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  • Josh Hamilton calls surgery 'bummer,' hopes to be productive on return

    Josh Hamilton calls surgery 'bummer,' hopes to be productive on return
    Josh Hamilton wasn’t just feeling good at the plate when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament and the capsule in his left thumb on a head-first dive into first base in Seattle on Tuesday night, an injury that required surgery Friday and will sideline the Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks.
  • Angels turn to long ball, lead the majors in home runs

    Angels turn to long ball, lead the majors in home runs
    The hallmark of a Mike Scioscia team has always been small ball. Steal, hit and run, take the extra base. The long ball? That was fine for batting practice but it wasn't something the Angels looked for after the national anthem. Times and tactics have...

    The bounces are going Josh Hamilton's way early in season for Angels

    The bounces are going Josh Hamilton's way early in season for Angels
    HOUSTON — Josh Hamilton has a little more bounce in his step these days, which is understandable. The Angels left fielder is batting .500 (12 for 24) with two home runs and six runs batted in through seven games, and he drew three walks in a...

    Injured Angels hitting coach Don Baylor hopes to return by end of May

    Injured Angels hitting coach Don Baylor hopes to return by end of May
    HOUSTON — Don Baylor has no desire to watch a replay of the freak mishap in which he broke his right thigh bone while catching the ceremonial first pitch before the season opener in Angel Stadium on March 31. But the Angels hitting coach has...

    Yunel Escobar, Rays agree to two-year contract extension

    Yunel Escobar, Rays agree to two-year contract extension
    Shortstop Yunel Escobar and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a two-year contract extension covering 2015 and 2016 worth a guaranteed $13 million. The deal announced Saturday also includes a club option for 2017. The extension replaces a 2015 club...