| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Matt Shoemaker walked into the Angels' spring-training clubhouse in February, and there among the five corner lockers reserved for established major league starting pitchers was a cubicle with his name and No. 52 above it.
If there was a soundtrack to...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 1:06 PM
Garrett Richards threw to hitters in a two-inning, 40-pitch simulated game on Tuesday, the right-hander’s final significant step before pitching in a game.
Richards, who underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee last...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 4:45 PM
An off-season of breaking down video, tinkering with his mechanics and stewing over a brutal end to a subpar 2014 season gave way to something different for Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson on Saturday: an actual baseball game.
"It was nice," Wilson...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:57 PM
Garrett Richards took another significant step in his return from left-knee surgery on Saturday, throwing 30 pitches during his first live batting-practice session of the spring and saying he “felt great” afterward.
The hard-throwing right-...
| 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
| 10:09 AM
Angels left-hander Hector Santiago will start Thursday’s Cactus League opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he will be followed in the exhibition-season rotation by Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Matt Shoemaker, Manager Mike Scioscia said...
| 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,...
| 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...