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Angels to try for world record for selfie-sticks

The Angels announced their promotional schedule Tuesday, and amid the traditional assortment of bobblehead dolls, caps and fireworks nights, this stood out: Selfie-stick night.  No, really. On May 6, the Angels said they would try "to set the Guinness World Record® for the largest gathering of...

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  • Angels sign Alburquerque; trade arbitration figures with Richards, Calhoun

    Angels sign Alburquerque; trade arbitration figures with Richards, Calhoun

    The Angels agreed to terms with veteran reliever Al Alburquerque on a one-year, $1.1-million contract, pending a physical, on Friday, but have yet to reach 2016 contract agreements for two arbitration-eligible players, pitcher Garrett Richards and right fielder Kole Calhoun. The Angels offered...

  • Angels agree to terms with pitcher Al Alburquerque

    Angels agree to terms with pitcher Al Alburquerque

    The Angels have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Al Alburquerque on a major league contract pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal but not authorized to speak publicly about it because it is not official. The deal is for $1.1 million in base salary and includes performance...

  • NFL relocation questions: Why can't the Rams, Chargers and Raiders all move to L.A.?

    NFL relocation questions: Why can't the Rams, Chargers and Raiders all move to L.A.?

    The Rams, Chargers and Raiders all have called Los Angeles home at various points in their history. The Rams are coming back. The Chargers might be, and if not them maybe the Raiders. The NFL might not have predetermined which teams would return to Los Angeles in advance of Tuesday's meeting of...

  • High-cost outfield upgrades are still out of Angels' reach

    High-cost outfield upgrades are still out of Angels' reach

    A trio of free-agent sluggers, any one of whom could transform the Angels' lineup from decent to potentially potent, remain available just five weeks before the start of spring training, a surprising development considering the caliber of those players — Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton and Chris...

  • Former catchers Mark Parent and Jose Molina among Angels minor league coaching additions

    Former catchers Mark Parent and Jose Molina among Angels minor league coaching additions

    The Angels have hired former big league catcher Mark Parent, who spent the last four seasons as the Chicago White Sox’s bench coach under Robin Ventura, as their manager at double-A Arkansas, the team announced on Monday. Parent, 54, played parts of 13 seasons with seven teams from 1986-98. He...

  • Could the luxury tax divide MLB owners in labor talks?

    Could the luxury tax divide MLB owners in labor talks?

    As owners and players prepare for the looming start of collective bargaining negotiations, Angels owner Arte Moreno signaled Wednesday that the future of the luxury tax could be a source of tension among owners. The luxury tax -- officially known as the competitive balance tax (CBT) -- is baseball's...

  • Left field looks like no big deal for the Angels

    Left field looks like no big deal for the Angels

    The Dodgers have been astounded at the level of negativity within their fan base in recent weeks. The winter is not over, they argue. Judge us when it is, they plead. But Zack Greinke is not walking through that door. The Dodgers drew a financial line in the sand, and the pitcher who put up the...

  • Owner Arte Moreno says Angels not in play for big bats on free-agent market

    Owner Arte Moreno says Angels not in play for big bats on free-agent market

    Owner Arte Moreno threw a wet blanket over fans clamoring for the Angels to make a big splash in the free-agent market, saying the team is not seriously pursuing the four big-name outfielders—Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton, Chris Davis and Alex Gordon—who are still available. “We’re probably going...

  • Tyler Skaggs can't wait for Angels' spring training after Tommy John surgery

    Tyler Skaggs can't wait for Angels' spring training after Tommy John surgery

    For all the physical pain Tyler Skaggs endured during his 16-month recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery, it was nothing compared to the mental anguish of sitting in the Angel Stadium dugout night after night and fighting a feeling of uselessness. "Watching the games, not being able to play,...

  • New Angels GM Billy Eppler and Manager Mike Scioscia appear to be on the same page

    New Angels GM Billy Eppler and Manager Mike Scioscia appear to be on the same page

    Billy Eppler rose through the New York Yankees front office as the reign of tempestuous owner George Steinbrenner wound down. He was no stranger to the clash of egos, personalities and opinions that can often strain an organization. So he wasn't about to be intimidated by the turmoil that preceded...

  • Angels hit winter meetings with several needs on shopping list

    Angels hit winter meetings with several needs on shopping list

    It has been a busy first two months for new Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, who assembled his front office and coaching staff, found a long-term solution at shortstop in Andrelton Simmons and signed veteran infielder Cliff Pennington and catcher Geovany Soto. But with the winter meetings starting...

  • From Zack Greinke to closers, five questions leading into baseball's winter meetings

    From Zack Greinke to closers, five questions leading into baseball's winter meetings

    David Price flashed his smile for the cameras, modeled his new Boston Red Sox jersey, then joked about his postseason record. The highest-paid pitcher in baseball history has started eight postseason games. He has won none of them. "I guess I was just saving my postseason wins for the Red Sox,"...

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson expects to pitch at All-Star level

    Angels' C.J. Wilson expects to pitch at All-Star level

    In his first season with the Angels, C.J. Wilson made the All-Star team. As he prepares for what could be his fifth and final season with the Angels, he envisions himself pitching at an All-Star level once again. Wilson's 2015 season ended in July, after which he underwent surgery to remove bone...

  • New Angels GM Billy Eppler believes he has an ace in Garrett Richards

    New Angels GM Billy Eppler believes he has an ace in Garrett Richards

    The Angels have strength in numbers when it comes to starting pitching. With Tyler Skaggs expected to return from elbow surgery in 2016, the team has eight major league-caliber arms in Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Hector Santiago, Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker, Nick Tropeano and...

