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  • Angels lose to Mariners, 5-3

    Angels lose to Mariners, 5-3
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The first at-bat went well for the Angels. Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners’ $240-million man, could haunt the Angels this season. On Saturday, facing the Angels for the first time in a Seattle uniform, Cano struck out...
  • For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk

    For Angels and Mike Trout, money could buy happiness, and risk
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout could be the next to join baseball's growing fraternity of young stars who sign long-term contracts before they reach arbitration or free agency; the center fielder is in negotiations with the Angels on an extension that is...
  • Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens

    Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens
    As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks? The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
  • 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....
  • Dodgers pitchers have Australia on their minds as camp opens

    Dodgers pitchers have Australia on their minds as camp opens
    PHOENIX¬†— Clayton Kershaw wants to visit Australia, but as a tourist, not a pitcher. "I'd love to go there on vacation," Kershaw said. "I don't really want to go pitch there. But that's what we're signed up to do, so we're going to have to be...
  • Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque

    Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa will have no logo on Hall of Fame plaque
    After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
  • Dodgers fall to Athletics, 7-3, in spring game

    Dodgers fall to Athletics, 7-3, in spring game
    Oakland Athletics 7, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier is quietly having a solid spring. He collected two more hits and drove in a run, raising his exhibition average to .455. Dee Gordon tripled in a run for the second consecutive game. Adrian...
  • Angels agree to terms with pitcher Mark Mulder

    Angels agree to terms with pitcher Mark Mulder
    The Angels fortified their pitching depth Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Mark Mulder. Mulder, 36, has not won a major league game since 2006. He retired in 2009, after two shoulder operations, and decided...
  • Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball

    Joe Morgan still has a lot to offer baseball
    Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember — the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies — remains the essence of who he is and what he will always...
  • Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo
    The Texas Rangers acquired the missing piece to their powerful offense Saturday by adding former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $130-million contract. After trading second baseman Ian Kinsler, their...
  • Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past

    Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past
    Angels-owned radio station KLAA (AM 830) has hired troubled ex-major leaguer Jim Leyritz to co-host a new sports talk show, a peculiar move for a club that lost promising young pitcher Nick Adenhart to a drunk-driving accident in 2009. Leyritz, a two-...