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  1. The Commissioner’s Office thinks that the Angels could indeed go after Josh Hamilton under his contract

    Apr 16, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT

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    It appears as if Major League Baseball is trying to unilaterally re-write the Joint Drug Agreement. Again.

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Reverse mohawks and farts in cars. With all of the openers and home openers and hoopla over with, yep, we’re settling into the regular season nicely.

  3. Garrett Richards is set to rejoin the Angels eight months after knee injury

    Apr 15, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards AP

    Richards had a breakout season last year at age 25, throwing 169 innings with a 2.61 ERA and 164/51 K/BB ratio before the knee injury.

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

    Apr 15, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Blake Treinen

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the Nationals defense stunk.

  5. Kole Calhoun out until at least Friday with calf injury

    Apr 14, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Kole Calhoun has been out of the Angels’ starting lineup since Saturday with tightness in his right calf. He was able to pinch hit on Monday in Arlington, Texas — and even roped an RBI single — but the calf apparently didn’t respond too well to that.

  6. Lingering back injury forces Michael Brantley out of the Indians’ lineup again

    Apr 14, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

    Michael Brantley AP

    Brantley played Opening Day, sat out two games, returned for one game Friday, and is now out of the lineup for a third straight game.

  7. When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman”

    Apr 14, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The fallacy in which a “smart business decision” is equated with “good behavior.”

  8. Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes to meet with Josh Hamilton this week

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Things are ugly between the Angels and Josh Hamilton right now, but manager Mike Scioscia hopes to have a “face-to-face” meeting with the embattled outfielder later this week.

  9. C.J. Wilson says the Angels hired a private investigator to follow him after signing him in December 2011

    Apr 12, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilson

    The Angels have made a bigger situation out of Josh Hamilton’s drug relapse, which has ruffled the feathers of some of Hamilton’s teammates, including C.J. Wilson. Wilson detailed the degree to which the Angels try to control players’ off-the-field behavior.

  10. The benches cleared in Sunday’s Angels-Royals game

    Apr 12, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Yordano Ventura apparently wasn’t happy with what Mike Trout shouted after scoring the Angels’ second run in a 7-2 game in the sixth inning.

  11. Albert Pujols moves into sole possession of 18th on the all-time home run leaderboard

    Apr 12, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols hit his 522nd career home run on Sunday against Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.

  12. Josh Hamilton merchandise has been pulled off the shelves at Angel Stadium team store

    Apr 12, 2015, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Hamilton jerseys probably wouldn’t be a hot item right now after his performance in 2014 and offseason relapse, so this could be chalked up to a simple supply-and-demand strategy. But it feels more calculated than that given recent comments from Angels owner Arte Moreno.

  13. C.J. Wilson critical of Angels over Josh Hamilton situation

    Apr 11, 2015, 9:30 PM EDT

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    C.J. Wilson had some critical comments about how the Angels are handling the Josh Hamilton situation.

  14. Source: Josh Hamilton’s contract does not have any special provisions regarding substance abuse

    Apr 10, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

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    The Angels appear to be trying to throw Hamilton under the bus. But they don’t have a legal basis to do it.

  15. Arte Moreno won’t say if Josh Hamilton will play again for the Angels

    Apr 10, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The Angels may try to use some language in Josh Hamilton’s contract to get out of paying him.

  16. Major League Baseball will not look into the Angels’ conduct in the Josh Hamilton case

    Apr 9, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Rob Manfred is punting, and by doing so, he’s basically canceling an entire section of the JDA.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2015, 7:04 AM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    Six shutouts on Wednesday. Hope your day went better.

  18. Albert Pujols ties Ted Williams, Willie McCovey, and Frank Thomas on career home run list

    Apr 8, 2015, 11:42 PM EDT

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    Watch as Albert Pujols puts a charge into this ball Wednesday against Hisashi Iwakuma …

  19. Must-click link: Josh Hamilton has gone 3,449 for his last 3,452

    Apr 8, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

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    A harrowing but necessary read from Jeremy Horton of The Classical.

  20. Huston Street hired an agent for the first time since 2012 to negotiate an extension with the Angels

    Apr 8, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Huston Street Angels

    Street saved 17 games with a 1.71 ERA for the Angels after coming over from the Padres in mid-July.

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2015, 6:28 AM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Mat Latos did not have the greatest new-team debut last night.

  22. Jered Weaver’s fastball averaged 84 mph on Opening Day

    Apr 7, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    He’s in knuckleballer territory now.

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Opening Day — real Opening Day, not that phony baloney Sunday night rebop — happened yesterday.

  24. Red Sox get a pair of two-homer games in beating Phillies

    Apr 6, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    They’re the seventh team since 1914 to pull off the feat.

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