ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels sign three recently released players to minor league deals

According to a report from Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Los Angeles Angels have signed three recently released players to minor league deals. After signing outfielder Austin Cousino and right-handed pitcher Eric Karch, who were released by the Seattle Mariners and Pittsburgh Pirates respectively, the Angels then inked journeyman catcher Erik Kratz to contract as well.  Kratz...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 hours ago

Could the Angels bring back Shortstop Erick Aybar?

On November 12th 2015, Jesse Sanchez broke the news that the Angels traded away SS Erick Aybar, Chris Ellis and Sean Newcomb for the defensive gold glove winner Adrelton Simmons. About 7 months later, could Aybar be heading back to Anaheim? With the shortstop trade, the Angels looked to enhance their defense and have done so with Simmons this year, however with countless injuries...
Via Halo Headquarters
4 hours ago

Boxscore Breakdown #47: Ugly Baseball – Rangers 15, Angels 9

Woof. The Angels played about as sloppy a game as is possible at the big-league level on Wednesday. The team blew two leads, committed two errors, made at least one bone-headed throw, and failed to have even one of their five pitchers survive the day without giving up a run. In the end, they lost by their third-largest margin of the year despite plating nine runs themselves. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shoemaker set for season-series opener vs. Astros

The Angels and Astros square off for the first time in 2016 on Friday, the start of a three-game weekend series from Angel Stadium. The Angels have won 14 of their last 19 home games against the Astros, who entered Wednesday 9 1/2 games out of first place in the American League West. The Angels, with 10 players on the disabled list, were 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Mariners.
Via Angels.com
22 hours ago

Rangers rough up Hector Santiago, Take Series

The Angels and Texas Rangers wrapped up their three game series with a Wednesday afternoon affair in Arlington. For the rubber match, the Angels sent out Hector Santiago and he was opposed by Rangers’ starter, Colby Lewis. It was a rough outing for Santiago as he was staked with a 1-0 and 4-1 lead and could not hold either as he was pulled after two and one-third innings giving...
Via Halo Headquarters
23 hours ago

Mike Scioscia was prepared to use shortstop Brendan Ryan to pitch in blowout loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Angels nearly tried something Wednesday that Mike Scioscia had never done in 17 seasons as manager. Had Rafael Ortega not hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, trimming the Angels’ deficit against the...
Via The OC Register
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels drop rubber match in slugfest vs. Rangers

Sparked by Nomar Mazara's home run and big production from the lower half of the order, the Rangers outlasted the Angels, 15-9 on Wednesday afternoon. The Rangers have won five of their last six, including two of three from the Angels.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

Angels call up Cowart, designate Luetge

The Angels called up third baseman Kaleb Cowart, a former first-round Draft pick, and designated lefty reliever Lucas Luetge for assignment prior to Wednesday's series finale from Globe Life Park.
Via Angels.com
1 day ago

No, Things Are Not Looking Up For Albert Pujols

Dan McCarthy wrote a small article on ESPN.com with the title, “Perhaps things are looking up for Albert Pujols.” Here is the thing, though: Things are not looking up for Pujols, and likely never will again. Albert Pujols has never had a great season for the Los Angeles Angels. He has not once had a batting average over .300 or an on-base percentage over .400 while on the...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Top 10 Prospect Watch - 5/25/16

Aside from just a few, most top prospects have been trending up You all know the drill, the Angels have a thin farm system - but it is not without some talent.  Time for another checkin on the top prospects for 2016.  There are certainly more players with talent in the Angels' farm system, but this features focuses on our top 10. The Angels top 10 list is according to Baseball...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

HumpLinks: Chacin chasing first Angels W

Jhoulys Chacin gave another decent outing for a 5th starter, now averaging 3 runs an outing after three start. The rest of the team has yet to get behind him en masse and roll him a W. Hello again. I'm back. Better than yesterday, but not yet best, Thanks to Josh for stepping in. Let's see if I can keep this short and sweet and make it back to bed. Hey Jhoulys, I know that you are...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Fryer: Angels looking ready to make a run in the weak AL West

What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here ... • All of a sudden, things are looking up for the Angels. The team is creeping up on .500, Albert Pujols is smacking the ball with increasing regularity, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun are...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: In Trout We Trust

