Angels Rumors & News

  • Angels' Mike Trout could land on the disabled list for the first time in his career

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim entered Sunday with a 26-26 record, good for second place in the AL West. Alas, no Halos fan is feeling too happy about things right now. That's in part because the Angels dropped Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins by a 9-2 final, giving them six losses in..." May 29

  • Mike Trout leaves game on Sunday after jamming wrist

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning after he jammed his wrist, according to Joe Frisaro of Trout was 0-of-2 prior to exiting. The 25-year-old is having a monster season. Trout entered Sunday’s action boasting a..." May 28

  • Derby for Mike Trout? ‘Probably not’

    Orange County Register "When Mike Trout makes his next appearance at Marlins Park, don’t expect to see him in the Home Run Derby. “I don’t think so, probably not,” Trout said Saturday, when asked if he was planning to participate in the annual slugger showcase the day before the All-Star Game, which is in Miami this..." May 28

  • Bud Norris exits outing with right knee soreness

    Hardball Talk "Angels’ right-handed reliever Bud Norris made his 23rd appearance of the season on Friday, and after just three pitches, he was done for the night. He worked a 2-1 count to Marlins’ Dee Gordon in the eighth inning, then promptly exited the field after experiencing some tightness in his right knee...." May 27

  • Angels closer Cam Bedrosian close to rehab assignment

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Angels may be getting their lights-out closer back soon. The OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher reports that Bedrosian faced batters Saturday during extended spring training. Fletcher believes Bedrosian is close to being sent out for a rehab assignment. Bedrosian, 25, last pitched..." May 27

  • Is it time for teams to treat Mike Trout like Barry Bonds?

    ESPN "When Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged this weekend that he had considered walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded, it revived a phrase we don't hear much anymore: the Bonds Treatment. That's what it's called when teams are so afraid of a hitter they continually walk him intentionally..." May 25

  • Has Mike Trout somehow gotten better?

    USA Today "This weekend, Mike Trout made his first regular-season visit to Citi Field and his first appearance at the Mets’ home park since the 2013 All-Star Game. On Friday afternoon, Trout spent some time in the visitors’ dugout facing a horde of New York media and cheerfully but uninterestingly answering..." May 22

  • The Mets almost decided to walk Mike Trout with the bases loaded "The Angels fell to the Mets on Saturday, 7-5, but it wasn't without some late drama. The Angels put together a bit of a ninth-inning rally with three singles and two walks, transforming a previous 7-2 deficit into a dicier 7-4 score with Mike Trout due up with the bases loaded. For anybody not..." May 21

  • MRI on Albert Pujols’ hamstring comes back clean

    Orange County Register "Another week, another hamstring. A week after the Angels waited on Mike Trout’s tight hamstring, they are now without Albert Pujols because he tweaked his right hamstring. Pujols underwent an MRI exam on Friday morning, which he said came back clean. Pujols, who felt it when he was trying to..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Report: Angels sign Doug Fister

    Hardball Talk "SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Angels have signed pitcher Doug Fister to a major league contract, pending a physical. Fister, 33, remained unsigned through the offseason and the first one and a half months of the regular season. He spent last year with the Astros, finishing with a..." May 18

  • Angels rally in 11th inning, top White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It wasn't the way they drew it up, but the Los Angeles Angels will certainly take it. Albert Pujols' bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning capped a two-run rally that gave the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at Angel..." May 17

  • Angels use long ball to beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout has fans all over the country, but some of his biggest fans are the teammates who play alongside him every day. Trout's home run in the fifth inning snapped a tie and helped the Los Angeles Angels post a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night at..." May 16

  • Trout looks for earlier pitches more often

    L.A. Daily News "Of all the little ways that Mike Trout continues to raise the bar on his performance, you can start with the first pitch. Trout, who had been notorious for often taking first-pitch fastballs down the middle, has so far this season shown a greater willingness to swing at that first pitch. In..." May 16

  • Former Oriole, Angel Doug Decinces faces decades in prison following insider trading conviction

    Hardball Talk "Back in 2011 former Orioles and Angels third baseman Doug DeCinces was charged with insider trading arising out of a tip he received regarding the buyout of a medical devices company by Abbott Labs. It was a civil charge at the time, filed by the SEC, which he settled for $2.5 million. The basics..." May 15

  • Martinez powers Tigers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez said the ailing right foot that caused him to miss the first 33 games of 2017 is "still sore and achy." Saturday night, the Los Angeles Angels were the ones feeling achy after Martinez clubbed his first two home runs of the season in..." May 14

