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  1. Jered Weaver returns from back injury to shut down Giants

    Jun 21, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    After missing three weeks with a back injury Jered Weaver came off the disabled list yesterday and shut out the Giants for six innings. Being on a limited pitch count in his first start back kept Weaver from a potential complete-game shutout, as he needed just 78 pitches to get 18 outs and allowed just…

  2. Angels place righty Jerome Williams on disabled list after Monday night’s dugout collapse

    Jun 20, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Angels starter Jerome Williams spent a night in the hospital after collapsing in the Angels’ clubhouse Monday following a rough three-inning outing against the Giants. He was released Tuesday evening and was doing fine on Wednesday, but the Halos have placed him on the 15-day disabled list to be safe. Doctors told Williams that the…

  3. Phil Hughes serves up four homers in 4.1 innings, takes over MLB lead in homers allowed

    Jun 20, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Just last week I wrote about how Ervin Santana was on pace to allow the third-most homers in baseball history, but now he’s not even the MLB leader in long balls allowed this season. Phil Hughes took over that honor by serving up four homers in 4.1 innings against the Braves today and has now…

  4. George Brett and Bernie Williams to manage Futures Game

    Jun 20, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Tomorrow the rosters for the annual Futures Game will be revealed, but we already know who’ll be managing the collection of elite prospects as part of the All-Star festivities: George Brett and Bernie Williams. MLB announced that Brett will manage the United States team for the game being played in Kansas City, while Williams will…

  5. Jerome Williams “feeling better” after being hospitalized

    Jun 20, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Hospitalized for shortness of breath after passing out in the clubhouse during Monday night’s game, Jerome Williams posted on Twitter yesterday that he’s “feeling better” and “going to get some rest so I can be back on that mound competing again.” When that might be is unclear, but for now Williams remains on the Angels’…

  6. Scott Kazmir is playing for the Sugarland Skeeters now

    Jun 19, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Here’s how far Scott Kazmir‘s star has fallen: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the two-time All-Star–who’s still just 29 years old–has agreed to a deal with the independent league Sugarland Skeeters. Apparently they play in Houston, which is where Kazmir is from. Kazmir was released by the Angels in June of last year and…

  7. Jerome Williams hospitalized after passing out in clubhouse

    Jun 19, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jerome Williams Getty

    Jerome Williams struggled Monday night versus the Giants, failing to make it out of the fourth inning  against his former team, and afterward the veteran right-hander had to be hospitalized for shortness of breath. For now the Angels are saying the hospitalization was a precautionary measure, but Williams remained there overnight and is expected to…

  8. Jered Weaver set to return from disabled list Wednesday

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    After making it through another bullpen session today without any issues, Jered Weaver was cleared to make his return from the disabled list Wednesday against the Giants. Weaver has been sidelined since May 28 due to a lower back strain. While a minor league rehab start won’t be necessary, the Angels will ease him back…

  9. Kyle Drabek to undergo his second Tommy John surgery

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Kyle Drabek

    Kyle Drabek‘s sprained UCL will require Tommy John surgery, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Monday. Drabek had his first Tommy John surgery in high school before the Phillies made him the 18th overall pick in the 2006 draft. He was sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay trade and he made his major league…

  10. Tony Rasmus goes to Toronto, talks St. Louis

    Jun 18, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    colby rasmus and tony rasmus

    Tony Rasmus, the father of Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus, was an endless source of intrigue and entertainment for the St. Louis media during the two-plus years that his son spent with the Cardinals. And now the Toronto press is getting a taste. The elder Rasmus made his first-ever appearance at Rogers Centre on Sunday…

  11. MVP again? Joey Votto leads the NL in everything, basically

    Jun 18, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Houston Astros

    Joey Votto hit .289 with a .939 OPS in April. Then he hit .355 with a 1.160 OPS in May. And now he’s hitting .491 with a 1.392 OPS in June. Overall the former MVP leads the National League in batting average (.366), on-base percentage (.489), slugging percentage (.652), OPS (1.141), doubles (28), extra-base hits…

  12. Jered Weaver makes it through simulated game without pain

    Jun 16, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver Getty

    The Angels are close to getting their ace back. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Jered Weaver threw 60 pitches yesterday in a four-inning simulated game without pain. Weaver has been sidelined since the end of May with a lower back strain. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, after which…

