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Mike Trout Collects 1,000th Hit On 26th Birthday

Aug 8, 2017 9:04 AM

Mike Trout celebrated his 26th birthday by recording the 1,000th hit of his Major League career on Monday night.

Trout hit a double in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles.

"It means a lot," Trout said. "A lot of milestones with hits. You see [Adrian] Beltre, he just hit his 3,000th. Pretty incredible. I felt pretty good. I just wanted to get it over with. A lot of people talking about it."

Trout is the 11th player to reach the milestone while playing for the Los Angeles Angels.

He is the fourth player to reach the 1,000-hit, 500-run and 500-walk milestones by his age-25 season, joining Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle.


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

Matt Shoemaker To Undergo Season-Ending Forearm Surgery

Aug 6, 2017 10:45 PM

Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday to release the radial nerve in his right forearm, the team announced.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Steve Shin in Los Angeles.

The typical timetable for a return is 12-14 weeks.


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

D-Backs Send Prospect To Angels For David Hernandez

Jul 31, 2017 4:05 PM

The D-backs acquired right-handed reliever David Hernandez from the Angels on Monday for Minor League righty Luis Madero, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Mike Trout Set To Return From Injured Thumb

Jul 14, 2017 7:19 AM

Mike Trout is scheduled to return to the Los Angeles Angels for Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Trout has been sidelined since May 29 with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

The Angels struggled heading into the All-Star break with five losses in their last seven games.

Trout was hitting 337 with a 1.203 OPS before the injury.

Connor Mount/MLB

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

Angels, Blue Jays, Royals Interested In Dee Gordon

Jul 11, 2017 10:21 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals have interest in trading for Dee Gordon, according to a report.

Gordon has slashed .295/.342/.358 with 32 stolen bases in 375 plate appearances this season.

He is owed $38 million from 2018 to 2020.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mike Trout To Return Friday After Missing 39 Games

Jul 10, 2017 8:06 AM

Mike Trout will return to the lineup for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday after missing 39 games with an injured thumb.

Trout played his fourth rehabilitation game with Class A Inland Empire on Sunday.

He has been sidelined since May 28 after sliding headfirst into second base.

The Angels were 19-20 in Trout's absence.

Associated Press

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

Mike Trout Begins Single-A Rehab Assignment

Jul 6, 2017 7:32 AM

Mike Trout began a Single-A rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Trout has been sidelined since he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb at the end of May, resulting in surgery.

The Los Angeles Angels have gone 17-18 without Trout and sit just 2.5 games out of a playoff spot.

Trout, who served as the designated hitter for Class A Inland Empire, went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Maria Guardado/MLB

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

Mike Trout To Begin Rehab Work With Class-A Inland Empire

Jul 3, 2017 1:30 AM

Mike Trout will participate in a full workout with the Los Angeles Angels' Class A affiliate at Inland Empire on Tuesday in the next step of his return from left thumb ligament surgery.


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

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

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
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.

RealGM Staff Report

Fan Returns Albert Pujols' 600th HR Ball For Free
The ball was caught by Angels fan Scott Steffel, a college student.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Albert Pujols Hits 600th Career Home Run
Albert Pujols hit a grand slam on Saturday night to become the ninth player in MLB history to reach the 600th homer milestone.


Mike Trout Undergoes Thumb Surgery
Mike Trout injured his hand while sliding headfirst into second base on Sunday against the Marlins.

Associated Press

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


Mets Considered Walking Mike Trout With Bases Loaded
The Mets considered walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of Saturday's game.


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

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Jeff Fletcher/Orange County Register

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