Angels Rumors & News

  • Angels Place Alex Meyer On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have placed righty Alex Meyer on the 10-day DL, per a club announcement. He’s said to be dealing with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Thus far in 2017, the Halos have been anything but blessed when it comes to pitching health. Meyer, 27, joins a long list of starters on the..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Cameron Maybin Diagnosed With MCL Sprain

    MLB Trade Rumors "July 19, 12:15am: The Angels announced that an MRI revealed a Grade 1 MCL sprain in Maybin’s right knee. The Angels added that the “generic timetable for this injury is two to four weeks.” Even if Maybin is able to make it back on the shorter end of that timetable, he appears likely to be..." July 19

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Angels Designate Danny Espinosa For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have designated second baseman Danny Espinosa for assignment, the team announced on Twitter. Right-hander Parker Bridwell was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Espinosa was acquired from the Nationals last offseason as a possible answer to their long-standing hole at..." July 16

  • Garrett Richards begins his throwing program

    Orange County Register "The baby steps have begun for Garrett Richards. Richards, who has been out for more than three months with a biceps nerve irritation, has been cleared to begin activating his arm. Richards played light catch for the second day on Saturday. “Anytime you are allowed to start throwing, it’s..." July 16

  • Mike Trout slated to return tonight "A pair of teams that spent the first half hovering around .500 meet at Angel Stadium on Friday looking to find more sustainable success the rest of the way, and one has a notable addition to the lineup. Reigning American League Most Valuable Player Mike Trout is slated to return to the Angels..." July 14

  • Mike Moustakas could sign with Angels in offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "After spending the first seven years of his big-league career in Kansas City, Mike Moustakas may be headed west. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports on Thursday that the Royals third baseman “continues to be linked to the Angels for next year.” Heyman also notes that Moustakas is originally..." July 14

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Trout to return to Angels' lineup Friday vs. Rays

    Reuters "Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout will return from the disabled list on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, his team has announced. Trout, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, tore a ligament in his left thumb on May 28 and underwent surgery three days later. He will miss..." July 10

  • Matt Shoemaker Receives Cortisone Shot, Halts Rehab

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels got some bad news on key righty Matt Shoemaker, announcing that he has been diagnosed with “posterior interosseous nerve syndrome.” Shoemaker received a cortisone shot for treatment and was “formally returned from his rehab assignment,” per the club’s statement. We’ll have to wait to..." July 07

  • Mike Trout hitless, but “pain-free” in second game with Inland Empire 66ers

    L.A. Daily News "Fans are coming in droves to San Bernardino to watch Angels star Mike Trout play for the Inland Empire 66ers as part of a rehabilitation assignment. Through his first seven plate appearances, they’re still waiting for his first hit. In front of a crowd of 6,078 at San Manuel Stadium, Trout..." July 07

  • Angels’ Mike Trout reports no pain after first rehab game with Inland Empire

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout didn’t have the results that fans wanted Wednesday night, but that wasn’t the most important thing for him. Playing for the Angels’ high Class-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers as part of a rehabilitation assignment, Trout was 0 for 3. Trout batted third and served as the..." July 06

  • Trout’s first game back should not have been All-Star Game, anyway

    L.A. Daily News "What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … •It’s easy to see why Mike Trout sought to make the All-Star Game his first post-thumb-injury game. Nobody has more fun playing baseball than Trout, and the All-Star Game is the most-fun event in the sport. But all along the targeted..." July 05

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Angels superstar Mike Trout will not play in MLB All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "MLB All-Star weekend will be missing one of its brightest stars. Los Angeles Angels outfielder and perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout will not play when baseball’s best take the field in Miami. Trout has been sidelined since May 28 when he hurt his left thumb sliding into second base in a..." July 03

  • Angels’ Mike Trout could begin rehab assignment with Inland Empire 66ers this week

    Orange County Register "On his rapid ascent to the majors, Mike Trout played only 50 games at the advanced Single-A level. He never went back after his final game for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes as a 19-year-old. That will change this week. In a statement released through the team, Angels general manager Billy..." July 02

  • Brewers trade Nick Franklin to Angels

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have acquired infielder/outfielder Nick Franklin from the Brewers, per a team announcement. He had been designated for assignment; the deal sends cash or a player to be named later to Milwaukee. The Halos’ plans for the versatile Franklin aren’t immediately clear, though he will be..." July 01

