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  1. Ohtani -- Tommy John?
  • Shohei Ohtani’s UCL tear is a new one

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani is dealing with another UCL tear, according to a report. Ohtani has been on the disabled list since June 7 with a Grade 2 UCL sprain in his elbow. When Ohtani first became an international free agent during the offseason, the medical information shared with clubs showed..." June 17

  • Angels Activate Andrelton Simmons

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is on the lineup card for today’s game against the Athletics, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register was first to report. A corresponding move has not yet been announced for either Simmons’ activation nor starter John Lamb’s..." June 16

  • Albert Pujols to return to St. Louis for first time in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ homecoming to St. Louis may finally be happening at long last. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday that Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in June 2019. The three-game interleague..." June 16

  • Angels Place Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart, Jim Johnson On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have announced a significant roster shuffle occasioned by a few injuries. Starters Garrett Richards and Nick Tropeano are each hitting the DL, as are infielder Zack Cozart and reliever Jim Johnson. It’s not fully clear how severe these injuries are, but it’s..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Angels’ Kole Calhoun set to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A

    Orange County Register "Kole Calhoun’s oblique is feeling better, so now he has a chance to get to work on his swing in game action. Calhoun began a rehab assignment on Wednesday night at Triple-A Salt Lake City and hit a home run in his first at-bat. The Angels are hoping Calhoun can get his swing..." June 14

  • Report: Shohei Ohtani's UCL issue unrelated to previous elbow tear

    The Score "Shohei Ohtani's Grade 2 tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow is unrelated to a previous Grade 1 tear, according to a report from Jon Heyman of FRS Network, citing sources. The first-degree sprain was reportedly cited in a physical sent to every team..." June 14

  • Angels' Richards exits with hamstring tightness

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards exited Wednesday's start against the Seattle Mariners after tossing just 35 pitches over two innings due to left hamstring tightness, the club announced. Lifted for Noe Ramirez in the bottom of the third, Richards allowed a pair of..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Angels Promote David Fletcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have called up infield prospect David Fletcher, officially selecting his contract from Triple-A Salt Lake, the team announced. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Angels moved Blake Wood from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. Jefry Marte has been placed on the 10-day DL with a..." June 12

  • Mike Trout had X-rays after fouling a ball off his leg

    Hardball Talk "The bad news: Angels outfielder Mike Trout fouled a ball off his leg in the eighth inning of last night’s game against the Mariners and it looked like it hurt. The good news: he stayed in the game and promptly hit his second home run of the night in the same at bat,..." June 12

  • Why Yankees have a better shot at adding Trout than Harper

    Newark Star-Ledger "There probably will be a lot of good-natured back and forth between Yankees fans on social media this week with the Washington Nationals playing interleague games at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The biggest sidebar to this potential World Series preview..." June 12

  • Angels have some optimism Ohtani will play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Angels fans were riding a roller coast of emotions on Monday amid changing reports surrounding Shohei Ohtani’s status. A reporter on Monday said that Tommy John surgery could be likely for Ohtani, who is on the disabled list with a sprained UCL. The UCL issue was known to teams..." June 12

  • Angels GM shoots down report that Shohei Ohtani needs Tommy John surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels placed Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list this weekend and said the two-way star will miss at least three weeks, and general manager Billy Eppler insists that is all the team knows about the injury at this point. Ohtani is dealing with a sprained UCL, which is..." June 11

  • Will Mike Trout sign an extension if Angels keep missing the postseason? 'I don't know the answer' to that

    CBS Sports "At 37-29, the Los Angeles Angels sit in third place in the AL West. They're 4 1/2 games back of both the division lead and the second wild-card spot, and SportsLineputs their postseason odds at 19.2 percent. Those odds are sixth best among the 15 AL teams. The..." June 11

