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  • Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers

    Angels' Joe Smith and Huston Street are artful relievers
    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...
  • Angels avoid arbitration with Matt Joyce, who signs for $4.75 million

    Angels avoid arbitration with Matt Joyce, who signs for $4.75 million
    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. Joyce, 30,...
  • Angels open camp with some question marks

    Angels open camp with some question marks
    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...
  • Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels

    Things are looking a bit less down on the farm for the Angels
    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...
  • After another disappointing season, Josh Hamilton is injured again

    After another disappointing season, Josh Hamilton is injured again
    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. Those...
  • Angels pitcher Garrett Richards agrees to terms on $3.2-million deal

    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards agrees to terms on $3.2-million deal
    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,...
  • Angels' David Freese signs for $6.425 million, avoiding arbitration

    Angels' David Freese signs for $6.425 million, avoiding arbitration
    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....
  • Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos

    Angels avoid arbitration with pitchers Hector Santiago, Cesar Ramos
    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...
  • Angels trade Kevin Jepsen to Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Joyce

    The Angels acquired Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran reliever Kevin Jepsen on Tuesday, a trade that gives them a primary designated hitter, a left-handed bat to balance a predominantly right-handed lineup, some corner outfield depth and a...
  • Red Sox Fall Apart Late, Lose To Rays 6-2

    Rays 6, Red Sox 2: Ben Zobrist doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth as visiting Tampa Bay stole the opener of a three-game series from Boston. Clay Buchholz (8-10) cruised through the first seven innings for the Red Sox but walked Nick...
  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues

    Angels' Matt Shoemaker making most of his time in big leagues
    Matt Shoemaker has spent almost all of his seven-year career in the minor leagues, including the last two seasons at triple A. Signed by the Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2008, the 27-year-old right-hander is neither a highly touted prospect nor an...