3/10/2014 | Weaver tosses four as Long, Angels tee off on Tribe
Matt Long came close to a cycle, Collin Cowgill went yard, and the Angels scored runs in four consecutive innings to beat the Indians, 8-3, on Monday at Goodyear Ballpark. Jered Weaver gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings, his longest spring start this year.
3/10/2014 | Hamilton progressing toward return with agility drills
Josh Hamilton did agility drills on the field Sunday, planned to do straight-ahead sprints on Monday and could make his spring debut as early as Thursday, though the Angels' outfielder doesn't want to put a precise time frame on his recovery.
3/10/2014 | Recovering lefty Burnett throws off mound
Sean Burnett, recovering from left forearm surgery, stood on a bullpen mound on Sunday and fired 30 fastballs to a catcher in a crouched position. It was the latest positive step in his rehabilitation process.
3/10/2014 | Sidearmer Smith set to play key 'pen role
The Angels identified sidearmer Joe Smith early in the offseason and went above and beyond to sign him, giving him a three-year, $15.75 million contract few teams, if any, were willing to match.
3/9/2014 | Skaggs strengthening case for rotation spot
When the Angels acquired Tyler Skaggs in the offseason trade that sent Mark Trumbo to Arizona, they did so with the left-hander in mind for the starting rotation. Through two spring starts, Skaggs has made that decision look promising.
3/9/2014 | Offense going slow through early March
The Angels started Cactus League play with a promising 15-hit, 15-run performance against the Cubs on Feb. 28. But they've been unable to repeat that output in 10 games this month.
3/9/2014 | Richards fades after strong start to second outing
Garrett Richards' second spring start Saturday didn't go as planned -- he gave up five runs in four innings to the D-backs -- but there were positives to take away from the appearance.
3/9/2014 | Freese rests foot blister; De La Rosa sidelined
Angels third baseman David Freese was held out Sunday with a blood blister on the bottom of his foot, though manager Mike Scioscia said he should be good to go Monday. Scioscia also said there is no timetable for Dane De La Rosa to return from a forearm strain.
3/9/2014 | Pitching shines behind Skaggs' strong start
Behind four solid innings from left-hander Tyler Skaggs, the Angels posted a 3-1 victory over the Reds, limiting Cincinnati to five hits against seven pitchers.
3/8/2014 | Richards gives up five runs against D-backs
The Angels' Garrett Richards gave up five runs on eight hits in four innings in the D-backs' 5-2 win at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday.
3/8/2014 | Green working on proficiency at third base
Grant Green enjoyed a successful debut with the Angels late last season but, barring an injury, knows a utility role is his only way to crack the Angels' Opening Day roster. There is plenty of competition for that spot, and Green must show he has the desired versatility.
3/8/2014 | Hamilton making progress from calf strain
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, yet to play in a Cactus League game this spring, could make his debut within a week. Hamilton strained his left calf during a baserunning drill 10 days ago, and the initial prognosis was he would miss at least two weeks.
3/8/2014 | Blanton's role in limbo after rocky outing
Coming off a rough season in 2013, right-hander Joe Blanton's second spring start Friday did not go well. Blanton gave up seven runs, including four home runs, and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Rockies.
3/7/2014 | Romine goes deep for Halos vs. Rockies
Andrew Romine went deep for the Angels, but veteran starter Joe Blanton surrendered four homers in a 7-2 loss to the Rockies.
3/7/2014 | Santiago breezes through start vs. Cubs
Hector Santiago breezed through his required four innings -- working so efficiently that he had to throw an additional 15 pitches in the bullpen to get enough work in -- and second baseman Howie Kendrick had the only multihit game in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday.
3/7/2014 | Urlacher suits up with Angels
Former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher put on a full Angels uniform, sat down for manager Mike Scioscia's pregame meeting, stretched with the team along the right-field line, shagged fly balls and then took part in some batting practice prior to Friday's game against the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Trout's exuberance, Pujols' wisdom are complementary
On the Angels, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout work in tandem. The veteran is a daily, present reminder to Trout of the commitment level it takes to maintain annual MVP-type production, and the young superstar serves as a daily, present reminder of the value of youthful exuberance.
3/7/2014 | Hamilton open to talking with Singleton
Josh Hamilton wasn't really familiar with Jonathan Singleton's situation when approached about it at camp recently, but he's there to help if needed.
3/7/2014 | De La Rosa diagnosed with forearm strain
Dane De La Rosa's forearm injury, which caused a rough outing against the Dodgers on Thursday and prompted him to leave the game early, was diagnosed as a sprain, an MRI confirmed, and the power reliever doesn't believe he'll start the season on the disabled list.
3/7/2014 | Wilson among the many indebted to Jobe
C.J. Wilson is one of countless pitchers whose careers were extended -- and, in many cases, heightened -- by the revolutionary procedure that Dr. Frank Jobe invented 40 years ago.
3/7/2014 | Trout still sorting through play at the plate
On Friday, one day after a controversial play at home plate -- where expanded replay and baseball's new rule governing collisions converged -- Mike Trout still couldn't figure it all out.
3/6/2014 | De La Rosa exits early with forearm tightness
Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa faced seven batters, allowed five to reach, served up a grand slam and exited early, initially diagnosed with forearm tightness and leaving the facility to undergo a follow-up MRI.
3/6/2014 | Without picking favorite, Tracy compares Trout, Harper
Chad Tracy is that rare player who has shared a clubhouse with both Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, albeit briefly with the latter.
3/6/2014 | Halos' Hamilton healing, runs on treadmill
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton has started to run on a treadmill, the latest step in a recovery from a strained left calf that could have him back on the field within a week.
3/6/2014 | Replay upholds Trout's close play at plate
Mike Scioscia is now 0-for-2 in umpire reviews -- but it is only Spring Training. Mike Trout tried to go all the way around for an inside-the-park home run in Thursday's Dodgers-Angels game from Tempe Diablo Stadium, but was called out by third-base umpire Pat Hoberg on a bang-bang play.
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