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Ernesto Frieri

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  • Spring training: Angels 4, Dodgers 4 (10 innings)

    Angels 4, Dodgers 4 (10 innings) AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, the Angels' top power-hitting prospect, hit a pinch-hit, score-tying, three-run home run to left field off Dodgers right-hander Daniel Moskos in the bottom of the ninth. Howie Kendrick and Carlos...
  • Angels' Dane De La Rosa struggles against Dodgers, to get MRI exam

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Four batters into an expected two-inning stint, Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa gave up a walk, a hit batsman, a single and a grand slam to Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke. And that wasn't even the worst part of his afternoon...
  • Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen

     Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The blueprint worked in 2002, when the Angels won a World Series title with a competent but hardly overpowering rotation and a deep and dominant bullpen led by Troy Percival, Brendan Donnelly and Francisco Rodriguez. It would be...
  • Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever

    Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever
    TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...
  • Angels closer Ernesto Frieri looks to change things up this spring

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The cut-fastball experiment is over for Ernesto Frieri, the Angels closer who spent much of last spring trying to perfect the pitch but never mastered it during the season. The right-hander’s goal this spring is to upgrade his...
  • Angels sign David Freese and Kevin Jepsen to avoid arbitration

    Angels sign David Freese and Kevin Jepsen to avoid arbitration
    The Angels avoided arbitration with new third baseman David Freese and returning reliever Kevin Jepsen on Friday, signing Freese for $5.05 million and Jepsen for $1.46 million. Both players settled at the exact midpoints of the difference between the...
  • Angels defeat Diamondbacks in spring training, 3-2

    Angels 3, Arizona 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels took advantage of wild pick-off attempts to score their first two runs. Leadoff man Kole Calhoun, who drew two walks, took third base on Eury De La Rosa's errant throw past first base and scored on J.B....
  • Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels' Cactus League opener has a bit of an opening day feel about it. Jered Weaver, the ace, is the starting pitcher. The Angels are fielding their everyday lineup, minus the injured Josh Hamilton. The starting rotation...
  • Pitcher Mark Mulder's comeback ends with Achilles' tendon injury

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Mulder's comeback attempt from a five-year retirement went from heartwarming to heartbreaking Saturday when the Angels pitcher sustained a ruptured Achilles' tendon in his left foot. The 36-year-old left-hander will undergo...
  • Angels and Diamondbacks talk Mark Trumbo trade

    Angels and Diamondbacks talk Mark Trumbo trade
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As reporters stood in a hallway waiting for Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, he suddenly appeared, walking with Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers. "I'll call you later," Towers said, walking away. The...
  • Angels agree to terms with Frieri, Salas; Freese, Jepsen unsigned

    The Angels agreed to terms with closer Ernesto Frieri ($3.8 million) and reliever Fernando Salas ($870,000) on 2014 contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with the pair of right-handers. But they were unable to agree to terms with new third baseman...
  • Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams

    Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams
    The Angels informed veteran right-hander Jerome Williams Monday afternoon that they will not be tendering him a contract for 2014, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams is now a free...