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L.A. Times - Angels

News about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including player information, game times, scores, rankings and more.

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Angels and Kole Calhoun agree on three-year contract extension

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:25:00 PST

The Angels and right fielder Kole Calhoun have agreed on a three-year, $26-million contract extension.

The deal includes a club option for the 2020 season, which would have been his first year of free agency. Calhoun, 29, can make an additional $14 million if the option is exercised.

The sides...


Look for Tim Raines to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Vladimir Guerrero is on the bubble

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:10:00 PST

By the imperfect standard of Hall of Fame voting, Ken Griffey Jr. might be considered the most well-regarded baseball player of all time. Griffey received a record 99.3% of the vote last year, three votes shy of becoming the first player to be elected unanimously.

Chipper Jones might get 100% of...


Angels agree to contracts with all five arbitration-eligible players

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:30:00 PST

The Angels have agreed to contracts with all five of their arbitration-eligible players for 2017.

The team agreed to terms Friday with right fielder Kole Calhoun for $6.35 million, right-hander Garrett Richards for $6.85 million, right-hander Matt Shoemaker for $3.325 million and catcher Martin...


Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:17:00 PST

Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. And then there were two ... NFL teams in Los Angeles. The Chargers are moving north , the team announced today, and will eventually share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Until that venue opens, probably in...(image)

Chargers can learn from the Angels and L.A.'s Wrigley Field

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:40:00 PST

Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. And then there were two ... NFL teams in Los Angeles. The Chargers are moving north , the team announced today, and will eventually share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Until that venue opens, probably in...(image)

Justin Turner: I had offers from others, but not from Angels

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:20:00 PST

Justin Turner wanted to return to the Dodgers, and the Dodgers wanted him back. But Turner said he considered offers from “a few” other teams before signing a four-year, $64-million contract with the Dodgers.

“It’s obviously flattering to be wanted,” Turner said Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.



Angels sign Ben Revere to one-year contract

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 PST

The Angels on Friday signed Ben Revere to a one-year contract to be their top reserve across the outfield. The deal is worth $4 million, plus incentives that could be worth more than $2 million.

General Manager Billy Eppler has said all off-season he desired a fourth outfielder, and he now has...


MLB notes: Rod Carew receives new heart and kidney

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:45:00 PST

Former Angels infielder Rod Carew underwent successful heart and kidney transplant surgery Friday and is expected to make a full recovery. The Minnesota Twins said that the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours.

“We are overwhelmed with emotions right now — joy,...


Angels make a catching swap for Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:50:00 PST

The Angels acquired veteran catcher Martin Maldonado from Milwaukee on Tuesday in exchange for a younger player at the same position, Jett Bandy, who broke out this summer before fading in September.

The Angels also received a right-handed relief prospect, Long Beach State product Drew Gagnon,...


Trade is a homecoming for new Anaheim Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:25:00 PST

Danny Espinosa did not ask for a trade from the only major league organization he'd ever known, but he was happy to hear that the Washington Nationals had traded him to the Angels on Saturday.

He said during a conference call with reporters Monday that it was nice to feel wanted.

The Angels are...


Angels acquire infielder Danny Espinosa from Nationals

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:55:00 PST

The Angels acquired infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two prospects on Saturday, plugging a gaping hole at second base with a short-term solution.

Washington will receive minor leaguers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin. Neither 25-year-old was considered one of the Angels’...


Letters: Rams' fans have one question about Jeff Fisher's extension: Why?

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:40:00 PST

Wow, this fake news epidemic has now hit our Rams. But this one is really unbelievable. I mean, seriously who would ever believe that the Rams have actually given Jeff Fisher a contract extension?

Greg Nersesyan

North Hollywood 


That thud you heard was the bottom dropping out of Rams season-ticket...


Angels conclude winter meetings without making a move

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:10:00 PST

From Game 162 until the morning pitchers and catchers must report to Tempe Diablo Stadium for spring training in early February, the Angels’ off-season will span more than four months. Most of those days will be filled with inaction. 

