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  • Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form

    Angels' Albert Pujols is confident about returning to form
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels might be all about Mike Trout this and Mike Trout that, but Albert Pujols scoffed at the suggestion that he might be motivated by all that Trout has accomplished. "I don't need to compare with anybody, buddy," Pujols said...
  • Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics

    Joe Blanton takes 'step forward' in Angels' 3-2 loss to Athletics
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- As the Angels identify their starting rotation, Joe Blanton is on the outside looking in. Blanton lost his spot in the rotation last season. If he pitches well this spring and the Angels still like their starting five, they might be able...
  • Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen

     Angels might have to lean heavily on bullpen
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The blueprint worked in 2002, when the Angels won a World Series title with a competent but hardly overpowering rotation and a deep and dominant bullpen led by Troy Percival, Brendan Donnelly and Francisco Rodriguez. It would be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever

    Sean Burnett likes role as Angels' top left-handed reliever
    TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...