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

    Mar 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre Getty

    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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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

    Jul 15, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    angels yankees

    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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.”…

  14. 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)…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    erick aybar ap

    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…

  18. The Angels, Erick Aybar close to an extension

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    aybar getty

    Jerry Crasnick reports that the Angels and Erick Aybar are close to an agreement on a multi-year extension that could be announced as soon as tomorrow. We don’t know the terms, but earlier this week it was reported that he was looking for five years and $50 million.  While that seems high, ask yourself how many…

  19. Erick Aybar wants “at least five years and $50 million” in extension from Angels

    Apr 16, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    erick aybar ap

    General manager Jerry Dipoto has repeatedly indicated that the Angels are close to a long-term contract extension with Erick Aybar, which is something the two sides have been working on since December. What’s not known are the specifics of the deal. Second baseman Howie Kendrick‘s five-year, $33.5 million extension seemed like a reasonable starting point…

  20. GM: Angels “making progress” on Erick Aybar extension

    Apr 13, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Erick Aybar

    During spring training the Angels signed second baseman Howie Hendick to a four-year, $33.5 million contract, but they couldn’t come to an agreement on a similar long-term deal with shortstop Erick Aybar. However, the two sides didn’t stop talking when Opening Day arrived and general manager Jerry Dipoto told Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that they’re…

  21. Springtime Storylines: Did the Angels buy themselves the A.L. West?

    Mar 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's first baseman Pujols watches the field during their spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona

    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 2012 season. Up next: the Los Angeles Angels of Pujols. The Big Question:  Did the Angels buy themselves the A.L. West this winter? The…

  22. Erick Aybar’s agent to talk contract extension with Angels

    Mar 13, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    erick aybar ap

    Back in January the Angels were said to be interested in long-term contract extensions with impending free agent middle infielders Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar. They got a deal done with Kendrick, signing the second baseman for $33.5 million over four years, but talks with Aybar have stalled. Until now perhaps, as Mark Saxon of…

  23. Angels undecided on where Albert Pujols will bat in lineup

    Mar 2, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels Photo Day

    Albert Pujols had 7,433 plate appearances for the Cardinals and 82.6 percent of those came as a No. 3 hitter, but the Angels aren’t certain yet where he’ll bat in their lineup. Mike Scioscia told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that he’s leaning toward keeping Pujols in the No. 3 spot, in part because it guarantees…

  24. Angels confident in working out long-term deal with Aybar

    Feb 11, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

    erick aybar ap

    Angels GM Jerry Dipoto acknowledged Saturday to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez that it’s unlikely Erick Aybar‘s contract will be extended before the start of the 2012 regular season, but at the same time expressed confidence that something will get done eventually: “We’ve had multiple talks with Erick and his people,” said Dipoto. “They’re aware of our…

  25. Running down the rosters: Los Angeles Angels

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be projecting 25-man rosters for each of the 30 teams. I’m starting today with the Angels. The winter’s biggest spenders, the Angels are now again poised to threaten a Rangers team that appeared to be in pretty good position to set up its own little mini-dynasty in the…

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