Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Jered Weaver Hasn't Said Whether Or Not He'll Retire

Aug 23, 2016 6:31 AM

Jered Weaver's contract with the Los Angeles Angels expires at the end of the season, but he hasn't revealed his plans going forward.

"There's still a lot of season left," Weaver said. "When the time comes to answer those questions, I will."

Weaver, 33, is 8-11 with a career-high 5.47 ERA. Opponents have a .902 on-base-plus-slugging percentage against him, the highest against any Major League starter.

Billy Eppler said he would have conversations with Weaver "when the time is appropriate" but said the Angels would give Weaver the ball every fifth day for the rest of the season.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

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Angels Pro Scouting Director Hal Morris Leaving Organization

Aug 19, 2016 10:24 AM

Los Angeles Angels pro scouting director Hal Morris is leaving the organization.

A Major League veteran, Morris held the position since 2011. He was hired by former general manager Jerry Dipoto.

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Angels Renew Stadium Talks With Anaheim

Aug 12, 2016 6:35 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have renewed talks with the city of Anaheim about an Angel Stadium renovation and lease extension after the club was unable to land a new ballpark in Tustin.

The developer of the proposed Tustin site said his firm worked extensively in recent months on a ballpark project, but could not structure a deal that made economic sense for all three sides.

“My guess is, they are going to stay in Anaheim," said Dene Oliver, chief executive officer of Oliver McMillan.

The Angels' current lease extends through 2029, although the team can opt out no later than 2019. Angel Stadium opened in 1966, and the only older major league ballparks still in use are Boston's Fenway Park (1912), Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914) and Dodger Stadium (1962).

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Angels Designate Tim Lincecum For Assignment

Aug 7, 2016 12:19 AM

Tim Lincecum has been designated for assignment by the Angels a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six runs in the first inning in a 6-4 loss to the Mariners.

The Angels made the move prior to Saturday's game against Seattle. Lincecum was 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.

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Angels Remove Ric Wilson As Amateur Scouting Director

Aug 5, 2016 8:30 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have removed Ric Wilson as amateur scouting director, but he may stay with the organization in another capacity.

Billy Eppler is hoping that Wilson will remain part of the franchise. He assumed his most recent position in 2011.

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Cubs, Angels Agree On Joe Smith Trade

Aug 1, 2016 4:32 PM

The Chicago Cubs will land Joe Smith in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels will receive pitcher Jesus Castillo in the deal.

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Angels File Official Protest After Loss To Royals

Jul 28, 2016 7:51 AM

Mike Scioscia filed an official protest after the Los Angeles Angels lost 7-5 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Scioscia said he is "100 percent" certain the protest would be upheld.

The Angels claim Raul Mondesi ran inside the line on a bunt single in the seventh inning, which led to a throwing error and two runners scoring.

"It's not a judgment call," Scioscia said. "I would not have protested if I was not 100 percent correct on this. This is a misinterpretation of a rule. It was very clear. Phil Cuzzi, the home plate umpire, had Mondesi running inside the line in jeopardy the whole way and stated that it's OK, because he was stepping back toward the bag, which is wrong."

Cuzzi said he couldn't comment because of the pending protest.

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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.

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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

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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.

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C.J. Wilson Likely To Have Shoulder Surgery
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is tentatively scheduled for shoulder surgery next week.

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Angels Rout Red Sox 21-2 At Fenway Park
C.J. Cron went 6-for-6 to lead the Angels to a 21-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

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Arte Moreno Increased 2011 Offer To Albert Pujols By $80M Over Phone
The 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/Today's Knuckleball

Torii Hunter, Jr. Signs With Angels, Will Still Play Football
Torii Hunter, Jr. also is a football receiver at Notre Dame and we will play his senior season for the Fighting Irish in the fall.

Associated Press

Tim Lincecum Sharp In Comeback Win With Angels
After nearly a year away, Tim Lincecum pitched the Angels to a 7-1 win over the A's on Saturday afternoon.

ESPN.com

Angels Getting Ready For At Least 'Partial Sale'
The Angels are preparing themselves for at least a partial sale, according to rival executives.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

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

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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.

ESPN

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN

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.

ESPN

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

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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.

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