| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:49 PM
MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman.
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Angels 6, Athletics 2
AT THE PLATE: The Angels have won eight straight games and closed Cactus League play with a 17-10 record. Utility infield candidate Grant Green lined a two-run home run to left-center field in the seventh inning and is hitting .360...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:16 PM
The Angels had a dismal spring last year, losing a major league-worst 20 games. And that lethargy carried over to a regular season in which the team spent just one day above .500.
It's been a different story this spring, with the Angels' 7-5 win over...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Collin Cowgill edged out J.B. Shuck for a reserve outfield spot, Ian Stewart beat out Grant Green for a backup infield job, and Matt Shoemaker was added to the bullpen as a long reliever, as the Angels made their final cuts and announced their 25-man...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017.
Then the star center fielder saw the...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen.
And it might not matter.
For the Angels...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Mike Trout noticed it right away during batting practice. The center-field wall in Angel Stadium, which was 400 feet away from home plate last season, is now 396 feet. The distance to straight-away left field, which was 365 feet last season, is 347 feet,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Angels relievers Dane De La Rosa (forearm strain) and Sean Burnett (sore elbow) took what they hope were significant steps in their return from injuries Wednesday, each throwing a simulated inning to hitters before a game against the Seattle Mariners....
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:37 PM
HOUSTON — The news on Angels reliever Sean Burnett was not bad, but it didn’t sound real encouraging, either. The left-hander threw another simulated inning in Arizona on Saturday but seems to have hit a bit of a plateau in his return from...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:27 PM
Angels 5, Astros 1
KEY MOMENT: Josh Hamilton, who struck out four times in his first five at-bats against left-handers this season, hit a two-run home run to right field against left-hander Dallas Keuchel to cap a three-run rally and give the Angels a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:02 PM
SEATTLE — The Angels barely flinched when American League West rivals Texas and Seattle added powerful left-handed bats this winter, the Rangers acquiring Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo and the Mariners signing Robinson Cano.
They had just the...