Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Angels Listening To Offers For Hector Santiago

Jul 25, 2016 4:40 PM

The Los Angeles Angels have received a number of calls about Hector Santiago and are listening to offers.

Santiago, 28, is controllable through next season via arbitration. He is earning $5 million this season.

He has a 4.32 ERA with 7.8 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and a career-best 38.7 percent ground-ball rate.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

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Giants Casting Wide Net In Search Of Reliever

Jul 25, 2016 7:29 AM

The San Francisco Giants are engaging in a broad search as they look to add a reliever ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

The Giants have been linked to Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Huston Street and even San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner, who they could turn into a reliever.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

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Angels Aren't Currently Open To Dealing Matt Shoemaker

Jul 22, 2016 7:55 AM

Matt Shoemaker could fetch a lot on the trade market this month, but the Los Angeles Angels aren't currently open to moving him.

The Angels have received calls about Shoemaker, but thus far have "not engaged" anyone.

Shoemaker, who turns 30 in September, is still arbitration eligible. He has a 4.08 ERA, 3.35 FIP and 110 strikeouts in 106 innings this season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

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C.J. Wilson Likely To Have Shoulder Surgery

Jul 6, 2016 1:02 AM

Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will have shoulder surgery to address fraying of the labrum and rotator cuff.

The team announced the news during a game Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. Surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Angels Rout Red Sox 21-2 At Fenway Park

Jul 3, 2016 1:21 AM

C.J. Cron went 6-for-6 with two homers and five RBIs, Carlos Perez had five hits and drove in six and Los Angeles walloped the Boston Red Sox 21-2 on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Arte Moreno Increased 2011 Offer To Albert Pujols By $80M Over Phone

Jul 1, 2016 8:02 AM

The Los Angeles Angels badly wanted to sign Albert Pujols back in 2011, but it appears to have been owner Arte Moreno that drove the pursuit.

Jon Heyman wrote the following in his most recent column:

"Story heard about the Albert Pujols deal: The Angels were at $160 million, when Arte Moreno went to $200 million on a phone call with agent Dan Lozano. And when Lozano told him he couldn’t have an answer for him at this time because he hadn’t spoken to Pujols, Moreno abruptly bumped it to $240 million. Then Lozano gave him his answer: Yes," Heyman relayed.

In 2,799 plate appearances with the Angels, Pujols has hit .263/.325/.471 with 129 home runs.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor

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Torii Hunter, Jr. Signs With Angels, Will Still Play Football

Jun 26, 2016 8:05 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have signed Torii Hunter, Jr., who they drafted in the 23rd round earlier this month.

Hunter Jr. is also a football receiver at Notre Dame and he will play his senior season for the Fighting Irish in the fall.

He has been a part-time player for the Irish baseball team for two seasons, largely used as a defensive replacement and pinch runner.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Signing

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Tim Lincecum Sharp In Comeback Win With Angels

Jun 18, 2016 9:32 PM

Andrew Triggs' first major league start was a bit overshadowed by Tim Lincecum's comeback Saturday, though he didn't seem to mind.

Lincecum made a winning return to the majors, restarting his career after nearly a year away with six sharp innings and several ovations to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 7-1.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Angels Getting Ready For At Least 'Partial Sale'

Jun 17, 2016 7:44 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are preparing themselves for at least a partial sale, according to rival executives.

Billy Eppler has denied those reports, saying: "I want to give it an opportunity to see what it looks like with a little more health."

A Mike Trout trade is highly doubtful, but they have some other young pieces that might fetch long-term assets.

At 29-37, the Angels are 12.5 games back of the Texas Rangers in the American League West.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

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Byron Buxton Nails Mike Trout At Home With 99.4 MPH Throw

Jun 15, 2016 8:48 AM

Byron Buxton nailed Mike Trout at home plate on Tuesday night, rifling a throw from center field that was measured at 99.4 mph.

Buxton pitched in high school and his throw went 240 feet, according to Statcast.

"Scouting reports will tell you that [Buxton]'s got a high-end Major League throwing arm," Paul Molitor said. "It's near the top shelf. You're not going to see Mike Trout get thrown out too often on a base hit up the middle, even though the ball was scorched."

It was the first time Trout has been thrown out on the basepaths this season.

Fabian Ardaya/MLB

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Stats

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Mike Trout Dealing With Bruised Right Thumb
Mike Trout left Sunday's game in the eighth inning with a bruised right thumb after getting hit by a pitch from Indians reliever Tommy Hunter.


Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli On DL
The Pirates have acquired backup catcher Erik Kratz from the Angels on Saturday for $20,000.


Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Tim Lincecum Determined To Make Return To Major Leagues
After significant hip surgery, Tim Lincecum is determined to make an appearance on a Major League mound as a member of the Angels organization.

Jim Caple/ESPN

Francisco Rodriguez Joins Rare Club With 400th Save
Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tim Lincecum Signs One-Year Deal With Angels
Tim Lincecum's prorated base salary will be just short of $2 million.


Garrett Richards Forgoes Tommy John, Has Stem-Cell Injection
Garrett Richards had a stem-cell injection in his right elbow on Monday in the hopes that he can avoid Tommy John surgery.


Angels Agree To Deal With Tim Lincecum
Tim Lincecum recently auditioned for teams to show he is healthy. He hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues since last June.


Report: Tim Lincecum Down To Angels, Giants, White Sox
Tim Lincecum hasn't signed with a Major League club, but he has reportedly narrowed his list of potential destinations to three.

David Adler/MLB

Braves Trade Jhoulys Chacin To Angels
The Braves have traded Jhoulys Chacin to the Angels for minor league left-hander Adam McCreery.

Associated Press

Andrelton Simmons Needs Surgery On His Left Thumb
Andrelton Simmons will require surgery for a full thickness tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.


Angels Don't Plan To Move Mike Trout
GM Billy Eppler says the Angels have "no intent or desire to consider moving" Mike Trout.


Garrett Richards Needs Tommy John Surgery
Garrett Richards has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and is expected to need Tommy John surgery, according to multiple reports.


Fatigued Garrett Richards May Miss Next Start
Garrett Richards says he will be re-evaluated on Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start for the Angels after dealing with fatigue.

Associated Press

Brewers Trading Ryan Braun 'Becoming More Realistic' Possibility
Ryan Braun can veto a trade to all teams except the Dodgers, Angels, Marlins, Rays and Nationals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via MLBTradeRumors)

C.J. Wilson Targeting Mid-June Return To Angels
C.J. Wilson has been dealing with shoulder tendinitis since the start of spring training.

Jeff Fletcher/Orange County Register

Albert Pujols Passes Reggie Jackson On Home Run List
Albert Pujols hit two home runs on Monday, passing Reggie Jackson for sole possession of 13th place on the all-time list with 565 career long balls.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Angels Place Daniel Nava On DL
Daniel Nava was hitting .286 through 14 at-bats in eight games with the Angels this season.


Angels Finalizing Deal With Kyle Kendrick
The Angels are finalizing a contract agreement with Kyle Kendrick, according to multiple reports.


Jake Arrieta Will Start Cubs' Opener
Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta had left his last spring outing with a blister on his right thumb.