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Chris Iannetta

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  • Angels beat Texas in exhibition, 7-4

    Angels 7, Texas Rangers 4 AT THE PLATE: Raul Ibanez hit a solo home run to right field, and Chris Iannetta hit a run-scoring double to center off Rangers ace Yu Darvish in the second inning. Howie Kendrick's two-out, two-run single in the sixth tied the...
  • Angels GM Jerry Dipoto is in a must-win situation

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Albert Pujols plays for the Angels, and so does Josh Hamilton. Total rebuilding is not an option. It could have been. The Angels' minor league system generally ranks as the worst in the business. The major league team has not...
  • Angels' Mike Scioscia is keeper of legacy as MLB chips at block rule

    Angels' Mike Scioscia is keeper of legacy as MLB chips at block rule
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The keepers of the gate for the Angels, the catching crew, play for the ultimate keeper of the gate. All it takes to establish Manager Mike Scioscia is just that are Internet replays of his home-plate blocking when he was a...
  • Angels in spring camp

    Angels pitchers and catchers report Thursday to Tempe, Ariz., to begin spring training. The team’s projected lineup and camp participants: STARTERS (projected batting order): Kole Calhoun, RF; Mike Trout, CF; Albert Pujols, 1B; Josh Hamilton,...
  • Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels' Cactus League opener has a bit of an opening day feel about it. Jered Weaver, the ace, is the starting pitcher. The Angels are fielding their everyday lineup, minus the injured Josh Hamilton. The starting rotation...
  • Mike Scioscia calls catcher protection rules 'work in progress'

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- On paper, the new rules intended to protect catchers from collisions at home plate appear reasonable. How well those rules work might depend on how effectively those rules translate from printed words into real-time baseball. "The game...
  • Mike Trout's grand slam leads Angels' 15-3 exhibition win

    ANGELS 15, CUBS 3 AT THE PLATE: The Angels batted around twice in the first four innings. Mike Trout hit a grand slam, singled, and drove in five runs. "Mike's got such a short swing," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "You wouldn't think it would take him...
  • Third baseman David Freese looks to bring Cardinal virtues to Angels

    Third baseman David Freese looks to bring Cardinal virtues to Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels hope for great things from David Freese, their new third baseman. What they cannot hope for are the best days of Freese's baseball life. He already had them. In 2011, he saved the St. Louis Cardinals from extinction...
  • Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade

    Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade
    The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an...
  • Angels decline qualifying offer on starting pitcher Jason Vargas

    Angels decline qualifying offer on starting pitcher Jason Vargas
    The Angels, as expected, did not extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to pitcher Jason Vargas by Monday’s deadline, so they will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent left-hander signs elsewhere. Monday’s...
  • Angels can't hold off Blue Jays rally in 6-5 loss

    Down to their final out, the Toronto Blue Jays got consecutive run-scoring singles from Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the ninth inning Sunday to rally for a 6-5 win over the Angels, snapping the Angels' modest three-game winning streak and wiping...