But the ethos of the annual winter meetings runs counter to...


Angels Manager Mike Scioscia continues to believe in set roles for his relievers

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:05:00 PST

Across baseball, the idea of more versatile, flexible bullpens is gaining traction, pushed along by several teams’ successful experimentation in this year’s postseason. It’s been the sport’s custom in recent decades, but a team’s most effective reliever need not always be reserved for the ninth...


Angels have plenty of rotation options for 2017

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:25:00 PST

Naming them all took more than a minute. Twelve men have some chance to open 2016 in the Angels’ starting rotation, and Billy Eppler methodically went through them Tuesday evening in his Winter Meetings hotel room at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

It is essentially eight pitchers...


Angels' Billy Eppler hopes for better team health next season, and some pitching depth

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:30:00 PST

The Angels are operating at MLB’s winter meetings as if they are a pinch and a pluck away from being a contender next season. Second-year General Manager Billy Eppler has said nothing that would indicate otherwise.

“Health,” Eppler said when asked Monday about the factors that will control the...


Angels look to make tweaks at MLB winter meetings

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:25:00 PST

The Angels lost 88 times this year and have committed only about $15 million to new acquisitions this off-season, but they do not have many traditional holes to fill in the two months that remain until spring training begins.

They have starting pitchers they favor for next season’s starting rotation;...


Angels' Albert Pujols has foot surgery, expected to be out four months

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:05:00 PST

Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols underwent surgery on his right plantar fascia Friday, after a conservative approach to his painful injury failed to produce positive results.

The tense ligament bothered him for much of the year, but particularly after August, when he wore orthotics that had...


The Dodgers are winners in the new MLB labor deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:25:00 PST

One of the silliest experiments in baseball history died painlessly late Wednesday night.  No one mourned.

The “This Time It Counts” fiasco — trying to legislate meaning to the All-Star Game by giving the winning league the home-field edge in the World Series — passed away after 14 years.

The stunt...


Why MLB labor talks are down to their last day

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:35:00 PST

Baseball has enjoyed labor peace for 21 years, largely because the owners abandoned their pursuit of a salary cap. If a sport awash in money shuts down Wednesday night, it might well be because the players believe the owners want to get dangerously close to the equivalent of a salary cap.



Angels move to protect prospects at Rule 5 draft deadline

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:45:00 PST

The Angels made several roster moves Friday to comply with Major League Baseball’s deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 draft.

They added left-hander Nate Smith and right-handers Eduardo Paredes, Keynan Middleton and Austin Adams to their 40-man roster, designated right-handers...


Comparing Mike Trout with Mickey Mantle

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:15:00 PST

Mickey Mantle won his first Most Valuable Player award after his sixth major league season. On Thursday, Mike Trout won his second award after his sixth season.

It is a rare instance of far-fetched predictions proving true. In the summer of 2010, when Trout was an 18-year-old dominating Class-A...


Angels star Mike Trout wins American League MVP award

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:45:00 PST

Conflicting convictions swirled around Mike Trout’s mind as the Angels center fielder awaited Thursday’s most valuable player announcement from his parents’ living room in Millville, N.J. 

One segment of his brain assured him he would win; he had the best season. Another, more vehement fragment...


Angels sign Jesse Chavez, hope to use him in starting rotation

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:25:00 PST

The Angels on Friday agreed to sign swingman right-hander Jesse Chavez to a one-year contract worth $5.75 million with additional available incentives for starting games, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal is not yet official.

The 33-year-old San Gabriel native will...


Angels lose first-base coach Gary DiSarcina to Boston Red Sox

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:00:00 PST

Longtime Angels shortstop and subsequent coach Gary DiSarcina left the organization for the Boston Red Sox on Friday. He’ll serve as the bench coach in Boston, replacing Torey Lovullo, who left last week to be the Arizona Diamondbacks’ manager.

DiSarcina played for the Angels from 1989-2000. The...