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  • Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return

    Angels reliever Sean Burnett takes 'huge step' toward return
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Sean Burnett took what he called a “huge step” in his return from elbow surgery Thursday morning, the Angels reliever throwing 30 fastballs off a bullpen mound at about 85% to 90% intensity. “It felt good — I...
  • Matt Long is making a strong bid for outfield job with Angels

    Matt Long is making a strong bid for outfield job with Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels farm director Bobby Scales has a nickname for players like Matt Long, a 26-year-old outfielder who does several things well but not well enough to be tabbed a sure-fire major league prospect. "I call them Novocain guys,"...
  • Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season

    Angels hope Ernesto Frieri is a one-and-done closer this season
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Closer Ernesto Frieri led the major leagues last season with seven saves of at least four outs, including one in which he recorded six outs and two in which he got five outs. If all goes according to plan, the right-hander will not lead...
  • Instant replay call forces Angels to tighten up their double plays

    Instant replay call forces Angels to tighten up their double plays
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick said he will have to be more cognizant of his glove-to-hand transfer on double plays this season after umpires overturned a call involving infielder Andrew Romine in Tuesday’s exhibition game...
  • Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay

    Angels are involved in another play involving instant replay
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires. The topic: once again, instant replay. The discussion Tuesday was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of...
  • Call overturned by instant replay leads to more questions for Angels

    Call overturned by instant replay leads to more questions for Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires involving instant replay. Tuesday’s discussion was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of the...
  • Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels

    Grant Green is trying to land utility infield spot with Angels
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — It's not that Grant Green was rooting for second baseman Howie Kendrick to be traded over the off-season, but he wouldn't have been terribly disappointed if one of the many rumors involving Kendrick came true. "Yeah, it would...
  • Angels' Sean Burnett takes 'positive step' in return from elbow injury

    Angels' Sean Burnett takes 'positive step' in return from elbow injury
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- It wasn’t exactly a “full-gorilla” bullpen workout, as Angels Manager Mike Scioscia likes to say, but Sean Burnett threw 30 pitches off the slope of a mound on Sunday, a workout the left-hander said “was a...
  • Baseball replay issues won't be solved instantly

    Baseball replay issues won't be solved instantly
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The new instant-replay and home-plate collision rules were the primary topics of the Angels' annual spring-training Players' Assn. meeting Sunday morning. There has been some confusion about the rules and how they've been...
  • Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2

    Spring training: Arizona 5, Angels 2
    Arizona 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols struck out looking at a sharp-breaking curve and grounded out to shortstop in two at-bats against Archie Bradley, Arizona's top pitching prospect, his spring average falling to .066. But Pujols drove in...
  • Kole Calhoun is trying to figure out role with Angels

    Kole Calhoun is trying to figure out role with Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kole Calhoun is having a little identity crisis. "I've kind of had these weird baseball personalities," the Angels right fielder said. "Am I a leadoff guy? A power guy? A guy who steals bases? I don't know. I just want to play, and you...