| Mar 1, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Grant Green spent most of his baseball life playing shortstop.
He starred at the position at Anaheim Canyon High, moved on to USC and became a first-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics.
Six years and multiple positions later, Green is...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Mike Trout joined the Angels for their first full-squad workout Wednesday with two clear goals for 2015: cut down his strikeouts and increase his stolen bases. The center fielder was a unanimous choice for American League most valuable player last season,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:19 PM
It could happen as early as mid-March, during a spring-training game of little meaning for everyone except the guy on the mound.
A grounder will be hit to first base, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will sprint to the bag to cover, and his mind will...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Washington had the best record in the National League and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. The team's go-for-it off-season response was to sign ace Max Scherzer for seven years and $210 million.
The Angels had the best...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Hector Santiago entered his first spring training with the Angels in 2014 with a rotation spot secured. This spring, the left-hander is fighting for a roster spot with no guarantee of a job as a starter or reliever.
"It's disappointing, but I really...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:46 PM
The Angels' minor league system looked barren even before last July's trades that sent five of their top 10 prospects to San Diego and Arizona for closer Huston Street and reliever Joe Thatcher.
The loss of first-round picks in 2012 and 2013 — a...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:32 PM
The Angels avoided arbitration with Garrett Richards on Saturday, agreeing to terms with the right-hander on a one-year, $3.2-million contract that was $100,000 above the midpoint of the salaries exchanged between the sides. Richards sought $3.8 million,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:06 PM
Garrett Richards is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound in the second week of February, putting the Angels right-hander slightly ahead of schedule in his return from the left-knee surgery that ended his season last August.
General Manager Jerry...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Rick Smith gulps black coffee from a travel mug as he bounces past the empty training room's treatment tables and wall-sized photos of former players deep under Angel Stadium.
A slender man with gray whiskers and a quick smile, Smith is wrapped in a 5-...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else.
"That's been the public commentary, the...