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  1. If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended

    Feb 26, 2015, 8:29 AM EDT

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    I am confident that Major League Baseball will help Josh Hamilton find the help he needs. I do hope, however, that whatever else they do to him does not contribute to the tendency to treat addicts as miscreants.

  2. Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Feb 25, 2015, 8:08 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is hearing from sources that Hamilton had a relapse “a couple months back” that “involved at least cocaine.” Heyman says Hamilton confessed to MLB officials that he used.

  3. Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Feb 25, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT

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    General manager Jerry Dipoto would only confirm that Hamilton is in New York meeting with MLB officials, declining to offer any further details.

  4. Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Just how long does Albert Pujols plan to play baseball?

  5. David Freese is in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

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    You can add another name to the growing list …

  6. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon has a tough decision ahead of him — he has a player option for the 2016 season. If he doesn’t choose to use it, he would become a free agent after this season.

  7. Huston Street says he has had “steady” extension talks with Angels

    Feb 19, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Huston Street came over the Angels last July in a trade with the Padres and he wants to stay there for the long haul.

  8. Mike Scioscia says he’s leaning toward batting Mike Trout second

    Feb 19, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    A pretty SABR-savvy move for a manager not often lauded as SABR-savvy.

  9. Astros sign reliever Joe Thatcher

    Feb 13, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Thatcher will make $1 million in guaranteed money if he cracks the Opening Day bullpen.

  10. Garrett Richards cleared to begin throwing off a mound

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Garrett Richards saw his breakout season come to an unfortunate end last August when he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee, but he’s nearing an important step in his rehab process.

  11. Angels and Matt Joyce avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Joyce batted .254 with nine home runs and .732 OPS (111 OPS+) across 140 games last season.

  12. Athletics hoping to get Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin back in June

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker

    Despite losing Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, and Jason Hammel, the Athletics do not have a deficit of starting pitching, and they figure to get two more back from the disabled list in June.

  13. Josh Hamilton needs shoulder surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Feb 3, 2015, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Hamilton initially injured his right shoulder in late 2014, missing most of September, and the symptoms resurfaced last week during an offseason workout.

  14. Mark Mulder cancels comeback, will stay retired

    Feb 3, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Last year Mark Mulder’s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training.

  15. Wives of Jim Edmonds and Josh Hamilton to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County

    Jan 31, 2015, 11:25 PM EDT

    Los Angels Angels newly acquired outfielder Hamilton talks with reporters as his wife, Katie, looks on during a news conference in Anaheim

    Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton, the wives of Jim and Josh respectively, will appear on the tenth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

  16. Angels and Garrett Richards avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 31, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    Richards emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League last season before tearing his left patellar tendon in August.

  17. Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

    Jan 28, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

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    Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case.

  18. Angels, David Freese avoid arbitration

    Jan 28, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Freese requested $7.6 million and the Angels countered at $5.25 million.

  19. White Sox sign Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

    Jan 28, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Gordon Beckham played the first five-and-a-half years of his career for the White Sox before being traded to the Angels in August.

  20. Angels “optimistic” Garrett Richards will be ready for April

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 AM EDT

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    As of six weeks ago Angels manager Mike Scioscia was telling reporters that the team didn’t expect Garrett Richards back from knee surgery until May.

  21. More catching depth: Braves sign John Buck

    Jan 26, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    John Buck

    Buck joins Christian Bethancourt and A.J. Pierzynski on the Braves’ catching depth chart.

  22. Jered Weaver packed on 25 pounds during the offseason

    Jan 26, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    “I don’t know if my metabolism is slowing down from getting older or what, but I feel good.”

  23. Rangers doubtful to consider Josh Hamilton reunion

    Jan 25, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez wrote earlier this month that it’s unlikely Josh Hamilton will finish out his five-year, $125 million contract as a member of the Angels and that a trade may even be coming this season — in the third year of the five-year deal. But we can probably rule out a reunion with the Rangers.

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