Oct 4, 2014, 1:41 AM EST
Overstocking the bullpen has done the Halos little good so far.
Sep 10, 2014, 6:31 PM EST
Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday evening that there is growing concern about the status of Josh Hamilton’s injured right shoulder, noting that the recovery process “doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction.” The hope is that another round of cortisone injections will help the cause.
Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EST
A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.
Aug 4, 2014, 6:15 PM EST
Mike Morin has posted a 2.36 ERA and 40/10 K/BB ratio over 42 innings during his rookie season.
Aug 3, 2014, 1:40 PM EST
The Angels made a handful of pitching-related roster moves on Sunday.
Jul 13, 2014, 2:08 PM EST
Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill was lifted from Saturday’s game against the Rangers after being struck by a pitch while trying to bunt in the top of the eighth inning. The ball first hit Cowgill’s right thumb and fractured it and then ricocheted off of his nose, breaking it too.
Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EST
Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.
Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EST
The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.
Jun 1, 2014, 3:22 PM EST
Mike Trout is out of the Angels’ starting lineup again on Sunday against the A’s because of lingering stiffness in his back.
Feb 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EST
Mike Trout started the 2013 season hitting second in the Angels’ lineup, but moved to the #3 spot when Albert Pujols went on the disabled list in late July. He produced similarly in both spots, posting a 1.015 in 405 plate appearances in the two-hole, and a .963 OPS in 223 PA batting third. With…
Jun 25, 2013, 7:59 PM EST
As first reported by MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, the Angels have acquired Collin Cowgill from the Mets in exchange for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. Cowgill was officially added to the Angels’ 40-man roster and then optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake, where he will serve as organizational depth. Johnson, a 25th-round pick in 2012, had posted a…
May 3, 2013, 2:48 PM EST
Collin Cowgill was the Mets’ starting center fielder on Opening Day, but he quickly took on a lesser role and today they demoted him back to Triple-A. In his place the Mets called up Andrew Brown, a 28-year-old journeyman who played 46 games for the Rockies last season. Brown is a corner outfielder, which means…
Mar 30, 2013, 4:56 PM EST
After being acquired from the Athletics during the offseason, Collin Cowgill will open 2013 as the Mets’ full-time center fielder. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement following this afternoon’s Grapefruit League finale against the Orioles. He’s planning to go with Cowgill in center field, flanked by…
Mar 22, 2013, 7:01 PM EST
ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that Mets GM Sandy Alderson doesn’t have any plans to bolster a very weak outfield: Sandy Alderson said there is no cavalry coming to the rescue in the outfield. That means it will be Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill, Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin in the outfield in some configuration…
Mar 4, 2013, 8:44 PM EST
Kirk Nieuwenhuis left yesterday’s game against the Marlins after he hurt his left knee on a head-first slide into second base, but he received some encouraging news today. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Nieuwenhuis was diagnosed with a bone bruise and doesn’t have any ligament damage. While it appears that Nieuwenhuis managed…
Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM EST
With Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and the newly-acquired Collin Cowgill as the top internal options on their 40-man roster, the Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. Now they are looking at someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets…
Dec 18, 2012, 12:53 PM EST
In their search for outfield help the Mets have acquired Collin Cowgill from the A’s for minor leaguer Jefry Marte. Cowgill, who went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal, is 26 years old and has hit just .255 with a .631 OPS in 74 games as a big leaguer. He put…
Oct 20, 2012, 10:04 PM EST
Chris Young’s arrival Saturday from Arizona gives Oakland a crowded outfield depth chart for 2013. So there has to be an odd man out this winter. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, A’s GM Billy Beane acknowledged Saturday — while making the Young trade official — that impending free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes is unlikely…
Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EST
Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…
Jun 3, 2012, 6:08 PM EST
It was Francisco Liriano on Thursday. Felipe Paulino did it Friday. And now Kansas City’s Vin Mazzaro is the latest pitcher to shut down the A’s, throwing six scoreless innings Sunday as the A’s were shut out for the 11th time this season. No team since 1918 had ever been shut out 11 times in…
Feb 9, 2012, 6:12 PM EST
At least to the outside eye, it seems like the A’s have lacked a plan since they shipped off Matt Holliday after 93 games in 2009. It finally appeared that they were going for a full rebuild this winter, but after trading Trevor Cahill, Andrew Bailey and Gio Gonzalez, they re-signed Coco Crisp for $14…
Jan 28, 2012, 12:21 PM EST
The Athletics have already traded for Josh Reddick, Seth Smith and Collin Cowgill and signed Coco Crisp and Jonny Gomes this offseason. But do you know what they could really use? Another outfielder. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A’s still have some interest in bringing back Conor Jackson. The 29-year-old…
Jan 1, 2012, 4:17 PM EST
According to Jeff Fletcher of Bay Area Baseball, the Athletics “are currently in talks” with the representatives for free agent outfielder Cody Ross. Ross opened this offseason in search of a three-year contract, but he has since lowered his demands and is now beginning to draw legitimate interest. The 31-year-old batted .240/.325/.405 with 14 home…
Dec 19, 2011, 6:43 PM EST
Adding a non-star to play left field shouldn’t have been a priority for the Diamondbacks, but I’m not buying all of the talk that Jason Kubel is a downgrade for Arizona. That’s not to say it’s not possible. Gerardo Parra hit .292/.357/.427 in 445 at-bats and won a Gold Glove as the Diamondbacks’ primary left…
Dec 9, 2011, 7:21 PM EST
Trevor Cahill won 18 games as a 22-year-old for the A’s in 2010. Now he’s a goner, having been sent to the Diamondbacks along with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow in exchange for right-hander Jarrod Parker, outfielder Collin Cowgill and right-hander Ryan Cook. It’s a deal that would make a lot more sense for Cahill if…
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