| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:00 PM
David Freese reported to spring training Saturday with a new physique and a quiet confidence.
The former is the result of a strength-and-conditioning program that helped the Angels third baseman "redistribute" the 220 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:35 PM
The Angels did not issue a locker to Josh Hamilton in their Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse this spring. The left fielder probably won't need one.
General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Hamilton, who underwent surgery on the AC joint in his...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager.
Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Rick Smith gulps black coffee from a travel mug as he bounces past the empty training room's treatment tables and wall-sized photos of former players deep under Angel Stadium.
A slender man with gray whiskers and a quick smile, Smith is wrapped in a 5-...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Garrett Richards, who underwent surgery in August for a torn tendon in his left knee, was cleared by doctors Monday to begin throwing, and his agent said the right-hander was "on track" to be ready by the 2015 season opener.
But Angels Manager Mike...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Those who have followed the Orioles in the last three years know how important defense has been in the team’s success.
They can tell you that once the Orioles shored up their defense late in the 2012 season, bringing up Manny Machado to replace...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was narrowly edged for the Sporting News American League Manager of the Year award, finishing behind the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia by just one vote.
The award, which has been given out every year since 1936, is...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Matt Williams, who led the Washington Nationals to the best record in the National League in his first season as a manager, and Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to their first division championship since 1997, were honored Tuesday as managers...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he spoke to Joe Maddon on Wednesday yet had no indication that Maddon was on the verge of opting out of his contract as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
When told of the news Friday morning, Scioscia said, “Wow,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him.
Maddon, who worked under...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:14 AM
There was plenty of disappointment from Orioles fans on Tuesday when Buck Showalter placed second for the annual Sporting News American League Manager of the Year Award.
Showalter was edged by Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, whose team had the...