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  • Cody Allen Drawing Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free-agent reliever Cody Allen, whom the Angels released Tuesday, is drawing substantial interest. At least 11 teams have inquired about Allen, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The Angels signed the 30-year-old Allen to an $8.5MM guarantee in the offseason,..." June 20

  • Marlins acquire Cesar Puello from Angels

    CBS Sports "Puello was traded from the Angels to the Marlins on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. The two teams struck a deal after Puello was designated for assignment by the Angels earlier in the week. Prior to being dropped from Los Angeles' 40-man roster, Puello compiled an..." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Angels Release Cody Allen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have released reliever Cody Allen, per a club announcement. He had recently been designated for assignment. This move brings a formal end to Allen’s disappointingly brief tenure in Los Angeles. When he inked a one-year, $8.5MM contract with the organization over..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Justin Upton makes 2019 debut, homers on first pitch he sees

    Hardball Talk "The Angels activated outfielder Justin Upton from the 60-day injured list on Monday, as the outfielder missed the first two and a half months due to a sprained toe. Manager Brad Ausmus slotted him in the cleanup spot behind Shohei Ohtani. Upton needed to see just one pitch to..." June 18

  • Angels Activate Justin Upton, Designate Cesar Puello

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced today that Justin Upton has been activated from the injured list. He’ll take the active and 40-man roster spots of fellow outfielder Cesar Puello, who was designated for assignment. " June 17

  • Matt Carpenter Says Albert Pujols Won't Be Booed In STL Return, He's A Hero

    TMZ "In St. Louis and thinking of booing Albert Pujols in his return to Busch Stadium this week?? Don't do it ... so says Cardinals star Matt Carpenter, who tells TMZ Sports Pujols deserves to be treated like a king in his first game back in..." June 17

  • Angels' Justin Upton debut set for Monday

    CBS Sports "Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Upton (toe) would be activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Sidelined since spring training with a sprained toe on his left foot, Upton endured a..." June 16

  • Angels’ Cody Allen designated for assignment amid ongoing struggles

    Los Angeles Times "Cody Allen’s ongoing struggles have cost him a place on the Angels’ roster. Allen was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, a day after he gave up four hits and four runs in 2/3 of an inning during the team’s 9-4 loss to the Tampa Bay..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • Angels expect Andrelton Simmons back this month

    Orange County Register "Andrelton Simmons seems to be headed back to the Angels’ lineup faster than expected. Manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he expected Simmons to be back sometime in June, which would be only five or six weeks after suffering a Grade 3 left ankle sprain. The Angels..." June 14

  • Shohei Ohtani becomes first Japanese-born player to hit for cycle

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani made history on Thursday night in the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels DH came out on fire against the Rays, slugging an opposite field 3-run home run in the first. He followed it up with a double in the third, triple in the fourth,..." June 14

  • Pujols joins elite company with 200th home run as an Angel and is still chasing Willie Mays on the all-time list

    CBS Sports "Albert Pujols of the Angels on Thursday night against the Rays (LAA-TB GameTracker) hit career home run No. 645. The blast also occasioned an extra layer of significance for the future Hall of Famer:  June 14

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Los Angeles Angels? Disingenuous team name is as laughable as ever

    Los Angeles Times "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The most confusing and contradictory name in professional sports has been dead for six years now. Before the 2005 season, the Anaheim Angels changed their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with the “of Anaheim” suffix..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Justin Bour returns to Angels from minor league stint

    Los Angeles Times "Within days of being sent back to the minor leagues two weeks before his 31st birthday, struggling Angels first baseman Justin Bour finally felt himself click at the plate. In a hitter-friendly league, he batted .292 with six doubles, one triple and five home runs over 19 games with..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • Matt Harvey Suffers Setback

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels righty Matt Harvey has suffered a setback that will delay his return to the majors, skipper Brad Ausmus told reporters including Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). Harvey has been on the injured list for just over two weeks. It had been..." June 11

