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  • Andrew Heaney, a Dodger for 15 minutes, could earn fame with Angels

    Andrew Heaney walked off a mound at the Angels' spring training complex, met briefly with pitching coach Mike Butcher and then beelined toward the batting cage and exchanged fist bumps with hitters Albert Pujols, David Freese, Erick Aybar and others....
  • Josh Hamilton needs a positive outcome like Don Newcombe's

    Josh Hamilton needs a positive outcome like Don Newcombe's
    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,...
  • Angels' Sean Newcomb using spring training as a time to learn

    Angels' Sean Newcomb using spring training as a time to learn
    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,...
  • Absence of Angels' Josh Hamilton could open door for Matt Joyce

    Absence of Angels' Josh Hamilton could open door for Matt Joyce
    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...
  • 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....