Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Sources: Angels Sign Cuban Prospect Roberto Baldoquin

Dec 20, 2014 11:52 PM

Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin has signed with the Angels after passing his physical, sources told MLB.com on Saturday.

Baldoquin, who turns 21 in May, will receive an $8M signing bonus once the deal becomes official.

The signing won't be announced by the team until paperwork is approved by the Commissioner's Office, which could take place at some point next week.

 

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

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Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres

Dec 18, 2014 10:29 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have discussed Josh Hamilton with the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres, according to sources.

A scout that Ken Rosenthal has spoken to predicted that Hamilton wouldn't open the season with the Angels.

The talks were exploratory in nature and did not gain traction. The Angels didn't talk with Hamilton about waiving his no-trade clause, according to sources.

Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Acquire Matt Joyce From Rays

Dec 17, 2014 9:50 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded Matt Joyce to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Kevin Jepsen.

Los Angeles views Joyce as their primary designated hitter and possible No. 2 hitter, which would allow Mike Trout to hit third.

"He gives us a lot of flexibility and makes us a deeper and more balanced team," Jerry Dipoto said. "We just felt like this was an opportunity for us to build a deeper and well-balanced lineup for 2015, and continue to move in such a way that we feel like we're making the team better."

ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Deal For Kendrick From Angels

Dec 11, 2014 1:25 AM

The Dodgers have a deal in place to acquire second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Angels for left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney, a player they acquired just hours earlier from the Marlins, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels To Sign Cuban Infielder Roberto Baldoquin

Dec 9, 2014 7:45 PM

The Los Angeles Angels will sign Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin to a record-setting $8 million bonus.

The agreement is pending a physical. The bonus is the most ever for an amateur player under the current international signing rules.

Baldoquin has three seasons of professional experience playing with Las Tunas in Serie Nacional.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Angels Making C.J. Wilson Available

Dec 8, 2014 8:39 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have made C.J. Wilson available via trade.

The market for Wilson, who is 34 and owed $38 million over the next two seasons, may not be very strong.

The Angels are thin on starting pitching so moving Wilson could either bring back another pitcher or clear payroll for a run at a free agent.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Haren Would Rather Retire Than Pitch Outside LA

Nov 20, 2014 2:44 PM

Dan Haren says he would likely walk away from baseball if the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him to a team other than the Los Angeles Angels.

Haren would be leaving $10 million in pretax income on the table if he retires.

The right-hander's 2015 option with the Dodgers kicked in when he reached the 180-innings mark in September.

"My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family," Haren said. "I had other opportunities, but at this point in my career, I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family."

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Trout, 23, Youngest Unanimous MVP

Nov 14, 2014 7:20 AM

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been named the unanimous 2014 American League MVP.

He finished second in MVP voting both of his first two seasons.

Trout, 23, is the fifth-youngest winner of the award and the youngest to win in a unanimous vote.

"If you would've told me this before the season started, I would've just laughed at you," Trout told MLB Network. "It's just an unbelievable feeling."

ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Yankees, Blue Jays Have Inquired About Howie Kendrick

Nov 13, 2014 5:23 PM

The Los Angeles Angels remain open to trading Howie Kendrick, but a deal is not guaranteed.

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have both inquired with the Angels about the infielder.

Los Angeles is looking for a pitcher in return.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Remain Open To Trading Kendrick

Nov 11, 2014 4:30 PM

The Los Angeles Angels remain open to trading Howie Kendrick.

The club would like to trade Kendrick for a pitcher or position player of comparable value under longer team control.

Kendrick is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Astros Trade Tropeano, Prospect To Angels For Conger
The Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Angels.

ESPN.com

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.

MLB

Angels Likely To Trade Freese, Kendrick
The Angels are expected to shake up their infield by trading either David Freese or Howie Kendrick, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Angels Keep Huston Street At $7M
The Angels acquired Street from the Padres on July 19. He picked up 17 saves with a 1.71 ERA for Los Angeles.

ESPN

Cory Rasmus Preparing To Start For Angels
Cory Rasmus, who began the season as a reliever, made five starts for the Angels in September.

Matthew DeFranks/MLB

Huntington Beach Man Beaten In Angels Parking Lot
Police are looking for three men suspected of beating a man in the Angels Stadium parking lot last Friday night.

ESPN.com

Royals Defeat Angels, Advance To ALCS
The Royals defeated the Angels 8-3 on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.

ESPN.com

Josh Hamilton Ready For Postseason
Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

Associated Press

Angels Hope To Have Shoemaker For Playoffs
Matt Shoemaker is unlikely to pitch in the team's final five regular-season games due to a mild left rib-cage strain.

ESPN

Angels Shut Down Hamilton Due To Chest Pain
Josh Hamilton's availability for the playoff is questioned due to chest pain in his chest and right rib cage.

ESPN.com

Angels Shutout M's, Claim AL West
The Angels claimed their first AL West title since 2009 on Wednesday night.

ESPN.com

Angels Are First To Clinch Playoff Berth
The Angels clinched their first trip to the postseason since 2009 with a defeat of the Mariners on Monday night.

Associated Press

Milestone Night For Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols became a member of the 1,500-runs club and the 2,500-hits club on Saturday.

MLB.com

A's Finish Loss To Angels Under Protest
The Athletics were unhappy with an obstruction call in the ninth inning.

ESPN

Angels Unlikely To Make Play For Colon
The Mets can trade Bartolo Colon to any club, but his age (41) and the $11 million he's guaranteed in 2015 are prohibitive.

Mike DiGiovanna/Los Angeles Times

Mets Have Waiver Options For Colon
The Mets reportedly placed Bartolo Colon on waivers this past weekend, opening the door for a potential move.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Angels, Dodgers Make Most Sense For Colon
Executives believe that the Angels and Dodgers make the most sense for Bartolo Colon.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

White Sox Trade Beckham To Angels
The White Sox have traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels to a player to be named later.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Angels Lose Richards For 6-9 Months
Garrett Richards will be out six to nine months after an MRI showed he suffered a torn left patellar tendon.

ESPN

Garrett Richards Suffers 'Significant' Knee Injury
Garrett Richards suffered a "significant injury" to his left patellar tendon on Wednesday night and is scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors.

Gordon Edes/ESPN