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  • A's rotation is rich in promise

    OAKLAND, Calif. For the ninth consecutive season, the A's will have a different opening day starting pitcher. But the Oakland rotation is perhaps less reliant on an opening day starter than most in the major leagues. Even after injuries have forced...
  • Angels face major decision on Joe Blanton

    PHOENIX The Angels gave Joe Blanton an opportunity, and it didn't go well. Blanton, whose roster spot is tenuous, gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings in the Angels' 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon. Blanton was pitching for...
  • Move to opposite side of rubber nets results for Angels' Joe Blanton

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Could a little move make a big difference for pitcher Joe Blanton, who confounded the Angels and their fans by going 2-14 with a 6.04 earned run average and allowing 29 home runs last season? Manager Mike Scioscia hopes so....
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
  • Angels release struggling right-hander Joe Blanton

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels fans won’t have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling right-hander Wednesday, eating the $8.5 million remaining on his contract. The Angels signed Blanton, 33, to a two-year, $15-million...
  • Angels defeat Indians, 8-3, in exhibition

    Angels 8, Cleveland 3 AT THE PLATE: A lineup featuring two Angels regulars, Raul Ibanez and Chris Iannetta, banged out 14 hits, including a triple, double and two singles by outfield prospect Matt Long, who is hitting .500 (10 for 20) this spring....
  • Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4

    Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4
    Angels 8, Cubs 4 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill...
  • Angels' Mike Trout says he's fine after rolling left wrist

    Angels' Mike Trout says he's fine after rolling left wrist
    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,...
  • Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons

    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...
  • Angels trade big-name minor leaguers: Matt Scioscia for Trevor Gretzky

    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...
  • Angels defeat Royals, 3-2, in exhibition

    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,...
  • Mike Trout, Albert Pujols homer in Angels' win over Royals, 3-2

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit home runs in the same game three times last year. The Angels won all three. So it was little wonder that the Angels were encouraged on Thursday, when Trout and Pujols each hit home runs in a 3-2...