Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

Garrett Richards Gets $3.2M From Angels

Jan 31, 2015 11:24 PM

A person with knowledge of the contract has told The Associated Press that the Angels have reached a $3.2 million deal for the upcoming season with right-hander Garrett Richards.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the announcement hadn't been made.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Angels, Freese Agree To $6.425M Deal

Jan 29, 2015 7:58 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with David Freese by agreeing to a one-year, $6.425 million deal.

This is the final season of arbitration eligibility for the third baseman.

The 31-year-old is entering his second season with the Angels.

Mike Perchick/WAPT

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

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Angels Open To Extensions With Iannetta, Richards, Street

Jan 28, 2015 8:57 AM

The Los Angeles Angels plan to begin negotiating a contract extension with Huston Street and have already discussed the possibility with him personally, according to a source.

They exercised their $7 million club option on the reliever earlier this offseason, but would like to lock him up long-term.

Los Angeles is also open to long-term deals with Chris Iannetta and Garrett Richards.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

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

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Shields' Price Tag Hasn't Dropped Enough To Interest Angels

Jan 27, 2015 4:34 PM

The Los Angeles Angels remain uninterested in signing James Shields.

L.A. general manager Jerry Dipoto was asked Tuesday if the right-hander's supposed declining price had the club interested.

Jeff Fletcher/Orange-County Register

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

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Angels Aren't Courting Scherzer, Shields

Jan 7, 2015 8:38 AM

The Los Angeles Angels aren't "engaged with any free agent pitcher at all," according to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

That includes big names like Max Scherzer and James Shields.

Mike DiGiovanna/Los Angeles Times

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

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Angels, Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Jan 6, 2015 7:56 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are already showing interest in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Guerrero Jr. won't be eligible to sign with a Major League club until July 2.

Vladimir Guerrero Sr. won an MVP with the Angels in 2004 and made nine All-Star teams in his 16-year career.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Haren 'Holding Out Hope' For Trade To Southern California

Dec 23, 2014 7:44 AM

Dan Haren, who was traded to the Miami Marlins along with Dee Gordon, has a decision to make regarding his future.

The veteran right-hander has said he'd rather retire than pitch from a club far away from his family in Southern California.

Haren is "holding out hope" that the Marlins will trade him to either the Los Angeles Angels or San Diego Padres.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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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.



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."


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Dodgers Deal For Kendrick From Angels
The Dodgers have traded pitcher Andrew Heaney to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick.


Angels To Sign Cuban Infielder Roberto Baldoquin
The will sign Roberto Baldoquin to a record-setting $8 million bonus.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

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

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Haren Would Rather Retire Than Pitch Outside LA
Dan Haren says he would likely walk away from baseball if the Dodgers trade him to a team other than the Angels.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Trout, 23, Youngest Unanimous MVP
Mike Trout finished second in MVP voting both of his first two seasons.


Yankees, Blue Jays Have Inquired About Howie Kendrick
The Angels remain open to trading Howie Kendrick, but a deal is not guaranteed.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Angels Remain Open To Trading Kendrick
The Angels would like to trade Howie Kendrick for a pitcher or position player of comparable value under longer team control.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.