2/25/2015 | Hamilton meets with MLB over disciplinary issue
Josh Hamilton spent Wednesday in New York, meeting with the Commissioner's Office regarding a disciplinary issue, the Angels confirmed. The team declined to give specifics on the meeting and aren't sure when they'll hear back from Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Times first reported the news.
2/25/2015 | Richards: Goal is to be ready for Opening Day
Garrett Richards knows the odds are somewhat stacked against him, and he understands that it would be practical of the Angels to place him on the disabled list at the start of the season to make sure he's 100 percent healthy. But that isn't changing his mindset.
2/25/2015 | Trout to adjust to new pace-of-play rules
When Major League Baseball announced that hitters must keep one foot in the batter's box this season, Mike Trout was usually the first name that came to mind.
2/24/2015 | Angels want steady approach to set bullpen pace
It took Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto a lot of years, a lot of trades and a lot of names to finally find a bullpen group he's content with, and he got there in a rather unconventional way: Without velocity.
2/24/2015 | Joyce may help Scioscia's lineup fall in order
Matt Joyce's .341 on-base percentage the last four years could fit nicely in the No. 2 spot, giving Angels manager Mike Scioscia another hitter he feels comfortable with at the top of the order and allowing him to bat Mike Trout third.
2/24/2015 | Lindstrom looking good early in Angels camp
Every Spring Training there's one guy who sticks out amid the monotony; a pitcher who turns heads in the early bullpen sessions. For the Angels so far, that guy is Matt Lindstrom.
2/24/2015 | Baldoquin's camp debut stalled by visa issues
The Angels will have to wait to get their first look at Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who isn't expected to join the rest of the position players for the first full workout on Wednesday due to visa issues that are keeping him in the Dominican Republic.
2/23/2015 | Santiago enters rotation battle with something to prove
At least one of the Angels' rotation spots -- possibly two, if Garrett Richards starts the season on the disabled list -- is a wide-open competition in Spring Training, even though one of the candidates -- Hector Santiago -- isn't sure why.
2/23/2015 | Salas looks to stay grounded at Halos camp
Angels reliever Fernando Salas had an under-the-radar rebirth in 2014, but he striving to take another step forward this spring by working on his sinker in an effort to induce more ground balls.
2/23/2015 | Aybar adjusting to life after Howie
When Howie Kendrick was traded to the Dodgers, Erick Aybar lost his career-long double-play partner. But the Angels shortstop knows that's how the game goes and he's working to develop chemistry with a group of newcomers competing for the second-base job.
2/23/2015 | Richards looks 'outstanding' in bullpen session
Garrett Richards completed his third bullpen session of the spring on Monday morning, throwing 40 pitches -- four-seam fastballs and two-seam fastballs -- from the stretch at the Angels' Spring Training complex.
2/22/2015 | Dipoto: Angels not in market for another bat
The Angels still aren't sure when Josh Hamilton will join their lineup -- not to mention when he'll show up for Spring Training -- but that hasn't prompted Jerry Dipoto to search for another bat from outside the organization.
2/22/2015 | Angels to 'turn the dial a little bit more' on shifting in 2015
The Angels followed the recent trend throughout baseball last season and incorporated a lot more shifting to their defense. In 2015, they'll take it to a new level.
2/22/2015 | Pujols dreams of title, daughter in Olympics
Albert Pujols is coming off his first normal offseason in three years, which followed a 2014 campaign in which he posted a .272/.324/.466 slash line, hit 28 homers, drove in 105 runs and played Gold Glove-caliber defense. In a 20-minute scrum with reporters Sunday, Pujols declined to place any personal expectations on what will be his 15th season.
2/21/2015 | Bulked-up Weaver says weight won't affect delivery
In an effort to be stronger once he starts getting into the triple digits with his pitch count, Jered Weaver bulked up over the offseason and reported to Spring Training at 221 pounds, 22 pounds heavier than his lightest point in 2014.
2/21/2015 | Angels start camp searching for a cleanup hitter
And the Angels' new cleanup hitter is … TBD. There's no telling when Josh Hamilton will fully recover from right shoulder surgery, and the man who replaced him in the cleanup spot down the stretch last year, Howie Kendrick, is now with the Dodgers.
2/21/2015 | Freese seeking strong start in second year with Angels
If you could just eliminate the first two months, David Freese would've had a very good first year with the Angels in 2014. But April and May happened, so Freese's final numbers were subpar.
2/20/2015 | Angels unsure whether Hamilton will report to camp
The Angels don't know when Josh Hamilton will report for Spring Training, and at this point they can't be sure if the high-priced slugger will even report at all.
2/20/2015 | Scioscia says Iannetta ideally gets '100 to 115' starts
The Angels lost Chris Iannetta's platoon mate in early November, when Hank Conger was dealt to the Astros for young starter Nick Tropeano and Minor League catcher Carlos Perez. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia doesn't have any plans to give Iannetta a Salvador Perez-type workload.
2/20/2015 | Scioscia OK with MLB's pace-of-game efforts
Major League Baseball announced initiatives aimed toward quickening the pace of play on Friday, regulations that include managers staying in the dugout for replay challenges, hitters keeping one foot in the batter's box and clocks being incorporated in hopes of shortening the time between innings. Angels manager Mike Scioscia is under the impression that it's still "a work in progress."
2/20/2015 | Moreno: Angels, Anaheim 'nowhere' on ballpark talks
The Angels and the City of Anaheim "are nowhere" with regard to lease negotiations, Angels owner Arte Moreno said Friday morning. "We've had zero conversations with them," Moreno added, "and we have no planned conversations with them."
2/20/2015 | Richards hopes to be ready by Opening Day
Garrett Richards breezed through his second bullpen session on Friday morning -- 30 pitches, once again all fastballs from the stretch.
2/17/2015 | Angels sign Lindstrom to Minor League contract
Lindstrom struggled through a 5.03 ERA in 35 appearances with the White Sox last year, a season that saw him miss 73 games after undergoing surgery on his left ankle in May.
2/17/2015 | Inbox: What's the most intriguing spring storyline?
What do you think will be the most intriguing Spring Training storyline? Alden Gonzalez tackles this question and more in his latest inbox.
2/17/2015 | Second base, No. 5 spot in rotation up for grabs
There's only so much we can know before Spring Training even starts. So much is left up to presumption this time of year, and for the 2015 Angels, that's especially true.
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