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Angels Hire Joe Maddon As Manager

Oct 16, 2019 11:47 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to become their next manager.

According to a source, Maddon will receive a three-year contract worth between $12 million to $15 million.

The 65-year-old returns to the Angels after spending five years with the Chicago Cubs.

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Angels Could Face Sanctions Over Drug Policy Violation

Oct 16, 2019 8:57 AM

Major League Baseball could hit the Los Angeles Angels with significant sanctions if it is determined that team employees were told of Tyler Skaggs' opioid use prior to his July 1 death and didn't inform the commissioner's office.

Eric Kay, currently on paid leave as the club's communications director, told the DEA last month that two team employees, including his former supervisor, Tim Mead, were informed of Skaggs' drug use but did not take action.

Under MLB policy, any team employee who isn't a player is obligated to inform the commissioner's office of "any evidence or reason to believe that a Player ... has used, possessed or distributed any substance prohibited" by MLB.

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Angels' Eric Kay: Cooperating With Feds 'Right Thing To Do'

Oct 13, 2019 7:46 PM

Angels communications director Eric Kay, who last month told U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents that he provided opioids to pitcher Tyler Skaggs, said in a statement to Outside the Lines on Sunday that it's "time for everyone to stand up and take responsibility."

"I felt and continue to feel that it is time for everyone to stand up and take responsibility for their respective roles in this," he said in the statement issued by his attorney, Michael Molfetta. "Nothing anyone does will ever provide closure for the Skaggs family. I can't, the Angels can't, and the courts can't, regardless of what happens there. But at least I can help them 'know' instead of '

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Source: Johnny Washington Among Candidates For Angels' Manager

Oct 12, 2019 11:36 AM

Johnny Washington, the 35-year-old hitting coach for the San Diego Padres, is among the candidates for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

Washington joins Buck Showalter, John Farrell and Joe Maddon, the presumed favorite, in the Angels' pool.

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John Farrell, Buck Showalter To Interview With Angels

Oct 10, 2019 7:47 AM

The Los Angeles Angels will interview John Farrell and Buck Showalter for their vacant managerial position, according to a source.

Joe Maddon is a candidate for the job as well. The Angels fired Brad Ausmus after the season.

A fourth candidate is also in the mix, but the name has yet to be reported.

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Source: Angels To Interview Joe Maddon For Managerial Position

Oct 7, 2019 1:14 AM

The Los Angeles Angels will interview Joe Maddon for their vacant managerial position on Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday night.

Maddon is the first known candidate at the moment, though Angels general manager Billy Eppler said earlier this week that the team will undergo a traditional search.

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Angels Mum On Joe Maddon Amid Rumors

Oct 2, 2019 10:00 AM

The Los Angeles Angels aren't discussing the possibility of hiring Joe Maddon despite rumors that he'll replace Brad Ausmus.

The Angels fired Ausmus after just one season.

"We have a hiring process to go through, so I think it's premature to say anything contrary to that," Billy Eppler said. "We're gonna collect names this afternoon and particularly plan on sitting down with a number of candidates. I would not handicap it any other way at this moment in time."

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Angels Fire Brad Ausmus After One Season

Oct 1, 2019 7:39 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have fired Brad Ausmus after just one season as manager.

There has been speculation that Joe Maddon could replace Ausmus.

"This was an incredibly difficult decision," Billy Eppler said, "but after significant consideration, we've decided it is necessary to go in another direction."

The decision came shortly after the Angels decided to only pick up Eppler's 2020 option rather than extend him further.

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Sources: Angels Appear Unclear Of Brad Ausmus' Job Status

Sep 30, 2019 1:10 AM

Brad Ausmus may lose his job as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after just one year with the team, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

His status has been under review by the team's leadership in recent days, at the end of what has been a disappointing season on the field and a tragic one off the field, with the midseason death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

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DEA Investigating Tyler Skaggs' Death

Sep 19, 2019 7:43 AM

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating where Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death, according to sources.

An autopsy released Aug. 30 found evidence of fentanyl, oxycodone and ethanol in Skaggs' system when he passed in Southlake, Texas.

A senior DEA official said the agency typically gets involved in fentanyl cases in an effort to track down the source of the drug.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room July 1 during a road trip against the Texas Rangers, having choked on his own vomit.

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Mike Trout To Have Surgery For Nerve Issue On Foot

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Justin Upton Done For The Season With Patellar Tendinitis

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Angels Scratch Mike Trout From Anticipated Return To Lineup

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Shohei Ohtani To Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery

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Mike Trout Undergoes Procedure On Right Foot

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Coroner: Tyler Skaggs Died From Accidental Overdose

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Mike Trout Passes Derek Jeter In Career WAR

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Albert Pujols Sets Record For Foreign-Born Hits
Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs on Wednesday and set the Major League record for hits by a foreign-born player.

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Angels Designate Jonathan Lucroy For Assignment
Jonathan Lucroy was hitting .242 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 74 games this season.

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Angels DFA Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Angels.

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Noe Ramirez Suspended Three Games For Throwing At Jake Marisnick
Noe Ramirez has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing near Jake Marisnick's head.

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Mike Trout Day-To-Day With Calf Strain
The Angels are listing Mike Trout as day-to-day.

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Angels 'Playing It Safe' With Mike Trout's Sore Calf
Mike Trout left Sunday's game early with a sore right calf.

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Angels Honor Tyler Skaggs With No-Hitter
Taylor Cole and Felix Pena combined to no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 win at Angel Stadium on Friday night.

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Jake Marisnick Suspended For Collision With Jonathan Lucroy
Major League Baseball has suspended Jake Marisnick for two games for his violent home plate collision with Jonathan Lucroy before the All-Star break.

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Jonathan Lucroy Carted Off Field After Collision
The Angels have sent Jonathan Lucroy to a local hospital to be evaluated for a possible concussion and broken nose.

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Angels: 'Our Team Will Never Be The Same'
The Angels held a press conference on Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Texas after the death of Tyler Skaggs a day prior.

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Tyler Skaggs Passes Away At 27 Years Old
Tyler Skaggs was a first round pick in 2009 by the Angels.

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Mike Trout: MLB Asks About Home Run Derby 'Every Year'
Mike Trout will not participate in this year's Home Run Derby, but that isn't because Major League Baseball isn't trying.

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Shohei Ohtani To Throw Off Mound
Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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