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  • Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers
    The Angels added more catching depth on Tuesday when they acquired veteran Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 31, was designated for assignment after the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the...
  • Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years

    Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years
    On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager. Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
  • Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint

    Angels' Jerry Dipoto won't copy Royals' blueprint
    It wasn't just shrewd management in the front office and on the field that enabled Tampa Bay to overcome its small-market limitations to win two American League East titles and two wild-card berths from 2008 to 2013. "Part of our success is we came...
  • Angels claim catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from Rockies

    The Angels claimed veteran minor league catcher Jackson Williams, 28, off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Williams, a supplemental first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants out of the University of Oklahoma in 2007, has played 663...
  • Angels may be losing their window to play in the World Series

    Jered Weaver shuffled slowly to his locker. He sat down, stared into his locker, then dropped his head into his hands. This was not for a few moments. This was for minutes, and more than a few. All around him, his teammates went about their business....
  • Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2

    Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2
    The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title. They toiled through a six-month...
  • Meet the fastest man in baseball: Royals pinch-run specialist Terrance Gore

    The fastest man in baseball drives with caution. When Terrance Gore was a sophomore in high school, his mother spent about $500 on a 1980 El Camino, and her son restored it with care. He painted the car candy apple red, upgraded the engine and installed...
  • Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over

    Angels learn that regular-season success doesn't carry over
    Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout worked their way around the perimeter of the spacious visiting clubhouse in Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, exchanging hugs with teammates and coaches. It was so quiet in the wake of Kansas City's three-game American League...
  • Angels know they are capable despite 0-2 series deficit against Royals

    Angels know they are capable despite 0-2 series deficit against Royals
    It's a fine mess the Angels have gotten themselves into, losing the first two games of the American League division series, both 11-inning nail-biters, to the Kansas City Royals at home, their high-powered offense scratching and clawing just to get...
  • C.J. Wilson looks strong in Angels' loss to Mariners

    KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 1-1, the Mariners loaded the bases off Jason Grilli with no outs in the ninth when Kyle Seager reached on an infield single, Logan Morrison walked and Chavez beat out a sacrifice bunt. But Grilli, with the Angels employing...
  • Mike Moustakas' HR in 11th sends Royals over Angels

    Mike Moustakas' HR in 11th sends Royals over Angels
    The ball took a high arc and hung in the air long enough for Mike Moustakas to round first base and look. Would it clear the wall? When it did, landing in the first row of right field at a stunned Angel Stadium, he threw his hand up in the air. Of all...