Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:10:02 -0700Copyright: ©2017 Los Angeles Times
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:30:00 PDT
Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw as the faces of baseball?
Trout, the Angels’ center fielder and two-time American League most valuable player, and Kershaw, the Dodgers’ ace and three-time National League Cy Young Award winner, are the first two players you see in the commercial spot that launches...(image)
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:50:00 PDT
Albert Pujols is 37 and about to begin his third season after an off-season spent recovering from surgery. His life has become an annual cycle of playing through pain, recuperation, and convincing himself he might someday feel great again.
“I feel better,” Pujols said over the weekend at Tempe...(image)
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:55:00 PDT
The Angels lost, 8-7, to Kansas City on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. They took the lead in the fifth, then ceded it in the ninth and are now 16-13 in the Cactus League.Royals 8, Angels 7
AT THE PLATE: Yunel Escobar singled and Mike Trout doubled to produce a first-inning run, and the Angels...(image)
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:25:00 PDT
Eighteen months ago, Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney agreed to commit 10% of his future earnings to investors in exchange for $3.34 million up front. It was an unprecedented transaction for a major league player.
At first, he was skeptical of the company, Fantex, suggested to him by his agent....(image)
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:00:00 PDT
The Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-4, at Tempe Diablo Stadium. There are four games remaining in the Cactus League slate, and the Angels’ record is 16-12.
AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run against Taijuan Walker in the first inning. It was Pujols’ second home run this...(image)
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:05:00 PDT
In the weaker half of two split-squad games Wednesday, while most of his major league teammates played at the Angels’ home base in Tempe, Ben Revere did something at the Peoria Sports Complex that he almost never does.
The 5-foot-9 outfielder’s lack of power makes him unique among modern...(image)
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:05:00 PDT
The Angels no-hit a Seattle Mariners split-squad, 4-0, on Friday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium, improving their Cactus League record to 15-12. It was the Angels’ first spring no-hitter since March 16, 1996.
AT THE PLATE: In the second inning, shortstop Andrelton Simmons anticipated a breaking ball...(image)
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:00 PDT
The Angels’ depth suffered a blow Thursday, when an MRI exam revealed a significant strain within infielder Luis Valbuena’s right hamstring. He’ll require four to six weeks of rest before returning to game action, the team announced.
The Angels said the strain was diagnosed between grades 1 and...(image)
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:10:00 PDT
The Angels fell to the San Diego Padres, 6-2, on Thursday at Peoria Sports Complex. The Angels are 14-12 with six Cactus League games left.
AT THE PLATE: In the first inning, C.J. Cron singled in Eric Young Jr., who had tripled. … The Angels’ other run scored in the fifth inning, when Ryan LaMarre...(image)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:20:00 PDT
Andrelton Simmons loved everything about his second World Baseball Classic, except for the logistics.
Between Feb. 28 and Monday, he and the Netherlands’ contingent traveled from Seoul to Tokyo to Phoenix to Los Angeles, where they lost an 11-inning semifinal to Puerto Rico at Dodger Stadium....(image)
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:30:00 PDT
In their first split-squad games of the spring, the Angels lost to Texas, 7-4, at Tempe Diablo Stadium and defeated Seattle, 9-8, at Peoria Sports Complex on Wednesday. The Angels are 14-11 in the Cactus League.
AT THE PLATE: In Tempe, Mike Trout hit a home run in the seventh inning. The Angels’...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:20:00 PDT
Angels reliever Huston Street visited team physician Steve Yoon in Los Angeles on Monday for an update on his strained back muscle.
An ultrasound showed a small defect in the latissimus dorsi, Street said. He said he was told it’s consistent with the original timeline of healing, diagnosed via...(image)
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:15:00 PDT
The Angels defeated Cincinnati, 9-1, on Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark. The Angels are 13-10 in Cactus League play.
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored their first five runs in the seventh inning. With two outs and the bases empty, Danny Espinosa singled, Jefry Marte walked, and Ben Revere reached on...(image)
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:00:00 PDT
Because he missed a start earlier this month due to a weak shoulder and re-entered the rotation Wednesday, Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs has no days left to waste this spring. If he wants to break camp on the club’s roster, he has to build up his stamina and prove he can handle a starter’s workload....(image)
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:00:00 PDT
As the Angels pursue a 2017 postseason appearance most within the industry believe is out of their reach, there will be a subtext to their season. All the while, two injured starting pitchers, left-hander Andrew Heaney and right-hander Nick Tropeano, will be working their way back from elbow-ligament...(image)
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:45:00 PDT
The Angels lost, 11-2, to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The White Sox have outscored the Angels 21-4 this spring. The Angels have won 12 of their 22 Cactus League games.
AT THE PLATE: The Angels scored their first run in the eighth inning, when minor league infielder...(image)
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:40:00 PDT
March 19, 2015, was a rare spring-training day off for the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. Cameron Maybin, competing to be their center fielder, took the opportunity to watch his friend, Jace Peterson, play in an Atlanta Braves spring game across the country.
As he watched, the broadcast brought...(image)
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:50:00 PDT
The Angels scored at least one run in six innings and raced past the Colorado Rockies, 9-3, on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. With 11 Cactus League games remaining, the Angels are 12-9.
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each singled twice and struck out once in three at-bats. Trout...(image)
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:15:00 PDT
On the second pitch Alex Meyer threw in his three-inning start Friday at Surprise Stadium, the Angels’ 27-year-old right-hander found himself looking down at his cleats during his reworked delivery.
“That’s not what you’re supposed to do,” he told himself.
The idea is to keep his eyes on the target...(image)
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:40:00 PDT
The Angels scored early but not late and fell, 6-5, to a Texas Rangers split-squad Friday at Surprise Stadium. The Angels are 11-9 in Cactus League play this spring.
AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron cooled down from a torrid spring, going 0 for 5. Jefry Marte, his roster competition to split first base...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:25:00 PDT
Danny Espinosa launched a ground-rule double in Thursday’s second inning at Salt River Fields, then stopped to examine the array of Colorado Rockies anchored around him as defenders.
When Ben Revere tapped a grounder to third, Espinosa scampered to third base on the throw to first, and scored on...(image)
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:50:00 PDT
The Angels rallied to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 8-7, in front of a sellout crowd Thursday at Salt River Fields, improving their spring record to 11-8.
AT THE PLATE: After Eric Young Jr. was hit by a pitch, outfielder Ryan LaMarre knocked in the go-ahead run with a double in the ninth and catcher...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:45:00 PDT
Cam Bedrosian’s fastball hummed in the mid-90s when he was in high school. The son of a former Cy Young winner, Bedrosian did not need a dependable breaking ball to become a top prospect. The Angels selected him 29th overall in the 2010 MLB draft because of the bloodlines, the fastball and a steep...(image)
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:05:00 PDT
The Angels lost to San Francisco, 7-4, on Wednesday at Scottsdale Stadium. After starting 7-0 in Cactus League play, they’re now 10-8.
AT THE PLATE: In his second road game of the spring, Mike Trout doubled in the Angels’ first run, in the seventh inning. Kole Calhoun had started the inning with...(image)
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:05:00 PDT
One year ago this week, Keynan Middleton was warming up on a back field at the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility. He had some time until he was to take the mound, and he felt ready, so the young Angels right-hander fooled with his delivery. When he lifted his left leg and turned on one pitch,...(image)