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  • Anaheim, Angels say yes to $450 million project next to stadium

    Orange County Register "The Anaheim City Council and the Angels gave their blessing to a developer’s plan to build a massive, L.A. Live-like project near Angel Stadium. The council on Tuesday unanimously approved LT Global’s LT Platinum Center, a $450 million mixed-use development that would include high-rise office..." October 19

  • Garrett Richards Expects To Be Ready For 2017 Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Richards has indeed been cleared by Yoon, meaning he’ll now prepare for Spring Training as usual rather than undergoing Tommy John surgery, Fletcher reports. The news that both Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney had damaged ulnar collateral ligaments back in May was a dagger to the hearts of..." October 15

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Angels Kole Calhoun to undergo surgery, expected to be ready for spring training

    Orange County Register "Kole Calhoun is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday for a bilateral core muscle injury, which general manager Billy Eppler said was an issue Calhoun had dealt with all season. Calhoun is expected to be out six to eight weeks, and have no limitations by the start of spring training, the Angels..." October 11

  • Kyle Seager checked up on Matt Shoemaker every day after line drive injury

    Hardball Talk "Last month, Angels starter Matt Shoemaker was hit in the head by a line drive hit by Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. He suffered a fractured skull and a hematoma, requiring emergency surgery. Fortunately, Shoemaker is recovering and sounds eager to return to the mound. Good Morning America..." October 10

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Two down, one to go for Angels Garrett Richards as he seeks to avoid surgery

    Orange County Register "Garrett Richards said he felt good after throwing three innings in instructional league on Saturday, the second of his three scheduled outings as he seeks to avoid Tommy John surgery. Richards threw about 50 pitches and said via text that "everything was great. Felt even better than last time."..." October 09

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Altuve serenaded by Astros after win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Despite a frustrating season that ended short of expectations, champagne flowed in the Houston Astros' clubhouse Saturday night. Jose Altuve practically ensured his second American League batting championship in three seasons by going 2-for-4 in a 3-0 win over the Los..." October 02

  • Altuve finishes strong, but Trout, Angels rout Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Houston Astros have a batting champion. Will the Los Angeles Angels have the American League's most valuable player? Jose Altuve secured his second batting championship in three seasons in the Astros' 8-1 loss to the Angels on Sunday in front of 28,063 at Angel..." October 02

  • Weaver: 'I am definitely not retiring'

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels right-hander Jered Weaver won’t pitch Sunday because of a back injury, but the erstwhile ace does aim to return in 2017. “I am definitely not retiring,” Weaver told reporters, including Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times, on Saturday (Twitter link). Weaver, a free agent-to-be, was..." October 01

  • Angels' Mike Scioscia thinks Mike Trout is an obvious choice for AL MVP

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Scioscia has always said the most valuable players each year should come from a contending team, a notable viewpoint this year because his team is not one. “I still feel that way,” the Angels’ longtime manager said this week. “I haven’t changed at all.” But, he said, this season is a..." October 01

  • Angels ride eight-run inning to win over A's

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- You know it's been a rough season for the Oakland Athletics when the team website's lead story is the announcement of the 2017 season schedule. With their 8-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, the A's clinched last place in the American..." September 29

  • Just a scare for Angels Mike Trout: X-rays negative

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout, who left Wednesday's game after being hit in the left shoulder blade by a pitch, underwent X-rays, which showed no break, on Thursday. Trout said he was sore after Wednesday's game, but he was still hoping to play on Friday" September 29

  • With mom watching, Angels' Marte slams Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jefry Marte delivered a special present to his mother, who was watching him play for the first time in his professional career Tuesday night. Marte hit his first career grand slam to lead the Los Angeles Angels' 8-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium...." September 28

  • Angels pull out victory over struggling Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols finished what Jered Weaver started as the Los Angeles Angels continued their recent success. Pujols' weak ground ball scored Yunel Escobar in the eighth inning to give the Angels a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night at Angel Stadium...." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Big finish propels Angels past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Just when it appeared that Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels had done enough critical damage to the Houston's fading playoff hopes, they mounted another late-inning rally to push the Astros one step closer to elimination. Pujols stroked a game-tying single in..." September 25

  • Musgrove helps Astros keep postseason hope alive

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Injuries and underperforming veterans have forced the Houston Astros to rely on a rotating collection of rookies who have occasionally scuffled under the pressure of a postseason chase. During other moments, the kids have been all right. Rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove worked..." September 25

  • Trout weighs in on MVP vote: I try to be the best every year

    Los Angeles Times "In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. “I try to be the best player in the league every year,” he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether “best” and “most valuable” are the same thing. If..." September 25

  • Angels rally in ninth inning to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While eight games remain in their regular season and their postseason aspirations are mathematically intact, the devastating, come-from-ahead loss the Astros suffered on Friday night felt like a fatality to their playoff legitimacy. C.J. Cron, whose throwing error in the sixth..." September 24

  • Nolasco, Pujols lead Angels past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It's easy to lose sight of the effectiveness with which Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco has pitched of late, particularly given the lack of stakes facing Los Angeles down the home stretch. On Thursday night, the Houston Astros caught a glimpse. Nolasco continued his recent..." September 23

