| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:48 PM
New statistics that quantify the art of pitch-framing can be difficult for even major league catchers to comprehend.
"They could be accurate, they could be inaccurate," Angels catcher Chris Iannetta said. "You never really know."
What Iannetta is sure...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:35 PM
Angels 5, Texas Rangers 3
AT THE PLATE: Catcher Chris Iannetta highlighted a four-run fourth inning with his first home run of the spring, a towering two-run shot to left field off Rangers starter Lisalverto Bonilla. He also singled in the second....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:27 PM
AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols had his second consecutive two-hit game. His bases-loaded, two-run single to center field off Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani highlighted a three-run third inning. Pujols lined out hard to right field in his last at-bat. Josh...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 6:05 PM
If anybody could get lost in the celebrity of being a major league baseball player, it is Angels pitcher Joe Smith.
His name is the ultimate in common. If you were looking for personal brand identification in this age of look-at-me-ism, you could do...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:34 PM
AT THE PLATE: The Angels loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning when Kole Calhoun singled, Mike Trout walked and Albert Pujols singled, but they scored only once, on Matt Joyce's sacrifice fly to left. Erick Aybar tripled to right and scored on...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:26 PM
AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron stroked two opposite-field hits, a third-inning double and fourth-inning single, off right-handers Kyle Lohse and Ariel Pena. With Matt Joyce replacing the sidelined Josh Hamilton in left field, Cron could seize more of a full-time...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Hector Santiago will start the Angels' Cactus League opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, and will be followed in the exhibition-season rotation by Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Matt Shoemaker, Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:25 AM
No longer will baseball fans be subject to a batter stepping out of the box, adjusting his batting gloves, taking a practice swing, spitting a couple times — and then repeating the entire routine between each pitch.
Major League Baseball announced...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:35 PM
The Angels did not issue a locker to Josh Hamilton in their Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse this spring. The left fielder probably won't need one.
General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Hamilton, who underwent surgery on the AC joint in his...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...