| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
HOUSTON — There are probably a bunch of crumpled-up scouting reports on Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in trash cans across America this weekend.
The 22-year-old left-hander made six exhibition starts this spring, featuring a 94-mph, four-seam...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:50 PM
In 2010, when Mike Trout was a relatively anonymous minor league outfielder, Tyler Skaggs was his roommate. Trout watched with delight from center field as Skaggs fired fastball after incredible fastball.
The way Trout remembered it, Skaggs could hit 96...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny."
What exactly did he find funny?
"The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:27 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers.
It was still a significant...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The new instant-replay and home-plate collision rules were the primary topics of the Angels' annual spring-training Players' Assn. meeting Sunday morning.
There has been some confusion about the rules and how they've been...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Ask Raul Ibanez why he's still able to play major league baseball effectively at an age when so many peers are retired or into coaching, and the Angels' new designated hitter responds with a question:
"I have a 22-year...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:43 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Skaggs has the repertoire — a 94-mph fastball, tight curve and changeup — to pitch in the big leagues but has had only a taste of the game at the highest level, going 3-6 with a 5.43 earned run average in 13 starts...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:15 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto addressed a wide range of topics before Thursday night's 6-5 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers, but he wouldn't touch the one that is foremost on everyone's mind: his job status.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:21 AM
The Angels made some noise in American League baseball Friday night. They had the postgame fireworks.
Otherwise, this is a team going nowhere. The last rites were administered recently. By the Angels. To themselves. No life support systems left.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:08 PM
A season marred by injuries took another ugly turn Monday night when Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick suffered a hyperextended left knee and had to be helped off the field in the fifth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Kendrick, who is...