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Angels teammates say Josh Hamilton is physically ready to play

Several players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the Angels, whether the team wants him or not.

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  • Kendrys Morales homers in Royals' 4-2 win over Angels
    Kendrys Morales homers in Royals' 4-2 win over Angels

    KEY MOMENT: Kendrys Morales got a nice ovation during player introductions before the Angels' home opener. He played for the Angels for six years, after all, and he was not part of the Royals team that swept the Angels out of the playoffs last October. No mercy on his part, though: He homered in...

  • Angels say they have no hard feelings against Royals
    Angels say they have no hard feelings against Royals

    After the Kansas City Royals swept the Angels out of the playoffs last fall, Angels pitcher Mike Morin took his girlfriend to Hawaii to relax. He returned to California, packed up for the winter, and boarded a flight to his Kansas City home.

  • Letters: What Dodgers fans are missing during opening week
    Letters: What Dodgers fans are missing during opening week

    I just can't see how San Diego starting pitcher Andrew Cashner didn't pitch around Adrian Gonzalez instead of allowing him a third straight home run in three at-bats. I just can't see it. Thanks, Time Warner Cable.

  • Angels' Johnny Giavotella has improved since his days with Kansas City
    Angels' Johnny Giavotella has improved since his days with Kansas City

    The Kansas City Royals are in town for the Angels' home opener Friday night, giving new Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella a chance to stick it to his old team, the one that never gave him a chance, that never believed in him.

  • Angels win ends with Joe Smith high-wire act, Huston Street save
    Angels win ends with Joe Smith high-wire act, Huston Street save

    Matt Shoemaker was done for the night, his six-inning, three-run, six-hit effort against the Seattle Mariners giving way to an icing session on the couch in front of a television in the Angels’ Safeco Field clubhouse.

  • Albert Pujols ties three Hall of Famers on all-time home run list
    Albert Pujols ties three Hall of Famers on all-time home run list

    The postgame interview with Albert Pujols on Wednesday night started out like most of the media sessions that have followed the many milestones in the Angels slugger’s distinguished 15-year career.

  • Albert Pujols hits his 521st homer in Angels' 5-3 win over Seattle
    Albert Pujols hits his 521st homer in Angels' 5-3 win over Seattle

    KEY MOMENT: Angels setup man Joe Smith, summoned to protect a 5-3 lead in the eighth inning, ran into immediate trouble when Dustin Ackley led off with an infield single and Robinson Cano doubled to right-center field, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Smith struck out cleanup batter...

  • MLB won't look into Angels' handling of Josh Hamilton issue
    MLB won't look into Angels' handling of Josh Hamilton issue

    Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that he will not investigate whether the Angels released confidential information about outfielder Josh Hamilton.

  • Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson a picture of efficiency in 2-0 win over Mariners
    Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson a picture of efficiency in 2-0 win over Mariners

    Angels third baseman David Freese had a flashback to October 2011 on Tuesday night, and it had nothing to do with the two-run home run he hit in the fourth inning of a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

  • C.J. Wilson, Angels shut out Mariners, 2-0
    C.J. Wilson, Angels shut out Mariners, 2-0

    KEY MOMENT: With Albert Pujols aboard in the fourth inning, Angels third baseman David Freese drove a 1-and-0 pitch from Seattle starter James Paxton through the chill of a 56-degree evening and over the 380-foot sign in right-center field for a home run and a 2-0 lead. "That ball was absolutely...

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