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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen

     Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The blueprint worked in 2002, when the Angels won a World Series title with a competent but hardly overpowering rotation and a deep and dominant bullpen led by Troy Percival, Brendan Donnelly and Francisco Rodriguez. It would be...
  • Angels sign Mike Trout: One year, $1 million

    Angels sign Mike Trout: One year, $1 million
    The Angels signed outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year, $1-million contract on Wednesday, avoiding the rancor of the renewal process and setting the stage for agreement on a long-term extension later this spring. By setting Trout's 2014 salary now, the...
  • Mike Trout, Angels reportedly discussing six-year, $150-million deal

    Mike Trout, Angels reportedly discussing six-year, $150-million deal
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Neither General Manager Jerry Dipoto nor agent Craig Landis would comment Sunday on a Yahoo Sports report that the Angels and Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay the star center fielder something in the...
  • 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 star Mike Trout won't let contract negotiations distract him

    Angels star Mike Trout won't let contract negotiations distract him
    TEMPE, Ariz.—Mike Trout didn’t even wait for the question. With as many as 25 media members gathered around him in Tempe Diablo Stadium before Wednesday’s first full-squad workout, the Angels center fielder launched right into the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Angels owner Arte Moreno says stadium lease talks at a 'stalemate'

    Angels owner Arte Moreno says stadium lease talks at a 'stalemate'
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels owner Arte Moreno described negotiations with Anaheim for a new stadium lease as "at a stalemate," but stopped short of saying he was aggressively pursuing a new home for the team. "We haven't crossed that line yet," Moreno said...
  • Derek Jeter will retire at the end of the 2014 season

    Derek Jeter will retire at the end of the 2014 season
    Derek Jeter is about to take the New York Yankees on another grand farewell tour. Going into his 20th season as the Yankees' shortstop, Jeter announced Wednesday that this will be his last. "For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two...