Angels manager Mike Scioscia not using injuries as a crutch but says depth has been 'stretched to the limits'

ANAHEIM – Geovany Soto will begin a rehabilitation assignment Thursday with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, where it’s expected he’ll catch five or six games before possibly rejoining the Angels next week. Soto has been sidelined since May by...
Via The OC Register
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels hold team meeting after loss, remain upbeat

The Angels lost, 10-4, to the Astros on Wednesday, wrapping up a 1-6 homestand and continuing a stretch of nine losses in the past 10 games. They finished the month of June, the franchise's worst since 1980, at 8-19 and with more questions raised about the club's future than answers.
16 hours ago

Miller: Only way to save the Angels' dumpster fire of a season is trying to restock the farm system through trades

ANAHEIM – So, it’s not in the franchise’s DNA to rebuild. OK, fine, but it better be in the general manager’s plan to repair. Because the Angels aren’t just a little broken. They’re broken down, all the way down, stalled on the side of...
Via The OC Register
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The terrible Angels finish an epically bad June with a 10-4 loss to Astros, so there's that

Angels 4  Astros 10 Today's game had it all: losing, losing, some losing, the Angels lost, then they lost, some runs were scored against them and they lost the game, some more losing and finally, they lost. To quote a classic of American cinema, "Action packed, Pee Wee!". The Angels are one of the most exciting teams in the league right now, finding ways to lose that were previously...
Via Halos Heaven
19 hours ago

2016 MLB Draft: Angels in negotiation with second rounder Brandon Marsh

The Angels are exhausting many efforts to add the Georgia high school star... The Angels may land their prized draft pick after all, as his advisor told SB Nation's Chris Cotillo that high school outfielder Brandon Marsh and the organization are currently negotiating a deal. On June 15, we reported that Marsh had opted not to sign with the organization and stand firm in his college...
Via Halos Heaven
19 hours ago

Soto set to begin rehab stint on Thursday

Geovany Soto is inching closer to a Major League return, as Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that the catcher will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday night.
22 hours ago

Remembering The Past: The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry

One of the country music legends, an actor who was in over ninety movies and television shows, Gene Autry; Autry also was the first owner of the California Angels and the former Vice President of the American League. Autry”The Singing Cowboy” was born September 29th, 1907 in the town of Tioga, Texas. That little Texas town is the birthplace to one of the most influential men...
Via Halo Headquarters
23 hours ago

Lincecum still playing catchup with mechanics

It didn't take long for Tim Lincecum to realize he didn't have his fastball. "I had to work around that," he said, "and then I found myself becoming one-dimensional again."
1 day ago

Miller: Quick fixes might not save Angels' season

ANAHEIM >> So, it's not in the franchise's DNA to rebuild.OK, fine, but it better be in the general manager's plan to repair.Because the Angels aren't just a little broken. They're broken down, all the way down, stalled on the side of the road that leads to being one of the five worst teams in the sport.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Angels’ GM says manager Mike Scioscia’s job not in jeopardy

According to a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Angels’ general manager Billy Eppler says that manager Mike Scioscia’s job is not in jeopardy. While many believed that the veteran skipper could be on his way out before the end of the year, it appears that Scioscia will continue his tenure in Los Angeles despite the Angels...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Mike Trout Wants Your Curveballs Now

Mike Trout is, once again, the league leader in position-player WAR, and league leaders in position-player WAR tend to do some incredible things. Trout just did an incredible thing on Monday, and we should talk about it. With two strikes, against Collin McHugh: No, you didn’t see that wrong. Eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable, because memories are notoriously unreliable...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout trips after mocking Jose Altuve for doing same

Mike Trout was trying to leg out a triple against the Houston Astros on Monday night, but he tripped around second base and ended up having to retreat. In a way, the Los Angeles Angels star got what he deserved. Here’s the video: Over the weekend, Astros infielder Jose Altuve literally fell 90 feet short of hitting for the cycle when he lost his balance rounding second on a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels’ Andrew Heaney stem-cell injection not showing any improvement