  • Report: Ohtani could be out until 2020 after Tommy John surgery

    Sporting News "Shohei Ohtani could be shelved well beyond this season. Shohei Ohtani could be shelved well beyond this season. The Angels right-hander is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2018 season as well as the entire 2019 season, ESPN..." June 11

  • Pujols ties Musial on all-time RBI list, will give ball to legend's family

    Los Angeles Times "A rain delay forced the Angels to idle for four hours Saturday. Turns out it also was pouring inside. “I had like four Red Bulls,” pitcher Tyler Skaggs said. “I was ready to go.” Heavily caffeinated and sufficiently armed, the left-hander..." June 10

  • Trout on Ohtani injury: 'We're all bummed' "Mike Trout missed more than six weeks last season after tearing a thumb ligament on a headfirst slide into second base, so he understands the frustration that Shohei Ohtani is likely experiencing after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...." June 09

  • Angels’ Kaleb Cowart sprained his ankle stepping off the bus

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels’ injury luck is quickly going from bad to farcical. On Friday, just hours after Angels star Shohei Ohtani was placed on the disabled list with a UCL sprain in his pitching elbow, manager Mike Scioscia told the media that infielder Kaleb Cowart sprained his..." June 09

  • Angels GM ‘hopeful’ Shohei Ohtani can avoid Tommy John surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "The dreaded Tommy John surgery has been brought up in relation to Shohei Ohtani, but the Los Angeles Angels hope he can avoid that fate. After Ohtani landed on the disabled list, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said the hope is that by resting, Ohtani can avoid needing surgery on..." June 08

  • Angels Place Shohei Ohtani On Disabled List With Grade 2 UCL Sprain

    MLB Trade Rumors "In an alarming announcement, the Angels revealed today that right-hander Shohei Ohtani has been placed on the 10-day DL with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He’s already received a platelet-rich plasma injection, per the Angels, and will be..." June 08

  • Shohei Ohtani to miss a start for blister; DL is possible "Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will miss his next scheduled start on the mound and could soon be headed to the disabled list due to a resurfaced blister on his right middle finger,'s Jon Paul Morosi reported Friday. The club has not confirmed the report. The..." June 08

  • Angels starters flourishing with six-man rotation

    Orange County Register "So far, the Angels rotation experiment seems to be working. General manager Billy Eppler’s idea of using a six-man rotation — more accurately, of giving pitchers an extra day of rest whenever possible — has not only received the stamp of approval from the pitchers,..." June 07

  • Shohei Ohtani exits early with another blister problem

    New York Post "Not even an early exit by Shohei Ohtani could stop the Angels from beating Kansas City again. Justin Upton homered for the third time in four games and the Angels defeated the Royals 4-3 after Ohtani was removed following the fourth inning because of a blister on his pitching hand..." June 07

  • Simmons to DL with Grade 2 ankle sprain "The Angels placed shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 2 right ankle sprain before Wednesday night's game against the Royals. In a corresponding move, the club recalled utility man Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake. Simmons was injured shortly..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Angels Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Jordyn Adams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels first-round pick Jordyn Adams revealed today that he’s agreed to terms with the team, though he’s yet to officially sign his new contract, as Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times tweets. Adams, a prep outfielder out of North Carolina’s Green Hope High School, was selected..." June 05

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Angels lose RF Calhoun to disabled list

    Yardbarker "The Angels have placed right fielder Kole Calhoun on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Friday) with a right oblique strain, per a team announcement. In corresponding moves, the club recalled infielder Kaleb Cowart and outfielder Michael Hermosillo and optioned right-hander Jaime Barria..." June 03

  • Odor surprised by Simmons' reaction: 'I made a good slide'

    The Score "At the end of Friday's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels, tempers flared when Rougned Odor made an aggressive slide that resulted in his cleats catching Andrelton Simmons in the shin while the shortstop was attempting to turn a double play for the final..." June 02

  • Hard slide by Rougned Odor results in benches clearing, differing views

    ESPN "After the game had ended and the benches had cleared, Texas Rangers baserunner Rougned Odor and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons had differing views of a slide into second base that left a "nasty gash" on Simmons' left leg. The game-ending double play..." June 02

