Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus

Jul 28, 2015 8:32 PM

The Los Angeles Angels acquired a pair of outfielders in David Murphy and David DeJesus on Tuesday afternoon.

Los Angeles acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Eduar Lopez just minutes after it was reported that the Cleveland Indians sent Murphy to the Angels for infielder Eric Stamets.

The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, this week.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Red Sox Trade Shane Victorino To Angels

Jul 27, 2015 8:29 PM

The Boston Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels for Josh Rutledge.

Boston will pay $3.8 million of the $4.9 million remaining on Victorino's contract, according to a Major League source.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Angels Linked To Indians' David Murphy

Jul 27, 2015 7:27 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are among the teams interested in David Murphy of the Cleveland Indians.

It was reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post that Cleveland would like young hitters in return for Murphy.

Murphy, 33, is hitting .299/.347/.443 in 224 plate appearances. He is owed $6 million this season and has a $500,000 buyout on his $7 million team option for 2016.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Angels Could Turn Pitching Depth Into Hitter

Jul 27, 2015 7:05 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are talking to clubs about trading some of their pitching depth for a left fielder, according to Major League sources.

The Angels will have six starters when Jered Weaver returns from a left hip injury. Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago and Andrew Heaney have a 2.61 ERA since Weaver last pitched on June 20.

"The two names mentioned most often by opposing executives as likely to be traded by the Angels are Shoemaker and Wilson — and young first baseman/DH C.J. Cron also could be used to deepen a deal," writes Joel Sherman.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned as a possible trade partner as they look for a starter to pair with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of their rotation. They also have a potential solution for the Angels in Andre Ethier.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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

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Angels Warming To Idea Of Adding Rental Hitters

Jul 23, 2015 7:20 AM

The Los Angeles Angels would prefer to add a hitter under contract past this season, but are now warming to the idea of acquiring a rental bat for the stretch run.

That includes a possible deal for Yoenis Cespedes depending on the price.

Los Angeles would also like to add a bench piece capable of starting a few times each week.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

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

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Albert Pujols Passes Mike Schmidt On Home Run List

Jul 21, 2015 6:41 AM

Albert Pujols hit three home runs in one doubleheader on Monday for the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols now has 549 career home runs, allowing him to pass Mike Schmidt for sole possession of 15th place on the all-time list.

He has also passed Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas on the home run list this season.

"At the end of my career -- and I'm going to continue saying this until the last time I wear a uniform -- I'm going to have time to think about it," Pujols said. "It's hard for me to think about it, who I'm passing, who's in front of me, because that's not my main focus. Arte [Moreno, the Angels' owner] brought me here, to the Angels organization, for one thing only, and that's to accomplish a championship for our fans. I'm going to try to do my best."

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Angels Prioritizing Control In Search For Bat

Jul 21, 2015 6:36 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have long been linked to a bat as the trade deadline approaches and they continue to cast a wide net.

The Angels would prefer a left-handed bat to man left field, but they are more concerned with obtaining a player that can be controlled past this season.

Los Angeles would consider a rental player, but Justin Upton of the San Diego Padres isn't an option.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

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

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Angels Rained Out At Home For First Time Since '95

Jul 20, 2015 12:52 AM

Buckets of rain fell in Southern California on Sunday, leading to a postponement of what was to have been an ESPN-televised game between the Red Sox and Angels. The teams waited for nearly 2½ hours before the game was postponed.

The rainout was the 11th in the 49-year history of Angel Stadium, and the first since June 16, 1995, when the Angels were washed out of a game against the White Sox. The Angels had played 1,609 consecutive home games without being rained out.


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

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Angels Finding Asking Prices For Offensive Help To Be Too High

Jul 17, 2015 7:13 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are actively trying to acquire offensive help ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, but they currently find the asking prices to be too high.

The Angels' plan is to wait for the market to establish itself more with the expectation that hitters will become more affordable.

Mike DiGiovanna/Los Angeles Times

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

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Angels, Mariners, Royals Interested In Justin Upton

Jul 16, 2015 6:53 AM

Justin Upton is believed to be the best hitter available on the trade market and he has drawn interest from the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals.

The San Diego Padres could sell off some of the pieces they added this past winter amid a disappointing season. Upton could fetch a nice haul to help rebuild a farm system that has been depleted.

"A Sean Newcomb for Justin Upton deal could make sense for both the Angels and Padres. The Angels would get another big bat to put behind Mike Trout and Albert Pujols and have the means to re-sign Upton to a long-term deal, while the Padres would get a controllable No. 2 or 3 starter once Newcomb fully develops his breaking ball," writes Jim Bowden.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bill Stoneman Isn't Opposed To Dealing As Angels GM
Bill Stoneman does not have a history of making midseason acquisitions, but isn't opposed to making moves as the Angels aim for the playoffs this season.

Jeff Fletcher/Orange County Register

Angels, Athletics Talked Reddick, Zobrist Before Dipoto Resigned
The Angels inquired with the Athletics about Josh Reddick and Ben Zobrist before Jerry Dipoto resigned last week, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Josh Hamilton Isn't Preparing Differently For Series With Angels
Josh Hamilton will get his first chance for revenge this weekend when the Rangers face off against the Angels.


Mike Scioscia Denies 'Power Struggle' With Jerry Dipoto
After Jerry Dipoto stepped down on Wednesday, the Angels and Mike Scioscia denied that the long-time manager had a role in the general manager's departure.


Angels Name Bill Stoneman Interim GM
The Angels have officially announced that Jerry Dipoto has resigned as the club's general manager.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Dipoto Decides To Step Down As Angels GM
Jerry Dipoto decided to step down from his position as general manager of the Angels on Wednesday, according to a source.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Source: Dipoto Could Step Down As Angels GM
Jerry Dipoto packed up his office and left early Tuesday, according to sources.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tensions Return Between Scioscia, Angels Front Office
Tensions between the Angels front office and Mike Scioscia have returned and far more pervasive, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Report: Pujols Open To Final Home Run Dery Appearance
Albert Pujols would welcome the opportunity to participate in this year's Gillette Home Run Derby if voted into the All-Star Game, according to a report.


Angels Looking To Trade For Hitting
The best fit would be a left-handed hitter with a good on-base percentage and who has the ability to play left field or designated hitter.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Robinson Cano Hit In Head By Stray Ball
Robinson Cano has no signs of a concussion after being hit in the head by an errant Angels' throw on Saturday.


Pujols' Revival A Result Of Swing Adjustments
Albert Pujols will never again be the hitter he was in his prime, but a series of adjustments have allowed him to be a productive force for the Angels this season.

Craig Edwards/FanGraphs

Angels Place Jered Weaver On DL
The Angels have decided to give pitcher Jered Weaver time for his sore hip to rest.


Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Pujols Hits HR No. 536, Ties Mickey Mantle
Albert Pujols has tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list.


Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

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