inning rally and the second five-out save from closer Ernesto Frieri in nine days, but the Angels finally did it. They beat the Houston Astros. Mark Trumbo, fighting off a tough..." May 10
Los Angeles Times "I planned on joining the Angels in Chicago this weekend. But as soon as the Astros beat them Tuesday night, I took a red-eye to Houston to make sure I had a chance to say goodbye to Mike Scioscia. You just never know with Angry Arte, a better chance that Scioscia is going, going, gone these..." May 09
Houston Chronicle "The names and numbers continue to change. Players come and go. Bud Norris keeps taking the mound at Minute Maid Park. Owning it. Delivering. Embracing the honor of being a No. 1 starter in Major League Baseball and throwing as if every pitch, every count and every game matter. The 28-year-old..." May 09
Houston Chronicle "Goodbye to the Astros’ six-game losing streak. Hello to more trouble for the under-performing Angels. Down three runs after the top of the first inning, the struggling Astros finally turned themselves around Tuesday, rallying for a 7-6 win at Minute Maid Park before an announced crowd of..." May 08
L.A. Daily News "One day after manager Mike Scioscia blasted his pitchers' performance this season, calling it "terrible" and "absolutely awful," it's worth examining the long journey the Angels took to arrive at this point. The fast facts of the Angels' situation are grim. They're 11-20 for the sixth time..." May 07
Weaver (Thursday bullpen) and Madson (extended spring on Wednesday) making progress. Burnett (no throwing for another week) takes step back.
#Angels RHP Ryan Madson said today's bullpen went well and he's hoping to face hitters on Thursday and be active about a week later.
L.A. Daily News "Sunday marked Mike Trout's 23 rd game as the Angels' number-two hitter. The Angels' record is a measly 9-14 with him batting second, compared to 2-6 when he led off, but the switch doesn't seem to be hurting the second-year outfielder. Trout has 21 RBIs in 23 games since the switch. His batting..." May 06
MLB.com "The Angels have now tried almost everything to get Josh Hamilton going at the plate. They've batted him fifth against a left-hander, batted him fifth altogether, and on Saturday, after an 0-for-4, three-strikeout night, manager Mike Scioscia gave him his first day off in hopes that it would "clear..." May 04
San Francisco Chronicle "Coincidence or not - and it's much more likely not - the A's stretch of eight losses in nine games ended when Yoenis Céspedes returned Sunday after a stint on the disabled list. No player impacts Oakland's lineup as much as Céspedes does. Coco Crisp comes close, though. With his speed in the..." May 03
MLB.com "Two weeks ago, Halos reliever Ryan Madson was scheduled to throw a simulated game at Angel Stadium and his return to baseball appeared to be on the horizon. However, the simulated game did not go as planned, and Madson felt tightness in his arm shortly after he finished -- tightness that had..." May 03
L.A. Daily News "The Angels weren't up to their old tricks Thursday. Under normal circumstances, that's a good thing. Thursday night's 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles was anything but normal save for the loss column, where the Angels have resided in five of their last six games. Shaky starting pitching..." May 03
Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson survived a rocky start, Howie Kendrick, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit solo home runs, and Ernesto Frieri came through with a five-out, 35-pitch save on Wednesday, as the Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. There was no..." May 01
San Francisco Chronicle "One of the boxes A's manager Bob Melvin needed to check off after Oakland's historic 19-inning victory was to chat with Yoenis Céspedes, who spent time admiring his long drive in the ninth inning, only to turn a likely double into a single. Melvin didn't appreciate the lack of hustle. "I..." May 01
L.A. Daily News "If you left at the first pitch, you could have driven from Anaheim and caught the end of Monday night's Angels game in Oakland with time to spare. Or you could have watched two full NFL games, 13 Seinfeld reruns, or flown halfway to Japan in the 6 hours and 37 minutes it took to complete the..." April 30
L.A. Daily News "NBA center Jason Collins' landmark announcement on Monday that he is gay was met with praise in the Angels clubhouse, pointing to the growing sense that it's no longer a question of if, but when, openly gay players will be accepted in the majors. Collins (Harvard-Westlake High) is the first..." April 30
