Doug Fister Opts out of Minor League Deal with Los Angeles Angels

Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Lengthy wins drought belies Nolasco's ability

It's been nearly two months since the Angels have won a game started by Ricky Nolasco. That streak continued on Wednesday night, as Nolasco was charged with five runs over 5 1/3 innings in the Halos' 8-4 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The 34-year-old right-hander is now winless in 10 consecutive starts dating to April 27.
10 hours ago

Chavez seeks series win for Angels in Bronx

Luis Severino has been the Yankees' most consistent starting pitcher this season, leading the team's starters in both ERA (2.99) and WHIP (1.05). Severino (5-2) will take the ball on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium against Jesse Chavez (5-7, 4.85 ERA) and the Angels, during a stretch when the Yanks have struggled on the mound.
12 hours ago

Ricky Nolasco gives up two homers and the Angels lose, or I’m just having a bad case of deja vu

Thanks to Nolasco, the Yanks stopped their seven-game losing streak with 8-4 win over Angels. Angels 4 Yankees 8 The Yankees headed into tonight’s game against the visiting Angels with one goal in mind: Stop the losing streak. They had lost seven in a row, including last night’s series opener shellacking, and were going to fight tooth and nail to stop that skid, if need be...
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12 hours ago

Angels Release Doug Fister

The Angels have released veteran righty Doug Fister from his minor-league deal, per a club announcement. Today was the date for his opt-out opportunity, so it appears likely that the Halos elected not to add him to the MLB roster and instead granted a request that he be returned to the open market.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 hours ago

Angels minor league All Star Game results

How did our minor league prospects fare in the games yesterday? Southern League All-Star GameWhen: June 20Where: Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola, Fla. Wade Wass (C, 25)Forrestt Allday (OF, 26)Greyson Long (RHP, 23)Result: All Star Game was rained out. Won’t be made up. Better luck next year kids! Notables: The rain won this time California League All-Star GameWhen: June 20Where...
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1 day ago

Scioscia: Angels' bullpen 'terrific' in win vs. NY

Manager Mike Scioscia offered the first glimpse at how he plans to operate the Angels' bullpen without injured closer Bud Norris in the Halos' 8-3 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
1 day ago

For Giants, failure to act could be the gravest error in a season full of them

If there has been one overused theme so far this season, it's that 2017 is a summer of great parity in Major League Baseball. Or at least, that is the sunny side up, glass half full version angle, because it has been a season where drastic cases of inconsistency and flat-out missed expectations have forced parity to the plate. While the spotlight has been on the struggles of the...
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Angels closer Bud Norris goes on DL with knee inflammation

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maybin lifts Angels to 8-3 win as Yankees lose 7th in row

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin hit a tiebreaking home run off struggling reliever Tyler Clippard to spark a three-run seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat New York 8-3 Tuesday night to extend the Yankees’ losing streak to seven games — their longest in a single season since April 2007. Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 24th home run and Gary Sanchez his 12th...
2 days ago

The Hall of Fame Index: The Greatness of Albert Pujols

In the late aughts there was a commercial celebrating the players that made baseball great. They talked about remembering the time I saw this pitcher do this and this fielder do that and it concluded with, “I remember the time I saw Albert Pujols do everything.” So, when we use something like The Hall of Fame Index to evaluate a player like Pujols we are immediately violating...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago

Mike Trout to join Angels on road trip, begin swinging

Mike Trout is on his way to making a return to the Los Angeles Angels.Trout is set to join the Angels for their road trip next week, manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. The team heads to New York and then Boston for series with the Yankees and Red Sox. Trout is making his way back from thumb surgery to repair a torn UCL. The two-time MVP underwent the operation at the end of May...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/15: Victory parade week

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while resting our feet between victory parades. Happy birthday today to Tim Lincecum, Derek Anderson, Andy Pettitte and Dusty Baker. On this date in 1938 Johnny Vander Meer threw a no-hitter for the Reds in the first night...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Angels Bullpen Is a Minor Miracle

The Angels outlasted the Yankees Tuesday night, walking off 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th. As a result, the Angels moved to 34-34, a record which is the very definition of neither good nor bad. Some people would argue that playing .500 baseball is actually the worst possible path, but the Angels should be counting their blessings. They’re within easy striking distance of a wild...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge gets last laugh after being trolled by Angels’ Twitter

Aaron Judge has become an overnight sensation by hitting towering home run after towering home run this season, and the Los Angeles Angels made the mistake of trying to make him look bad on Monday night.Whoever runs the Angels’ official Twitter account was awfully excited when starting pitcher Alex Meyer got Judge to strike out swinging in the top of the first. Let’s just say...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols credits wife for advice before 600th homer

Albert Pujols became the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs on Saturday night, and he did it with an assist from his wife.Pujols admitted he had been pressing a bit trying to hit the milestone home run and credited his wife, Diedre, for texting him hitting advice during the game.“Before I hit the home run, she told me, ‘You need to stay back and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pujols hit his 600th homer on a grand slam

We wondered earlier this week why Albert Pujols’s chase for 600 home runs wasn’t a bigger deal. Now, though, it’s moot, as he’s gotten there.There’s not a whole lot to add here, beyond the fact that the Angels were playing the Twins, the bases were loaded, and Albert Pujols had 599 home runs going into the at-bat.Here’s the Angels call on Fox Sports West: Here’s the...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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