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Ernesto Frieri

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  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols misses second start of the season

    Albert Pujols, slowed by lower-back spasms that knocked him out of Friday night's game in the sixth inning, did not start Saturday night against the Rangers, only the second time this season the first baseman has not been in the lineup. "I felt it two...
  • Howie Kendrick delivers Angels' 10th inning win over Rangers, 3-2

    Howie Kendrick delivers Angels' 10th inning win over Rangers, 3-2
    KEY MOMENT: Josh Hamilton reached on an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and took off for second on a full-count pitch to Howie Kendrick, who lined a run-scoring double to left-center field off Jason Frasor for his fifth career...
  • Angels find much stronger relief this season

    Angels find much stronger relief this season
    It was a look, and a feeling, that Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto came to dread, not only last season, but at times in April and May this year. The bullpen gate would open in the late innings of a close game and a sense of uncertainty would trot in...
  • Angels bullpen has room for two aces: Huston Street and Joe Smith

    Angels bullpen has room for two aces: Huston Street and Joe Smith
    Joe Smith looked genuinely confused. The Angels had just polished off a third consecutive win against the Detroit Tigers. Smith and Huston Street had each pitched three-up, three-down innings to seal the game — Smith the eighth, Street the ninth....
  • Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title

    Angels defeat Mariners, 5-0; clinch AL West title
    When the Angels were in Boston in August, several players asked veteran infielder John McDonald to bring the World Series ring he won with the Red Sox last season from his home in Scituate, Mass., to Fenway Park. They wanted to see it, to touch it, to...
  • Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher has a hot staff, is off hot seat

    The criticism of Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher last season was every bit as fierce as that of former hitting coach Mickey Hatcher in the weeks and months leading up to Hatcher's firing in May 2012. The 2013 rotation, which included two of the worst...
  • Angels agree to terms with Frieri, Salas; Freese, Jepsen unsigned

    The Angels agreed to terms with closer Ernesto Frieri ($3.8 million) and reliever Fernando Salas ($870,000) on 2014 contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration with the pair of right-handers. But they were unable to agree to terms with new third baseman...
  • Pitcher Mark Mulder's comeback ends with Achilles' tendon injury

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Mulder's comeback attempt from a five-year retirement went from heartwarming to heartbreaking Saturday when the Angels pitcher sustained a ruptured Achilles' tendon in his left foot. The 36-year-old left-hander will undergo...
  • Angels closer Ernesto Frieri looks to change things up this spring

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The cut-fastball experiment is over for Ernesto Frieri, the Angels closer who spent much of last spring trying to perfect the pitch but never mastered it during the season. The right-hander’s goal this spring is to upgrade his...
  • Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen

     Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The blueprint worked in 2002, when the Angels won a World Series title with a competent but hardly overpowering rotation and a deep and dominant bullpen led by Troy Percival, Brendan Donnelly and Francisco Rodriguez. It would be...