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  1. Angels sign John Buck to minor league contract

    Jul 21, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

    John Buck Getty

    Veteran catcher John Buck was given his release by the Mariners earlier this month, but he didn’t stay out of a job for long.

  2. Play of the Day: Mike Morin catches a deflected pop-up for the out

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    Mike Morin

    Mike Morin and Hank Conger did a reenactment of sorts of the famous Pete Rose/Bob Boone play from the 1980 World Series.

  3. Jered Weaver shocked everyone by asking out of a game

    May 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    Jered Weaver decided he’d have enough after 102 pitches Sunday.

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

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.

  6. Play of the Day: Ian Kinsler scores after the Angels commit three errors on the same play

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler, Hank Conger

    You’ll be seeing this play at the end of the season when the season’s wackiest plays are reviewed.

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  8. Angels sign Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Angels have signed catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Torrealba will aim to provide depth behind the dish with Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger. Torrealba, 35, spent the 2013 season with the Rockies. He posted a .580 OPS in…

  9. D’backs, Angels, White Sox agree to three-team Mark Trumbo deal

    Dec 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo

    3:00 p.m. EST update: A source told the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro that the deal is done. The Diamondbacks will get Trumbo and two players to be named, and they give outfielder Adam Eaton to the White Sox and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels. Left-hander Hector Santiago will go from Chicago to Anaheim. Trumbo…

  10. The Blue Jays are targeting Angels catchers Chris Iannetta or Hank Conger

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Hank Conger

    The Blue Jays once traded for Angels catcher Mike Napoli. Then four days later they got rid of him. Maybe seeing Napoli help two teams to the World Series since then has them trying for a do-over. Here’s Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun: Yes, the Blue Jays need starting pitching. Yet, that’s not the only…

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

  12. Don’t call it a comeback: Angels win seventh in a row

    May 25, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Behind five shutout innings from starter Billy Buckner and four shutout innings from the bullpen, the Angels blanked the Royals 7-0 this afternoon. Hank Conger and Josh Hamilton each contributed solo home runs to aid in the offensive effort. The win is the Angels’ seventh in a row, bringing their record up to 22-27. They’re…

  13. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 6, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Bubble wrap

    We’re smack dab in the middle of the first ten days-to-two week period of beautiful weather in Ohio. It’s low 70s, low humidity, sunshine and nice breezes. Everything is in bloom and the land is green and lush.  This will be mirrored by the ten days-to-two week period in the fall in which the air will…

  14. Hank Conger bunted, fell down, and was safe anyway

    May 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Hank Conger

    As bad as the Angels are running thus far in the 2013 season, they’ll consider this a win. In the bottom of the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Orioles, designated hitter Hank Conger identified that Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s defense was shifting against him, with the third baseman playing more towards shortstop.…

  15. Dodgers training staff comes to T.J. Simers’ aid after he has a ministroke

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Simers

    It’s no secret that T.J. Simers grinds my gears. He probably likes that, as grinding people’s gears is his thing. But no amount of nonsense from a sportswriter will ever make me want to see harm befall him, so I was sad to see that Simers had a ministroke over the weekend. And happy to…

  16. Hank Conger’s throwing problems may cost him Angels’ job

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Hank Conger

    Hank Conger is a former first-round pick and a pretty good prospect who appeared in line to serve as the Angels’ backup catcher this season at age 25, but instead his throwing problems have the team looking for alternatives behind the plate. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times notes that Conger is 0-for-6 throwing…

  17. Chris Snyder signs with Angels after being cut by Nationals

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Chris Snyder

    Six weeks after signing Chris Snyder to a minor-league contract the Nationals released the veteran catcher and according to James Wagner of the Washington Post he immediately inked a new deal with the Angels. Snyder always seemed like an odd fit for the Nationals because if healthy Wilson Ramos was assured of being paired with…

  18. Blue Jays claim Bobby Wilson off waivers from Angels

    Oct 22, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Bobby Wilson

    When it comes to collecting terrible-hitting former Angels catchers the Blue Jays just can’t help themselves. Toronto has claimed Bobby Wilson off waivers, adding him to a roster that already included Angels castoff Jeff Mathis. Wilson spent this season backing up Chris Iannetta, but was forced into extended duty by Iannetta’s broken wrist and ended…

  19. Angels sign catcher Chris Iannetta to three-year extension

    Oct 5, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver, Chris Iannetta

    Chris Iannetta‘s contract included a $5 million mutual option for 2013, but the 29-year-old catcher and the Angels have torn that up and agreed to a new three-year, $15.5 million deal that runs through 2015. Iannetta fell out of favor in Colorado and was traded to the Angels last November for Tyler Chatwood. He missed…

  20. 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…

  21. Rockies interested in free agent catcher Ramon Hernandez

    Nov 28, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez

    Colorado is interested in signing free agent Ramon Hernandez and might be willing to trade incumbent catcher Chris Iannetta to make room for him behind the plate, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Iannetta’s stock has dropped considerably in the past couple seasons, so it’s not surprising that the Rockies are willing to part with…

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