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  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Not even the commissioner can lure Mike Trout into ‘petty’ feud

    New York Post "Nice try, Rob Manfred. The MLB commissioner said Tuesday that Angels superstar Mike Trout would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself. But it turns out not even the commissioner can bait him into a public media feud. Trout is known for largely..." July 19

  • Angels fire back at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, call Mike Trout ' exceptional ambassador'

    USA Today "In a startling rebuke of Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday issued a vigorous defense of All-Star outfielder Mike Trout, touting his commitment to promoting the game and his work in the community.  The Angels' statement, which..." July 18

  • Mike Trout as recognizable to Americans as NBA’s Kenneth Faried

    Hardball Talk "On Monday, the Washington Post cited Q Scores, a firm that measures consumer appeal of personalities, with regard to Angels outfielder Mike Trout. According to Q Scores, Trout is as recognized to Americans as NBA forward Kenneth Faried, who has spent seven seasons with the Denver Nuggets and is..." July 18

  • Mike Trout: Angels not reaching postseason has been ‘frustrating’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout has done just about everything a player can as an individual. He’s won Rookie of the Year, AL MVP, and he’s been named to seven straight All-Star teams. But one thing he hasn’t done much of is playing in the postseason. And he says that is..." July 18

  • Angels reportedly not interested in trading top starters Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs

    Yardbarker "Don’t expect the Los Angeles Angels to part ways with pitchers Andrew Heaney or Tyler Skaggs too easily. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the Angels are not interested in trading either player. Rosenthal says they want to keep both pitchers in..." July 16

  • Highly touted prospect Jo Adell could help make Angels' 2020 season special

    Los Angeles Times "In Mike Trout, the Angels have the best player in baseball. In Shohei Ohtani, they have the most intriguing player in baseball. And, in Jo Adell, they just might have the most dynamic prospect in baseball. That could make the 2020 season a special one in Anaheim, and a..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Report: Yankees scouting Angels pitching

    The Score "The New York Yankees appear poised to pounce if the Los Angeles Angels choose to sell before the non-waiver trade deadline. With Los Angeles sitting 14 games back in the American League West and 10 out of the second wild-card spot, the Yankees have scouted their..." July 15

  • Angels To Sign Junichi Tazawa

    Japan Times "Junichi Tazawa has signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels, the American League club announced Friday. The 32-year-old right-hander, who was released by the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate on Monday after posting a 9.39 ERA over 7-2/3 innings, has already begun..." July 14

  • Angels Place Albert Pujols On 10-Day DL

    Hardball Talk "Just one day after tying Ken Griffey, Jr. on the all-time home run list, Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols has landed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. It’s not clear exactly when the injury developed or how long Pujols will be sidelined, though it seems..." July 14

  • Albert Pujols ties Ken Griffey Jr. on career HR list, ties Rickey Henderson on career hits

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continues to move into rarified baseball air. With two home runs in an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, Pujols tied Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth-most all-time with 630.  Also, with his three-hit performance, Pujols moved past..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Angels' Garrett Richards to have Tommy John Surgery

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has worked tirelessly to overcome injuries in recent years. Now the 30-year-old will have to overcome the injury setback that all pitchers dread. Richards, who left his start on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners with elbow..." July 12

  • Shohei Ohtani to be reevaluated on July 19

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani will continue to be out as a pitcher for at least another week. Ohtani is set to be reevaluated on July 19, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Ohtani has not pitched since June 6 because of a new UCL tear in his pitching arm. " July 12

  • Garrett Richards’ MRI Reveals UCL Damage In Right Elbow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced tonight that an MRI performed on right-hander Garrett Richards has revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Unlike the case of Shohei Ohtani, the Angels added that Richards has already been presented with “both conservative care and..." July 11

  • Angels are optimistic the offense is starting to come around

    Los Angeles Times "Fans at Angel Stadium filled the air with boos Sunday as Mike Trout trotted toward first base. The Angels had runners on second base and third base with two outs in the third inning, so Dodgers manager Dave Roberts elected to intentionally walk Trout and take his chances with cleanup..." July 11

  • Garrett Richards To Undergo MRI For Forearm Injury

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced tonight that right-hander Garrett Richards exited tonight’s start due to irritation in his right forearm. He’ll undergo an MRI tomorrow to further evaluate the injury. It’s the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line of injuries to an..." July 11

  • How rookie Jaime Barria emerged to become a fixture in the Angels rotation

    L.A. Daily News "To fully understand why everyone around the Angels is so excited about Jaime Barría, you have to go back to one of his worst games.  Which was also one of his best.  On May 26, Barría was facing the Yankees in New York. Six pitches into the game,..." July 10

  • Shohei Ohtani had some pretty intense personal goals in high school

    Yardbarker "Shohei Ohtani has taken MLB by storm this year, and the only thing that’s been able to slow this rookie down has been an injury. The Los Angeles Angels star likely hasn’t impressed himself, however, based on the goals he set for himself in high school. As shared..." July 09

  • Shohei Ohtani has interesting explanation for lack of stolen base attempts

    Yardbarker "Shohei Ohtani’s speed is one of his many elite tools, but he has an interesting explanation for why he isn’t showing it off much to start his MLB career. Ohtani, who stole his second base of the season in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, opened up about..." July 07

  • Angels Place Tyler Skaggs, Chris Young On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have placed lefty Tyler Skaggs and outfielder Chris Young on the 10-day disabled list, per a club announcement. That pair will be replaced by righty Deck McGuire and outfielder Jabari Blash. In more promising news, right-hander Garrett Richards has been reinstated from his..." July 04

  • Shohei Ohtani Activated from DL by Angels After Elbow Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Angels activated designated hitter and right-handed pitcher Shohei Ohtani from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.  Ohtani was placed on the disabled list June 8 after he was diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right..." July 03

