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Angels make little news at the winter meetings

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — A ballroom in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino buzzed Thursday as the news of a blockbuster three-team trade spread through a crowd of reporters and baseball executives gathered for the final...
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Angels and free-agent first baseman Justin Bour agree to one-year deal

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Mere hours after manager Brad Ausmus raved about veteran Albert Pujols’ pedigree, the Angels on Wednesday agreed to preliminary terms on a one-year contract with free-agent first baseman Justin...
  • 2 days ago

Angels remain active in chase for pitchers and a defensively oriented catcher

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Angels general manager Billy Eppler was in bed Sunday morning when his 4-year-old son climbed onto the mattress, wiggled himself between his parents, placed his head on a pillow, and coughed and...
  • 3 days ago

Angels reportedly pursued pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Patrick Corbin before they signed elsewhere

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Before most had settled into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino workrooms in Las Vegas for the first day of baseball’s winter meetings, the Angels on Monday had already churned the rumor mill. ...
  • 4 days ago

Expect Angels to keep an eye on pitcher and catcher markets during MLB winter meetings

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Two months ago, on the day after his team wrapped its third straight losing season, Angels general manager Billy Eppler sat on the dais in the Angel Stadium interview room and announced his...
  • 5 days ago

Former Angels infielder Luis Valbuena is killed in a car crash

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Former Angels infielder Luis Valbuena, who played in Anaheim as recently as August, was killed in a car crash late Thursday after playing in a winter league game in his native Venezuela. ...
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Angels trade reliever Jose Alvarez to Phillies for right-hander Luis Garcia

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — The Angels on Thursday traded Jose Alvarez, one of their most effective relief pitchers of the 2018 season, to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-hander Luis Garcia. Garcia, who will be 32 next...
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Angels finalize coaching staff for next season

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — The overhaul of the Angels’ major league coaching staff for 2019 was finalized Monday, ending a monthlong process that followed the hiring of new manager Brad Ausmus in late October. Second-year...
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Angels decline to offer contracts to pitchers Matt Shoemaker and Blake Parker

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — The Angels on Friday declined to offer contracts to veteran starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker and journeyman reliever Blake Parker, making them free agents on the day teams were required to decide...
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Angels acquire infielder Tommy La Stella from Cubs

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — A day before they were required to either tender contracts to salary arbitration-eligible players or cut them loose, the Angels traded future considerations for a career backup infielder and...
  • 15 days ago
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Angels acquire left-hander Dillon Peters, designate right-hander Alex Meyer for assignment

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — The Angels on Wednesday acquired left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitcher Tyler Stevens. Right-hander Alex Meyer, who was once one of the...
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Blog Articles

What each team should do next after the winter meetings

ESPN Every team left Las Vegas with unfinished business. We have some suggestions on where they should go from here.
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Ausmus wants to 'balance' ABs for Pujols, Ohtani

ESPN First-year Angels manager Brad Ausmus spoke Wednesday on the need to balance the at-bats of both Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani in 2019 as both players are coming off injuries.
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ESPN: Angels agree with 1B Bour on 1-year deal

ESPN First baseman Justin Bour has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal, which could see Bour and Albert Pujols...
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Angels have no choice but to rebuild on the fly -- and it might work

ESPN Can the Angels simultaneously restock their farm system and return to contention in the last two seasons they might have Mike Trout? They're giving it their best shot.
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Angels' Ohtani, Pujols progressing after surgeries

ESPN Angels slugger Albert Pujols and two-way star Shohei Ohtani are both making progress as they each work to recover from season-ending surgeries.
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Coward eyes Ohtani feat despite 'huge workload'

ESPN Kaleb Cowart, claimed by Seattle off waivers from the Angels, says he is excited about attempting to become the big league's second two-way player despite the inherent challenges.
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Cowart eyes Ohtani feat despite 'huge workload'

ESPN Kaleb Cowart, claimed by Seattle off waivers from the Angels, said he is excited about attempting to become the big league's second two-way player despite the inherent challenges.
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Mariners add Cowart, will try him as 2-way player

ESPN The Seattle Mariners claimed Kaleb Cowart off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday and said he will come to spring training as a two-way player.
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Winter meetings moves for all 30 teams

ESPN With every team likely looking to make moves in Las Vegas, here's a forecast of big trades, salary swaps and high-impact signings for each of them.
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Napoli announces retirement after 13-year career

ESPN Veteran Mike Napoli announced Saturday that he is retiring from baseball, ending a 13-year career highlighted by three trips to the World Series.
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The many ways Mike Trout dominated in 2018

ESPN MLB's best player (sorry, Mookie) had his best season yet in 2018. ESPN's Sam Miller explains why Trout -- No. 20 on ESPN the Magazine's list of the most dominant athletes of the year -- is still...
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Ex-MLB players Valbuena, Castillo killed in crash

ESPN Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo died Thursday night in a car accident, their Venezuelan team confirmed.
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Ex-MLB players Valbuena, Castillo die in ambush

ESPN Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.
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Phils get LHP Alvarez from Angels for RHP Garcia

ESPN In a swap of arbitration-eligible relievers, the Phillies have acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Luis Garcia.
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Report: Ex-Angels ace Richards to join Padres

ESPN The Padres have agreed to a two-year contract with former Angels ace Garrett Richards, according to a report.
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Cubs trade fan-favorite La Stella to Angels

ESPN Tommy La Stella, a fan favorite who set the Cubs' single-season record with 24 pinch hits last season, has been traded to the Angels, where he could earn everyday at-bats.
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Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free agent rankings

ESPN While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among...
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Yanks claim Bridwell from Angels, DFA Torreyes

ESPN Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.
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Baseball's front-office execs with the most to prove

ESPN GMs such as the Phillies' Matt Klentak have long action lists before next season. Can they deliver on their teams' needs?
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Angels' Ohtani: No regrets on elbow surgery

ESPN Shohei Ohtani says it didn't take him long to realize he was competing at a much higher level during his first season in Major League Baseball.
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