  • Angels' Simmons: Jeter was 'golden standard' for shortstops

    L.A. Daily News "When Andrelton Simmons first reached the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves, he was just happy to be there, not bold enough to request a number. But when the Angels acquired him and he was established enough to have a choice, he knew what he wanted. Simmons wanted No. 2, for the same reason..." May 14

  • Angels shut down Tigers behind Shoemaker

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There's something about the Detroit Tigers' uniform that brings out the best in Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw six scoreless innings, Luis Valbuena and Mike Trout homered, and the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Tigers on Friday night at Angel..." May 13

  • Fulmer, Tigers shut down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Many Rookie of the Year winners struggle in their sophomore seasons. Michael Fulmer does not appear to be one of them. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year continued his exemplary pitching Thursday night, allowing the Los Angeles Angels three hits in seven..." May 12

  • Could Kaleb Cowart be the answer at second?

    Orange County Register "As the Angels search for an answer to their second base hole while Danny Espinosa works through a lengthy slump, Kaleb Cowart is putting up impressive numbers at Triple-A. But it doesn’t sound like Cowart is ready to get a shot as the Angels’ second baseman. Not yet anyway. Manager Mike..." May 12

  • Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, but who's second-best?

    Yardbarker "Like most baseball fans, we at The Comeback have little uncertainty about who is the best player in baseball. It’s Mike Trout, the two-time AL MVP and five-time AL WAR champion. But after Trout, the rankings get murky. We got to thinking, if Trout is the undisputed best player in baseball,..." May 12

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Angels jump on Athletics with three home runs

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels figured out a way to prevent a fourth consecutive night of Oakland Athletics late-game heroics Tuesday. Batter them early. Albert Pujols, Ben Revere and Yunel Escobar hit home runs within the Angels' first 10 batters, leading Los Angeles to a..." May 10

  • Triggs, Pinder lead A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND -- It took a Houdini act from the mound and an unlikely power source for the Oakland Athletics to take a series-clinching 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday afternoon. Andrew Triggs recovered from walking the first three batters he faced to work six solid innings, allowing..." May 10

  • Scioscia: Trout could return to lineup Thursday "It appears Mike Trout is on the verge of returning to the Angels' lineup. Manager Mike Scioscia said the reigning American League MVP and AL Player of the Month for April could return Thursday after he was out of the starting lineup for the fifth straight game in Wednesday's series finale..." May 10

  • John Lamb suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse

    Hardball Talk "’s Mark Sheldon reports that Angels pitcher John Lamb has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a second time for a drug of abuse. Lamb, 26, underwent back surgery last October to repair a lumbar disc herniation. The Reds designated him for assignment shortly thereafter and..." May 10

  • Lowrie's 11th-inning homer gives A's 3rd walk-off in row

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Walk-off wins are becoming a way of life for the surging Oakland Athletics. Jed Lowrie hit a solo home run with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the A's to their third consecutive walk-off win, a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at the Oakland..." May 09

  • Angels defeat Astros in walk-off fashion

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Star outfielder Mike Trout was unavailable Saturday night, so the Los Angeles Angels made do with pitching, defense and a well-placed single. Starter JC Ramirez and three relievers worked around the Houston Astros lineup all evening to get to the ninth when Andrelton..." May 07

  • Trout scratched late vs. Astros with tight hamstring "Mike Trout was scratched from the Angels' lineup in their 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium with left hamstring tightness. He is considered day to day. Trout had originally been scheduled to play center field and bat third for the Halos, but his hamstring flared up..." May 07

  • Angels' Mike Trout: Sits second straight game

    CBS Sports "Trout (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros,'s Maria Guardado reports. Trout was a late scratch Saturday due to issues with hamstring tightness that also hampered him during the week." May 07

  • Homers help Astros in 5-3 win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Houston Astros are well ahead of their colleagues in the American League West, leading the Los Angeles Angels by 5 1/2 games after their 5-3 win on Sunday at Angel Stadium. But the Astros to a man promise they will not get ahead of themselves and start thinking a 21-11..." May 07

  • Astros answer Angels' rally in 10-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If ever there was a time to pack up the Rally Monkey and beat the traffic, this seemed to be it. Down 6-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Angels faced not only a four-run deficit, but they faced the hottest pitcher in the majors in Houston Astros..." May 06

  • Even when you take Mike Trout's worst performances, he's still an All-Star player

    CBS Sports "Because this is the internet, unanimity on anything proves elusive. That Mike Trout is the best player in baseball, though, comes reasonably close to a sturdy consensus. You're free to disagree, of course, because the freedom to be wrong is an important personal liberty. As for Trout, he's..." May 06

