| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Garrett Richards, who underwent surgery in August for a torn tendon in his left knee, was cleared by doctors Monday to begin throwing, and his agent said the right-hander was "on track" to be ready by the 2015 season opener.
But Angels Manager Mike...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Angels tendered a 2015 contract to David Freese on Tuesday, assuring that the veteran third baseman, who is projected to make $6.3 million in arbitration next season, remains under club control.
The team declined to tender 2015 contacts to utility...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has been cleared by doctors to resume throwing on Monday, and the right-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in August, appears on track to be ready for the 2015...
| 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 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...