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  • Angels' Kevin Jepsen is banking on new arm motion

    Angels' Kevin Jepsen is banking on new arm motion
    TEMPE, Ariz. — No one in camp is comparing Kevin Jepsen to sidearm-throwing Joe Smith, but there is a noticeable difference in the delivery of the Angels reliever, who has gone from a straight over-the-top motion to a three-quarter-arm slot. "This...
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton aims to be a heavy hitter again

    Angels' Josh Hamilton aims to be a heavy hitter again
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton arrived at Angels camp Sunday, hoping to play the heavy. The 6-foot-4 left fielder checked in at 240 pounds, a solid 28 pounds heavier than he was at the end of 2013, believing it would help his production. "I feel a...
  • Chone Figgins, Dodgers agree to minor league contract

    Chone Figgins, Dodgers agree to minor league contract
    The Dodgers, in search of infield depth, agreed Wednesday to a minor league contract with former Angels standout Chone Figgins. The Dodgers declined to confirm the deal. If Figgins makes the Dodgers in spring training, he would provide depth at second...
  • Carl Crawford's Dodgers do-over

    Carl Crawford's Dodgers do-over
    PHOENIX – Carl Crawford's first season with the Dodgers wasn't perfect. Crawford failed to avoid the disabled list and played in only 116 games. He didn't steal as many bases as he wanted. But Crawford views the season as a triumph. "I finally...
  • Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever

    Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever
    TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...
  • Mike Trout signs one-year, $1-million deal with Angels

    Mike Trout signs one-year, $1-million deal with Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout wore a million-dollar smile Wednesday. It was a good day for him and the Angels, with the anticipation of a much better day in the very near future. The Angels signed Trout to a one-year, $1-million contract, avoiding the...
  • Venezuelans on Angels and Dodgers worry about homeland

    Venezuelans on Angels and Dodgers worry about homeland
    PHOENIX — Like many athletes, JC Boscan has a routine he follows each day. "When I wake up," the Dodgers catching prospect said, "the first thing I do is check my cell phone." The habit is all about family. While Boscan is in Arizona battling...
  • Angels' Mike Trout doesn't mind distractions

    Angels' Mike Trout doesn't mind distractions
    TEMPE, Ariz. — There was a Nike photo shoot, the filming of a commercial for Major League Baseball, appearances on ESPN, MTV, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports West, and interviews with newspapers, websites and radio stations. Still to come is a Sports...
  • Angels' Jered Weaver, Garrett Richards are thinking finesse, not speed

    Angels' Jered Weaver, Garrett Richards are thinking finesse, not speed
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Jered Weaver was just like Garrett Richards a few years back, a young buck with the mound bravado that often accompanies a 95-mph fastball. "I had that at one point," said Weaver, the 31-year-old right-hander who has been the Angels...
  • Ian Kinsler surpasses Josh Hamilton as most despised man in Texas

    Ian Kinsler surpasses Josh Hamilton as most despised man in Texas
    TEMPE, Ariz.—There was a bit of a silver lining for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton in an ESPN the Magazine piece in which Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler torched his former general manager in Texas, calling Jon Daniels “a sleazeball”...
  • MLB takes hardball out of baseball

     MLB takes hardball out of baseball
    In the bottom of the 12th inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 1970, a spectacular collision took place at home plate. The National League's Pete Rose smashed into American League catcher Ray Fosse, hurling him backward into the dirt....