  • Dodgers: Yunel Escobar plunk that cleared benches unintentional

    Sportress of Blogitude "A bit of a ruckus broke out during Thursday’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels tilt at Angels Stadium when Brandon Morrow plunked Yunel Escobar in the shoulder during the eighth inning. Escobar took issue with the pitch and the incident further devolved when both the benches and bullpens..." June 30

  • Mike Trout ‘anxious’ to return for Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout is continuing to make strides in his rehab from thumb surgery, and the Los Angeles Angels star says he is ready to return to the lineup. Mentally, at least. Trout joined the Angels for their short road trip to play the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, and he sat down with FOX Sports..." June 30

  • Mike Trout progressing towards return before All-Star break

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout continues to make progress in his rehab from thumb surgery. Trout joined the Angels for their current road trip, which sees the team playing up the road from Anaheim against the Dodgers. Trout has been doing some hitting drills, such as hitting off a tee. According to the LA Times’..." June 28

  • Angels activate Huston Street

    ESPN " news services Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Veteran reliever Huston Street, who hasn't pitched in a major league game since July 31 last year, was activated off the disabled list by the Los Angeles Angels on..." June 23

  • Red Sox claim Doug Fister off waivers

    Hardball Talk "SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Red Sox claimed Doug Fister off release waivers from the Angels. Fister, 33, opted out of his contract with the Angels the other day after posting allowing seven runs on 16 hits with five walks and 10 strikeouts in 15.2 innings at Triple-A Salt Lake..." June 23

  • Angels, Trout had discussions about 'lifetime' contract

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout was that rare young positional superstar who took a long-term deal with his team, and sources say the idea of a “lifetime” 14- or 15-year deal was even mentioned in talks with the Angels before he and the team settled for a straight six years that brings him..." June 22

  • Angels placed RHP Bud Norris on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation

    Rotoworld "It's been a lingering issue for Norris over the last couple of weeks and he'll now grab some extended rest. Cam Bedrosian worked a scoreless inning Saturday in his first appearance back from the disabled list and will probably now reclaim closer duties in Anaheim. Norris has posted an excellent..." June 20

  • Angels place Matt Shoemaker on 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain

    Hardball Talk "The Angels placed right-hander Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, per a team announcement on Saturday. The move is retroactive to June 15. Shoemaker was pulled in the fourth inning of his start on Wednesday after feeling tightness in the extensor muscle of his..." June 18

  • Mike Trout to travel with Angels, take rehab swings

    ESPN "Mike Trout is set to resume swinging and will travel with the Los Angeles Angels to New York and Boston next week, manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. Scioscia said Trout's rehab will include holding a bat early next week to determine how his thumb responds to increased activity. Trout, the..." June 18

  • Angels expect to have contract with first-round draft pick Jo Adell finalized this week

    Los Angeles Times "One of Angels left fielder Ben Revere’s high-school teammates, Chad Buchignani, coaches amateur baseball in Kentucky. More than two years ago, Buchignani informed Revere of a high-achieving local teenager named Jo Adell, who pitched and played the outfield for Ballard High in Prospect, Ky...." June 16

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Angels' Mike Trout thinks he could return from thumb surgery before All-Star Game

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout said Tuesday he believes returning before the All-Star Game on July 11 is a "possibility," according to the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura. Trout has been out since May 29 after he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left thumb. After..." June 14

  • Angels' Cameron Maybin completes rare feat with 4 steals

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels center fielder Cameron Maybin, in his first game back from the disabled list, became the first American League player since Rajai Davis in 2013 to have four steals in a game, and just the 12th player since 1913 to have four steals and score four runs. After missing nine games..." June 10

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • AL All-Star voting update sees Aaron Judge overtake Mike Trout as top vote getter

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the second update to American League All-Star fan voting. Here's a look at who could be starting the July 11 exhibition. The biggest change? New York Yankees outfielder overtaking the injured Mike Trout as the leading vote getter. Judge continues to be..." June 06

  • Angels Designate Deolis Guerra, Outright Daniel Wright

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have announced a series of transactions, including right-hander Deolis Guerra’s designation for assignment. Righty Daniel Wright, whom the Angels designated on Wednesday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake. The team also optioned infielder Jefry Marte and recalled..." June 04

