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  • Hatcher to take hands-off approach with Albert Pujols

     
    Mickey Hatcher has been the Angels’ hitting coach for 12 years, but he will be more pupil than teacher this spring when he begins working with Albert Pujols, the Hall of Fame-caliber slugger who signed a 10-year, $250-million deal with......
  • Angels pitcher Joel Pineiro unfazed by demotion to bullpen

     
    Struggling right-hander Joel Pineiro, who was 0-3 with a 14.85 earned-run average in his last four starts, took his demotion from the rotation to the bullpen in stride. "If I was young, I’d probably be throwing stuff around, yelling at......
  • Vernon Wells laughs off charge that Blue Jays stole signs

     
    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells (pictured above) shook his head at what he perceived was the absurdity of the question. No, he said, he never had paused during an at-bat last year to see if a man wearing white was raising......
  • Another tall order for Angels rookie Garrett Richards

     
    Garrett Richards made his big league debut in front of a packed house in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night against one of baseball's most formidable lineups, and his nerves were apparent. The 23-year-old right-hander walked the first two batters he........
  • Another Angels rookie pitcher gets crack at Rangers

     
    In their biggest series of the season to date, the Angels will turn to another rookie pitcher against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After Garrett Richards' second big league start was cut short by a right groin strain in......
  • Slumping Vernon Wells on bench for Thursday night's game

     
    The Angels are at a loss to explain Vernon Wells’ dramatic decline since they acquired the veteran left fielder from the Toronto Blue Jays for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in January. Wells, 32, was a career .280 hitter who......
  • UPDATED: Angels recall Mike Trout from minors

     
    The Angels have recalled outfielder Mike Trout from Double-A Arkansas, demoting relief pitcher Horacio Ramirez to clear a roster spot. Trout is expected to start in right field tonight against the Baltimore Orioles, with Vernon Wells in left, Peter...
  • Mike Trout's return will cut into playing time for Vernon Wells, Bobby Abreu

     
    The return of 20-year-old outfielder Mike Trout, who was called up from double-A Arkansas on Friday, will push struggling veteran outfielders Vernon Wells and Bobby Abreu into more part-time roles, Manager Mike Scioscia said. Scioscia held lengthy,...
  • Angels reliever Scott Downs close to return (lineups)

     
    Reliever Scott Downs, sidelined since Saturday because of tightness in his left hamstring, did agility drills and wind sprints, played long toss and threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Wednesday afternoon. The left-hander with a 6-2 record and 1.31 earned-...
  • Rangers rally against Weaver, Downs to beat the Angels, 9-5

     
    If there’s been one constant to the Angels this season, it’s been inconsistency. Twice they’ve had winning streaks of five or more games. And three times they’ve had losing streaks that long. They’ve gone into hitting streaks...
  • Ervin Santana makes Mike Scioscia gamble pay off

     
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia took a gamble Saturday by starting Ervin Santana on only three days' rest, but the right-hander made it pay off, gutting his way through seven innings to lift the Angels to an 8-4 win over the......
  • Mike Scioscia rolls dice to try to keep Angels close to Rangers

     
    The Angels don't have their backs to the wall in the American League West pennant race just yet. But they can see the wall from where they stand. So Manager Mike Scioscia is going roll the dice Saturday in Arlington,......