  • Miranda, Valencia help Mariners rout Angels

    The Sports Xchange "If you can't join 'em, beat 'em. Ariel Miranda was in the Baltimore Orioles' organization last summer when the Los Angeles Angels reportedly had a chance to acquire him in a trade for pitcher Hector Santiago. The Angels decided against the deal, instead trading Santiago to the..." May 05

  • Red-hot Mike Trout sidelined with tight hamstring

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout did not play in the Angels’ series finale against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, hampered by tightness in one of his hamstrings. It was a rare “recharge day” for the center fielder, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. Trout has started at least 157 of the Angels’ 162 games..." May 05

  • Segura's 4 RBIs lead Mariners over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Jean Segura got the Seattle Mariners off to a good start but, more important, helped them to a strong finish. Segura hit a two-run homer and capped a four-run eighth inning with a two-run single as the Mariners rallied for a wild 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on..." May 04

  • Pujols' bat, legs lift Angels in 11th inning

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Albert Pujols delivering with his bat was no surprise. The stolen base was another matter. Pujols doubled home Mike Trout with the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and set up the insurance score by stealing third, propelling the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-4 victory over the Seattle..." May 03

  • Angels put Skaggs, Cron on 10-day disabled list

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels are winning, but they continue to lose players to injury, rendering extended success ever more difficult to obtain. On Saturday, the Angels placed left-hander Tyler Skaggs and first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day disabled list. Both players were hurt in the club’s victory over Texas..." April 30

  • Angels take series with 5-2 win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jefry Marte drove in three runs with a home run and a single to lead a 10-hit attack as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday to take the rubber match of a three-game series. Marte snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the fifth. Marte's homer..." April 30

  • Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after Saturday’s 6-3 loss in Arlington. During the top of the 4th inning, Pujols was facing Yu Darvish with an 0-1 count when the Rangers pitcher buzzed him with a pitch up and in. Pujols ducked out of the way but had words with some..." April 30

  • Pujols' homer lifts Angels past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers had an answer the first two times the Los Angeles Angels stuck their nose out in front of them Friday night. But not the third. As Albert Pujols has done so many times since he began the second leg of his career with the Angels in 2012, he knocked in the..." April 29

  • Gomez hits for cycle as Rangers topple Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas outfielder Carlos Gomez has spent most of April trying to get his batting average over the .200 mark. Saturday night should help in a big way. Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time in his career, going 4-for-4 and sparking the Rangers past the Los..." April 29

  • Albert Pujols becomes all-time RBI leader among players born outside U.S. "Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Globe Life Park on Friday night. The Angels have now won five straight, while the Rangers have lost three of four. The home run, coming off Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress..." April 29

  • Maybin, Shoemaker lift Angels over Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a big night for the Los Angeles Angels, who earned an 8-5 win over the Oakland A's on Wednesday at Angel Stadium, their fourth victory in six games. It was an even bigger night for two guys expected to lift the Angels this season. Cameron Maybin had his best..." April 27

  • Calhoun's 11th-inning single lifts Angels over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It certainly had to be a strange feeling for Kole Calhoun, which might explain his exaggerated double-fist pump after he rounded first base in the bottom of the 11th inning. Calhoun's two-out single to center field scored Danny Espinosa from second base, lifting the Los..." April 26

  • Angels hang on to defeat Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jesse Chavez made the most of his do-over. The Los Angeles pitcher was called upon Friday in the first game of a series with the Toronto Blue Jays after the Angels had gone through their entire bullpen entering the 13th inning. So Chavez, who pitched in 39 games as a..." April 25

  • Angels Acquire David Hernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced on Monday that they’ve acquired right-hander David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Hernandez isn’t on the 40-man roster, but the veteran righty could conceivably join the Halos’ Major League club in the near future to add some..." April 24

  • Simmons' slam helps Angels edge Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- On an evening when shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a grand slam and Tyler Skaggs had another impressive seven-inning outing, the conversation in the Los Angeles Angels locker room was all about defense. The infield turned four double plays, including a sensational dive, scoop and..." April 23

  • Angels transfer Richards to 60-day DL after discovering nerve irritation

    MLB Trade Rumors "When a biceps strain forced Angels right-hander Garrett Richards to the 10-day disabled list April 7, there was optimism that he’d return quickly. Now, unfortunately for both Richards and the Halos, he’s line to sit out at least into the summer. The Angels are moving him to the 60-day DL, per an..." April 23

  • Athletics acquire Ryan LaMarre from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics acquired outfielder Ryan LaMarre from the Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per a team announcement on Sunday. In a corresponding move, they placed right-hander Chris Bassitt on the 60-day disabled list and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A..." April 23