Dane De La Rosa got checked today and was cleared to throw tomorrow. Said he was "scared" and relieved now. #Angels
Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations often prefer to sign before the start of the season, so talks don't..." March 15
MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have released left-hander Mark Mulder, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Mulder's comeback attempt was cut short by a freak injury in which he ruptured his Achilles tendon during agility drills. The former All-Star signed a minor league deal with the Angels in January..." March 11
Mike Scioscia said Josh Hamilton should be playing in games within "about a week." #Angels
CBSSports.com "Young superstar Mike Trout and the Angels continue to discuss six-year deals that would keep him in Los Angeles/Anaheim until he's 29 years old, with the sides maintaining a clear sense of optimism that something will eventually get done, likely somewhere in the $150 million range. The focus is..." March 08
USA Today "The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning. Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout? Pujols stares ahead in disbelief. "Can you imagine someone saying that to me?"..." March 06
USA Today "Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday. A million dollars is a lot of money, but the rate seems borderline criminal when you consider that the Angels will spend some $145 million on Trout’s teammates and no three of them combined have been as..." February 27
Los Angeles Times "So much for Josh Hamilton papering over the memory of a disappointing season with a monster spring training. The Angels open Cactus League play Friday, but it could be weeks before their left fielder joins the lineup. On Tuesday, he strained his left calf muscle during a baserunning drill and..." February 26
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday signed star outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year contract worth $1 million, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. It's the largest pre-arbitration contract for a player surpassing the $900,000 the Philadelphia Phillies gave to Ryan Howard in 2007...." February 26
Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia is not expecting to see Josh Hamilton in a game for at least two weeks, although he remains hopeful that the slugger will be ready for opening day. Hamilton suffered a strained left calf during baserunning drills on Tuesday, but Scioscia said he’s optimistic that even if Hamilton..." February 26
CBSSports.com "Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson was throwing live batting practice Tuesday when he was struck by a baseball on the left side of his head, the club announced. Wilson did walk off the field under his own power and is having some precautionary tests done. No further details are available at..." February 25
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay him in the range of $150 million, a source close to the negotiations told Yahoo Sports. Both Trout and the Angels have expressed a desire to lock up the 22-year-old to a..." February 25
I've decided to retire from playing baseball. pic.twitter.com/kpQWFONcmJ
USA Today "As a three-time MVP, a .321 career hitter with 492 home runs and a certain Hall of Famer when he retires, Albert Pujols has no need to listen to critics, especially those ripping on his huge contract. Oh, but how he would love to silence them. Pujols, who is trying to bounce back from the..." February 22
MLB.com "Josh Hamilton shut it down for a month, and Albert Pujols swung a bat earlier than ever. Hamilton added 28 pounds to provide more power, and Pujols shed seven and expects to be quicker. Hamilton takes solace in talking about his current challenge, and Pujols scoffs at the notion there even is..." February 21
USA Today "Right around the same time Derek Jeter was explaining to the news media on Wednesday his reasons for making the upcoming season his last one, Mike Trout was telling reporters nearly a continent away why he has long idolized the New York Yankees shortstop. Commissioner Bud Selig, who's leaving..." February 20
Mark Mulder's comeback with #Angels is over before it began. The LHP suffered a ruptured left Achilles doing agility drills.
Fansided "The potential comeback story of 2014 is in jeopardy of being a non-story. MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports from Angels’ Spring Training camp that Mark Mulder injured his ankle while warming up for his bullpen session. The severity is unknown, but Mulder will not throw today. He is currently..." February 15
USA Today "According to the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Mike Trout is in negotiations for a contract extension with the Angels. Though baseball’s luxury-tax rules mean any deal likely would not be announced until after Opening Day, if and when the day arrives, it could very well give Trout the largest..." February 15
Fansided "The Angels, as they have for the past two years, look pretty good on paper. With Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, and Mike Trout headlining their offense and Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Tyler Skaggs, and Hector Santiago attempting to anchor their pitching staff, the Angels are once again favorites to..." February 14
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Albert Pujols looking as trim as he normally does in Spring Training. No restrictions to start camp. #Angels
Hardball Talk "Pop quiz, hot shot: you have the best player in all of baseball on your team, one year away from arbitration eligibility. If he hits arbitration he’s going to get insanely expensive because there literally are no comps for him in recent history. If he gets close to free agency, dudes, forget it,..." February 13
MLB.com "Angels manager Mike Scioscia reiterated Thursday that he prefers to keep Mike Trout and Albert Pujols connected in the lineup, which means the 2-3-4 spots figure to be Trout-Pujols-Josh Hamilton, respectively, and that a new leadoff man will have to emerge. Kole Calhoun still looks like the..." February 13
Pujols on Jeter: "On and off field, he's the way you want your kids to grow up, Only Jesus is perfect, but he's pretty close to that guy."
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A lawsuit that could have pitted one former Cardinals slugger against another over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use has been resolved as Jack Clark issued a public retraction for his comments made about three-time MVP Albert Pujols. Pujols will drop the lawsuit he filed against..." February 11
Hardball Talk "Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports that the Angels have signed Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. He’ll compete for bullpen spot. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34 innings for the Mets last season, while suffering from decreased velocity. He was much better in..." February 10
Also on Hot Stove, Pujols has had “normal” offseason, hitting since Oct. Why that is so vital for #Angels
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
SB Nation "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offered Matt Garza a four-year contract in the same range as the $50 million deal that he accepted with Milwaukee according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The offer was not available for very long though, per Rosenthal, as Angels owner Arte Moreno prefers free..." February 01
#angels agree to minor-league deal with yorvit torrealba. good spot for him.
#angels agree to minor-league deal with yorvit torrealba. good spot for him.
#Angels have avoided arbitration with 3B David Freese, who signed for $5.05 million, and RHP Kevin Jepsen, who signed for $1.4625 million.
Detroit News "I’ve been wrong a lot about Brennan Boesch. I thought he would play a long time for the Tigers. He didn’t. I thought he’d be an established major-league power hitter by now. He isn’t. In fact, as late as last week, when I asked his friend Rick Porcello what he was doing – only to find out..." January 29
The other Chad Tracy -- the 1 who was w the Nats and Dbacks -- has signed a minor league deal w a ST invite with the LA Angels, source says
#Angels have agreed to minor league deals with OF Brennan Boesch and 1B Carlos Pena.
Not sensing urgency on part of #Angels to add SP, but if they do, they seem to be leaning more toward Hammel or Capuano than Arroyo-Maholm.
Fansided "Many were awaiting Beane to make a move right before the All-Star break. Fans were wondering what move he would make to help push the team to the finish line. Many of us were pleased when he traded away prospect Grant Green for Alberto Callaspo. Grant Green didn’t have a single hit when he was..." January 26
angels said to have a bit of interest in bronson arroyo but angels peeps say theyd be ok going to spring w/current group
Hardball Talk "Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register is reporting that the Angels have signed infielder Ian Stewart to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Stewart has had a rough go of it on the field over the last few years, but found himself in hot water last June when he went on..." January 23
Los Angeles Times "The New York Yankees’ signing of Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka to a reported seven-year, $155-million deal on Wednesday doesn’t really change much for the Angels in their pursuit of a starting pitcher. Though the Angels scouted Tanaka thoroughly and liked him a lot, they did not..." January 22
MLB.com "Josh Hamilton made an in-studio appearance on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show on Tuesday, joining hosts Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds and, as the Angels outfielder planned, sporting some new bulk. Hamilton entered Spring Training last year at about 225 pounds, roughly 20 pounds lighter..." January 22