| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:09 PM
Two years ago he stood on the precipice of the Happiest Place on Earth.
It was Christmas time at a Downtown Disney restaurant in Anaheim, and Josh Hamilton was the star of an Angels' welcoming party that felt like a giant hug. There was a red carpet,...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:50 PM
Sean Newcomb sits quietly at his locker in the Angels clubhouse.
Newcomb, the Angels' first-round pick in last year's amateur draft, is taking it all in — on and off the field — during major league spring training.
At 21, the 6-foot-5,...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:52 PM
The Angels traded for Matt Joyce in the off-season, identifying the seven-year veteran as a reliable designated hitter and left-handed bat who could provide outfield depth.
Depth became a pressing issue two months after the December trade when...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:59 PM
They're slingshot-wielding relievers in a game of flame throwers, two stick-and-move artists among punch-out specialists.
Angels closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith won't wow you with stuff. Street mixes a 90-mph fastball with a slider and...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:17 PM
The Angels agreed to terms with the last of their nine arbitration-eligible players on Monday, securing outfielder-designated hitter Matt Joyce to a $4.75-million deal that was $50,000 above the midpoint of the figures the sides exchanged.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:36 PM
A pair of left-handed pitchers, starter Hector Santiago and reliever Cesar Ramos, agreed to terms on 2015 contracts with the Angels on Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
Backup catcher Drew Butera, acquired in a December trade from the Dodgers, signed...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:24 PM
The Angels avoided arbitration with David Freese on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with the third baseman on a one-year, $6.425-million deal, a salary that was exactly midway between the $7.6 million Freese sought and the $5.25 million the Angels offered....
| 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,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:26 PM
Josh Hamilton set some lofty goals for 2015, the Angels left fielder saying in late January that a .300 average, 30 homers and 100 runs batted in were “very attainable” despite his struggles and injuries of the past two seasons.