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  1. Ryan Madson undergoing MRI on troublesome right elbow

    Feb 12, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels right-hander Ryan Madson is undergoing an MRI Tuesday evening on his surgically-repaired pitching elbow. The hope in Angels camp is that the exam will show nothing more than mild inflammation. Madson began feeling soreness in his elbow when he ramped up his offseason throwing program earlier this month. He…

  2. Ryan Madson had a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery

    Feb 11, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    ryan madson getty

    When the Angels signed Ryan Madson to be their new closer they seemed pretty confident that he’d be ready for Opening Day after missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery, but suddenly that’s looking like a long shot. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Madson experienced a setback in…

  3. Angels’ rebuilt bullpen adds left-hander Sean Burnett on two-year, $8 million contract

    Dec 5, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    They still need plenty of rotation help, but the Angels have added another late-inning option to their bullpen. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that they’ve signed left-hander Sean Burnett to a two-year deal with an option for 2015. Burnett joins Ryan Madson in a new-look bullpen after spending the past three-and-a-half seasons in Washington, where…

  4. Angels “letting clubs know” that Jordan Walden is available

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT

    jordan walden getty

    The Angels finalized a one-year free agent contract with Ryan Madson on Wednesday afternoon and intend to use him at closer. Which leads us here: According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Angels “were letting clubs know today” that 25-year-old right-hander Jordan Walden is available through a trade. Walden served as the Angels’ primary closer…

  5. Done deal: Angels sign Ryan Madson to one-year contract

    Nov 28, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    ryan madson getty

    UPDATE: Madson passed the physical exam, so it’s a done deal. He gets $3.5 million in upfront money, plus a $2.5 million “roster bonus” and up to $1 million in incentives based on games finished. So he’s guaranteed less than half of what he got from the Reds last offseason and can earn up to…

  6. Ryan Madson close to a deal to become the Angels closer

    Nov 27, 2012, 7:25 AM EDT

    ryan madson getty

    Jon Heyman reports that Ryan Madson are close to signing a deal.  It would be for one year. Heyman says that Madson would become the Angels closer, and that Ernesto Frieri would set up. The financial terms are not yet known. Madson missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In 2011 he…

  7. UPDATE: The Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol swap is not happening

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Dan Haren AP

    UPDATE: Oh boy. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com was told by a source that the deal is off. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Carlos Marmol would have signed off on the trade, but the Cubs pulled the deal off the table for some reason. It could be because of the money involved or the medicals…

  8. Angels tie record, fan 20 Mariners in 5-4 victory

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The Angels tied a major league record Tuesday as five pitchers combined to fan 20 batters in a 5-4 defeat of the Mariners. Zack Greinke struck out 13 and allowed one run in his five innings of work, but with his pitch count up to 110, the Angels decided to pull him early. That didn’t…

  9. Ernesto Frieri has gone from unhittable to untrustworthy for the Angels

    Sep 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri was absurdly good for the Angels after they acquired him from the Padres on May 3, allowing zero runs in his first 26 appearances while some people asked things like “how can someone with a 0.00 ERA not make the All-Star team?!” In those first 26 shutout appearances for the Angels he had…

  10. And the Angels’ season just went up in flames

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez

    Zack Greinke did his job, shutting out his old team, the Royals, for eight innings on Saturday. Ernesto Frieri didn’t do his. After coming in with one on and one out in the ninth, he gave up back-to-back homers to Billy Butler and Salvador Perez, giving Kansas City a 3-2 win over the Angels. Mike…

  11. Angels beat the Red Sox in the stupidest game of 2012

    Aug 24, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

    Pedro Ciriaco

    Craziest? Wildest? No, I’m sticking with stupidest. The Angels edged the Red Sox 14-13 in 10 innings Thursday. Some highlights: – Boston blew a six-run lead by giving up eight runs in the top of the third – The Angels put together said eight-run inning without the benefit of an extra-base hit. They did, however,…

  12. Ernesto Frieri finally gave up a run, admits to being human

    Jul 16, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri came into yesterday’s game against the Yankees with a 0.00 ERA in 26.1 innings spread over 26 appearances for the Angels since they acquired him from the Padres in early May, but he’s perfect no more. Frieri walked Robinson Cano to lead off the ninth inning, Mark Teixeira followed with a two-run homer,…

