Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Mike Trout Sought Lifetime Deal From Angels

Jun 23, 2017 10:49 AM

Mike Trout settled for a six-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels after bringing up the idea of a lifetime deal with the club, according to sources.

The $144 million agreement bought out three years of Trout's free agency.

Trout's current contract brings him to the open market at 29. The possibility of a 14- or 15-year deal was mentioned in talks with the club.

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Personal Award

Angels Sign First-Round Pick Jordon Adell

Jun 16, 2017 7:01 AM

The Los Angeles Angels signed first-round pick Jordon Adell after he passed a physical on Thursday.

According to Baseball America, the outfielder received a $4,376,800 signing bonus.

"To me it was a no-brainer," Adell said. "I'm in a situation where I felt like I was the guy. This organization believes in me."

The Angels selected Adell out of Ballard High School in Louisville with the 10th overall pick in Monday's Draft.

"I just want to soak up all the information I can, and get the at-bats that I need and the reps that I need," he said. "When I'm ready, that time will come."

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

Mike Trout Thinks He Could Return Before All-Star Break

Jun 14, 2017 8:00 AM

Mike Trout believes he could return ahead of schedule from a torn thumb ligament.

The Los Angeles Angels placed Trout on the disabled list on May 30 and issued a six-to-eight week timetable for his return. The All-Star Game is just inside the six-week window.

Trout, 25, is currently second among American League outfielders in All-Star voting.

He is hitting .337/.461/.742 this season with 14 doubles, two triples, 16 homers, 36 RBI, 36 runs and 10 stolen bases in 47 games.

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

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Fan Returns Albert Pujols' 600th HR Ball For Free

Jun 6, 2017 8:32 AM

Albert Pujols hit the 600th home run of his career on Saturday.

The ball was caught by Los Angeles Angels fan Scott Steffel, a college student.

Steffel returned the ball to the Angels for free.

"It's not my ball, it's his. He deserves it," he told CBS Sports. "He's one of the best baseball players right now. Of all time."

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor

Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run

Jun 4, 2017 2:22 AM

Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer Saturday night, delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.

The Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against the Twins' Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.

The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.

The 37-year-old Pujols is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.



Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Mike Trout Undergoes Thumb Surgery

Jun 1, 2017 7:47 AM

Mike Trout had successful surgery on his injured left thumb Wednesday.

Dr. Steve Shin performed surgery on Trout's ulnar collateral ligament and dorsal capsule. The Los Angeles Angels are expected to be without Trout for six to eight weeks.

Trout injured his hand while sliding headfirst into second base on Sunday against the Miami Marlins. He is on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

Associated Press

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

Mike Trout Expected To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Injury

May 30, 2017 7:41 AM

Mike Trout is on the disabled list for the first time in his career and will have surgery Wednesday to repair the UCL in his left thumb.

The usual timetable for the injury is six to eight weeks.

"It's definitely the best course of action for him right now, and I think he's comfortable with the decision," Mike Scioscia said.

The Los Angeles Angels lost Andrelton Simmons to a similar thumb injury last season. He had surgery and was out slightly over five weeks.

Trout, 25, suffered the injury Sunday on a headfirst slide while trying to steal second base.


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

Mets Considered Walking Mike Trout With Bases Loaded

May 22, 2017 7:59 AM

The New York Mets considered walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of Saturday's game.

The Mets entered the ninth with a five-run lead, but the Los Angeles Angels scored two runs and faced a 7-4 deficit with Trout coming to the plate with no outs and the bases loaded."The first thought is, I'd almost try to walk this guy [rather] than pitch to him," Terry Collins said.

Collins opted instead to let Addison Reed pitch to Trout, who lofted a sacrifice fly. The Mets held on for a 7-5 victory.

Back in 1998, Buck Showalter, then with the Arizona Diamondbacks, famously ordered an intentional walk of Barry Bonds with the bases loaded and Arizona clinging to a two-run lead.

"Those are the kind of situations where you look back at the time when Buck Showalter walked Bonds with the bases loaded rather than pitch to him," Collins said. "It was the same feeling -- 'I might want to walk, pitch around this guy, [rather] than give him a chance to hit.' But fortunately [Reed] made some good pitches."


Tags: New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor

Angels To Sign Doug Fister

May 19, 2017 7:20 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement to sign Doug Fister to a Major League contract.

Fister hasn't pitched this season and will likely be optioned to the Minor Leagues to prepare for a big league role.

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

Five Teams Watched Doug Fister Throw Last Week
The Angels, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Giants and Mets had scouts in attendance to watch Doug Fister throw in California last week.

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Mike Trout Day-To-Day With Tight Hamstring
Mike Trout was pulled from the lineup on Saturday with some tightness in his left hamstring.


Angels Acquire David Hernandez From Braves
The Angels have acquired David Hernandez from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Angels Place Garrett Richards On 60-Day DL
The Angels have also placed Cam Bedrosian on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain.


Yunel Escobar Passes Test To Become U.S. Citizen
Yunel Escobar has passed his naturalization test to become a U.S. citizen more than a decade after his harrowing escape from Cuba.

Associated Press

Huston Street Won't Throw For Three To Four Weeks
Huston Street has a strained lat muscle and is unlikely to be ready on Opening Day.


Stem Cell Treatment Saved Garrett Richards From Tommy John Surgery
Garrett Richards opted for stem cell treatment before undergoing Tommy John surgery and the right-hander is back to throwing 98-mph fastballs without pain.

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Moreno: Team To Remain In Angel Stadium Until At Least 2029
Angels owner Arte Moreno believes the team will be in better financial shape to go after baseball's top players.


Padres, Jered Weaver Agree On One-Year, $3M Deal
Jered Weaver went 12-12 with a 5.06 ERA for the Angels last season.


Jered Weaver Confirms To Teammates He Won't Return To Angels
Jered Weaver has ended any doubt by making it clear to his former teammates that he won't be back with the Angels.

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C.J. Wilson Commits To Auto Racing
Former Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is now turning his attention to auto racing, but hasn't ruled out a return to baseball.


Angels Sign Yusmeiro Petit To Minors Deal
The deal carries a $2.25 base salary if Petit makes the Major League roster with an additional $1.25 million that can be earned through incentives.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Luis Valbuena, Angels Finalize Two-Year, $15M Deal
The Angels have finalized a two-year, $15 million deal for Luis Valbuena, who will play at both first and third base.

Associated Press

Angels, Nationals Remain Most Likely Suitors For Matt Wieters
Matt Wieters remains unsigned as the clock ticks on Scott Boras' cautious timeline that the catcher would be a January signee.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Kole Calhoun Signs Three-Year Extension With Angels
The two sides reached an agreement on a one-year, $6.35 million deal to avoid arbitration last week, but came to terms on the longer deal to keep Kole Calhoun under contract through 2019.

Associated Press

Angels, Danny Espinosa Reach $5.4M Deal To Avoid Arbitration
The Angels have avoided arbitration with Danny Espinosa by agreeing to a $5.4 million deal for 2017.

Associated Press

Daniel Descalso, Johnny Giavotella To Play For Italy At WBC
Daniel Descalso and Johnny Giavotella will play for Italy in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according to a source.

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Angels, Ben Revere Agree On One-Year, $4M Deal
Ben Revere hit .217 with two homers and 24 RBIs in 103 games for the Nationals last season.


Angels Trade Two Pitching Prospects To Nats For Danny Espinosa
The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals on Saturday.


Angels Inquired With Cardinals About Kolten Wong
The Cardinals, however, want to keep Kolten Wong as they greatly value his defensive ability.

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