  • Mike Trout absolutely dominating All-Star ballot voting

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is one of the most popular players in MLB today, and the first balloting update for the 2019 All-Star Game illustrates that perfectly. Trout, not surprisingly, leads all outfielders as the top vote-getter for the All-Star Game. June 10

  • Matt Harvey gets crushed in rehab start

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey pitched in a rehab start on Saturday, and it really could not have gone much worse. The Los Angeles Angels starter lasted just 2.2 innings for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. He allowed eight hits, eight runs (all earned), two walks and struck out two. Bees broadcaster Steve..." June 09

  • Shohei Ohtani shares why he flexed after home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani teamed up with Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella to belt back-to-back-to-back home runs in Saturday night’s win over the Seattle Mariners, and Ohtani gave little flex after hitting his solo shot. That type of celebration seemed a bit uncharacteristic for the 24-year-old, but he..." June 09

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani expected to face M's lefty Yusei Kikuchi

    ESPN "The highly anticipated showdown between Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani is expected to finally take place Saturday, in the middle of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani was still on his way back from Tommy John surgery when Kikuchi first..." June 07

  • How Angels Stopped A's From Picking Mike Trout Back in 2009 MLB Draft

    NBC Bay Area "Hindsight is everything, but looking back to the MLB draft 10 years ago, a multitude of fanbases have been asking themselves the same question for years now: How did we not pick Mike Trout?  The greatest player of the past decade who has been compared to the likes of Mikey Mantle..." June 06

  • Top 2019 MLB Trade Assets Who Should Be Untouchable

    Bleacher Report "This is the time of year when it's easy to get carried away with discussions of which players should be moved ahead of Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline. In this instance, we're going to shift the focus onto players who shouldn't be..." June 06

  • Angels' Andrelton Simmons may be out until at least late July

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels star shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been out two weeks because of a Grade 3 ankle sprain, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be back anytime soon. While Simmons has progressed to swinging a bat, there is still no timetable for a comeback, Rhett Bollinger of..." June 06

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball trade deadline is roughly a month and a half away, but trade season appears to have started in earnest with the Seattle Mariners shipping Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies. While the trades won’t exactly come fast and furious from this point on, it is..." June 05

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB will continue focus on fan safety

    Houston Chronicle "The terrifying incident that saw a young fan struck with a foul ball last week at Minute Maid Park "will spur additional conversations" about ballpark netting and safety, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. "That conversation will take..." June 05

  • Mike Trout is getting the Barry Bonds treatment

    The Score "In 2004, three years after he broke Mark McGwire's single-season home run record, Barry Bonds walked 232 times. On the scoresheet, 120 of those free passes were intentional, but it's also fair to presume that more than a few of the unintentional ones had some intent behind..." June 04

  • Angels Release Matt Ramsey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have requested unconditional release waivers on right-hander Matt Ramsey, as per a team announcement (Twitter link).  Ramsey was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday. Originally a 19th-round draft pick for the Rays in 2011, Ramsey finally made his..." June 03

  • Angels to promote prospect Jose Suarez to pitch Sunday in Seattle

    Orange County Register "The Angels will promote left-hander José Suarez to make his major league debut Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, according to a source, meaning the Angels’ top two pitching prospects will both be in the majors. Although Suarez may be up for just one start, he will join..." May 31

  • Major League Baseball “will keep examining” its protective netting policy

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday a child was injured by a line drive foul ball at the Cubs-Astros game. It’s, unfortunately, an old story. Even more unfortunate is Major League Baseball’s old response. From the Associated Press: Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its..." May 30

  • Scary foul-ball incident in Houston confirms belief that anti-safety netting arguments make zero sense

    Sporting News "The truest words ever written in this internet age of ours are these: Never read the comments. Normally, I try to stick to that philosophy, but last night and this morning, I read the comments/replies. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was still appalled. The replies were..." May 30

  • Mike Trout expected to rejoin lineup on Thursday

    MLB.com "Center fielder Mike Trout expects to be fit to rejoin the Angels’ lineup Thursday in Seattle after resting his sore right foot Wednesday. Trout hurt his foot when he fouled a pitch off it during Tuesday night’s fourth inning. He stayed in the game and managed to draw a walk..." May 29

  • Mike Trout dropped in the '09 Draft because of rain?

