| 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.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 7:54 PM
Andrew Heaney walked off a mound at the Angels' spring training complex, met briefly with pitching coach Mike Butcher and then beelined toward the batting cage and exchanged fist bumps with hitters Albert Pujols, David Freese, Erick Aybar and others....
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Superb starting pitching can carry a team to a World Series title, as the Chicago White Sox showed in 2005, when Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia combined for a 9-1 record and a 2.84 earned-run average, four complete games and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:38 PM
It first struck Tim Salmon in early July, when the Angels steamrollered the Texas Rangers in a four-game sweep. It became more apparent July 18, when the Angels traded for proven closer Huston Street, turning a much-improved bullpen into a dominant one....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Before David Freese had one of the best postseasons in baseball history, Albert Pujols came forward to offer advice. This was Freese's first time in the playoffs, and Pujols wanted to impart some wisdom.
"It goes by fast," Freese recounted Pujols...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Don’t be surprised if the World Series is decided by a whisker. Or, more accurately, whiskers.
According to research from STATS Inc., the team with the higher percentage of facial hair has won each of the last four World Series. And that could...