ANGELS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Salt Lake Bees win opener of homestand

The Salt Lake Bees opened up a four-series against the Tacoma Rainiers with a bang, winning 9-5 on Tuesday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Scoring two runs apiece in the second, fourth and fifth innings, the Bees blew the game open in the seventh inning with three runs for a 9-4 lead. Turning Point • Tied at four heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Nolan Fontana’s double...
Via Jazz Notes
9 hours ago

Potential key 'pen piece Bailey sharp in return

Andrew Bailey completed his long road back to the Majors on Tuesday night, tossing a scoreless inning in the Angels' 3-1 series-opening loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park.
Via Angels.com
10 hours ago

Nolasco tries to help Halos in Washington

The Angels have won 12 of their last 17 games, going 10-4 in August, racking up the most wins in the Majors this month. Ricky Nolasco, who starts for the Halos on Wednesday at Nationals Park, hasn't been as hot.
Via Angels.com
11 hours ago

LIVE Color Feed: Angels vs. Nationals

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
Via Angels.com
15 hours ago

Angels close to getting pitchers Heaney, Richards back

The Los Angeles Angels could be close to getting some much needed pitching help just when they need it.Both Andrew Heaney and Garrett Richards are making progress in their returns to the field, though Heaney is much closer to being able to help the club.The OC Register’s Jeff Fletcher says Heaney has rejoined the Angels and is a bullpen session away from being placed into the team’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels Outright Damien Magnifico

The Angels announced on Tuesday that right-hander Damien Magnifico has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Double-A Mobile. Magnifico remains with the organization, but the Halos now have a vacancy on their 40-man roster. Magnifico, 26, appeared in just one game for the Angels this season and faced only three batters, none of whom put the ball in play against the righty (two...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 hours ago

Six-run sixth lifts Bees over River Cats, 8-2

The Salt Lake Bees scored six runs in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and went on to an 8-2 victory over the host Sacramento River Cats on Monday night. Salt Lake had tied the score in the third on a two-out, two-run single by Rey Navarro, and the Bees took the lead when Ramon Flores led off the sixth with his sixth home run of the season. One out later, Shane Robinson doubled...
Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago

Report: Mariners have tried to trade for Ervin Santana multiple times

The non-waiver trade deadline may have already passed, but the Seattle Mariners are still pursuing upgrades on the waiver trade market.Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reported over the weekend that the Mariners have tried to trade for Minnesota Twins righty Ervin Santana “multiple times.” Divish does add however that trade talks between the two sides are currently “on hold”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stupidity from MLB & L.A. Times are latest examples of why Angels fans have chip on their shoulders

The L.A. Times thinks a team in playoff race doesn’t need a beat writer, and MLB Channel talks Wild Card race while totally forgetting about the Halos. Such is the life of an Angels fan. If there’s one commonly-shared characteristic among the Angels fan community that I find myself struggling with on a regular basis, it’s probably the inferiority complex. This inferiority complex...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Whicker: Angels' season was over, but they kept playing

The season did not end Monday morning. The Angels are not the American League's second wild-card team, at least not yet. Occupancy is not the law. One-fourth of the schedule lies before them. "All I know is that the standings are pretty crowded," said Billy Eppler, the Angels' general manager.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Kaleb Cowart making progress at the plate

The 25-year-old has made real changes to his offensive game. In 2010, the Angels spent their first-round draft pick on a talented Georgia-high school product by the name of Kaleb Cowart. A switch-hitting third baseman, Cowart performed as expected in the lower levels of the minor leagues, but his production fell off dramatically after a promotion to Double-A in 2013. After two rough...
Via Halos Heaven
1 day ago

Bridwell, Angels sweep Mariners 4-2 for 6th straight win

SEATTLE (AP) — Parker Bridwell threw six strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels completed a four-game sweep, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Sunday for their sixth straight win. Bridwell (7-1) gave up one run on four hits. The rookie has won five decisions in a row, helping the Angels move into the second spot in the AL wild-card race. C.J. Cron homered and Martin Maldonado...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Angels Designate Cesar Puello

The Angels have designated outfielder Cesar Puello for assignment, according to Maria Guardado of MLB.com (Twitter link). His spot will go to reliever Andrew Bailey, whom the Angels activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Mike Trout in full Sixers gear is better than you think

Mike Trout might be the face of the Los Angeles Angels. It’s known that he grew up a New York Yankees fan as a native of New Jersey. In fact, Derek Jeter was Trout’s hero growing up.But when it comes to basketball, Trout is all about “trusting the process.”Following the team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, Trout sent out this photo of himself wearing...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions for 2017 Teen Choice Awards

Harry Styles said it best when he told Cameron Crowe the following for a Rolling Stone cover story unveiled in April of this year."Who's to say that young girls who like popular music - short for popular right? - have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy?" he asked. "That's not up to you to say. Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout’s teammates gave him a gross birthday gift (VIDEO)

Mike Trout’s teammates could not sing “Happy Birthday” fast enough, as far as he was concerned. Trout turned 26 on Monday, and the gift from his cohorts pretty much entailed 20 seconds of absolute hell. The Angels outfielder was subject to some pretty gross treatment in the locker room. His teammates took him to the showers, where they sang “Happy Birthday” and showered...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels teammates make a mess of Mike Trout on his birthday

Mike Trout received a pretty disgusting birthday present from his teammates on Monday.Trout turned 26 on Monday, which is incredible given all he’s already accomplished in the game. That mattered little when his Los Angeles Angels teammates dumped all kinds of junk on him in the shower as a birthday gag: We saw everything from eggs to Slurpees to baby powder and a coffee product...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Somehow Mike Trout is just 26' quiz

Happy birthday to the best baseball player in the world, who turns 26 today. The fine folks over at The Sports Daily have compiled 10 facts about Mike Trout on his birthday, but what's really left to say about the Angels all-world center fielder that the internet already hasn't? Half a season of Mike Trout is MVP-worthy. As this video points out, 'Mike Trout's only company exists...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten things about Mike Trout on his 26th birthday

From batters getting their 3000th hit (Wade Boggs in 1999, Ichiro Suzuki in 2016), pitchers getting their 300th win (Greg Maddux in 2004) to Barry Bonds surpassing Hank Aaron (2007), Aug. 7 has become a pretty special day in baseball history.In the not so distant future, it’ll likely be remembered as a the birthdate of the greatest player of the 21st century … Michael Nelson...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce suspended two games for homophobic slur

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce directed a homophobic slur towards a fan during his team’s game on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. On Saturday, Joyce was punished for the action in the form of a two-game suspension. It was also announced that the money lost from the two-game suspension will go to PFLAG. Additionally, the A’s released a statement, stating their...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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