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  1. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 23, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Sean Doolittle AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including an important AL West battle.

  2. Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from White Sox

    Aug 21, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT

    Gordon Beckham

    Beckham had a very promising rookie season as a 22-year-old in 2009, but the former first-round draft pick has hit just .240 with a .658 OPS in 636 games since then while never topping a .700 OPS in a season.

  3. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    Welcome to the Tigers, David Price. Welcome to the big leagues Javier Baez.

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 4, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka gets his 12th win and a weird, weird replay goes down in the A’s-Blue Jays game.

  5. VIDEO: Lorenzo Cain robs David Freese of a home run

    May 24, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain catch

    Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain took away a three-run homer from David Freese last night with an excellent leaping catch.

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  7. Angels activate David Freese from the disabled list

    May 20, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

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    David Freese is back in the Angels’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros after missing a little over two weeks with a fracture in his right middle finger.

  8. Why haven’t the Cardinals called up Oscar Taveras?

    May 6, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Clearly the Cardinals are not pleased with their center field situation, cycling through Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos, and now Randal Grichuk while getting terrible combined production from the position.

  9. Angels place David Freese on 15-day DL with fractured finger

    May 3, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    David Freese AP

    David Freese was just starting to get on a roll before being hit on his right index finger with a pitch on Friday night.

  10. David Freese suffers non-displaced fracture in finger on HBP, hopes to avoid DL

    May 3, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    David Freese AP

    Angels third baseman David Freese suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right middle finger on a hit-by-pitch last night.

  11. The Angels are calling up Grant Green to potentially play some outfield

    May 1, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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    With the Angels missing Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, Grant Green could see some time in the outfield.

  12. Peter Bourjos has been benched by the Cardinals

    Apr 30, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos Cardinals

    Peter Bourjos began the season as the Cardinals’ primary center fielder, but then he slumped his way into fewer starts in favor of Jon Jay and now it looks like he’s been benched altogether.

  13. The Cardinals ship Kolten Wong off to Memphis

    Apr 28, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Handing Wong the 2B job seemed like a good idea at the time.

  14. Raul Ibanez notches 2,000th career hit in style

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club and also brought the Angels back into the game against the Mets.

  15. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  16. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mar 25, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Big Question: After two years of disappointments, do the Angels have a shot? There…

  17. Peter Bourjos being hampered by leg tightness

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Troubling news Wednesday out of Cardinals camp. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Peter Bourjos has been held out of Grapefruit League action since Sunday because of what’s being called a “tight leg.” Bourjos has already been ruled out for Thursday’s Grapefruit League tilt with the Twins and it’s not clear when he might be…

  18. Angels, David Freese avoid arbitration

    Jan 31, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports that David Freese avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.05 million contract. That’s the midpoint between the $4.1 million the Angels offered and the $6 million Freese wanted. He’s going to have to improve if he’s to be worth that money. In 2013 he hit a meager 262/.340/.381 with…

  19. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  20. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  21. Angels close to signing 41-year-old Raul Ibanez

    Dec 18, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Raul Ibanez is staying in the American League West, with Jeff Fletcher of the Orange Country Register reporting that the 41-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Angels. Ibanez hasn’t posted a batting average above .250 since 2010 and makes a ton of outs, but he also smacked 29 homers in…

  22. With little payroll maneuverability, Angels may have to trade to bolster rotation

    Nov 24, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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    The Angels signed reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million deal on Saturday, just a day after adding third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas in a trade for Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk. As a result, the Angels have about $8 million left before hitting the $189 million luxury tax threshold,…

  23. Angels interested in Bronson Arroyo, Bartolo Colon

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    The Angels acquired third baseman David Freese from the Cardinals last week and inked reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million free agent contract on Saturday. Now Anaheim is zeroing in on its biggest offseason need — starting pitching. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Halos have expressed interest in free…

  24. Angels GM Jerry Dipoto says Ernesto Frieri will be the closer next season

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri AP

    The Angels have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for free agent closers this winter, but the team isn’t planning on making any changes. Or at least that’s what they are saying right now. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on MLB Network Radio on Sirius-XM yesterday and told host Mel Antonen that Ernesto…

  25. Cardinals trade David Freese to Angels for Peter Bourjos

    Nov 22, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Well, that progressed from rumor to trade in a hurry. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Angels have traded center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk to the Cardinals for third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas. Obviously the Angels are betting that Freese will bounce back following a down…

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