While Bryce Harper is ice cold, Major League Baseball's other superstar, Mike Trout, is heating up. Over the last seven days, Trout is batting .370 with two home runs and gets a cake matchup on Tuesday night. It may be tough to fit Trout into your lineup given his price tag, but it's going to be worth it. Trout is like a tall glass of water. He's a beacon of light on the hill. A...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street's return would bolster Angels bullpen that has been logging a lot of innings

ARLINGTON, Texas – The timing has not been ideal. Since placing closer Huston Street on the disabled list late last month, the Angels have seen their bullpen’s workload see quite the uptick. Through the first three weeks of May, only two teams in...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. Southpaws

The Angels’ offense has really come alive in the last two weeks, averaging six runs and 11 or so hits a game since May 12. As the Halos are armed with one of the more unbalanced lineups (i.e. RHH-heavy) in the game, one would think that facing the Texas Rangers, who have the most lefty-heavy rotation in the league, would be a great opportunity to continue the offensive onslaught...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum is Worth the Gamble to the Los Angeles Angles

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been suffering at the hands of their injury-ridden bullpen. Left-hander C.J. Wilson’s run-in with shoulder tendonitis has placed him on the unavailable list, alongside Craig Gentry and Cliff Pennington to name a few. Because the AL West is still anyone’s game at this point in the season, the Angels need pitchers if they hope to remain in...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels, Lincecum agree to deal

After a season of injuries to their pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels finally made a much needed deal to improve their team. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels came to terms on a 1-year deal with former San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young winner, will join the Angels after he proved to them his injuries were healed. Known as “The Freak”, Lincecum...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diagnosing the Angels: Mike Trout Can’t Do It All

Imagine having the best baseball player in the league and it mattering very little. That’s largely been the case for the Los Angeles Angels since 2012 when Mike Trout made his debut. In that time, he’s taken home the Rookie of the Year and was named the AL’s Most Valuable Player. He’s finished runner-up for the latter three times, and if Manny Machado has anything to say...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels starter Santiago ejected for gesturing to umpire

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Angels starter Hector Santiago has been ejected after gesturing to the home plate umpire in the third inning against Baltimore. Santiago appeared irate about how umpire John Tumpane was calling the strike zone in the series opener Friday night. The Angels trailed the AL East-leading Orioles 4-1 after the left-hander gave up three home runs including consecutive...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trout homers again, Angels beat Dodgers 7-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Johnny Giavotella singled in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Thursday night, taking three out of four games in the Freeway Series. Mike Trout homered for the second straight game and Carlos Perez added a solo shot for the Angels, who have scored 52 runs in the last...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels GM says team has not discussed trading Mike Trout

No, folks, Mike Trout is not going to be traded any time soon. With the Los Angeles Angels off to an 18-22 start and looking nothing like a contender, some outsiders raised the question of whether the team would entertain trading Trout for a huge prospect haul to allow them to rebuild. Perhaps, they reason, the Angels would be willing to move their star center fielder. So, Angels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards picks stem cell treatment over Tommy John

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has an elbow injury that he has been told will require Tommy John surgery, but the right-hander is trying to avoid the procedure for the time being. Richards received a stem cell injection on Monday and will be reevaluated in six weeks to see how — or if — his torn ulnar collateral ligament is healing. “It’s done just in hopes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards decides against Tommy John surgery

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards had a stem-cell injection in his right elbow on Monday.Manager Mike Scioscia says there's no timetable for his return. The right-hander went on the 15-day DL on May 6, leaving the injury-riddled team without their best starting pitcher.Richards decided on the injection as a way to avoid surgery for the torn ligament in his arm, although it will be...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Lincecum, Angels close to deal

Tim Lincecum will likely not be out of baseball for much longer. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that the two-time Cy Young Award winner is close to signing a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Passan later added that the deal will be a Major League contract. It’s likely that the opportunity to start factored into his decision, as other interested teams were not...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Week in Angels Baseball: The Tomato, Tomahto Edition

By Glen McKee, Sr. AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Once again it was a week of extremes.  It started extremely bad but finished extremely exciting and good.  There was a little bit of everything last week so let’s get right into it. The bad. The series against the Cardinals is the obvious the “villain of the week.” - Losing three in a row against a team that...
Via Angelswin
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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