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Trout won’t stop bothering wife with snow alerts

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Cozart ready to tackle new challenge at third

The Angels already had one of the best defensive shortstops in Andrelton Simmons, but general manager Billy Eppler saw an opportunity for a team that missed the postseason by just five games in 2017. Eppler signed Zack Cozart, a lifelong shortstop, to a three-year, $39 million deal last month and informed him he’d be moving Read More

Young signs Minor League deal with Angels

ANAHEIM — The Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Eric Young Jr., giving the outfielder a chance to return for a second season with the Major League club and compete for a bench spot in 2018. Young, 32, batted .264 with a .754 OPS, four home runs and 12 stolen Read More

Halos’ fielding expected to be top-notch in 2018

It’s no secret that Billy Eppler likes defense. Since taking over as the Angels’ general manager, Eppler has made a concerted effort to upgrade the club’s defense, beginning with the acquisition of shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Braves in November 2015. The following winter, Eppler added two other defensively oriented players in catcher Martin Maldonado Read More

Strong all-around game aids Guerrero’s Hall bid

Tim Raines believes he will not be the last member of the Expos to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He thinks Vladimir Guerrero could be enshrined in Cooperstown as early as this year. “I’m not sure if he is going in as an Expo or not,” Raines said recently. “There’s one Read More

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

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Angels get 2nd chance to land Maitan, Soto

ANAHEIM — Kevin Maitan was considered the top international prospect in 2016 when he signed with the Braves for $4.25 million, a Venezuelan bonus record. The Angels were among the many teams eyeing Maitan back then, but they knew they stood virtually no chance of landing the highly touted teenage shortstop. Since the Angels had Read More

Halos hope new pieces give lineup added punch

ANAHEIM — After the Angels fell five games short of securing an American League Wild Card berth, general manager Billy Eppler made it clear in October that one of his primary objectives this offseason would be to improve the Angels’ offense. After re-signing left fielder Justin Upton, landing Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani and acquiring Read More

Angels hoping for healthier, deeper rotation

ANAHEIM — Injuries have cratered the Angels’ rotation in each of the past two seasons, a major reason why the club is coming off back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1992-93 (not counting the strike-shortened ’94 season). But the outlook for 2018 looks brighter, as the Angels are expected to enter Spring Training Read More

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Halos sign veteran catcher Rivera to 1-year deal

The Angels have added to their depth at catcher, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with veteran Rene Rivera, the club announced Tuesday. Rivera, 34, split last season between the Mets and Cubs. He’s played parts of nine seasons in the Major Leagues since making his debut with the Mariners in 2004. Rivera is Read More

Halos’ bullpen shaping up, but has holes to fill

ANAHEIM — The Angels managed to build an effective bullpen without a ton of flashy names or big contracts last season, and they seem likely to try to replicate that model in 2018. General manager Billy Eppler and his staff have shown an ability to procure pitching talent through inexpensive avenues, as demonstrated by the Read More

Angels’ Top 30 prospects list

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Rising prospect Barria’s next stop may be MLB

ANAHEIM — Last season was a breakthrough for Angels pitching prospect Jaime Barria. After opening the year at Class A Advanced Inland Empire, the 21-year-old right-hander made a steep ascent through the farm system, earning a promotion to Double-A Mobile before finishing the season at Triple-A Salt Lake. Barria maintained his success even as he Read More

Richards, Shoemaker strike deals

The Angels have reached one-year agreements on Friday with pitchers Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker, avoiding salary arbitration. Richards, who had a 2.28 ERA in six starts, will receive $7.3 million after earning $3 million last year. Shoemaker, who went 6-3 with a 4.52 ERA in 14 starts, will earn $4.125 million after getting $3.325 Read More

Ohtani No. 1 on list of Top 10 RHP prospects

It’s prospect ranking season! Top 10 Prospects by Position The countdown to the release of the Top 100 list officially begins, as it has for the past few seasons, with the Top 10 right-handed pitching prospects list. Not surprisingly, the RHP list is a deep one and there will undoubtedly be many more than 10 Read More

Kinsler major 2B upgrade for revamped Halos

With the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 13, so it’s time to break down the Angels’ roster. This is the second installment of the Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected Read More

GM: Angels’ use of Ohtani will be ‘pretty unique’

Angels general manager Billy Eppler has been a busy man this offseason, with the club acquiring Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani, re-signing Justin Upton, trading for Ian Kinsler and signing free agent Zack Cozart. Eppler joined MLB Network’s MLB Now on Tuesday to discuss the Angels’ plans for Ohtani as he transitions from Nippon Professional Read More

Newcomer Cozart should adapt well at 3B

With the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb. 13, so it’s time to break down the Angels’ roster. This is the third installment of a multi-part “Around the Horn” series taking a position-by-position look at the Read More

Celebrate in style: Get Astros WS title gear

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