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  • Mike Trout's grand slam highlights Angels' 15-3 rout of Cubs

    Mike Trout's grand slam highlights Angels' 15-3 rout of Cubs
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- One of baseball's best players picked up right where he left off last season. Mike Trout hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to lead the Angels to a 15-3 rout of the Chicago Cubs in their Cactus League opener Friday. "Mike's got...
  • Baseball's Hall of Fame is a game-changer for fans

    Baseball's Hall of Fame is a game-changer for fans
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — I go to sleep each night watched over by a portrait of Roberto Clemente. I wake up each morning and see a baseball signed by Sandy Koufax. In between, I can glimpse Los Angeles, Washington and Cleveland baseball caps hanging from...
  • Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least

    Angels set starting rotation — for Cactus League, at least
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels' Cactus League opener has a bit of an opening day feel about it. Jered Weaver, the ace, is the starting pitcher. The Angels are fielding their everyday lineup, minus the injured Josh Hamilton. The starting rotation...
  • Fox won't expand Angels coverage in response to Dodgers network

    Fox won't expand Angels coverage in response to Dodgers network
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels open their Cactus League season Friday, and the game will be televised on Fox Sports West, available throughout the Los Angeles area. The hype surrounding the Dodgers' launch of SportsNet LA — which is currently...
  • Angels might not keep Joe Blanton in their bullpen

    Angels might not keep Joe Blanton in their bullpen
    The Angels plan to use six starters in Cactus League games, Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday. That breakdown: the projected rotation of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago, with Joe Blanton getting his...
  • Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear

     Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing. It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us,...
  • Angels are optimistic Josh Hamilton will be ready by opening day

    Angels are optimistic Josh Hamilton will be ready by opening day
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels open the season March 31. Will Josh Hamilton be ready? We're optimistic he will be," Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Hamilton strained his left calf Tuesday. Scioscia confirmed the expected, that the left fielder would...
  • Chone Figgins is back and might just catch on with the Dodgers

    Chone Figgins is back and might just catch on with the Dodgers
    PHOENIX — The question of whatever happened to Chone Figgins will be answered Wednesday afternoon. There will be a first pitch of Arizona spring training thrown in three parks, and Figgins will be facing one of them. Yes, we are talking about that...
  • Mike Scioscia calls catcher protection rules 'work in progress'

    Mike Scioscia calls catcher protection rules 'work in progress'
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- On paper, the new rules intended to protect catchers from collisions at home plate appear reasonable. How well those rules work might depend on how effectively those rules translate from printed words into real-time baseball. "The game...
  • Mike Trout calls reports of huge contract with Angels 'pretty funny'

    Mike Trout calls reports of huge contract with Angels 'pretty funny'
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny." What exactly did he find funny? "The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday....
  • Baseball's new replay system may be great, but reviews aren't in yet

    Baseball's new replay system may be great, but reviews aren't in yet
    During his six seasons as a coach for the San Diego Padres, Rick Renteria frequently reviewed videotape of what he believed were umpires' questionable calls. That experience led him to one unmistakable conclusion: Major League Baseball umpires are not...