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

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  2. MRI comes back clean on Mike Trout’s sore back

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Angels superstar center fielder Mike Trout was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Astros due to lingering stiffness in the middle of his back and he is not in Anaheim’s starting lineup on Wednesday night. But the situation is looking up.

  3. Mike Trout leaves game with lingering back injury

    Jun 3, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Angels outfielder Mike Trout sat out Saturday and Sunday in Oakland because of stiffness in his back. He tried to return for Tuesday’s series-opener in Houston, but that stiffness hasn’t gone away …

  4. Josh Hamilton is back in the Angels’ lineup for the first time since April 8

    Jun 3, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Out since April 8 following thumb surgery, Josh Hamilton is off the disabled list and back in the Angels’ starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Astros.

  5. Josh Hamilton’s return to the Angels will be delayed due to a bone bruise in his thumb

    May 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a bone bruise in his left thumb during a rehab game last Thursday.

  6. Josh Hamilton could start a rehab assignment in a week

    May 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Meanwhile, the Angels are hanging around and looking dangerous.

  7. Josh Hamilton aims to return around May 23-25

    May 7, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took one-handed swings Wednesday in Anaheim for the first time since undergoing surgery April 11 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Hamilton is aiming to return the weekend of May 23-25.

  8. Josh Hamilton to take live BP this week

    May 5, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single hack.

  9. Angels recall Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake

    May 2, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

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    The Angels have called up former Athletics prospect Grant Green from Triple-A.

  10. 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.

  11. Josh Hamilton to resume baseball activities, may be ahead of schedule

    Apr 29, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Philosophical question: are one-handed swings “baseball activities?”

  12. Kole Calhoun out 4-6 weeks with ligament sprain in ankle

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton is likely to be sidelined through most of May with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and now beat writer Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register reports that Kole Calhoun will miss the next 4-6 weeks with what Angels manager Mike Scioscia called a “bad ligament sprain” in his right ankle.

  13. Angels place Kole Calhoun on the disabled list

    Apr 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Already down an outfielder following Josh Hamilton’s thumb injury, the Angels have placed Kole Calhoun on the disabled list after he injured his ankle last night.

  14. Harold Reynolds: diving head first into first base is faster

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Harold Reynolds

    Harold Reynolds has a unique take. Uniqueness isn’t inherently good or bad, of course.

  15. Josh Hamilton needs thumb surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, outfielder Josh Hamilton has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsule. He needs surgery and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.

  16. When is a catch not a catch? When it’s dropped on the transfer

    Apr 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    A new interpretation of an old rule is angering some folks around the league.

  17. Josh Hamilton injured his thumb sliding into first base

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    One of the dumber plays in baseball leads to an injury. Shocker.

  18. Details of Mike Trout’s contract extension with the Angels

    Mar 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    The Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have agreed to terms on a six-year extension which is reportedly worth $144.5 million. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the year-by-year breakdown: 2015: $5.25 million 2016: $15.25 million 2017: $19.25 million 2018: $33.25 million 2019: $33.25 million 2020: $33.25 million While the Angels surely would have liked to…

  19. 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…

  20. Josh Hamilton to make Cactus League debut Monday

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Monday afternoon and told reporters that a season-opening disabled list stint is “not even on the table.” Hamilton suffered a calf strain in late February and has been easing his way back into baseball activities. He said he…

  21. Josh Hamilton could make Cactus League debut on Sunday

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could make his Cactus League debut on Sunday afternoon against the Mariners. Hamilton has been dealing with a strained calf suffered at the end of February. If he avoids any further setbacks, he should still be able to join the team when they open up the…

  22. Josh Hamilton won’t make Cactus League debut this week

    Mar 11, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Josh Hamilton — who has been sidelined because of an early-spring calf strain — was on track to make his Cactus League debut this week. It won’t happen. Scioscia was asked again about Hamilton’s status on Tuesday in camp and told Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register that…

  23. Josh Hamilton should make spring debut “within a week or so”

    Mar 8, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton has been sidelined for the past week and a half after straining his left calf during a baserunning drill, but he’s getting closer to making his spring debut. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton is scheduled to take batting practice on the field tomorrow. If all goes well, Angels…

  24. Josh Hamilton loves having company in the Texas Rangers’ doghouse

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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    After Ian Kinsler’s unfortunate interview went public this morning, another former Ranger reached out to him: Not any fun being in the Texas doghouse, is it @IKinsler3? — Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton) March 4, 2014   Hamilton, you’ll recall, drew the ire of Rangers fans after he said Dallas is not a baseball town. He was right…

  25. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 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. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…

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