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  • 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 season preview: Rotation holds key to success

    Angels season preview: Rotation holds key to success
    Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels...
  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing

    Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing
    TEMPE, Ariz. — It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers. It was still a significant...
  • Baseball replay issues won't be solved instantly

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The new instant-replay and home-plate collision rules were the primary topics of the Angels' annual spring-training Players' Assn. meeting Sunday morning. There has been some confusion about the rules and how they've been...
  • Raul Ibanez could be a working-class hero for Angels

    Raul Ibanez could be a working-class hero for Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Ask Raul Ibanez why he's still able to play major league baseball effectively at an age when so many peers are retired or into coaching, and the Angels' new designated hitter responds with a question: Why not? "I have a 22-year...
  • Tyler Skaggs is looking to step into starting role with the Angels

    Tyler Skaggs is looking to step into starting role with the Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Skaggs has the repertoire — a 94-mph fastball, tight curve and changeup — to pitch in the big leagues but has had only a taste of the game at the highest level, going 3-6 with a 5.43 earned run average in 13 starts...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • National League baseball preview

    National League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Washington 2013 l 86-76, second place Last year in playoffs l 2012 They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
  • Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?

    Angels lose their groove right from the get-go; can they get it back?
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began their 49th season down the street from Disneyland on Monday night, and with the usual opening-game pomp came some strange circumstance. First, the usual stuff was there. Both teams lined the baselines and were...
  • Angels' Tyler Skaggs keeps Astros grounded in 5-1 win

    Angels' Tyler Skaggs keeps Astros grounded in 5-1 win
    HOUSTON — There are probably a bunch of crumpled-up scouting reports on Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in trash cans across America this weekend. The 22-year-old left-hander made six exhibition starts this spring, featuring a 94-mph, four-seam...
  • Tyler Skaggs, Angels make progress

    Tyler Skaggs, Angels make progress
    In 2010, when Mike Trout was a relatively anonymous minor league outfielder, Tyler Skaggs was his roommate. Trout watched with delight from center field as Skaggs fired fastball after incredible fastball. The way Trout remembered it, Skaggs could hit 96...