May 7, 2014, 8:21 PM EST
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.
May 5, 2014, 11:37 AM EST
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single hack.
May 2, 2014, 8:30 PM EST
The Angels have called up former Athletics prospect Grant Green from Triple-A.
May 1, 2014, 10:12 PM EST
With the Angels missing Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, Grant Green could see some time in the outfield.
Apr 29, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
Philosophical question: are one-handed swings “baseball activities?”
Apr 16, 2014, 8:54 PM EST
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.
Apr 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
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.
Apr 11, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
Harold Reynolds has a unique take. Uniqueness isn’t inherently good or bad, of course.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:17 PM EST
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.
Apr 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
A new interpretation of an old rule is angering some folks around the league.
Apr 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EST
One of the dumber plays in baseball leads to an injury. Shocker.
Mar 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EST
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…
Mar 25, 2014, 9:46 AM EST
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…
Mar 16, 2014, 2:29 PM EST
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…
Mar 15, 2014, 11:45 PM EST
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…
Mar 11, 2014, 7:25 PM EST
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…
Mar 8, 2014, 5:48 PM EST
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…
Mar 4, 2014, 2:28 PM EST
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…
Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EST
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…
Feb 26, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
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…
Feb 26, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
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…
Feb 25, 2014, 4:04 PM EST
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,…
Feb 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
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…
Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EST
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,…
Dec 18, 2013, 11:35 AM EST
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…
- Phil Hughes signs a three-year extension with the Twins 12
- The Padres have talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels 21
- Why is John Smoltz a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame? 57
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” 85
- Trea Turner’s agent is unhappy his client is in limbo after trade to Nationals 48
- Nexen Heroes accept Jung-Ho Kang posting fee from unidentified MLB team 37
- Giants acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins 16
- The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego. 64
- Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene. (145)
- The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba (144)
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade (97)
- Chase Headley signs a four-year deal with the Yankees worth at least $52 million. (95)
- St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site (90)