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  • MLB's expanded instant replay needs to be reviewed

     MLB's expanded instant replay needs to be reviewed
    I liked Major League Baseball's decision to dramatically expand its use of instant replay, believing it was time for a sport that is often resistant to change to embrace technology the way the NFL, NBA and NHL have. But after seeing the replay process...
  • Angels are rolling, but can they carry it over?

    Angels are rolling, but can they carry it over?
    The Angels had a dismal spring last year, losing a major league-worst 20 games. And that lethargy carried over to a regular season in which the team spent just one day above .500. It's been a different story this spring, with the Angels' 7-5 win over...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract
    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...
  • Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose

    Angels third baseman David Freese may find new defensive purpose
    MESA, Ariz. — It wasn't quite a stump speech for a David Freese Gold Glove Award campaign, but it was a ringing endorsement in the eyes of the Angels' new third baseman. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia stopped short of saying he would pull Freese for...
  • John McDonald wins Angels job, to the dismay of his young daughter

    John McDonald wins Angels job, to the dismay of his young daughter
    TEMPE, Ariz. — There were mixed emotions Tuesday in the Scituate, Mass., household of John McDonald, the 39-year-old utility infielder who was told by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia he had made the team and was officially added to the 40-man roster....
  • Angels' Mike Trout says he's fine after rolling left wrist

    Angels' Mike Trout says he's fine after rolling left wrist
    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,...
  • Spring training: Angels beat Giants, 11-4

    Spring training: Angels beat Giants, 11-4
    Angels 11, Giants 4 AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton doubled to left-center field in the fourth and hit a run-scoring double to right-center in the fifth to improve his spring average to .391 (nine for 23). J.B. Shuck, battling Collin Cowgill for a reserve...
  • Mike Trout says deal talks won't inhibit his aggressive play on field

    Mike Trout says deal talks won't inhibit his aggressive play on field
    TEMPE, Ariz. — No news is not necessarily good news — or bad news — regarding contract talks between the Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout. “I haven’t heard anything lately,” said Trout, whose agent has been...
  • Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons

    Control of his fastball gives Angels' Garrett Richards more weapons
    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...
  • Carlos Pena among 3 released by Angels as his 'hunch' fails to pay off

    Carlos Pena among 3 released by Angels as his 'hunch' fails to pay off
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena followed his heart to Anaheim, signing a minor league deal with the Angels even though his position was firmly occupied by Albert Pujols, who is in the third year of a 10-year, $240-million deal....
  • News is good on Angels relievers Dane De La Rosa, Sean Burnett

    News is good on Angels relievers Dane De La Rosa, Sean Burnett
    TEMPE, Ariz. — There was some encouraging news regarding two key Angels relievers on Saturday. Right-hander Dane De La Rosa threw his first bullpen session since suffering a forearm strain on March 6, and left-hander Sean Burnett said the...