  • For Albert Pujols, 700 - or more - home runs would bring spotlight 600 didn't

    USA Today "Let's face it: Albert Pujols’ 600th home run didn’t captivate the sports world like it should have. Much of the country was asleep when he became only the ninth player in history to achieve the feat, and the first to hit a grand slam as his 600th homer, while the rest of America..." June 04

  • Mike Trout says he'll wear a hand guard, still will slide headfirst

    ESPN "Mike Trout was considerably sore and probably a little bit woozy, but he still made his way to Angel Stadium by late Wednesday afternoon, hours after undergoing surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament and dorsal capsule of his left thumb. He wanted to be there in case Albert Pujols..." June 04

  • Pujols' wife texted hubby hitting advice before historic slam "Albert Pujols' march to 600 is complete, and he got there in unprecedented, grand fashion. The 37-year-old Angels slugger crushed the milestone home run -- a two-out grand slam into left field -- off Twins right-hander Ervin Santana in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday in the Angels'..." June 04

  • Mike Trout gets ready for rest and rehabilitation after surgery on left thumb

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Trout sprinted toward second base Sunday afternoon in Miami, seeking his 10th stolen base of 2017. As he neared the base, he dropped his body into a headfirst slide, like he has thousands of times in two decades dedicated to baseball. This time, Trout’s peripheral vision informed him the..." June 04

  • Albert Pujols hits No. 600, remains worst DH in the league

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols hit a home run on Saturday. It was a grand slam. It was the 600th of his career. Lots of people are celebrating it. Here you can see proof that Albert Pujols can still hit balls far But let me just remind you that beyond the pretty numbers — the 42 RBIs and 600th home run —..." June 04

  • Huston Street had a setback

    Hardball Talk "Angels reliever Huston Street has experienced a setback in his rehab from a lat strain. The culprit:right triceps tightness. He was nearing a return from the disabled list but now his rehab assignment has been paused as he recovers from his latest ailment. Street, who was put on the shelf early..." June 02

  • Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

    Sportsnaut "The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game). La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles..." June 02

  • Angels sign Michael Bourn in response to OF injuries

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels are hurting in their outfield and decided to sign Michael Bourn to a minor league contract. The Angels signed Bourn on Friday and sent him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Bourn signed with the Orioles to a minor-league deal earlier this year but exercised an opt-out clause and..." June 02

  • Procedure performed on Angels' Trout is 'a little controversial,' medical expert says

    Los Angeles Times "The medical innovation known as an InternalBrace that could help Mike Trout expedite the projected six-to-eight week recovery timeline for his torn left thumb ligament is encouraging but somewhat risky, according to at least one medical expert. Dr. Michael Hausman, chief of elbow and hand..." June 02

  • Albert Pujols chases 600th homer amid empty seats, questions

    ESPN "Angel Stadium was 10,000 spectators short of a capacity crowd despite the potential historical significance of Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves. It provided concrete proof for the notion that Albert Pujols' methodical pursuit of 600 home runs has generated relatively scant..." June 02

  • Trout's loss leads to an early end of the road for the Angels

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Angels lost 6-3 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday. It was their second loss in as many days, after dropping their Sunday series finale against the Miami Marlins as well. And while it is few and far between that a series against the Marlins holds any true weight these days, for the 2017..." June 01

  • Close races abound in AL All-Star voting "The All-Stars are beginning to be aligned. On Tuesday, fans were treated to the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot updates for the National League for the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. And on Wednesday, the opening American League..." May 31

  • Angels' Albert Pujols is two home runs away from 600 club

    Los Angeles Times "While the Angels took their first wobbly steps into an immediate future without star center fielder Mike Trout, slugger Albert Pujols moved another step closer to history Monday night. Pujols drove the 598th home run of his career to left-center field in the fourth inning of the Angels’ 6-3..." May 30

  • Mike Trout out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury "Angels superstar Mike Trout has elected to have surgery to repair the UCL tear in his left thumb. Angels GM Billy Eppler said the reigning American League MVP could be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Trout injured his thumb while sliding into second base during a stolen-base attempt on Sunday afternoon...." May 30