Angels Rumors & News

  • A's sock Angels; Pujols hits No. 574

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics' most senior veteran combined with their newest member to frustrate their downstate rivals Saturday night. Coco Crisp collected three hits, including two doubles, drove in two runs and scored four times to lead the A's to a 7-3 victory over the Los..." June 26

  • Pujols passes Killebrew for 11th on all-time HR list

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed another legend on his ascent up the home run leaderboard Saturday, connecting for his 574th career blast to break a tie with Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew for sole possession of 11th on the all-time list. Killebrew, an 11-time All-Star and the..." June 26

  • Angels sign Torri Hunter Jr. signs, but will still play football

    L.A. Daily News "The Angels on Saturday added a familiar name to their organization. Torii Hunter Jr., whom they selected in the 23rd round of the draft two weeks ago, signed a contract, the club announced. He is the son of former All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter, who played for the Angels for five of his 19..." June 26

  • Davis' eighth-inning HR sends A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Although the season has not yet reached the halfway point, neither the Oakland A's nor Los Angeles Angels seem to have much of a chance to contend for a playoff spot. So it's the little victories that mean a lot. The A's had won back-to-back games only once this month..." June 25

  • A's top Angels, Lincecum

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Last Saturday, Los Angeles Angels right-hander Tim Lincecum got his first win in just over a year, beating the Oakland Athletics. He balanced things out Thursday night, taking his first loss in just over a year, this time losing to the A's. Lincecum lasted only three..." June 24

  • Angels report: Joe Smith close to minor league rehab stint

    Los Angeles Times "Joe Smith threw live batting practice Thursday, his second mound session since a left hamstring strain sent him to the disabled list June 7. Barring a setback, the setup man could begin a minor league rehabilitation stint as early as Sunday. Smith hopes to be activated for the July 1 start of a..." June 24

  • Umpire needs stitches after terrifying hit to the head with bat

    Sporting News "MLB umpire Paul Emmel needed to be removed from a game between the Angeles and Athletics Thursday after getting hit in the head by a bat from behind the plate. The incident occurred during an at-bat in the bottom of the ninth inning. Angels infielder Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on the..." June 24

  • Floundering Angels need to sell

    Sporting News "In Mike Scioscia's 15 years as Angels manager, the team has enjoyed consistent success. With seven playoff appearances, six AL West Division titles and one World Series ring, it's hard to doubt "the process" in Anaheim. But with a 2016 that has been consistently inconsistent, Angels GM Billy..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Correa walk-off pushes Astros past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- As the inning developed before him, with George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Altuve reaching base in succession in the bottom of the ninth inning, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa began visualizing his heroics, the winning hit off his bat, and the ensuing jubilation,..." June 22

  • Gonzalez helps Astros complete sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The ridiculous distance to Tal's Hill in center field was disadvantageous to Houston Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez in his third at-bat, but when the confines proved friendly in the eighth inning, the timing could not have been more ideal for both Gonzalez and the Astros...." June 22

  • Rangers acquire Kyle Kubitza from the Angels for cash considerations

    Hardball Talk "A small intra-division trade perks up our Tuesday evening. The Angels announced the club has received cash considerations from the Rangers in exchange for utilityman Kyle Kubitza. Kubitza, 25, was drafted by the Braves in the third round of the 2011 draft. The Braves then sent him to the Angels..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Angels' Nick Tropeano: Will be evaluated Sunday

    CBS Sports "Tropeano (shoulder) will be evaluated Sunday before the organization decides his next step in rehabilitation, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. " June 19

  • Angels' Weaver finds form and shuts out Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver won't soon forget Father's Day 2016. Weaver pitched the eighth shutout and 14th complete game of his career Sunday, leading the Angels to a 2-0 victory against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. "It was nice,"..." June 19

