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  • John McDonald wins Angels job, to the dismay of his young daughter

    John McDonald wins Angels job, to the dismay of his young daughter
    TEMPE, Ariz. — There were mixed emotions Tuesday in the Scituate, Mass., household of John McDonald, the 39-year-old utility infielder who was told by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia he had made the team and was officially added to the 40-man roster....
  • Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
  • Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4

    Angels 8, Chicago Cubs 4
    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...
  • Cowgill, Stewart and Shoemaker added to Angels' roster

    Cowgill, Stewart and Shoemaker added to Angels' roster
    Collin Cowgill edged out J.B. Shuck for a reserve outfield spot, Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for a backup infield job, and Matt Shoemaker was added to the bullpen as a long reliever, as the Angels made their final cuts and announced their 25-man...
  • Angels' Chris Iannetta ready to make clear progress

    Angels' Chris Iannetta ready to make clear progress
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Chris Iannetta looked over to the dugout for the sign. The Angels catcher could see a hand with wiggling fingers, but he struggled to count the number of fingers. "I couldn't tell between two and three," he said. That is worrisome...
  • Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2

    Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2
    Arizona 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols struck out looking at a sharp-breaking curve and grounded out to shortstop in two at-bats against Archie Bradley, Arizona's top pitching prospect, his spring average falling to .066. But Pujols drove in...
  • Angels defeat Indians, 8-3, in exhibition

    Angels defeat Indians, 8-3, in exhibition
    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....
  • Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels

    Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It's not that Grant Green was rooting for second baseman Howie Kendrick to be traded over the off-season, but he wouldn't have been terribly disappointed if one of the many rumors involving Kendrick came true. "Yeah, it would...
  • Angels split squads beat Brewers, Rangers

    Angels split squads beat Brewers, Rangers
    Angels 12, Brewers 2 Angels 12, Rangers 1 AT THE PLATE: David Freese, who had one hit in his first 14 spring at-bats (.071), had three singles and two runs batted in against the Brewers. Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar each had two hits,...
  • John McDonald's defense sets him apart in battle for Angels bench job

    John McDonald's defense sets him apart in battle for Angels bench job
    TEMPE, Ariz. — John McDonald appears to have a slight edge over Grant Green and Andrew Romine for the Angels’ utility infield spot, but not because he’s batting .462 (six for 13) in his first eight exhibition games. The 39-year-old...
  • Exhibition baseball: Angels fall to San Diego, 4-2

    Exhibition baseball: Angels fall to San Diego, 4-2
    Padres 4, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck, who is competing with Collin Cowgill and Matt Long for a reserve outfield spot, tripled and scored in the first inning and singled in the third and eighth innings. Grant Green hit a sacrifice fly in the first...