7/29/2015 | Reliever Morin to optioned Triple-A
Mike Morin's ERA is 7.43, to be exact, one year after he posted a 2.90 ERA in 60 appearances. When the Angels sent him down to Triple-A late Wednesday night, he wasn't surprised.
7/29/2015 | DeJesus to take the role of former teammate Joyce
David DeJesus spent the last year and a half teaming with Matt Joyce on the Rays. Now, his presence on the Angels is a big reason why Joyce no longer has a role.
7/29/2015 | Kazmir to face Angels in first home start for Houston
Making the first home start of his Astros career, Houston native Scott Kazmir expects a robust gathering of 15 family members and some other "rowdy high school friends" when he faces Angels righty Matt Shoemaker in finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.
7/29/2015 | Trout 'better' but sits for 2nd straight game
Mike Trout was out of the Angels' lineup for a second straight day on Wednesday, while continuing to nurse the sore left wrist he injured on a dive attempt three days ago.
7/29/2015 | 3 minor deals may prove major for Angels
Sometimes, the best moves are the small ones. Really good teams make them all the time. Taken one by one, they don't raise eyebrows. Seen as part of a larger picture, they can significantly position a team for a stretch run.
7/29/2015 | Wilson's struggles vs. Astros continue
The way C.J. Wilson was pitching on Tuesday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, "It wasn't going to work anywhere." Perhaps that's true, but this was Minute Maid Park, home of an Astros team that is once again tied with the Angels for first place -- and Wilson just can't figure them out.
7/28/2015 | Angels, Astros square off with first place on the line
A couple of right-handers square off in the second of a three-game, American League West showdown on Wednesday, with Garrett Richards going for the Angels and Lance McCullers going from the Astros from Minute Maid Park.
7/28/2015 | Angels add trio of veteran outfielders via trades
The Angels acquired a couple of left-handed-hitting outfielders on Tuesday, getting David Murphy from the Indians and David DeJesus from the Rays.
7/28/2015 | Trout day-to-day, MRI on wrist comes back negative
Mike Trout was absent from the Angels' lineup on Tuesday and was sent in for an MRI on his sore left wrist, which he injured while making a diving attempt in Sunday's fourth inning.
7/27/2015 | Angels land veteran Victorino from Red Sox
The Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. In exchange, Triple-A shortstop Josh Rutledge was sent to Boston, which will pay the majority of the prorated portion remaining on Victorino's contract. The 34-year-old Victorino is making $13 million in his final season before free agency, but the Angels will only be responsible for a little more than $1 million -- with the Sox covering $3.8 million of the remaining $4.9 million -- a source told MLB.com.
7/27/2015 | Emotional Victorino dealt to Angels
Shane Victorino went from last place to first place in an instant on Monday. At some point soon, that will put a smile on his face.
7/27/2015 | Weaver to make rehab start Thursday
Angels starter Jered Weaver is set to make a rehab start for Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Thursday, perhaps his final step before being activated from the disabled list.
7/27/2015 | Take notes: Santiago's guide to stardom
Hector Santiago felt he was a full-time starter, but in order to prove it, he ironed out his delivery in the offseason and kept notes to guide him.
7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating
Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).
7/26/2015 | Trout draws rare curtain call at Big A
On Sunday, the acclaimed best baseball player in the world commanded a curtain call. With a crowd of 38,539 roaring "MVP!" Mike Trout emerged from the Angels dugout and raised his helmet high in the air after his sixth-inning grand slam broke open the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers -- the encore to his encores, as his legend in Anaheim, somehow, keeps growing.
7/26/2015 | Trout, Pujols in rarefied air with milestones
Albert Pujols and Mike Trout both hit milestones during the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers on Sunday -- Pujols with the 100th stolen base of his 15-year career, Trout with his 30th home run of the season.
7/26/2015 | Joyce suffers apparent concussion
Angels left fielder Matt Joyce appears to have sustained a concussion in the 13-7 victory over the Rangers on Sunday after a fourth-inning outfield collision with shortstop Erick Aybar. Joyce could be headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.
7/26/2015 | Pujols' BABIP appears to be on upswing
It's been two months since Albert Pujols said he was hitting the "hardest .230" of his career. His batting average on balls in play seemed to back him up: After May 27, it was .229, far below league average, which sits around .300 (this year, it's .297), Pujols' .299 career average and even his .270 three-year average with the Angels. Pujols was looking for a turnaround, and he got it.
7/26/2015 | Angels visit Astros in AL West showdown
After both clubs have an off-day Monday, the top two teams in the American League West will meet Tuesday when the Astros and Angels -- who lead the Astros by one game -- open a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
7/26/2015 | Aybar's rare mental lapse costs Angels
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar knew he shouldn't have thrown home. He knew he should have taken the double play. But baseball can be a fast game in the moment -- even a 3 1/2-hour game like the Angels' 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Saturday -- and all he could do was react.
7/26/2015 | Rangers looking to sweep Angels in Anaheim
The Rangers have lost five straight games with right-hander Nick Martinez on the mound. The Angels haven't lost in the five games rookie left-hander Andrew Heaney has pitched for them. Those are the two streaks that will be on the line as Texas seeks a series sweep on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
7/26/2015 | Rangers rally late to stun Angels
The Rangers rallied from two runs down in the eighth inning, getting clutch RBI singles from Robinson Chirinos and Delino DeShields to beat the Angels, 7-6, on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
7/26/2015 | Gillaspie impressive in Angels debut
The Angels had a new look for Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Rangers. Newly acquired Conor Gillaspie started at third base, and third-base prospect Kyle Kubitza made his first big league start in left field.
7/25/2015 | Tropeano heads back to Triple-A after solid effort
Nick Tropeano, ranked as the Angels' No. 5 prospect by MLB.com, made his second start with the team on Friday -- allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out four over six-plus innings in the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
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