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  • 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...
  • Angels acquire pitcher Jose Alvarez from Tigers

    Angels acquire pitcher Jose Alvarez from Tigers
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels...
  • Angels win; pitcher Sean Burnett has another setback

    Angels win; pitcher Sean Burnett has another setback
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Chris Iannetta hit a three-run home run and Kole Calhoun added a solo shot, powering the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League average to .409. The game...
  • Angels give Joe Blanton a showcase start Saturday

    Angels give Joe Blanton a showcase start Saturday
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels Manager Mike Scioscia will get an in-person look at Joe Blanton on Saturday. So will scouts from opposing teams. Blanton will start Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Angels have shifted Hector Santiago, the...
  • Angels trade big-name minor leaguers: Matt Scioscia for Trevor Gretzky

    Angels trade big-name minor leaguers: Matt Scioscia for Trevor Gretzky
    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...
  • Angels trade Mike Scioscia's kid for Wayne Gretzky's kid

    Angels trade Mike Scioscia's kid for Wayne Gretzky's kid
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Angels have traded the son of Manager Mike Scioscia to the Chicago Cubs -- for the son of hockey's greatest player, Wayne Gretzky. Neither Matt Scioscia nor Trevor Gretzky has advanced past the Class A level. Matt Scioscia, 25,...
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton might not bat cleanup vs. left-handers

    Angels' Josh Hamilton might not bat cleanup vs. left-handers
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Josh Hamilton bats fifth for the Angels on Thursday, against an opposing left-hander. As the regular season starts, that is where Hamilton might find himself in the lineup when the Angels face left-handers. "We'll work around the...
  • Josh Hamilton passes tests in Angels' exhibition game

    Josh Hamilton passes tests in Angels' exhibition game
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- It had been a calf injury that delayed Josh Hamilton's Cactus League debut until Monday. He singled for his first hit, then took off for second base. For the Angels, that was as good a sign as any. The swing might not be there yet, but...
  • Angels' Raul Ibanez tries first base

    Angels' Raul Ibanez tries first base
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Raul Ibanez is 41. He has not started a major league game at first base since he was 32. The Angels will start him at first base in Monday's Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants. If Ibanez can handle the position,...