| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:16 PM
The Angels had a dismal spring last year, losing a major league-worst 20 games. And that lethargy carried over to a regular season in which the team spent just one day above .500.
It's been a different story this spring, with the Angels' 7-5 win over...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Collin Cowgill edged out J.B. Shuck for a reserve outfield spot, Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for a backup infield job, and Matt Shoemaker was added to the bullpen as a long reliever, as the Angels made their final cuts and announced their 25-man...
| 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 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Angels 6, Dodgers 2
AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Angels relievers Dane De La Rosa (forearm strain) and Sean Burnett (sore elbow) took what they hope were significant steps in their return from injuries Wednesday, each throwing a simulated inning to hitters before a game against the Seattle Mariners....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:37 PM
HOUSTON — The news on Angels reliever Sean Burnett was not bad, but it didn’t sound real encouraging, either. The left-hander threw another simulated inning in Arizona on Saturday but seems to have hit a bit of a plateau in his return from...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:27 PM
NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Angels outfielders Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun appear to be on schedule, or maybe a little bit ahead of schedule, in their return from injuries, and reliever Dane De La Rosa (shoulder, forearm injuries) is close to beginning a minor league...