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  1. Angels move Mike Trout back into the leadoff spot, bat Josh Hamilton second

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    The Angels have lost five out of their last six games and currently sit at a disappointing 26-34 on the season, so manager Mike Scioscia has decided to make some sweeping changes to his lineup. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Trout is back in the leadoff spot today against the Red…

  2. Angels place Peter Bourjos on DL, will activate Erick Aybar

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Cincinnati Reds

    Peter Bourjos is the first casualty from last night’s Angels-A’s marathon that saw multiple players leave with injuries, as the Angels center fielder has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Bourjos nearly beat out a sacrifice bunt in the 11th inning, but came up lame right as his feet hit first…

  3. Erick Aybar will not be ready until next week

    Apr 23, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Angels shortstop Erick Aybar had been aiming to return from the disabled list on Thursday — the first day he is eligible. But that has now been ruled out. According to beat writer Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Aybar has reported to extended spring training in Tempe, Arizona but is not yet appearing in games.…

  4. Angels place Alberto Callaspo on disabled list with right calf tightness

    Apr 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Prior to last night’s game, the Angels placed third baseman Alberto Callapso on the 15-day disabled list with right calf tightness. Callaspo suffered the injury last Thursday against the Athletics and originally expected to only miss a few days, but he hasn’t made enough progress to return to the lineup. Reliever Michael Kohn was called…

  5. Angels shake things up, bat Mike Trout second

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    For the first time since 2011, Mike Trout is batting somewhere other than the leadoff spot for the Angels on Thursday. Manager Mike Scioscia has him in the two-hole against the A’s, with Alberto Callaspo at the top of the order. The Angels are without usual No. 2 hitter, Erick Aybar, who is on the…

  6. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Angels

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Angels. The Big Question: Can the Angels slug their way to an AL West title? With the…

  7. Dominican Republic beats Kimbrel, U.S. to reach WBC semis

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Craig Kimbrel allowed a total of one double in 62 2/3 innings for the Braves last year. Maybe even more impressive, he allowed just one hit with a man in scoring position. He never allowed multiple hits in an inning. On Thursday, he gave up one double and two hits with men in scoring position…

  8. Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes power Dominican Republic past Italy

    Mar 12, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Cano greets teammates after defeating Italy in their World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    Trying to pull off another stunner, Italy jumped out early against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, only to see its 4-0 lead whittled away in a 5-4 loss. After Dominican starter Edinson Volquez at one point threw 11 straight balls in the first, Alex Liddi hit a sac fly and Chris Colabello followed with a three-run…

  9. Adrian Beltre won’t join Dominican Republic for Round 2 of WBC

    Mar 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Adrian Beltre is healthy now after sitting out Round 1 of the World Baseball Classic with a strained calf muscle, leading to some speculation that he’d join the Dominican Republic for Round 2 later this week. Beltre ruled that out today, telling T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the team is doing just fine without him…

  10. Brandon McCarthy set to resume throwing

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Three weeks after undergoing brain surgery, Brandon McCarthy stepped back onto a major league field Friday, accepting the A’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award, and he said he plans to resume throwing Saturday. CSNBayArea.com has the quotes. “Now I can be in the dugout. I can be around the game atmosphere again,” McCarthy said.…

  11. Brandon McCarthy visits the A’s, shows off his scar

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy (via Amanda McCarthy on twitter)

    For the first time since being discharged from the hospital, Brandon McCarthy visited the A’s on Friday. “Everybody was really excited to see him and I think he was very excited to see us, too,” reliever Jerry Blevins said. “There’s just nothing that compares to the clubhouse atmosphere and just having him back and being…

  12. Brandon McCarthy is still in a “life-threatening” situation

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy AP

    Brandon McCarthy is showing signs of improvement two days after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from being struck by a line drive during a start against the Angels on Wednesday, but Athletics trainer Nick Paparesta said tonight that he’s still in a “life-threatening” situation. “Absolutely he is. It’s brain surgery,” Paparesta said.…

