Angels Rumors & News

  • Resolution to Hamilton case expected to come before Opening Day

    CBSSports.com "A resolution to the Josh Hamilton situation is expected to come sometime before Opening Day, people familiar with the situation said. A suspension of some length has been expected almost since it was learned Hamilton suffered a relapse – although it isn't known what the resolution will..." March 27

  • 23h
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Johnny Giavotella is 2-for-2 with a stolen base today, and has eight hits in his last 18 at-bats. Second base job pretty much his, for now.

  • 4d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Garrett Richards threw four hitless innings in a Triple-A game. Two walks, three strikeouts, 53 pitches. #Angels

  • Erick Aybar Switches Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has switched his representation and is now a client of Roc Nation Sports, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports (Twitter link). Juan Perez will serve as Aybar’s agent, Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter). Aybar had..." March 23

  • With Lessons of Game's Greats, Mike Trout Poised for Move from MVP to MLB Icon

    Bleacher Report "How did Mike Trout celebrate his Most Valuable Player award? With a trip to the hospital and an IV hookup. Followed by a week on the couch, sick as he can ever remember. So the takeaway is, as the celebrated center fielder moves forward as the leader of the Angels and is cemented as one of..." March 23

  • 5d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels Matt Joyce has a sore right hamstring. Said he hopes to be back in next few days. Has been hurt since Monday.

  • 5d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Bedard will have MRI on latvstrain tomorrow.

  • 5d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels 2B health update: Rutledge (hamstring) is starting, Giavotella (thumb) going in for 2nd half of game.

  • Manfred expecting decision in Hamilton case before Opening Day

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league expects to have a decision on possible discipline against Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton by Opening Day, according to the Associated Press. "We are working toward a result," Manfred said. "I expect a decision before Opening Day. Obviously with Josh..." March 22

  • 6d
    Kevin Baxter @kbaxter11

    #angels JOHNNY Giavotella getting precautionary x-rays on his hand. Was hurt sliding in Friday's game

  • 6d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Cory Rasmus has a core injury that will require surgery. He'll be out 6-8 weeks, and suddenly the bullpen is wide open. #Angels

  • 6d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Josh Rutledge has had some tightness in his hamstring, but should return to the lineup soon. #Angels

  • Angels have some solid options including Matt Joyce and C.J. Cron

    Los Angeles Times "Matt Joyce, an outfielder/designated hitter who bats left-handed, wants to play more against left-handed pitchers. First baseman/DH C.J. Cron, who bats right-handed, wants to play more against right-handers. Something will have to give, because there won't be enough lineup spots to accommodate..." March 17

  • 12d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #angels Hector Santiago leaving the game after getting hit by a line drive. It didn't look bad, though. My guess is he was about done anyway

  • 12d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels sent RHP Gott, C McGee, LHP Newcomb, LHP Severino, RHP N.Smith, SS Stamets, C Williams to minor lg camp today.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson to miss scheduled start because of knee injury

    Los Angeles Times "Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has been scratched from Thursday’s Cactus League start against the Chicago Cubs because of a left-knee injury that is not believed to be serious. Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014, will start in Wilson’s place. Wilson, who is looking..." March 11

  • Garret Richards throws simulated game in comeback from knee surgery

    Hardball Talk "Angels right-hander Garret Richards took a major step in his comeback from August knee surgery, throwing a two-inning simulated game Tuesday. He threw 41 total pitches, sitting in the dugout between simulated “innings” and afterward getting positive reviews from general manager Jerry Dipoto." March 11

  • Report: Josh Hamilton went to strip club, did cocaine after fight with wife

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing a one-year suspension from baseball after he reportedly confessed to using drugs. Now, we have learned that problems at home may have pushed Hamilton toward his latest relapse. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Hamilton..." March 10

  • The power struggle over Josh Hamilton and why Rob Manfred needs to do what's right

    Yahoo! Sports "The Josh Hamilton case should be about his addiction and only his addiction. It's what anybody fighting substance abuse deserves: The ability to remain sober with as few distractions as possible. The very last thing he needs is people with vested interests in his career twisting his problems into..." March 10

  • 19d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels OF Matt Joyce has a little stiffness in rib-cage area from swinging bat so much, will be shut down for a few days.

  • 20d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels closer Huston Street scheduled to pitch Sunday. Setup man Joe Smith will begin pitching in games next week.

  • MLBPA: leaks are from people “who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally”

    Hardball Talk "The MLBPA has released a statement bashing the leaks about Josh Hamilton and his case over in the past several days. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN passes it along: “It is regrettable that people who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally have started leaking information about..." March 06

  • Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

    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 06

  • 22d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #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.

  • 22d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels RHP Garrett Richards will probably throw to hitters as part of of next mound session, MGR Mike Scioscia said.

  • Report: Arbitrator to rule on whether Josh Hamilton should enter rehab

    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

  • MLB's decision on Josh Hamilton could come as early as next week

    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

  • Josh Hamilton's future rests with arbitrator as panel splits on rehab treatment

    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

  • Street handles business on and off the field

    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

  • 26d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Garrett Richards will throw a bullpen and do simulated PFP in OF today. #Angels expecting him ready 2-3 wks into season.

  • 27d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Scioscia is working 2B prospect Alex Yarbrough out at 3B, 1B and LF this spring, "Just to see if the versatility is there."

  • Length of Hamilton's potential suspension unclear

    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

  • Josh Hamilton suffered drug relapse

    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

  • 27d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels not expecting verdict on Hamilton anytime soon. Could be weeks. Hoping by opening day. A lot of steps in process, which just started

  • 28d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    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.

  • Friend of Josh Hamilton says slugger should retire

    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

  • Too early to know if Josh Hamilton's relapse has implications for Angels

    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

  • Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    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

  • 30d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels CF Mike Trout said two of his biggest goals this season are to cut down strikeouts and increase stolen bases.

  • 30d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Asked a baseball executive if Hamilton’s discipline was for PEDs. His response: “Worse.” The executive declined to elaborate.

  • Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    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

  • San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    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

  • Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    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

  • Angels' Josh Hamilton could be out a month longer than expected

    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

  • Scioscia says Iannetta ideally gets '100 to 115' starts

    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

  • Huston Street says contract talks are 'steady'

    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

  • 38d
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels sigh RHP Matt Lindstrom to minor league contract with spring training invite.

  • Angels' Garrett Richards cleared to throw off mound

    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

  • Spring training will present a test for Angels pitcher Garrett Richards

    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