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  • Angels defeat White Sox, 8-6, in exhibition game

    Angels 8, Chicago White Sox 6 AT THE PLATE: After scoring a combined 24 runs in split-squad wins Wednesday, the bats remained hot, the Angels bunching five hits in a six-run second inning that included Erick Aybar's two-run double to left field and Kole...
  • Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations...
  • Move to opposite side of rubber nets results for Angels' Joe Blanton

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Could a little move make a big difference for pitcher Joe Blanton, who confounded the Angels and their fans by going 2-14 with a 6.04 earned run average and allowing 29 home runs last season? Manager Mike Scioscia hopes so....
  • 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...
  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return

    Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Sean Burnett took what he called a “huge step” in his return from elbow surgery Thursday morning, the Angels reliever throwing 30 fastballs off a bullpen mound at about 85% to 90% intensity. “It felt good — I...
  • Jeff Miller: Angels will beat the odds, win World Series

    The Angels will not, contrary to the consensus, finish third in their division this season. They will not, as suggested by The Sporting News, finish fourth, ahead of only Houston, a team that lost 111 times in 2013. And they will not, as Sports...
  • Matt Long is making a strong bid for outfield job with Angels

    Matt Long is making a strong bid for outfield job with Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels farm director Bobby Scales has a nickname for players like Matt Long, a 26-year-old outfielder who does several things well but not well enough to be tabbed a sure-fire major league prospect. "I call them Novocain guys,"...
  • Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season

    Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Closer Ernesto Frieri led the major leagues last season with seven saves of at least four outs, including one in which he recorded six outs and two in which he got five outs. If all goes according to plan, the right-hander will not lead...
  • Instant replay call forces Angels to tighten up their double plays

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick said he will have to be more cognizant of his glove-to-hand transfer on double plays this season after umpires overturned a call involving infielder Andrew Romine in Tuesday’s exhibition game...
  • Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay

    Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires. The topic: once again, instant replay. The discussion Tuesday was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of...
  • Call overturned by instant replay leads to more questions for Angels

    Call overturned by instant replay leads to more questions for Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires involving instant replay. Tuesday’s discussion was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of the...