Report: Today (6/27/16), Andrew Heaney’s re-evaluation of his late April stem-cell injection did not show improvement. He’ll be examined in two weeks. Today, Andrew Heaney’s re-evaluation of his late April stem-cell injection did not show improvement. He’ll be examined again in two weeks. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) June 28, 2016 It’s not the best of news for the...
Via Halo Headquarters
2 days ago

Angels are waiting on Richards, Heaney

With the trade deadline just over a month away, the Angels still find themselves in a holding pattern as to whether or not they intend to sell, buy or stand pat.  Typically, a last place team with a bloated payroll and no minor league system would be an easy call, sell everything you can and start from scratch.  But it isn’t that easy for the Angels.  The problem, whether its...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Being aggressive has turned Simmons into toughest out in the Angels' lineup

ANAHEIM – If there is an offensive plus shortstop Andrelton Simmons provides, despite hitting .232, it is that he puts the ball in play. In 151 at-bats this season, Simmons has struck out just 10 times, a percentage that is lower than any position...
Via The OC Register
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels rally for 7-6 win over Athletics

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jeffry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Trout led off the ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks (0-1). With one out and the bases loaded, Marte's fly ball to center field scored Trout easily from third. Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels option starting pitcher Nick Tropeano to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels reinstated right-hander Nick Tropeano from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday night. Tropeano had been on the disabled list since June 4 with tightness in his right shoulder. He is 3-2 in 10 starts for the Angels with a 3.25 ERA, the best among Los Angeles' starting pitchers. After a season of injury...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Paul Emmel gets hit in head with bat, suffers nasty cut

Home plate umpire Paul Emmel had to leave Thursday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels after he was hit in the head with a bat and suffered a nasty cut. Angels third baseman Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on a swing and miss in the bottom of the ninth, and it hit Emmel on the top of the head where he had no protection. It was a frightening scene...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB umpire Paul Emmel suffers severe head wound after being hit by bat

A very scary scene on Thursday night in Anaheim, as home plate umpire Paul Emmel was hit in the head by a bat, and suffered a severe head wound. Jefry Marte was batting for the Angels with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and lost his bat on the follow through of his swing. The bat then hit Emmel in the head. Oh my, bat slips out of Jefry Marte’s hands, hits HP umpire Paul...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Thaiss Has Impressive Pro Debut

The Angels’ number one draft pick from 2016, the University of Virginia’s Matt Thaiss, made his professional baseball debut on Tuesday for the rookie-level Orem Owlz.  He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Owlz over the Idaho Falls Chukars by the score of 7-4.  Thaiss was a catcher in college, but he played first...
Via Monkey with a Halo
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Huston Street and the Essence of Baseball

Angel closer Huston Street was standing on the orange, clay mound at Minute Maid Park last night, ready for the ninth inning to begin.  He had fired up his arm in the bullpen.  He had thrown all of his warm-up pitches while first baseman CJ Cron was slinging grounders to his fellow infielders behind him.  And then the first Astro batter stood in the box, focused on Street’s...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Week in Angels Baseball: The False Hopes Edition

By Glen McKee, False Hoper -  For the first time in a few weeks I’m actually looking forward to writing this.  I know, right?  My head tells me that the Angles took advantage (as they should have) of two weak teams last week, but you can only play who is on the schedule and they did well.  Let’s get to it. The bad.  There has to be bad or else the good is meaningless...
Via Angelswin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hector Santiango wears cleats with father’s face on them

All around Major League Baseball, teams wore uniforms with blue accents for Father’s Day. There were cool moments all across the majors, including ceremonial first pitches involving fathers and memorable pregame events. One Angels pitcher did something unique to honor his father. Prior to Sunday’s game between the Angels and A’s, Hector Santiago wore cleats with “Happy Father’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Lincecum returns to mound with Angels

A look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday: --- HELLO TIMMY Tim Lincecum is back in the big leagues and ready to make a comeback 9 1/2 months after left hip surgery. The right-hander starts for the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland in his first major league appearance in nearly a year. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner had surgery on Sept. 3 and didn't immediately...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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