  13. Oh, is it time for Bryce Harper-to-the-Yankees speculation already?

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Nationals Harper looks at his home run against the Blue Jays during the third inning of their MLB Interleague baseball game in Toronto

    You knew this was coming eventually. And really, I ain’t even mad. Because this is so obviously calculated to troll people as opposed to being that classic “the Yankees must obtain every good player ever” kind of chatter that annoys us so that this works better as parody than it does as any sort of…

  14. Erick Aybar and the Angels denied a double play thanks to a heads-up call by the ump

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Uncommon play in Los Angeles last night. In the sixth inning, with a runner on first and one out, Andre Ethier hit a line drive to Angels shortstop Erick Aybar. Aybar dropped the ball, but had the presence of mind to pick it up, step on second base and throw it to first for the…

  15. What if Harper and Trout are Mantle and Mays all over again?

    Jun 14, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    Mantle Mays

    Great piece over at The Platoon Advantage by our friend Bill today, looking back at the days when Mantle and Mays dominated national coverage of the game. Bill notes that it’s so rare to have a couple of guys dominate the baseball conversation for so long because fame — and extreme peak value — is…

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

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Matt Cain, Buster Posey

    Giants 10, Astros 0: A simply unbelievable night for Matt Cain.  As we noted last night, this was among the best games ever pitched in the history of baseball. Perfection is one thing. Doing it while striking out 14 is dominant perfection.  And don’t try to diminish it by saying “hey, it was the Astros.”…

  17. Ervin Santana might not be long for the Angels’ rotation

    Jun 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    I wrote earlier this week about Ervin Santana serving up homers at a historic rate and wondered if getting bumped from the rotation might be the only thing to keep him from setting records. It turns out the answer may be yes, as Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles speculates that the Angels are running…

  18. Jered Weaver tests back with bullpen session, “feels good”

    Jun 12, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    jered weaver reuters

    Jered Weaver tested his injured back by throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session yesterday and said afterward that “it feels good, so obviously I want to start pushing it a little bit.” Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Weaver will throw another bullpen session and, if that goes well, could be cleared for a…

  19. Mike Trout is having a ridiculous season

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:52 AM EDT

    Mike Trou

    So much has been said about Bryce Harper, but Mike Trout is having just as insane a rookie season. Last night Trout either drove in or scored all of the Angels’ runs. The last one was set up by him drawing a walk and then stealing second base. Throw in the earlier homer (and an…

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

    Jun 12, 2012, 5:55 AM EDT

    Ivan Nova (47)

    Yankees 3, Braves 0: Ivan Nova shut out Atlanta for seven innings and four relievers handled the last two. Atlanta didn’t even get a runner to third base all night. The Yankees have won four in a row, nine of 11 and are now tied for first place in the AL East. Nationals 6, Blue…

  21. Ervin Santana on pace to allow third-most homers of all time

    Jun 11, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana and Coors Field is a match made in homer-allowing heaven and sure enough the Angels right-hander served up two more long balls versus the Rockies yesterday. (He also got the “win” while allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings, because pitcher “wins” are hilarious.) Santana has now allowed 18 homers in 80 innings spread…

  22. Albert Pujols is back to being ALBERT PUJOLS again

    Jun 11, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels Photo Day

    His season totals are still way below his usual standards, but Albert Pujols is back to being one of the best hitters in baseball and has been for more than a month now. Pujols had a .194 batting average and zero homers through 27 games. Then he homered against the Blue Jays on May 6…

  23. Peter Bourjos is firmly planted on the Angels’ bench

    Jun 11, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Peter Bourjos has started just two of the Angels’ last nine games as the combination of his poor first two months and Mike Trout‘s arrival pushed the Opening Day center fielder to the bench. Bourjos is an amazing defensive center fielder who last season hit well enough to be one of the best all-around outfielders…

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

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  25. In 24th appearance, Scott Downs finally gives up a run

    Jun 10, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Scott Downs

    Ryan Cook‘s scoreless streak ended at 23 innings on May 28. Aroldis Chapman lost his at 29 innings on Thursday. Now Scott Downs‘ streak has ended after 20 2/3 innings after he gave up his first run in earning a save against the Rockies on Sunday. Downs was the only reliever left in the league…

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