| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants.
You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SEATTLE — The memories came flooding back to Mike Butcher last week when the Angels pitching coach went to UC Irvine Medical Center to visit hitting coach Don Baylor, who had broken his right thighbone in a freak opening-night mishap.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Angels 8, Cleveland 3
AT THE PLATE: A lineup featuring two Angels regulars, Raul Ibanez and Chris Iannetta, banged out 14 hits, including a triple, double and two singles by outfield prospect Matt Long, who is hitting .500 (10 for 20) this spring....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22.
Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history.
The best player in baseball...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:02 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels fans won’t have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling right-hander Wednesday, eating the $8.5 million remaining on his contract.
The Angels signed Blanton, 33, to a two-year, $15-million...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Angels 8, Cubs 4
AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — One nasty collision with an outfield wall or failure to stick the landing on a headfirst slide or dive could cost Mike Trout millions. The Angels star is in negotiations with the team on what could be a nine-figure contract extension,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:16 PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. — For Mike Scioscia, one question was enough.
The Angels had just traded his son, in a headline-grabbing deal. They sent Matt Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs for Trevor Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in hockey...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Angels 3, Royals 2
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout lifted his Cactus League average to .400. He homered and doubled, and he leads the Angels with four home runs and 14 runs batted in. David Freese went hitless in three at-bats. He is batting .212 this spring,...