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Angels pitcher Jason Vargas is making his return after having surgery to remove a blood clot in his left armpit.
The left-hander has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is set to start against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. He is 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA in his first season with Los Angeles.
Vargas will be making his first start since June 17. A few days before that outing he noticed temperature differences in his pitching hand. It was caused by circulation problems due to the clot. The surgery was performed June 26.
Manager Mike Scioscia expects Vargas to be able to throw about 80-85 pitches.
To make room for Vargas, the Angels optioned right-hander Tommy Hanson to Triple-A Salt Lake. Hanson was 4-3 with a 5.59 ERA in 13 starts.
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The PED train continues on, and the opinion of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim center fielder Mike Trout might be one of the more relevant opinions out there. The 22-year old Trout is one of the best players in baseball, and also a guy who grew up watching players break records on a regular basis during the steroid era. As a current player and someone who was a fan of the game during...
Angels' shortstop Erick Aybar was cleated in the third inning on a slide by Yankees' Jayson Nix last and left the game with a left calf cramp.
Aybar was seen walking fine after the game and is expected to be in Wednesday's lineup.
#Angels SS Erick Aybar said he did get spiked by Nix on that play but should be able to play Wednesday.
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I bet A-Rod is glad Mike Trout isn’t the commissioner of Major League Baseball right now. When asked what should be done about PED users, he had this to say:
“To me, personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught,” Trout said Monday during an interview with New York radio station WFAN. “It takes away from the guys that are working hard every day and...
Jered Weaver had arguably the worst outing of his career, and the Angels' offense once again crept quietly into the night on Wednesday. As is the theme in these remaining games of this, the abysmal 2013 season, the Angels did nothing well. They didn't pitch well and they didn't hit well either.
And, as is also the theme of this year, the Angels'...
The Los Angeles Angels start a series against the New York Yankees in New York today, and they may have some additional outfield help when the series begins. The Angels may activate Peter Bourjos from the DL today. He has been on the DL since June 29th.
According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Bourjos would likely be inserted into the lineup to face the left-handed CC Sbaathia...
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Mike Trout - Ho hum, just another week with a .519 OBP.
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Jered Weaver - Jered Weaver might be the only person in the world who gets excited when he gets on a plane to go to Cleveland...
As if the Los Angeles Angels don't have enough problems, wait until after the 2014 season, when outfielder Mike Trout becomes eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Trout should easily surpass Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who set the record for a first-time eligible in 2008, when an arbitrator awarded him $10 million.
If you think it's too early...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 13, 2002
GAME 119 - TIGERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- For 10 1/2 innings Tuesday night, Darin Erstad sat on the bench, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound bundle of energy with no outlet.
But nearly four hours after the game began, he got his release. Erstad's pinch-hit, RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th tied the game at 6. Then...
If Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout had his way baseball players caught using performance enhancing drugs would be banned for baseball – for life.
Trout is just the latest union member to speak out about the need for baseball’s ultimate penalty: one strike and you’re out.
“To me personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught,” Trout told WFAN’s...
The August 13th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout wants PED users banned for life, tension between Scioscia and Dipoto and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout believes that PED users should be banned for life the first time they get caught.
The Monkey Says: That is a big statement as Trout is one of the young stars and burgeoning leaders...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark is out of his sports talk radio job along with co-host after saying Albert Pujols took performance-enhancing drugs.
Clark said on the air last week on WGNU in St. Louis that Pujols' former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he injected PEDs into Pujols, the former Cardinals great now in his second season...
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, there's some tension these days between Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto.
That's certainly understandable, considering the Halos currently hold fourth place in the AL West. Regardless of what happened this year, you figured the Angels would finish ahead of the Seattle Mariners. (Of course...
The August 14th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including former teammate defends Pujols, Hanson's demotion another Dipoto failure and much more...
The Story: Former teammate Skip Schumaker defends Albert Pujols against the recent steroid use allegations.
The Monkey Says: Oh, well, if Skip Schumaker says it, it must be true. Now if we can just get...
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Ivan Nova (5-4, 2.93 ERA) continues to impress and takes on the equally impressive Jered Weaver (7-5, 2.87 ERA) in the third game of the four against the Angels. Nova has an impressive six consecutive quality starts since July 5, posting a 1.60 ERA over that span while striking out 44 batters in 45 innings. The righty struggled in his last start...
CC Sabathia (9-10, 4.73 ERA) hopes to continue to climb out of his recent slump and takes on Jason Vargas (6-4, 3.65 ERA) in game two or four against the Angels. After allowing 27 combined runs over his previous four starts, Sabathia bounced back (somewhat) Wednesday against the White Sox. Although the Yankees lost the game, Sabathia gave up just three runs in 7 1/3 innings...