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  • Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons

    Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons
    TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries...
  • Venezuelans on Angels and Dodgers worry about homeland

    Venezuelans on Angels and Dodgers worry about homeland
    PHOENIX¬†— Like many athletes, JC Boscan has a routine he follows each day. "When I wake up," the Dodgers catching prospect said, "the first thing I do is check my cell phone." The habit is all about family. While Boscan is in Arizona battling...
  • Angels' C.J. Wilson: protective cap 'like wearing a bucket on your head'

    Angels' C.J. Wilson: protective cap 'like wearing a bucket on your head'
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- On the day after he was hit in the head by a line drive, C.J. Wilson said he had no interest in wearing the protective caps now available to protect pitchers from such drives. “It’s like wearing a bucket on your head,”...
  • Angels sign veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to minor league deal

    Angels sign veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to minor league deal
    The Angels have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with catcher Yorvit Torrealba, a 13-year veteran who spent the 2013 season as a backup with the Colorado Rockies. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Torrealba, 35, has a career .256...
  • Orioles land backup catcher in trade

    Orioles land backup catcher in trade
    Dan Duquette made his first trade as executive vice president of the Orioles on Thursday, filling the club's vacant reserve catcher spot by adding defensive-minded backstop Taylor Teagarden from a familiar partner, the Texas Rangers' organization. The...
  • Bell bouncing back and forth

    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) relief pitcher, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: It's hard to predict where Bell will be from one day to the next. The former Falcon was recalled...
  • Spring training: NL West preview

     Spring training: NL West preview
    Will we ever see the Giants coming? The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
  • Erick Aybar getting Angels started

     
    Last year Erick Aybar struggled in the leadoff spot and the Angel offense struggled along with him. Not so this year -- and especially this month. Baltimore's Adam Jones is the only player in baseball with more hits in May......
  • Angels' quest for middle relief continues: Ramirez up, Kohn down

     
    The Angels' seemingly never-ending quest for capable middle relief continued Wednesday when the team sent struggling right-hander Michael Kohn back to triple A and recalled Horacio Ramirez, a 31-year-old left-hander who spent parts of seven seasons with...
  • Another tall order for Angels rookie Garrett Richards

     
    Garrett Richards made his big league debut in front of a packed house in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night against one of baseball's most formidable lineups, and his nerves were apparent. The 23-year-old right-hander walked the first two batters he........
  • Another Angels rookie pitcher gets crack at Rangers

     
    In their biggest series of the season to date, the Angels will turn to another rookie pitcher against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After Garrett Richards' second big league start was cut short by a right groin strain in......