| 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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Ten weeks into his recovery from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards remains on track to return to the field during spring training next February or March.
Richards’ agent, Fred Wray, said...
| 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-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:50 PM
The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title.
They toiled through a six-month...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Cory Rasmus will get his second straight start in place of the injured Garrett Richards on Saturday night when the Angels play the Minnesota Twins in Target Field, Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday.
Rasmus, who went 3-1 with a 2.68 earned-run...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Matt Shoemaker's journey from being an undrafted free agent to matching a pitching standard set by Nolan Ryan can't be measured in years or pitch counts.
Shoemaker's passage from signing with the Angels in 2008 after a career at Eastern Michigan...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Angels are fully prepared to use a bullpen relay team to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards. They did not think they'd need a similar relief effort in the games C.J. Wilson pitches.
But Wilson dropped the baton Tuesday...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Angels pitcher Garrett Richards knew the moment he fell awkwardly into the dirt after catching a spike near first base in Fenway Park in the second inning of an Aug. 20 game against the Boston Red Sox that his season was over.
“After I heard the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp risked serious injury when he crashed into the wall in a gallant effort to rob Angels catcher Chris Iannetta of a two-run home run in the fifth inning Friday night.
Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton hurled his body into...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:40 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Amid the disappointment of a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, the Angels may have gained a badly needed starting pitcher.
Informed Thursday morning that he would start in place of ace Jered Weaver, veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc...