ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Luis Valbuena Set to Begin Rehab Assignment.

When the Angels signed Luis Valbuena, they had designs to play him. A lot. Even after a torrid spring from C.J. Cron, the Angels appeared set to roll with Valbuena as their starting first baseman. Instead, Valbuena started the season on the DL after re-injuring his surgically repaired hamstring, and the Halos have yet to go with their preferred starting lineup. With Valbuena, the...
Via Halo Headquarters
53 minutes ago

Pujols now at No. 1 on RBI list for Dominicans

Albert Pujols recorded the 1,832nd RBI of his career Sunday, moving past Manny Ramirez for sole possession of 18th place on MLB's all-time list. Sunday's RBI also moved Pujols past Ramirez to the top of the leaderboard among Dominican-born Major Leaguers.
Via Angels.com
1 hour ago

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout Joins Cobb and Mantle in Select Club

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Tyler Skaggs Giving Much-Needed Boost to Halos’ Rotation.

It hasn’t exactly been the start the Angels were hoping for. Especially considering the franchise-best 6-2 start. The Halos have followed that start up by going 4-9, and are currently only a game out of last place in the A.L. West. It’s too early to get wrapped up in records just yet, but the Angels have struggled in ways they could ill afford to. The rotation struggles are the...
Via Halo Headquarters
2 hours ago

Angels add Pounders to bullpen, DFA Yates

The Angels made an adjustment to their bullpen prior to Sunday afternoon's matchup with the Blue Jays, recalling right-hander Brooks Pounders and designating Kirby Yates for assignment.
Via Angels.com
4 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels Move Garrett Richards to the 60-Day Disabled List

Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Angels Designate Kirby Yates For Assignment

The Angels have designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment, the club announced.  Righty Brooks Pounders has been called up from Triple-A in a related roster move.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 hours ago

Angels Look To Daniel Wright To Make Spot Start

The Angels play game three out of four in their series versus the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Daniel Wright is set to go for the Halos. It will be his first start of 2017. Wright will be squaring off against righty Marcus Stroman. In three games, Stroman has put together a 1-2 record with a 4.05 ERA. Stroman has thrown one complete game this season. Wright...
Via Halo Headquarters
6 hours ago

Stroman throws 7-hitter in Blue Jays’ 6-2 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched a seven-hitter and Devon Travis hit a go-ahead, two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Stroman (2-2) survived a rocky ninth by inducing a game-ending double play in his third career complete game — and his second in 12 days. The right-hander retired...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 hours ago

Simmons' slam, spectacular play sink Jays

Andrelton Simmons hit his second career grand slam Saturday, vaulting the Angels past the Blue Jays for a 5-4 win in the second game of a four-game series at Angel Stadium.
Via Angels.com
19 hours ago

Angels Place Cam Bedrosian On DL, Select Kirby Yates

The Angels have placed closer Cam Bedrosian on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain, according to an announcement from the club. The Halos, as a result, have made a few other changes to their pitching staff, selecting the contract of Kirby Yates, recalling Daniel Wright and optioning Alex Meyer to Triple-A. It’s early in the season, of course, but Bedrosian has been...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 hours ago

Angels place P Garrett Richards on 60-day DL

Angels ace righty Garrett Richards may be looking at another lost season.The club announced on Saturday that Richards will be placed on the 60-day disabled list after a recent test showed some improvement in biceps strength but irritation of the cutaneous nerve. Richards, 28, has made only one start for the Angels this season and had to exit it after 4.2 innings due to an issue with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Again Getting Little Help in Angels Lineup

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Angels fail to capitalize against non-Cy Young candidate, lose 8-7

SWEET LINCOLN’S MULLET the Angels drop this one in excruciating fashion. Angels 7 Blue Jays 8 In a battle of starting pitchers trying to find themselves, Alex Meyer and (former Angel, kinda) Mat Latos had a go at it tonight. The Angels played this as a one-time Meyer start, though they said they would “reevaluate” as they saw fit. Reading between the lines, Meyer had the...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Game 19 - I Can’t Even Pregame Picks

Blue Jays @ Angels - 6:07PM YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW FOR YOUR SCORES TO COUNT! Totally did not do yesterday’s results cause they bugged me a lot. Probables: Casey Lawrence (TOR) @ Tyler Skaggs (LAA) If you can’t see the embedded form, you can also enter PGP HERE Make sure you check if your entry submitted HERE Good luck! Comment below!
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Report: Francisco Lindor turns down $100 million extension

Apparently we are at the point in professional sports where 23-year-old baseball players are turning down $100 million in cold hard cash. We knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. But that doesn’t make it any more absurd.According to Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor just recently turned down an extension that would have...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller: Angels looking a lot less than super right now

ANAHEIM >> The Angels distributed promotional superhero capes to the fans on Friday. They did not, just to be clear, distribute promotional superhero masks to the players, even if some of them might have preferred to sneak back into town unnoticed. This team, which opened its latest homestand having dropped 8 of 9 overall, just lost 6 of 7 on a trip during which it batted .
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Matt Shoemaker was siiiiick, but the Angels still lost, dudes, lineup was total schwag

Whoa, bro. Halos, lost 2-1, pfffffffffffffffffft whatev. Angels 1 Astros 2 Today wasn’t going to be easy, no matter what. That’s why last night’s implosion was so tough to swallow; that was their last chance at the Astros before they had to face Lance McCullers, a guy that some baseball people think would be the 2017 Cy Young Award winner. The getaway game was going to...
Via Halos Heaven
3 days ago

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue unveiled outside of Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers honored Jackie Robinson in a big way on Saturday, by immortalizing him on the 70th anniversary of him making his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.It was unveiled at Dodger Stadium in front of the fans, and features him sliding into a base, which is fitting. Here’s what the statue looks like. And here’s a close-up shot of it. Robinson’s achievements can’t be...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels beat Rangers on walk-off squeeze bunt

It’s early, but it looks like the Angels may be in for a special season.The Angels beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings on Tuesday for their second straight comeback win of at least five runs. And they did it on a walk-off safety squeeze bunt from Carlos Perez in the 10th: The Angels entered the bottom of the seventh inning down 5-0 and scored a run in the 7th, another in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Felix Hernandez and Mike Trout Face Off Forever

Mike Trout is the best baseball player, so he’s automatically interesting. Felix Hernandez is probably not one of the best baseball players, but he has been recently enough that he remains interesting. On Saturday, Felix pitched and Trout hit, and as we all learned in school, Interesting * Interesting = Interesting^2. That’s extremely interesting! In this post, we’ll review...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Andrelton Simmons make amazing backgranded snab to show he’s best SS in MLB

Andrelton Simmons made a spectacular play in Saturday’s game that helped support the argument that he’s the best defensive shortstop in baseball. It happened when Alcides Escobar fielded a tough grounder to third, and showed off his cannon arm with a strong throw to first for the out. That in itself was a tough play to make, but Simmons did something that was much more impressive...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garrett Richards has biceps nerve irritation, elbow structurally sound

The Los Angeles Angels got back some good news on their ace pitcher Friday.Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports that an MRI on right-hander Garrett Richards showed that his elbow is structurally sound. However, Richards has been diagnosed with biceps nerve irritation and will likely miss his next start. Richards, 28, had to exit his first start of the season on Wednesday with what...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels players celebrate Cameron Maybin’s birthday by drenching him in shaving cream, baby powder

Cameron Maybin was greeted with a special surprise by his fellow Los Angeles Angels teammates in celebration his 30th birthday: Shaving cream and baby powder. The Angels outfielder posted a video to Instagram on Thursday of teammates showering him with toiletries while joyfully singing happy birthday. A post shared by Cameron Maybin (@cameronmaybin) on Apr 5, 2017 at 6:21am PDT It’s...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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