  • Bud Black returns to Angels as special assistant to the general manager

    Bud Black returns to Angels as special assistant to the general manager

    Former Angels pitching coach and San Diego Padres manager Bud Black will return to the Angels as a special assistant to General Manager Billy Eppler, one of a flurry of front-office moves the team announced on Tuesday. Jonathan Strangio, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate who spent three years as the...

  • Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on Dodgers picking Dave Roberts: 'Great hire'

    Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on Dodgers picking Dave Roberts: 'Great hire'

    Dave Roberts was a finalist for two managerial jobs this fall -- first with the Seattle Mariners, then the Dodgers.  Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners' new general manager, selected Scott Servais as the Seattle manager. Dipoto and Servais had worked together in the Angels' front office for the past four...

  • Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson wins AL MVP over Angels' Mike Trout

    Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson wins AL MVP over Angels' Mike Trout

    Even in defeat, Mike Trout made history. Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays won the American League most-valuable-player award Thursday, with Trout finishing second and Lorenzo Cain of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals third. Trout finished among the top two in AL MVP voting for...

  • Ron Roenicke to rejoin Angels coaching staff

    Ron Roenicke to rejoin Angels coaching staff

    Ron Roenicke, who coached third base for the Dodgers at the end of last season, will coach third base for the Angels next season. Roenicke coached for the Angels from 2000-2010, after which the Milwaukee Brewers hired him as manager. The Brewers dismissed him in May; the Dodgers hired him in August...

  • Angels hire Steve Martone as assistant GM, shake up coaching staff

    Angels hire Steve Martone as assistant GM, shake up coaching staff

    New Angels General Manager Billy Eppler has hired another executive away from the New York Yankees, tabbing Steve Martone as an assistant general manager. Martone, 35, spent nine years with the Yankees, the last two as manager of professional scouting. Eppler was the Yankees’ assistant general...

  • Money is still an object for Dodgers, who are trying to cut payroll from $300 million

    Money is still an object for Dodgers, who are trying to cut payroll from $300 million

    This is the time of year when the baseball world spotlights the available players deemed most expensive and links them to the Dodgers. David Price! Zack Greinke! How about both? Why stop there? We keep thinking back to that summer day in 2012, in the Dodgers' first year under Guggenheim Baseball...

  • Dodgers narrowing field of managerial candidates

    Dodgers narrowing field of managerial candidates

    The Dodgers are narrowing the field of candidates for their vacant managerial position. The original field of nine managerial candidates appears to be down to three, consisting of farm director Gabe Kapler, former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black and Padres bench coach Dave Roberts, according...

  • Letters: Still waiting for that NFL team

    Letters: Still waiting for that NFL team

    Pat Haden will take over as UCLA football coach, have the Lord and all His disciples as assistants and win 10 consecutive national championships before the first shovel of dirt is dug for a new NFL stadium in Carson, Inglewood or anyplace else in La-La Land. Bill Bell Mar Vista :: As a lifelong...

  • Colby Rasmus and Matt Wieters first players to accept MLB qualfying offers

    Colby Rasmus and Matt Wieters first players to accept MLB qualfying offers

    Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus and Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters on Friday became the first two players to accept qualifying offers from their teams in the short history of the contracts, according to multiple reports. Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson also later accepted his...

  • Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves for Erick Aybar, prospects

    Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from Braves for Erick Aybar, prospects

    The Angels ought to be a joy to watch on defense next season. Whether their team is better off for sacrificing two of their very few prospects remains to be seen. The Angels on Thursday acquired Andrelton Simmons, widely regarded as the best-fielding shortstop in the major leagues, for shortstop...

  • A true-false test, USC coaching candidates and other items of note

    A true-false test, USC coaching candidates and other items of note

    Random thoughts, while trying to figure out the difference between an emoji and an emoticon: --What's the opposite of a "true freshman"? A false freshman? --The Angels should pick up Andre Ethier. --Actually, the Angels need two Andre Ethiers. --Time magazine reports that this was the first September...

  • Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi reflects on trade of Dee Gordon to Marlins

    Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi reflects on trade of Dee Gordon to Marlins

    As Dee Gordon continued to be showered with awards, Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi reflected Wednesday on the trade that sent this year's National League batting champion to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Gordon and starting pitcher Dan Haren, the Dodgers received utility man Enrique...

  • Angels GM Billy Eppler looks at Garrett Richards as an ace

    Angels GM Billy Eppler looks at Garrett Richards as an ace

    Asked whether the Angels were looking to add an ace-caliber pitcher to their rotation, Billy Eppler responded with a question. "What's an ace?" the rookie general manager said. Someone like Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez or David Price. "How many are there?" Eppler said. Fifteen? Pointing to...

  • Cardinals' Lance Lynn has elbow surgery

    Cardinals' Lance Lynn has elbow surgery

    Right-hander Lance Lynn of the St. Louis Cardinals had elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will be sidelined next season. Lynn, 28, was 12-11 with a 3.03 earned-run average last season. He was an All-Star in 2012 and has three consecutive seasons of 30 starts or more. He's among 16 pitchers...

  • Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun wins first Gold Glove Award

    Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun wins first Gold Glove Award

    Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun won his first American League Gold Glove Award on Tuesday, becoming the first Angels player to win such an award since shortstop Erick Aybar in 2011 and the first Angels outfielder since Torii Hunter won consecutive awards in 2008-2009. The strong-armed and athletic...

  • Angels' Albert Pujols has foot surgery

    Angels' Albert Pujols has foot surgery

    Albert Pujols underwent a foot operation last week, raising the possibility he could be on the disabled list when the Angels open next season. Speaking Monday at baseball's general managers meetings, General Manager Billy Eppler said Pujols is expected to resume "full baseball activities" — that...

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