  13. Brandon McCarthy is “conscious and doing well”

    Sep 5, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

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    There’s finally an update on the status of A’s right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who departed his start Wednesday against the Angels after taking a well-struck Erick Aybar line drive off the side of his head. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that McCarthy is still conscious and “doing well” at Summit Hospital in Oakland. He’s going to stay…

  14. Brandon McCarthy hit in head by line drive, taken to hospital

    Sep 5, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Scary moment in the A’s-Angels game, as Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy was hit on the right side of his head by an Erick Aybar line drive. McCarthy immediately went down and his arms and legs seemed to go limp, but he remained conscious and sat up while talking to the training staff for several minutes…

  15. Can someone please fire Bobby Valentine now?

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    It sure appeared as though Bobby Valentine was more interested in proving a point than winning a ballgame on Tuesday night. With a 5-4 lead after seven innings, Valentine sent Alfredo Aceves out to earn a two-inning save against the Angels. Aceves got through the eighth unscathed, but he lost the game on an RBI single…

  16. Erick Aybar back from disabled list after fractured toe

    Aug 6, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar Getty

    Erick Aybar was initially called day-to-day after he fractured his big right toe on July 21, but the Angels ended up playing it safe by placing him on the disabled list. However, the switch-hitting shortstop is back in the Angels’ starting lineup tonight against the Athletics after missing the minimum 15 days. Aybar, who signed…

  17. For better or worse, Angels get their man

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Sam Holbrook

    Already playing plenty well without him, the Angels will now be called World Series favorites after acquiring Zack Greinke from the Brewers on Friday night. In truth, though, they may not be any better than they were yesterday. In Greinke, the Angels are getting a pitcher with No. 1 starter stuff. He was the AL’s…

  18. Jered Weaver’s fake to third, throw to first results in two outs for Angels

    Jul 15, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Jered Weaver hasn’t had a whole lot of luck shutting down the Yankees’ bats today, but he made them look like Little Leaguers on the basepaths. With runners on the corners and one out in the third inning today, Weaver did the fake-to-third, throw-to-first move and caught Robinson Cano napping. With Cano caught in a…

  19. Brett Lawrie is probably going to get drilled

    Jul 1, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Brett Lawrie, John Hester

    Howie Kendrick booted a grounder, Brett Lawrie was aggressive and now the Angels are mad. With the bases loaded and none out in the sixth inning today in the game between the Angels and Blue Jays, Jose Bautista hit a grounder to second that looked like a potential double-play ball for Kendrick. Only the ball…

  20. Erick Aybar and the Angels denied a double play thanks to a heads-up call by the ump

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Uncommon play in Los Angeles last night. In the sixth inning, with a runner on first and one out, Andre Ethier hit a line drive to Angels shortstop Erick Aybar. Aybar dropped the ball, but had the presence of mind to pick it up, step on second base and throw it to first for the…

  21. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Matt Cain, Buster Posey

    Giants 10, Astros 0: A simply unbelievable night for Matt Cain.  As we noted last night, this was among the best games ever pitched in the history of baseball. Perfection is one thing. Doing it while striking out 14 is dominant perfection.  And don’t try to diminish it by saying “hey, it was the Astros.”…

  22. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  23. The error battle is heating up

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Dee Gordon

    When Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon committed his seventh error on the very first play of the bottom of the first inning Saturday, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro knew he’d have to step up his game. Sure enough, he committed his major league-high eighth in the fifth inning. Here’s the up-to-the-minute leaderboard for errors: Starlin Castro (SS…

  24. Erick Aybar settled way too cheap

    Apr 19, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar

    More power to him if Erick Aybar loves Southern California and didn’t want to play anywhere else. He still should have done better than $35 million for four years in his new extension with the Angels. $8.75 million per year is less than Julio Lugo got in his four-year deal with the Red Sox six…

  25. Angels announce four-year, $35 million contract extension with Erick Aybar

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Today the Angels and Erick Aybar made official what was all but finalized last week, announcing a four-year, $35 million contract extension for the switch-hitting shortstop. Aybar, who’s making $5.075 million this season, gets $1.5 million more than double-play partner Howie Kendrick received in his four-year deal signed in January. Both players would have been…

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