  • Angels GM Billy Eppler says Shohei Ohtani ‘looked good’ in 2 simulated games over the weekend

    Orange County Register "Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday he was impressed with Shohei Ohtani’s two days of workouts in simulated games over the weekend, as the club decides when to activate him. “He looked good,” Eppler said of the two simulated games. “He was making..." July 03

  • John Lamb To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels southpaw John Lamb will undergo Tommy John surgery after an MRI revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, according to a team media release.  Lamb just hit the disabled list a few days ago due to shoulder and elbow inflammation. Lamb signed a minor..." June 30

  • Mike Trout once asked Yankees legend Derek Jeter for a signed ball... during a game

    New York Daily News "Shooters shoot. Like most Jersey kids born in the 1990s, Mike Trout idolized Derek Jeter. The current face of MLB even repped No. 2 growing up in honor of the Yankees legend. So when Trout rolled up to second base during his rookie season and met Jeter for the..." June 30

  • Mike Trout: Halfway to one of the greatest seasons in baseball history

    USA Today "When the greatest player of his time reaches the halfway point of his greatest season to date, it would be delinquent not to pause and ponder where he stands and where he may be headed. And in what will come as a surprise to few, Mike Trout is, indeed, on track for one of the greatest..." June 29

  • Angels Righty Jake Jewell Diagnosed With Fractured Fibula

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels reliever Jake Jewell has been diagnosed with a fractured right fibula, the team announced and’s Maria Guaradado was among those to report (Twitter links). He will require season-ending surgery. Jewell suffered the injury on a play at the plate last night. The..." June 28

  • Shohei Ohtani cleared to resume hitting after improved MRI

    Larry Brown Sports "The updates surrounding Shohei Ohtani continue to be largely positive, and the two-way superstar took another step in the right direction on Thursday. Angels general manager Billy Eppler told reporters that Ohtani underwent an MRI this week that showed improvement, and the 23-year-old..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Angels infielder Zack Cozart to undergo surgery on torn labrum

    Fox Sports West "Just days after Los Angeles Angels infielder Zack Cozart resumed baseball activities while on the disabled list, the utility man received some brutal news. Cozart received a second opinion on his injured left shoulder after continuing to feel discomfort and was..." June 28

  • Los Angeles Angels' Jake Jewell suffers gruesome injury against Boston Red Sox

    USA Today "Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jake Jewell suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury while covering home plate after a wild pitch against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. While on the mound in the eighth inning, Jewell unleashed a wild pitch to Red Sox batter Mitch..." June 28

  • The Angels believe Shohei Ohtani will hit this year

    Hardball Talk "Angels general manager Billy Eppler was on MLB Network Radio today and, not surprisingly, he was asked about the future of Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani, as we all know by now, is nearing the end of an announced three-week rest period in which the Angels are evaluating the status of his ulnar..." June 27

  • Angels' Mike Trout says finger improving, hopes to play field 'in a few days'

    ESPN "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout threw Tuesday -- the first time he's done that in a week -- and reported improvement in his sprained right index finger. However, Trout again did not play center field Tuesday night against Boston, instead serving as the..." June 27

  • Angels Acquire Deck McGuire, Request Release Waivers On Juan Graterol

    MLB Trade Rumors ": The Angels have requested unconditional release waivers on Graterol, per a team announcement. His release will become official in 48 hours if he clears waivers. " June 24

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani sees live pitching as he continues to rehab Grade 2 UCL strain

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani “faced” some live pitching on Friday afternoon. He wasn’t cleared to swing, but it was nonetheless a small step and a glimmer of hope that the Angels could get Ohtani back this season, at least as a hitter. As Ohtani was standing over the..." June 23

  • Angels Claim Hansel Robles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced today that they’ve claimed righty reliever Hansel Robles off waivers from the Mets. Robles was designated for assignment just yesterday. As MLBTR’s Jeff Todd noted at that time, Robles put up some solid numbers for the Mets during the 2015 and 2016..." June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Mike Trout playing DH through 'painful' finger sprain

    The Score "On Thursday night, Mike Trout acted as the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for the second straight game, as the superstar played through a finger sprain and is unable to throw. The natural center fielder hasn't been stationed in the outfield since Monday,..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Mike Trout DHing for Angels due to finger issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout will only have limited availability for the Los Angeles Angels over the next few days. Trout is being bothered by a strained right index finger, which is preventing him from throwing. Because of the injury, he is just serving as the Angels’ DH on Thursday and not..." June 21

  • Mike Trout Has Been Nearly Impossible to Get Out

    The Big Lead "Mike Trout is on pace to have the highest WAR season in Major League Baseball history. It takes a special effort to improve upon his previous seven stellar years. Leading the league in runs, homers, walks, on-base percentage, OPS, total bases, and intentional walks qualifies. And as we..." June 20

  • Angels, Dodgers Pursued Kelvin Herrera Before Trade To Nationals

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels and Dodgers were among the clubs that pursued reliever Kelvin Herrerabefore he was dealt yesterday from the Royals to the Nationals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (in an article and on Twitter). In fact, per the report, the two Los Angeles..." June 19

  • Angels 'very optimistic' about Ohtani's prognosis

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia was able to relay some good news Monday regarding sidelined two-way star Shohei Ohtani, who is dealing with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. The Angels' medical staff is "very optimistic," about Ohtani's..." June 19

  • Mike Trout has no interest in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "A Home Run Derby trophy is one of the only pieces of individual hardware that Mike Trout has yet to collect, but that may not change any time soon. Speaking with reporters on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels superstar said that he would not be participating in this year’s..." June 19

  • 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

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