    MLB.com "If it hadn’t rained on an island, Mike Trout might have wound up in the desert. The tale of how Trout didn’t end up with the D-backs is one of many wallowing what-ifs and frustrated face palms that dot the future Hall of Famer’s origin story. When the 17-year-old kid..." May 29

  • Zack Cozart’s nightmare Angels season now includes injured list stint

    Los Angeles Times "The start of veteran infielder Zack Cozart’s career with the Angels was marred by a left shoulder injury that required surgery. The torn labrum ended his 2018 season in June, but the repair was supposed to put him back on track in time for the Angels to extract some value from..." May 29

  • Zack Cozart headed back to IL due to shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels third baseman Zack Cozart will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left shoulder injury. Outfielder César Puello has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake. Cozart, 33, underwent season-ending left..." May 28

  • The silly new All-Star voting system begins today

    Hardball Talk "Back in March we learned that Major League Baseball was going to adopt a new All-Star voting process. Today it gets underway. It’s a two-tiered system modeled roughly after political elections because, hey, who doesn’t love and want more of those? The first part of..." May 28

  • Angels Place Matt Harvey on 10-Day IL Following Rough Outing

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced that right-hander Matt Harvey is heading to the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain. In other moves, the Angels recalled righty Taylor Cole from Triple-A Salt Lake, optioned reliever Luke Bard and reinstated reliever Luis Garcia from the..." May 26

  • Matt Harvey tried to hide back injury from Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the 10-day IL Saturday with an upper back strain that he’d apparently pitched through at least once. Harvey admitted Sunday that he stubbornly refused to tell the Angels about his back issue, trying instead to pitch through..." May 26

  • Angels’ SP Andrew Heaney to make season debut on Sunday

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Angels rotation has been decimated by injuries this season. Now, they’ll finally get back one of their key starters. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney will come off the injured list on Sunday and make his 2019 debut after missing the first quarter of the season with..." May 25

  • Dallas Keuchel attends Angels game in agent Scott Boras’ suite

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Keuchel’s location on Friday night shows everything that is wrong with his year. Keuchel was spotted sitting in agent Scott Boras’ box behind home plate at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for Friday night’s Angels-Texas Rangers game. Keuchel, who is a..." May 25

  • Matt Harvey's 'embarrassing' start is proof Angels' rotation is broken

    Los Angeles Times "With blood stains on his white pants, Angels starter Matt Harvey walked off the Angel Stadium mound Thursday in the third inning of a 16-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins to a chorus of boos. Harvey had surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings. He gave up..." May 24

  • Angels home game rained out for the first time in four years

    Hardball Talk "The Angels and Twins were supposed to play in Anaheim last night. And, as that old song goes, it never rains in Southern California. Except sometimes, anyway. It had rained a couple of hours before the game, causing puddles to form in the outfield. The grounds crew worked remove water..." May 23

  • Angels Select Dustin Garneau’s Contract, Place Kevan Smith On 7-Day Concussion IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have selected the contract of catcher Dustin Garneau from Triple-A, the team announced.  Garneau will take the spot of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who has been placed on the seven-day version of the injured list due to a concussion. Smith left last night’s game..." May 22

  • MLB trade deadline: Top 10 players who could be moved by July 31

    USA Today "He will forever be immortalized by the San Francisco Giants and their fanbase who watched Madison Bumgarner lead them to three World Series championships a decade ago. But this isn’t a time for sentimentalism. The Giants have no choice but to trade their ace,..." May 22

  • Angels place Andrelton Simmons on injured list with Grade 3 ankle sprain

    MLB Daily Dish "Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a grade three left ankle sprain, per a team announcement on Tuesday. Simmons suffered the injury colliding with Twins reliever Taylor Rogers while trying to beat out a ground ball at first base on..." May 21