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ANAHEIM, Calif. In the near distance, the Angels can see welcome relief. It's called the All-Star break.
They need it. They need some time off to rest, recoup, relax and rejuvenate. They need time to heal.
A team that depends so much on its starting pitching has a rotation that's reeling. On Thursday, Dan Haren went on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career. Jerome Williams is still on a rehab assignment in the minors. Ervin Santana is battling confidence issues, as unlikely as that sounds.
And after they came from four runs down to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-7 Thursday night, the Angels sent rookie pitcher Garrett Richards, whose last two starts have been dreadful, back to the minors.
This is a team built on starting pitching, and now it feels like the pitching is slowly crumbling apart. With three games left before teams break for the All-Star Game, the Angels are virtually hobbling into the weekend.
"We'll bounce back," outfie...
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By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
Angels fans are clamoring for some starting pitching help after Ervin Santana and Dan Haren have struggled mightily. Now, with Haren admitting to a back problem that will likely put him on the disabled list...
The Los Angeles Angels are in the thick of the AL West and AL Wildcard races. That’s the good news. The bad news is the pitching staff is staggering. Ervin Santana has struggled mightily and 5th starter Garrett Richards was optioned to Triple A on July 6th. To make matters worse, Dan Haren just landed on the DL for the first time in his career. This puts the Angels in a tight...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Angels pitcher Dan Haren prided himself on his resiliency and his ability to make all his starts, but it finally caught up with him Thursday when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Angels recalled right-hander Kevin Jepsen from Triple-A Salt Lake, although they will probably need to make another move to find a starter for Sunday, which would have been...
Los Angeles Angels placed Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his 10-year career on Thursday because of stiffness in his lower back.
The club made the move two days after the three-time All-Star finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training.
''There's definitely a lot of inflammation and it was just causing the stiffness...
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren is on the disabled list for the first time in his career with lower-back stiffness.
The Angels made the move Thursday, two days after Haren finally acknowledged his back has been bothering him since spring training.
Los Angeles also recalled right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.
Haren is 6-8 with a 4.86 ERA, and the three-time All-Star has...
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It was a long road back for Eric Hurley. A first-round draft pick in 2004 and once the top-ranked pitching prospect in the Texas Rangers system, Hurley has not pitched in the big leagues since July 2008. He has another chance after the Los Angeles Angels recalled him from Class AAA Salt Lake. He has endured a long list of injuries, topped by shoulder surgery in 2009. Hurley made...
Coming into 2012, the Angels’ big offseason had many people, like myself, expecting them to challenge the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers in the AL West.
To be honest, I actually picked the Angels to overtake them in the division.
Yet after a very slow start, the uphill battle became very steep for the Angels. They have gotten close to the Rangers at times, but...
Trade deadline looming... must talk trade... must throw crap against wall... must see what sticks...
Yep, it's that time again, trade speculation time! But rather than make up ideas like I did earlier this week, let's take an actual real logical look at the Angels trade needs and who their actual targets that totally didn't come from my imagination might be. Yeah...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-7 on Thursday night.
LaTroy Hawkins (2-1), the second of six Angels pitchers, retired both batters he faced after relieving rookie Garrett Richards in the fourth inning and got credit for the victory.
Ernesto Frieri got three...
Baltimore Orioles (44-37) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-37)
Pitching Probables: BAL Jake Arrieta (3-9, 5.81 ERA) LAA Garrett Richards (2-1, 2.81 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - FSN; Radio - KLAA 830Garrett Richards looks to set the pace as the Angels, who seem to be reeling as of late, turn the page into a new series. For a while there, it looked as if the Angels...
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Kendrys Morales is surging for the Los Angeles Angels, and he's always hit well against the Baltimore Orioles.
The designated hitter just completed a strong road trip as he gets ready for Thursday night's opener of a four-game set against the visiting Orioles.
Morales is 13 for 33 during an eight-game hitting streak, batting .400 in seven games on the Angels' 5-4 trip...