  • Angels bullpen slams door on Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jered Weaver reached a milestone, along with beating the Texas Rangers again. The 33-year-old right-hander picked up the 150th win of his career and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Rangers 5-4 Wednesday night at Globe Life Park. Weaver joined Chuck Finley..." September 22

  • Mazara homers as Rangers beat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Mazara may not be the best rookie in the American League this season, but he's been pretty special for the Texas Rangers. Mazara added to what should be a solid Rookie-of-the-Year candidacy with his 20th home run to lead the Texas Rangers past the Los Angeles Angels..." September 21

  • Rangers rally in 9th to defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another case of walk-off heroics inched the Texas Rangers closer to the American League West title and a postseason berth. Ian Desmond drove in Elvis Andrus in the ninth inning Monday night to give the Rangers a 3-2, comeback win over the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life..." September 20

  • Nolasco pitches Angels past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For Ricky Nolasco, the rest of his career begins with the final month of this season. Nolasco pitched six shutout innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night at Angel Stadium. Nolasco (6-14) earned his second..." September 18

  • Meyer helps Angels blank Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The future for rookie Alex Meyer could lie in the past. Meyer combined with four relievers on a shutout as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Meyer (1-3) scattered two hits and three walks in five shutout innings..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Garrett Richards throws off a mound, providing a ray of light in Angels' gloomy season

    Los Angeles Times "Amid the rubble of a brutal 2016 season rose a sign of hope for the Angels on Saturday. It came three hours before a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, when Garrett Richards, who four months ago was “dead set” on having elbow ligament-replacement surgery that could have sidelined him for..." September 18

  • Pujols ties Bonds for 30-HR seasons, has 590 for career

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, Albert Pujols hit the 590th home run of his career -- a deep shot off Francisco Liriano that moves him within 19 of tying Sammy Sosa for eighth place all-time. The sequence looked a little something like this Pujols' home run was notable for other reasons, too. You see, it..." September 18

  • Martin powers Blue Jays to win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the Toronto Blue Jays needing a victory, Russell Martin took it upon himself to deliver. Martin hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs to lead the Blue Jays to a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night at Angel Stadium. The victory enabled..." September 16

  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs has no structural damage in elbow ligament

    Los Angeles Times "A Wednesday MRI exam on Tyler Skaggs’ sore left arm showed that his ulnar collateral ligament remains intact. No structural damage was detected, and the diagnosis was a mild flexor-pronator strain, said Angels General Manager Billy Eppler. Skaggs will rest his arm for at least one week. Skaggs..." September 16

  • Cruz homer carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Amid the tension of pursuing a playoff spot, the Seattle Mariners are finding joy. Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Kyle Seager also hit a..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • M's win seventh straight behind Walker's 3-hitter

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Behind Taijuan Walker's first career shutout and three homers, the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-0 for their season-high seventh consecutive win Tuesday. Walker (6-10) was sensational, allowing just three hits and striking out 11 to match a career high in..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Martin carries Mariners past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For most of major league baseball, the playoffs will begin in three weeks. For the Seattle Mariners, they start this month. Leonys Martin tied a team record with three doubles, scored twice and finished 4-for-4 in the Seattle Mariners' 8-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on..." September 13

  • Angels' Andrelton Simmons: Dealing with hand contusion

    CBS Sports "Simmons, who was a late scratch Monday, is dealing with a right hand contusion." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Simmons homers twice as Angels edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After not hitting a home run since April 27, Andrelton Simmons displayed his most productive use of power in three years on Sunday. Simmons hit two solo home runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers in front of 35,052 at Angel Stadium...." September 11

  • Scioscia supports Dodgers pulling Hill in perfect game bid

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia could empathize with the dilemma Dave Roberts faced on Saturday night. Roberts, the Dodgers manager, pulled Rich Hill after seven perfect innings, fearing that his nagging blister issue might become a problem if he continued to pitch. Roberts explained to reporters after the..." September 11

  • Shoemaker hospitalized after undergoing CT scan

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who had emergency brain surgery on Sunday after taking a line drive off his head, was back in the hospital on Saturday. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said it was done as a precautionary measure after an MRI for swelling came back..." September 11

  • Beltre's blast lifts Rangers over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Only two players in major league history -- George Brett and Carl Yastrzemski -- have hit more doubles against the Los Angeles-California-Anaheim Angels than Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre. So when Beltre ripped the ball toward left-center field with one out in..." September 10

  • A's eke out win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics second baseman Joey Wendle has gone from first major league hit, to first major league RBI, to first major league game-winning hit in a span of five days. There's no doubt in his mind which was the biggest. Wendle grounded a two-run single through a..." September 07

  • Rookie Cotton pitches A's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton didn't have to wait long to get his first victory and first standing ovation in the major leagues. Cotton allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings in his big league debut, leading the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Los..." September 07

  • Angels Won’t Recall Tim Lincecum, Johnny Giavotella

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels do not plan to bring veteran righty Tim Lincecum back to the majors this year, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (Twitter link). The same holds true for infielder Johnny Giavotella, he tweeted himself. Hopes were high in some quarters when Lincecum, the two-time former Cy Young..." September 07

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