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The Los Angeles Angels have purchased the contract of right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned utilityman Alexi Amarista to the minors to help their beleaguered bullpen.
The 24-year-old Carpenter joined the Angels for the start of their three-game series Friday against the New York Yankees. His first appearance will mark his major league debut.
The Angels moved outfielder Jeremy Moore from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.
Carpenter was promoted to help a bullpen that couldn't hold leads against Minnesota on Wednesday and Thursday, sending the Angels to a 2-4 start.
Top reliever Scott Downs bruised his right ankle Thursday when he was stepped on while covering first base. General manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Downs will not have to go on the disabled list.
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NEW YORKThe Los Angeles Angels have reshuffled their bullpen once again, cutting right-hander Rich Thompson and promoting lefty Brad Mills from Triple-A Salt Lake.
The moves came before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. The Angels had lost five of six.
Thompson was a valuable member of the Angels' bullpen last year, going 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 41 games...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Prospect Reporter
Salt Lake Bees - The Bees bounced back from a tough walk off loss, and won Friday night's game 5-4. The game was in the hands of the bullpen all day due to Brad Mills being with the big club. David Pauley started the game and got the job done - 4 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits. Loek Van Mil and Ryan Brasier also turned...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Prospect Reporter
Salt Lake Bees:
The Bees blew out the Reno Aces, 11-3 on a night in
which snow was falling on the field. Matt Shoemaker started for the
Bees and turned in a productive start - 5.1 innings, 2 runs, 3
strikeouts. Shokemaker has only walked 2 batters in his 11.1 innings so
far this year. Offensively, things...
Albert Pujols is learning that hitting a baseball is tougher when the number attached to your name has a dollar sign.
After a weak opening week with the Los Angeles Angels, Pujols has a contract ($240 million) more imposing than his batting average (.217). He had no home runs and just two RBIs going into Friday's game at New York, the Yankees' season opener.
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos hit an inside-the-park home run in Wednesday night's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins. It happened in the top of the fifth inning with two men on base. Bourjos hit a deep fly ball to left field. Twins left fielder Josh Willingham looked to be in position to make the catch, but the ball was just over the outstretched...
Now, wasn't that better? All the Angels needed was a bit of quality pitching, an explosion of power and suddenly all is right with the universe. My hunch is that the Angel players got together and said, "enough is enough. Let's get our act together" and, VOILA!!, it happened. The question is it just a fluke or the beginning of a legitimate winning streak...Angels...
The April 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
C.J. Wilson beat the Yankees for the first time in his career, Albert Pujols and his teammates teed off and the Los Angeles Angels romped past New York 7-1 Saturday.
Howie Kendrick, Chris Iannetta and Vernon Wells homered as the Angels ended their three-game skid and stopped New York's winning streak at four.
Pujols got in the swing, too, after a quiet start with his new club...
What follows is last night's Peter Bourjos inside-the-park home run, which is one of America's great inventions. And also a Bengie Molina triple, from 2010. Same sport!
"I could watch Peter Bourjos run all day!" -- You
(14.26 seconds for Bourjos.)
The April 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
C.J. Wilson and the offensive support in the...
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-4) @ New York Yankees (3-3)Pitching Probables: LAA – Ervin Santana (0-1, 7.94ERA) NYY Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 6.44 ERA)Game Info: 10:15 AM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830[wayin] 60863117-e0be-4ac3-bcd9-eba7f62e4290 [/wayin]So, it's time to panic right? Pujols isn't hitting. The starting pitchers are getting lite up like Christmas...
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-3) @ Minnesota Twins (1-4) Pitching Probables: LAA – Dan Haren (0-1, 8.44 ERA) MIN – Francisco Liriano (0-1, 11.25 ERA) Game Info: 10:10 AM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
In baseball, the role of an ace is often said to be to step in and lead the team to a win when the team is...
Angels General Manager, Jerry DiPoto, said today that they are “making progress” on an extension for short stop Erick Aybar according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.
“I'm very confident that we'll be able to get something done,” he said. “Erick wants to be here. It's just a matter of winding up a deal that works for both sides. (The negotiations) have been...