| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Angels relievers Dane De La Rosa (forearm strain) and Sean Burnett (sore elbow) took what they hope were significant steps in their return from injuries Wednesday, each throwing a simulated inning to hitters before a game against the Seattle Mariners....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:57 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Angels' most intriguing start of the spring could come Monday, when Joe Blanton takes his next turn. If Blanton turns in a second consecutive strong performance, the Angels might have to consider whether they can afford to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:14 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton bats fifth for the Angels on Thursday, against an opposing left-hander. As the regular season starts, that is where Hamilton might find himself in the lineup when the Angels face left-handers.
"We'll work around the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:32 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia will get an in-person look at Joe Blanton on Saturday. So will scouts from opposing teams.
Blanton will start Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Angels have shifted Hector Santiago, the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:34 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — There was some encouraging news regarding two key Angels relievers on Saturday.
Right-hander Dane De La Rosa threw his first bullpen session since suffering a forearm strain on March 6, and left-hander Sean Burnett said the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:25 PM
PHOENIX — The Angels and Milwaukee Brewers did not use instant replay in Saturday's exhibition game in Maryvale Park, but Joe Blanton did, which is not necessarily a good thing for the veteran right-hander.
Blanton, in what may have been his...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:35 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — No news is not necessarily good news — or bad news — regarding contract talks between the Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout.
“I haven’t heard anything lately,” said Trout, whose agent has been...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — One nasty collision with an outfield wall or failure to stick the landing on a headfirst slide or dive could cost Mike Trout millions. The Angels star is in negotiations with the team on what could be a nine-figure contract extension,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:15 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Four batters into an expected two-inning stint, Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa gave up a walk, a hit batsman, a single and a grand slam to Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke. And that wasn't even the worst part of his afternoon...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:54 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — An MRI test showed that Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa suffered a forearm strain in Thursday’s exhibition game against the Dodgers.
There were no significant tears or foreign bodies in the elbow, which the right-hander said...