CSN Bay Area "To say this was a weird night at the Oakland Coliseum, would be a vast understatement. The A's and Angels battled into the wee hours in the longest game in Oakland Athletics history. The game started on Monday and ended on Tuesday. Brett Anderson, who was scratched from this start, ended up..." April 30
MLB.com "The Angels didn't just lose a tough game on Monday night -- they lost their center fielder, and possibly their fill-in third baseman. Peter Bourjos hurt his left hamstring while legging out a sacrifice bunt in the top of the 11th of an eventual 10-8, 19-inning loss to the A's and will be placed..." April 30
Orioles just acquired C Chris Snyder for Rob Delaney
Los Angeles Times "If C.J. Wilson's intent was to add a little drama to the proceedings at Safeco Field on Friday night, the Angels left-hander did a bang-up job of it. Staked to a five-run lead in the third inning, Wilson allowed a weak-hitting Seattle club to load the bases with no outs in the fourth and one..." April 27
CBSSports.com "Baseball commissioner Bud Selig seemingly has planned to step down, retire or vacate his job almost since he took office back in 1992. But this time, he is much more emphatic about his retirement pronouncements, even to the point of believability. “You can believe it,'' Selig said, pretty..." April 26
Seattle Times "The Mariners accomplished something Thursday night that had escaped them for virtually all of their misbegotten six-game road trip in Texas over the past week: They looked like a major-league baseball team. They got a well-pitched game from rookie right-hander Brandon Maurer; a couple of home..." April 26
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish was so masterful at times Wednesday night that it appeared one run would be enough for him to pitch the Texas Rangers to victory. But they scored nine times for him in the fourth inning just to be safe. The big inning and six dominant innings from Darvish were more than enough to..." April 25
L.A. Daily News "Left-hander Sean Burnett wasn't available to pitch the past two nights, and he won't be back until Thursday at the earliest after experiencing stiffness in his left forearm. "I've been dealing with it off and on the last two weeks," said Burnett, who threw an inning in the Angels' 13-inning win..." April 24
Fox Sports West "It had déjà vu written all over it. On the heels of blowing a three-run lead in the series opener against the Texas Rangers the night before, the club was in danger of blowing a four-run lead on Tuesday night. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the game tied 4-4, Adrian Beltre..." April 24
#Angels SS Erick Aybar will not be ready when he's eligible to come off the DL Thurs. Maybe early next wk after some ext spring gms
Dallas Morning News "The boos reined down on A.J. Pierzynski at Angels Stadium. They seemingly always have and always will. On Monday, he gave the announced crowd of 36,192 fans – actual attendance was much smaller – plenty of reason to boo their lungs out. His two-out, ninth-inning homer gave the Rangers a 7-6..." April 23
Tommy Hanson placed on bereavement list. RHP David Carpenter recalled. Still unsure if he can make next scheduled start (Wednesday).
Foxsports.com "Angels manager Mike Scioscia already has dropped left fielder Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot in the batting order. Might it be time for Scioscia to make a similar adjustment with right fielder Josh Hamilton? The Angels are starting to roll, coming off their first sweep of the season against..." April 22
#Angels SS ran wind sprints and took BP today for first time since injured left heel. He remains hopeful of being activated Thursday.
MLB.com "With a hitter's count in the bottom of the 13th, Mark Trumbo got the changeup he was looking for and deposited it over the left-field wall, giving the Angels a 4-3 walk-off win over the Tigers. With that, an Angels team that had lost 10 of its first 14 games got back on track with a weekend..." April 22
Jered Weaver plans to activate his arm for first time on Wednesday. Follow-up X-rays last week were negative, but left elbow needs to heal.
SI.com "The plantar fasciitis in Albert Pujols’ left foot has become so painful that he will likely be unable to play first base for an extended period of time, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Bill Shaikan. Pujols said of the injury, an inflammation of the tissue that stretches across the bottom of..." April 21
Rant Sports "You know, maybe Mike Scioscia was onto something with this whole ‘moving Mike Trout to the two-spot’ thing, after all. Considering the kind of season that the Los Angeles Angels super-sophomore had in 2012, there aren’t too many single-game accomplishments that Trout hasn’t added to his young..." April 21