| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
If the Angels rotation can withstand the rigors of a grueling 162-game season the way it held up to scrutiny this spring, it should be a strength for a team that begins defense of its American League West title against the Seattle Mariners on Monday....
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:59 PM
Albert Pujols has played on enough championship-caliber clubs to know what one looks and feels like. As he surveyed the Angels clubhouse in the waning days of spring training, the first baseman liked what he saw.
"I think we have a better team this year...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Times reporter Mike DiGiovanna sizes up the Angels' projected 25-man roster for opening day:
No.; STARTERS; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment
56; Kole Calhoun; RF; L/L; 27; Third player in franchise history to log 30 doubles, 15 HRs batting leadoff, joining...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 10:30 PM
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, C.J. Cron, Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill all tripled during a five-batter span of the Angels' three-run third inning. No team has had that many triples in the same inning of a regular-season game since at least 1984,...
| 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...