  • Lincecum: I'm not 'pumping the cheese' like I used to

    San Francisco Chronicle "It all looked so familiar. The No. 55 on the jersey. The hop across the baseline on his way to the mound. The toe dig once he got there. The pitch delivery. And the hoodie worn in the postgame celebration line. Everything except for the color. “I don’t think red looks weird,” Tim Lincecum..." June 19

  • A's rally in ninth to beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning with closer Ryan Madson on the mound and appeared headed for a sure win Friday night. The A's got their win, but not before two U-turns, and a roller coaster of emotions in a matter of minutes. The Angels pulled..." June 18

  • Lincecum wins Angels debut

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Lincecum made a triumphant return to the major leagues Saturday in his debut for the Los Angeles Angels, pitching six strong innings in a 7-1 victory against the Oakland A's at the Oakland Coliseum. Lincecum gave up one run on four hits, struck out two, walked two and..." June 18

  • The Freak is back: Tim Lincecum makes Angels debut

    Yahoo! Sports "The Freak is back – but in an unfamiliar uniform. Tim Lincecum takes the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. Having trouble picturing Lincecum in anything but a San Francisco Giants jersey? Well, seeing is believing, and you can see his Angels debut right..." June 18

  • C.J. Wilson starting again, still a long way to go

    Orange County Register "C.J. Wilson is moving back toward pitching … again. Wilson, who has been shut down with shoulder trouble repeatedly since the start of spring training, said he was going to throw a bullpen session by Thursday. He will then slowly ramp up and attempt to pitch again. So far Wilson has made it..." June 17

  • Mike Trout may be the best player in MLB, but the Angels' future may be the worst

    CBS Sports "From 2012 through 2015, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball. There are those that would argue that Bryce Harper might've now caught up with or even surpassed him for that title. Or that upstarts like Manny Machado might be getting close. Whatever the case, Trout certainly warrants a..." June 17

  • Cron leads Angels over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hector Santiago was on the staff of the American League All-Star team last July, but his place in the Los Angeles Angels' starting rotation was tenuous when he took the mound Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins. Tim Lincecum is set to join the Angels' rotation this..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Giant love for Tim Lincecum on the eve of his Angels debut

    Los Angeles Times "The best views in baseball are the ones at AT&T Park. On a clear day, you can look beyond the outfield and across San Francisco Bay, with the Oakland Coliseum in your sights. The San Francisco Giants will extend their hearts across the Bay on Saturday. Tim Lincecum, whose artistry on the mound..." June 16

  • Angels hold on to beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There is still a lot of baseball still to be played this season, but for the Los Angeles Angels, their season needs to make a turn in the right direction pretty quick. Just a half-game ahead of the last-place Oakland A's in the American League West, the Angels got a..." June 15

  • Angels Activate Andrelton Simmons, Designate Brendan Ryan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have activated shortstop Andrelton Simmons after a long layoff for a thumb injury, as’s Alden Gonzalez reports on Twitter. To create a roster spot, the club designated infielder Brendan Ryan for assignment. Simmons had been out since early May after tearing the ulnar..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Twins bash three homers, rout Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The standings say the Minnesota Twins are the worst team in the American League. However, the Los Angeles Angels will give the Twins a run for their money if they produce more games like the one they played Monday night at Angel Stadium. The Twins got home runs from Trevor..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • Angels' Mike Trout avoids major injury after being hit in the thumb

    CBS Sports "The baseball world got to breathe a collective sigh of relief after the Angels game on Sunday, because Mike Trout suffered only a thumb contusion after this pitch. Broken bones happen often when players are hit in the thumb/hand/wrist area by pitches, notably those of more than 90 miles per..." June 13

  • Angels pull out 4-3 win after blowing three-run lead

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Yunel Escobar, who owns the best batting average among the American League's third baseman, saved perhaps his most important hit this season for a most crucial time. Escobar's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over..." June 12

  • Santana belts pair of homers as Indians jolt Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Carlos Santana culminated his recent surge during a personally frustrating season with one of his most productive games of the year. Santana hit two home runs and drove in three runs scored to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday..." June 12

