| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22.
Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history.
The best player in baseball...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017.
Then the star center fielder saw the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:32 PM
One pitch — one ceremonial first pitch, for goodness' sake — into the 2014 season, the Angels suffered a bizarre and major injury, hitting coach Don Baylor fracturing his right thigh bone while catching Vladimir Guerrero's toss before Monday...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:09 PM
Josh Hamilton nearly scolded a reporter for asking if, in light of the Angels' brutal Aprils of 2012 and 2013, there was concern that a "here-we-go-again" mentality could creep into the clubhouse with another sluggish start.
"We haven't thought about...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:16 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. — For Mike Scioscia, one question was enough.
The Angels had just traded his son, in a headline-grabbing deal. They sent Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Angels 3, Royals 2
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout lifted his Cactus League average to .400. He homered and doubled, and he leads the Angels with four home runs and 14 runs batted in. David Freese went hitless in three at-bats. He is batting .212 this spring,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:27 PM
Angels 5, Astros 1
KEY MOMENT: Josh Hamilton, who struck out four times in his first five at-bats against left-handers this season, hit a two-run home run to right field against left-hander Dallas Keuchel to cap a three-run rally and give the Angels a...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Astros 7, Angels 4
KEY MOMENT: There were five of them, actually, Jason Castro's two-run homer to left-center in the first, solo shots by Matt Dominguez to left in the second, Jesus Guzman to left in the fourth and Alex Presley to right-center in the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 PM
HOUSTON — They are veterans with long track records of success, players the Angels are leaning heavily on to help end their four-year playoff drought, and one week into the season they seem a bit lost, a little out of sorts, one on the mound and one...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SEATTLE — The memories came flooding back to Mike Butcher last week when the Angels pitching coach went to UC Irvine Medical Center to visit hitting coach Don Baylor, who had broken his right thighbone in a freak opening-night mishap.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — One nasty collision with an outfield wall or failure to stick the landing on a headfirst slide or dive could cost Mike Trout millions. The Angels star is in negotiations with the team on what could be a nine-figure contract extension,...