Los Angeles Angels Wiretap

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.

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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.

 

MLB.com

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

ESPN

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.

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