  • Mike Trout has bruised right thumb after getting hit by pitch

    ESPN "Mike Trout left the Los Angeles Angels' 8-3 loss Sunday in the eighth inning with a bruised right thumb after getting hit by a pitch from Cleveland reliever Tommy Hunter. X-rays showed no broken bones for the 2014 AL MVP. After the game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Trout is fine and..." June 12

  • Kluber pitches Indians past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Corey Kluber went from leading the American League in victories in 2014 to leading the league in losses in 2015. So far, the 2016 version of Kluber has been a little of both. But his performance Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels resembled much of what he was..." June 11

  • Pirates place catcher Francisco Cervelli on disabled list, acquire Erik Kratz from Angels "The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Saturday that catcher Francisco Cervelli has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken bone in his left hand. Cervelli left Friday night’s game after injuring the hand while batting in the fourth inning. He suffered a broken hamate bone and underwent..." June 11

  • Angels take Virginia catcher Matt Thaiss with #16 overall pick

    Halos Heaven "They did it again. The Angels took another college catcher with their first round pick. The Angels had the #16 overall pick, and some solid names like Blake Rutherford and Dakota Hudson were still on the board. But the Halos took catcher Matt Thaiss, from Virginia. A little about Thaiss: He's..." June 10

  • Beltran helps Yankees complete sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The way things are going for Carlos Beltran, he could probably handle first base if asked to. The New York Yankees might not need Beltran to get a first baseman's mitt, but they hope his bat continues delivering clutch hits. Beltran capped an impressive four-game series..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Parmelee homers twice as Yankees top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The postgame routine for new players who have big nights for the New York Yankees is to check their phones for several text messages and calls, exchange a ball with some fans for souvenirs and answer many questions from a crowd of reporters. On Wednesday, Chris Parmelee..." June 08

  • Time for the Angels to host a fire sale

    Halos Heaven "You have to give Billy Eppler some credit. This past off season, Arte Moreno basically said, "Here's 20 bucks, go make a winning ball club". Eppler went to wheeling and dealing. He tried to shore up our defense. He brought in players with higher OBP and lower K rates. Then he went..." June 08

  • Tim Lincecum may not make Angels debut for two weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Lincecum is expected to make at least one more start in the minors before joining the Los Angeles Angels. Lincecum told reporters on Tuesday that he will pitch for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees again on Sunday and evaluate things from there. Lincecum threw five innings for the Bees on..." June 08

  • Angels Designate Javy Guerra For Assignment; Place Joe Smith On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have designated righty Javy Guerra for assignment, as’s Alden Gonzalez tweets. It’s the second trip through DFA limbo for Guerra this year; previously, he cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment. Guerra’s roster spot will go to lefty David Huff, who is starting..." June 07

  • Pineda helps Yankees down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The talk of getting demoted existed for Michael Pineda but the right-hander was not thinking about it. Instead his focus was on making the proper adjustments to give the New York Yankees a reason to keep starting him. Pineda turned in a second straight effective outing by..." June 07

  • Tim Lincecum goes five innings in Triple-A start, seems likely to pitch for Angels on Sunday

    Orange County Register "The two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts against the Reno Aces in Reno, Nev. Signed by the Angels three weeks ago, Lincecum is ticketed for a return to the big leagues for Sunday’s game against Cleveland at Angel Stadium...." June 07

  • Mike Trout hearing from friends, family about trade rumors

    Sportress of Blogitude "Mike Trout’s long-term future with the Los Angeles Angels organization has been a hot topic throughout the early part of the 2016 MLB season, primarily due to how the team has stumbled to a 26-31 start. Trade rumors have been rampant surrounding the 24-year-old slugger, so much so that both..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Beltran's 3-run homer lifts Yanks past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are not in great shape. Things might be even worse without some big swings from Carlos Beltran. Beltran produced again Monday when he hit a tiebreaking three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning as the Yankees rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Los..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

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