| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:02 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels fans won’t have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling right-hander Wednesday, eating the $8.5 million remaining on his contract.
The Angels signed Blanton, 33, to a two-year, $15-million...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Angels 8, Cubs 4
AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:51 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Could a little move make a big difference for pitcher Joe Blanton, who confounded the Angels and their fans by going 2-14 with a 6.04 earned run average and allowing 29 home runs last season?
Manager Mike Scioscia hopes so....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — One nasty collision with an outfield wall or failure to stick the landing on a headfirst slide or dive could cost Mike Trout millions. The Angels star is in negotiations with the team on what could be a nine-figure contract extension,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Angels 8, Cleveland 3
AT THE PLATE: A lineup featuring two Angels regulars, Raul Ibanez and Chris Iannetta, banged out 14 hits, including a triple, double and two singles by outfield prospect Matt Long, who is hitting .500 (10 for 20) this spring....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:16 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. — For Mike Scioscia, one question was enough.
The Angels had just traded his son, in a headline-grabbing deal. They sent Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Angels 3, Royals 2
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout lifted his Cactus League average to .400. He homered and doubled, and he leads the Angels with four home runs and 14 runs batted in. David Freese went hitless in three at-bats. He is batting .212 this spring,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:59 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit home runs in the same game three times last year. The Angels won all three.
So it was little wonder that the Angels were encouraged on Thursday, when Trout and Pujols each hit home runs in a 3-2...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:19 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Could the Angels open the season without a left-hander in the bullpen?
That is one of the possibilities they are considering in the wake of an elbow injury to Brian Moran, the left-hander selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...