Posted March 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Albert Pujols homered and C.J. Wilson had another strong start, and the Angels' pair of new stars led Los Angeles to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pujols hit his fifth spring homer off Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter. The Angels got to Collmenter for four runs in the first, two coming in on Howie Kendrick's fourth homer and two more runs coming on Bobby Abreu's single. Wilson worked 6 1-3 innings and allowed five hits and one run - Justin Upton's fourth homer in the first. Wilson lowered his spring ERA to 1.33 after five outings. Collmenter continued to struggle, allowing 10 hits and eight runs. His spring ERA soared to 11.81.

Angels' Haren delivering this spring

TEMPE, Ariz. He's not the ace, not the flashy new free-agent signee, and he hasn't been an All-Star the last two seasons. But don't be surprised if Angels pitcher Dan Haren has a career-best season. Yes, you can asterisk everything that's happened in the last few weeks with the notation "It's only spring training," but the 6-foot-5 right-hander has...

Report: Angels trying to trade Abreu to Indians

The Los Angeles Angels are trying to put together a trade that would send outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians,'s Jon Heyman reported Thursday. Abreu's playing time probably would be limited with the Angels because of the many outfielders and designated hitters on the roster. But the Indians need an outfielder with Grady Sizemore probably out until...

Pujols homers again, Angels and Cubs tie

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols homered for the second straight day and the Los Angeles Angels played to a 3-all tie with the Chicago Cubs in 10 innings Saturday. Pujols hit the first pitch he saw from left-hander Paul Maholm for a two-run homer in the first inning. Pujols had a career batting average of .564 (22 for 49) with two homers and eight RBIs in the regular season against...

Report: Abreu deal 'fell apart'

The trade that would send Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians apparently has hit a snag and might not get completed. Baseball columnist Jon Heyman of tweeted that he was "hearing (the) Abreu deal fell apart" early Friday afternoon. Long-time Indians writer Paul Hoynes of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer earlier tweeted that the deal might still get done, but...

Isringhausen added to Angels' big league roster

Jason Isringhausen has made the Los Angeles Angels' roster and is set for his 16th major league season. The Angels' selected the contract of the 39-year-old reliever from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and optioned outfielder Mike Trout to the minor league team. Isringhausen gets a $650,000, one-year contract and the chance to earn $200,000 in performance bonuses: $50,000...

Halo Headlines: Abreu in potential trade to Cleveland, Isringhausen to learn fate, Trumbo to get boost in playing time at third base

The March 30th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

2012 Player Preview: Mike Trout

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The March 29th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Pebble Hunting: Your Job Sucks, and So Does Bobby Abreu's by Sam Miller

Back in December, Ken Rosenthal tucked this into a column about Bobby Abreu: “Abreu, who turns 38 on March 11, is not the type to demand a trade, but he would welcome one, according to sources with knowledge of his thinking.” The news in that sentence was that Abreu would welcome a trade, but the most telling part was that Abreu “is not the type to demand a trade.” To oversimplify...

Collmenter struggles; Gibson keeps the faith

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A few days after his spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation was secured, Josh Collmenter had his worst outing of the spring Friday. It appeared to do nothing to shake manager Kirk Gibsons confidence, but Collmenter admitted that he is feeling some pressure as the regular season approaches. There is always pressure. You always have to do well, said Collmenter...

Trade involving OF Bobby Abreu falls apart, he remains with Angels

It was believed yesterday, that a trade between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels had been reached, potentially sending OF Bobby Abreu to the Indians. Late in the afternoon, the deal fell apart with the amount of money the Indians would absorb this season reportedly being the sticking point. Abreu, 38, is coming off the worst season of his career and has...

Video: 2012 MLB Preview- American League

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