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Angels Claim Oliver Drake

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have claimed reliever Oliver Drake off waivers from the Indians, per a club announcement. He had been designated recently by the Cleveland organization. Meanwhile, the Halos also announced that southpaw Ian Krol cleared waivers and was outrighted to..." May 31

  • Ohtani 'satisfied' with performance 2 months into rookie season

    Los Angeles Times "He is tied for the team lead in victories and is second in slugging percentage, Shohei Ohtani pulling off something that hasn't been seen in baseball in a century. But then, he has seen it, Ohtani having succeeded as a hitter and pitcher in Japan. So maybe that's..." May 30

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Matt Shoemaker Undergoes Forearm Surgery; Blake Wood To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels issued a pair of unpleasant health updates Tuesday, revealing that right-hander Blake Wood will require the second Tommy John surgery of his career. Meanwhile, right-hander Matt Shoemaker has already undergone forearm surgery — specifically, a nerve decompression and a pronator..." May 29

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani almost ready to return to the mound

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani is “putting on his pitching cap” again, to use a phrase Mike Scioscia has often repeated. Ohtani threw a full bullpen session before Monday’s game. After the game, Scioscia said Ohtani was “penciled” in to start on Wednesday, although they..." May 29

  • Pujols passes Ty Cobb for 8th on all-time RBI list

    The Score "Entering Monday's contest against the Detroit Tigers, Albert Pujols was tied for eighth on the all-time RBI list with the legendary Ty Cobb. After an eighth-inning double cashed in Justin Upton, the Los Angeles Angels slugger made that spot his own with the 1,945th RBI of his illustrious..." May 28

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Mike Trout proves again why he’s the greatest show in baseball

    New York Post "The Angels arrived in The Bronx on Friday with all eyes on Shohei Ohtani. With each passing crack of the bat Saturday night, Mike Trout served a not-so-subtle reminder that he, too, still is good at baseball. The two-time AL MVP went 5-for-5 with three doubles, three runs..." May 27

  • Gleyber Torres making Yankees forget all about missing out on Shohei Ohtani

    New York Daily News "The American League's two meteorically rising Rookie of the Year candidates crossed paths for the first time and exchanged pleasantries when Shohei Ohtani arrived at second base in the fourth inning on Friday night. The Babe Ruth of Japan finally made it to the House that..." May 26

  • Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers

    Sportsnaut "Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn’t start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won’t have to wait for long to see Ohtani pitch again. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group, the right-handed pitcher threw a..." May 26

  • Angels' Rene Rivera: Undergoes surgery

    CBS Sports "Rivera had surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee Friday morning, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Rivera will require between four to six weeks to recover after undergoing surgery. " May 25

  • Angels teammates notes that Shohei Ohtani communicates in Spanish

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani is not only versatile as a baseball player, he is also bilingual and able to communicate with teammates in different languages. Teammate and catcher Martin Maldonado shared in a post-game interview after the team’s most-recent win,..." May 24

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Shohei Ohtani no longer facing Masahiro Tanaka on Sunday at Yankee Stadium

    Hardball Talk "Shohei Ohtani has essentially become the Angels’ designated Sunday starting pitcher, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday morning that the 23-year-old two-way Japanese star will be skipped in the rotation this weekend at Yankee Stadium for “workload..." May 24

  • Angels Release Ryan Schimpf

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have requested unconditional release waivers on infielder Ryan Schimpf, as per the team’s communications department (via Twitter).  After being acquired from the Braves on March 31, Schimpf appeared in five games for the Angels, totaling seven plate..." May 22

  • Blake Wood has a damaged UCL

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels reliever Blake Wood underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. Wood will seek further opinions before a course of treatment is decided. Tommy John surgery is a possibility. Wood, 32, had..." May 22

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