Angels Will Need to Rely on Offense to Contend this Season.

We’ve written countless articles about the Angels and their pitching. That they wouldn’t stand a chance without getting quality innings from their starters. That the rotation would need to be consistent and solid all season long. That if pitchers like Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, and Matt Shoemaker didn’t pitch well, they’d be in trouble. All those things are true. It’s...
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14 hours ago

Pujols Continues To Climb Up MLB’s All-Time RBI List

The Angels lost this afternoon by a final tally of 6-2 due to a shaky bullpen in the later innings. While this is all true, a positive can still be gleaned from this one. Slugger Albert Pujols notched the 1,832nd RBI of his career in the third inning of today’s contest. As a result, he jolted past two-time World Series champ Manny Ramirez. The RBI gave Albert sole possession of...
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16 hours ago

The Angels needed to be near-perfect to beat Marcus Stroman today & they pulled it off...until the 8th inning

Wright, Parker and Alvarez did their best to hold on to a 1-0 lead against the Blue Jays. Guerra & Pounders...not so much. Angels 2 Blue Jays 6 For awhile, pretty much all the way til the 8th inning, this game looked like one that this particular Angels team should have no business winning. Yet, there they were, up on the Blue Jays 1-0, in late innings; that’s just not the...
Via Halos Heaven
17 hours ago

Luis Valbuena Set to Begin Rehab Assignment.

When the Angels signed Luis Valbuena, they had designs to play him. A lot. Even after a torrid spring from C.J. Cron, the Angels appeared set to roll with Valbuena as their starting first baseman. Instead, Valbuena started the season on the DL after re-injuring his surgically repaired hamstring, and the Halos have yet to go with their preferred starting lineup. With Valbuena, the...
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17 hours ago

Pujols now at No. 1 on RBI list for Dominicans

Albert Pujols recorded the 1,832nd RBI of his career Sunday, moving past Manny Ramirez for sole possession of 18th place on MLB's all-time list. Sunday's RBI also moved Pujols past Ramirez to the top of the leaderboard among Dominican-born Major Leaguers.
18 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout Joins Cobb and Mantle in Select Club

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19 hours ago

Garrett Richards to the 60-day DL, Cam Bedrosian to 10-DL, Valbuena coming back and more Angels moves

If, by some strange, inexplicable reason, you are the type of Angels fan who loves weekend injury news and updates, with those pertaining to the most importance and consequence being your figurative cherry on top, then you’ve experienced a windfall this weekend the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the sadistic 2016 season. There have been plenty moves and news this weekend...
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19 hours ago

Chavez to face former club in finale vs. Jays

The Blue Jays and Angels wrap up their four-game series Monday night at Angel Stadium, with Francisco Liriano starting for Toronto, opposite Jesse Chavez.
21 hours ago

Angels add Pounders to bullpen, DFA Yates

The Angels made an adjustment to their bullpen prior to Sunday afternoon's matchup with the Blue Jays, recalling right-hander Brooks Pounders and designating Kirby Yates for assignment.
21 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels Move Garrett Richards to the 60-Day Disabled List

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22 hours ago

Angels Designate Kirby Yates For Assignment

The Angels have designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment, the club announced.  Righty Brooks Pounders has been called up from Triple-A in a related roster move.
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22 hours ago

Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays’ 6-2 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched a seven-hitter and Devon Travis hit a go-ahead, two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Stroman (2-2) survived a rocky ninth by inducing a game-ending double play in his third career complete game — and his second in 12 days. The right-hander retired...
1 day ago

Angels Place Cam Bedrosian On DL, Select Kirby Yates

The Angels have placed closer Cam Bedrosian on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain, according to an announcement from the club. The Halos, as a result, have made a few other changes to their pitching staff, selecting the contract of Kirby Yates, recalling Daniel Wright and optioning Alex Meyer to Triple-A. It’s early in the season, of course, but Bedrosian has been...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Angels place P Garrett Richards on 60-day DL

Angels ace righty Garrett Richards may be looking at another lost season.The club announced on Saturday that Richards will be placed on the 60-day disabled list after a recent test showed some improvement in biceps strength but irritation of the cutaneous nerve. Richards, 28, has made only one start for the Angels this season and had to exit it after 4.2 innings due to an issue with...
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Simmons belts grand slam to lead Angels past Blue Jays 5-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking grand slam, Tyler Skaggs pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels held off the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Saturday night. Simmons cleared the bases in the third inning off Casey Lawrence (0-2) for his second career grand slam, helping the Angels snap a three-game losing streak and win for the second...
2 days ago

Report: Francisco Lindor turns down $100 million extension

Apparently we are at the point in professional sports where 23-year-old baseball players are turning down $100 million in cold hard cash. We knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. But that doesn’t make it any more absurd.According to Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor just recently turned down an extension that would have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller: Angels looking a lot less than super right now

ANAHEIM >> The Angels distributed promotional superhero capes to the fans on Friday. They did not, just to be clear, distribute promotional superhero masks to the players, even if some of them might have preferred to sneak back into town unnoticed. This team, which opened its latest homestand having dropped 8 of 9 overall, just lost 6 of 7 on a trip during which it batted .
Via LA Daily News
3 days ago

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled outside of Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in a big way on Saturday, by immortalizing him on the 70th anniversary of him making his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.It was unveiled at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans, and features him sliding into a base, which is fitting. Here’s what the statue looks like. And here’s a close-up shot of it. Robinson’s achievements can’t be...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels beat Rangers on walk-off squeeze bunt

It’s early, but it looks like the Angels may be in for a special season.The Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings on Tuesday for their second straight comeback win of at least five runs. And they did it on a walk-off safety squeeze bunt from Carlos Perez in the 10th: The Angels entered the bottom of the seventh inning down 5-0 and scored a run in the 7th, another in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Felix Hernandez and Mike Trout Face Off Forever

Mike Trout is the best baseball player, so he’s automatically interesting. Felix Hernandez is probably not one of the best baseball players, but he has been recently enough that he remains interesting. On Saturday, Felix pitched and Trout hit, and as we all learned in school, Interesting * Interesting = Interesting^2. That’s extremely interesting! In this post, we’ll review...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network Presents review: Mike Trout: Millville to MVP

The MLB Network Presents franchise has focused exclusively on retired players or older personalities still in the game in the past, with the most recent installment covering the 1970s Oakland Athletics. But the latest installment will break that trend, as the featured personality is none other than Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout, the reigning American League...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Andrelton Simmons make amazing backgranded snab to show he’s best SS in MLB

Andrelton Simmons made a spectacular play in Saturday’s game that helped support the argument that he’s the best defensive shortstop in baseball. It happened when Alcides Escobar fielded a tough grounder to third, and showed off his cannon arm with a strong throw to first for the out. That in itself was a tough play to make, but Simmons did something that was much more impressive...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garrett Richards has biceps nerve irritation, elbow structurally sound

The Los Angeles Angels got back some good news on their ace pitcher Friday.Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports that an MRI on right-hander Garrett Richards showed that his elbow is structurally sound. However, Richards has been diagnosed with biceps nerve irritation and will likely miss his next start. Richards, 28, had to exit his first start of the season on Wednesday with what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels players celebrate Cameron Maybin’s birthday by drenching him in shaving cream, baby powder

Cameron Maybin was greeted with a special surprise by his fellow Los Angeles Angels teammates in celebration his 30th birthday: Shaving cream and baby powder. The Angels outfielder posted a video to Instagram on Thursday of teammates showering him with toiletries while joyfully singing happy birthday. A post shared by Cameron Maybin (@cameronmaybin) on Apr 5, 2017 at 6:21am PDT It’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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