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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?”

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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

  7. 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.

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

    Apr 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Choo Fielder

    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…

  18. Josh Hamilton and the Angels are limiting the role of his “accountability coach”

    Feb 26, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton has long had an “accountability coach” or “accountability partner” accompany him at all times when at the ballpark and on road trips. The idea is to have someone to keep an eye on him and help him deal with the temptations and difficulties which come with being a drug and alcohol addict.  The…

  19. Josh Hamilton could be out weeks

    Feb 26, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Yesterday Josh Hamilton left the Angels’ game with a calf problem. Turns out the problem is going to keep him sidelined a good while. Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times: The Angels open Cactus League play Friday, but it could be weeks before their left fielder joins the lineup. On Tuesday, he strained his left calf muscle…

  20. C.J. Wilson, Josh Hamilton banged up today

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Bad day to be an Angel. First this: Update on CJ Wilson. Was struck by ball on left side of head throwing live bp. Left on his own power. Taken for precautionary testing. — Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) February 25, 2014 Then this: #Angels Josh Hamilton on crutches in clubhouse. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) February 25,…

  21. Angels lucky Mike Trout is even thinking about an extension

    Feb 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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    At this point, the only thing standing between the Angels and being a largely irrelevant second banana in the Los Angeles market is Mike Trout. Yeah, Mike Trout, the guy they rewarded for a historic Rookie of the Year and near-MVP campaign in 2012 by paying him $20,000 more than the major league minimum. Even…

  22. Masahiro Tanaka will help, but the Yankees need much more than him to be a contender

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

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    The offseason distorts things. The wintertime focus on individual player signings and the underlying optimism everyone seems to have about the prospects of their local nine often makes us forget that, in baseball, one player cannot make the difference between winning and losing. Heck, sometimes even three players don’t. Just ask Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton,…

  23. Angels close to signing 41-year-old Raul Ibanez

    Dec 18, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Raul Ibanez is staying in the American League West, with Jeff Fletcher of the Orange Country Register reporting that the 41-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Angels. Ibanez hasn’t posted a batting average above .250 since 2010 and makes a ton of outs, but he also smacked 29 homers in…

  24. Russell Wilson — yes that one — and 44 players you’ve never heard of taken in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Rule 5 draft took place this morning. It’s traditionally the last thing that happens at the Winter Meetings, so there’s a bittersweet element to it I suppose. We all have to go home today. We all get to go home today. It’s like any vacation story I suppose. It’s not a terribly interesting event…

  25. UPDATE: Mariners planning to offer nine years, $225 million to Robinson Cano

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Mariners may not have offered $200 million to Robinson Cano yet, but it sounds like it’s going to happen before long. David Waldstein of the New York Times and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman are both reporting that the Mariners plan to offer nine years and $225 million to Cano. This is a slightly…

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