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  • Angels shortstop Erick Aybar grateful for chance to play winter ball

    Angels shortstop Erick Aybar grateful for chance to play winter ball
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Most teams prefer that their major league players, especially those under long-term contracts, skip winter ball for fear of injury, but the Angels have always made an exception for shortstop Erick Aybar, who played about 20 games for Licey...
  • Left-hander Brian Moran an intriguing bullpen option for Angels

    Left-hander Brian Moran an intriguing bullpen option for Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — It has been 14 years since the Angels carried a Rule 5 pick on their major league roster — the last was reliever Derrick Turnbow in 2000 — but left-hander Brian Moran could break that streak. Toronto selected Moran, 25,...
  • 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...
  • Angels hurler Mark Mulder: 'To have it taken away that quick is hard'

    Angels hurler Mark Mulder: 'To have it taken away that quick is hard'
    TEMPE, Ariz. — It was a simple agility drill, one Mark Mulder did all winter in preparation for his first spring training camp in six years. The Angels left-hander was backpedaling at an easy pace Saturday morning when he stopped and planted his...
  • Job No. 1 for new Angels hitting coach Don Baylor? Josh Hamilton

    Job No. 1 for new Angels hitting coach Don Baylor? Josh Hamilton
    One of Don Baylor’s biggest challenges as the Angels’ new hitting coach will be to help Josh Hamilton regain the swing that made him the American League’s most valuable player in 2010 but deserted him for the first four months of 2013....
  • L.A. coaches get punked; why the Dodgers lost the NLCS to St. Louis

    L.A. coaches get punked; why the Dodgers lost the NLCS to St. Louis
    As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences. Here goes: • Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
  • Letters: Dodgers try to manage a crisis

    Letters: Dodgers try to manage a crisis
    The answer to the Dodgers' managerial question is obvious. Sign Don Mattingly to a long-term deal and shore up his only shortcoming by hiring as his bench coach the one man who never has made an in-game decision that didn't work out: Bill Plaschke. Bart...
  • Angels' Gary DiSarcina wants to be baseball's best third-base coach

    Angels' Gary DiSarcina wants to be baseball's best third-base coach
    Gary DiSarcina, named the Angels’ third-base coach on Tuesday, recently interviewed for the Seattle Mariners’ manager job, and Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said “there’s no doubt in my mind Gary will manage in the big leagues.&...
  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

    Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
    Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
  • Angels add Rick Eckstein to coaching staff

    Angels add Rick Eckstein to coaching staff
    The Angels hired former Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein as their major league player information coach, a newly created position that will combine elements of scouting and on-field coaching. In a team-issued release, Manager Mike...
  • Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith adds new dimension to Angels bullpen

    Sidearm-throwing Joe Smith adds new dimension to Angels bullpen
    The Angels added some variety to a bullpen filled with power arms and an effective weapon against left-handed hitters with last week’s signing of sidearm-throwing right-hander Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million deal. Smith, the former...