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  • Angels trade Jeff Mathis to Blue Jays for pitcher Brad Mills

     
    The Jeff Mathis era -- cynical Angels fans would call it an error -- came to an end Saturday morning when the Angels traded the weak-hitting catcher to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher Brad Mills, a 26-year-old left-hander who......
  • Angels GM did not make offer to Heath Bell; more focused on bat, starter

     
    Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said that he "did not make a contract offer" to free-agent closer Heath Bell, who signed a three-year, $27-million deal with the Miami Marlins, and that the Angels are more focused on acquring a big......
  • Angels reach agreement for reliever LaTroy Hawkins

     
    The Angels reached an agreement with free-agent reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $3-million deal pending a physical, according to a person familiar with negotiations who was not authorized to speak about them publickly. Hawkins, who will turn 39...
  • Angels reliever Scott Downs close to return (lineups)

     
    Reliever Scott Downs, sidelined since Saturday because of tightness in his left hamstring, did agility drills and wind sprints, played long toss and threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Wednesday afternoon. The left-hander with a 6-2 record and 1.31 earned-...
  • Santana, Weaver may pitch on short rest against Rangers

     
    Neither Ervin Santana nor Jered Weaver has started a big league game on three days' rest, and in Santana’s last two starts, he threw a career-high 129 pitches against Texas on Aug. 17 and 115 pitches against the White Sox......
  • Rangers rally against Weaver, Downs to beat the Angels, 9-5

     
    If there’s been one constant to the Angels this season, it’s been inconsistency. Twice they’ve had winning streaks of five or more games. And three times they’ve had losing streaks that long. They’ve gone into hitting streaks...
  • Ervin Santana makes Mike Scioscia gamble pay off

     
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia took a gamble Saturday by starting Ervin Santana on only three days' rest, but the right-hander made it pay off, gutting his way through seven innings to lift the Angels to an 8-4 win over the......
  • First place at stake for Angels, Rangers

     
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia hesitates to call this weekend's showdown with the Texas Rangers "crucial." But with his team coming into the three-game set trailing Texas by just two games in the American League West standings, it's hard to call......
  • Angels beat Twins, 4-1, to keep pace with Rangers in AL West

     
    Joel Pineiro, demoted to the bullpen in early August, allowed one run and five hits in seven strong innings Sunday to lead the Angels to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in Angel Stadium. Scott Downs retired the side......
  • Garrett Richards activated and moved to Angels bullpen

     
    Garrett Richards, who made two starts in August before suffering a right groin strain, was activated off the disabled list Monday and moved to the bullpen, where the Angels believe the hard-throwing right-hander could have more impact than he would......
  • Angels facing uphill fight to stay in contention

     
    The Angels entered Tuesday's game in Toronto trailing the Texas Rangers in the American League West by five games with nine to play. In the wild-card race they're 4 1/2 behind the Boston Red Sox with Tampa Bay, at two back, in between....