  13. Angels put Jordan Walden on disabled list with bicep strain

    Jul 15, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

    walden getty

    It’s been a rough couple months for Jordan Walden. The 24-year-old right-hander opened the season as the Angels’ unchallenged closer after saving 32 games alongside a 2.98 ERA in 2011, but that role was eventually transferred to newcomer Ernesto Frieri, who’s been dominant. And now Walden is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained…

  14. 2012 midseason awards: AL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    The AL Cy Young balloting turned into a rout last year, as Justin Verlander lapped the field on his way to taking league MVP honors. At the midway point, this year’s Cy is still very much in doubt. Here’s the league top 10 in ERA: Jered Weaver (LAA): 9-1, 2.13 ERA, 68/21 K/BB in 88…

  15. Yu Darvish, David Freese lead “Final Vote” balloting

    Jul 4, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    With one day remaining in the “Final Vote” contest for All-Star spots Rangers starter Yu Darvish leads the AL balloting and Cardinals third baseman David Freese leads the NL balloting. Braves third baseman Chipper Jones had been leading in the NL, but yesterday he was removed from the “Final Vote” ballot after being named the…

  16. Chipper Jones is leading the NL Final Vote thing; Bryce Harper third

    Jul 3, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Major League Baseball announced the in-progress Final Vote totals a little while ago and the fans are going with history over the future: Chipper Jones leads the thing with David Freese second and Bryce Harper third. Can’t really blame this on homer ballot box-stuffing given that, as so many of you remind me when I…

  17. “Final Vote” balloting now open for 2012 All-Star Game

    Jul 1, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

    final vote

    Major League Baseball revealed its 2012 All-Star rosters Sunday on TBS. But not everything is set for next Tuesday night’s game in Kansas City. Over the next week, online ballots can be cast to send one additional player from each league to participate in this year’s Midsummer Classic. MLB calls it the “Final Vote,” and…

  18. Austin Jackson, Bryce Harper lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    You knew it was coming. In truth, I think those in charge did a better job of picking this season’s All-Stars than they have in recent years. Still, I have some disagreements, even if none of them are quite as vehement as last season’s. Austin Jackson (OF Tigers) – Jackson’s DL stint probably cost him…

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

    Jun 29, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates 5, Phillies 4: All of you who predicted that A.J. Burnett was going to rattle off eight straight wins at some point this year, please cut it out because you’re lying. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go piss off a bunch of Yankees fans by suggesting that Brian Cashman should trade for…

  20. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    Not sure if you’ve heard about him, but this Mike Trout fellow is pretty dang good. The 20-year-old was in the middle of everything again last night, going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in a 4-2 win over the AL West leading Rangers. Trout got the Angels on the board in the bottom…

  21. Ernesto Frieri has been unhittable since joining the Angels

    Jun 1, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri was plenty dominant with the Padres, throwing 108 innings with a 2.33 ERA and 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings, but what the reliever has done since being traded to the Angels is just silly. Frieri, who was acquired from San Diego for prospects Alexi Amarista and Donn Roach on May 3, has thrown…

  22. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 27, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

    ernesto frieri ap

    It’s only a four-team division and the Rangers still have a comfortable lead, but the Angels are suddenly in second place in the American League West. Albert Pujols hit his fourth home run in five games and Ernesto Frieri converted his second save in as many chances as the Halos rolled to a 5-3 victory…

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

    May 24, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 3: Alex Rodriguez would like the New York sporting press to write more career obituaries for him. It seems to suit him nicely (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Reds 2, Braves 1: Todd Frazier hit a walkoff homer. It came off  Cristhian Martinez because, as everyone knows, Fredi Gonzalez would be drummed…

  24. The Angels may have found their closer in Ernesto Frieri

    May 23, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Ernesto Frieri

    Ernesto Frieri was plenty good in a year and a half with the Padres, yet manager Bud Black never seemed to want to trust him in close games. Perhaps that was a mistake. Frieri struck out the side in the 11th inning to earn his first career save as the Angels beat the A’s 3-1…

  25. Padres release Orlando Hudson, place Jason Bartlett on DL

    May 17, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Orlando Hudson

    It seems like just yesterday I was writing about how odd it was that Orlando Hudson had five triples and zero doubles this season. And now he’s out of a job. San Diego released the veteran second baseman after Hudson hit just .211 with a .260 on-base percentage and .317 slugging percentage in 35 games…

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