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

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT

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    Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.

  2. Royals sign .157-hitting Angels castoff Raul Ibanez

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez Angels

    You’d think that hitting .157 in 57 games as a 42-year-old and getting released by the Angels would signal the end of the line for Raul Ibanez, but instead he’s quickly found a new home and a major-league contact with the Royals.

  3. Angels release Raul Ibanez

    Jun 21, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Toronto Blue Jays

    It’s been a tough year for Raul Ibanez, and he’s now a free agent after being released by the Angels.

  4. Angels recall Grant Green from Triple-A

    Jun 20, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

    Grant Green Getty

    Two weeks ago the Angels demoted Grant Green to Triple-A despite his .359 batting average in 22 games, but now he’s back in the majors.

  5. Raul Ibanez is 42 years old and hitting .153, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia is sticking with him

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez Angels

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is taking a lot of heat locally for continuing to play struggling 42-year-old Raul Ibanez, especially after the team called up first base prospect C.J. Cron to provide an alternative at designated hitter.

  6. Mike Trout: role model?

    May 14, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    The hero/role model factory continues to crank ‘em out. Here’s hoping he doesn’t show himself to be human in the next 20 years.

  7. Josh Hamilton aims to return around May 23-25

    May 7, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

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    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.

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

    Apr 29, 2014, 6:36 AM EDT

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    Sonny Gray, sweeping the clouds away.

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

    Apr 22, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

    Trout and Harper

    Baseball’s two brightest young stars pass like ships in the night.

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

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

  11. Raul Ibanez notches 2,000th career hit in style

    Apr 13, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club and also brought the Angels back into the game against the Mets.

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

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  13. 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…

  14. Jayson Werth says “there’s nothing harder in the galaxy” than hitting

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

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    Jayson Werth is an interesting guy. Not wired quite like most ballplayers. You get the sense that there’s a lot going on above and behind that beard of his. Wheels are always turning. Because sometimes you get quotes from him which don’t come out of the cliche factory. Take his views on hitting as described…

  15. Andruw Jones drawing some interest after playing in Japan

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Andruw Jones

    Free agent outfielder Andruw Jones is drawing a bit of interest after spending the 2013 season in Japan, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Jones is about three months shy of his 37th birthday, having posted a .243/.391/.454 slash line with 26 home runs as a member of the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Cotillo writes…

  16. Raul Ibanez’s deal with the Angels finalized

    Dec 27, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez

    Last week, the Angels reportedly reached an agreement with free agent Raul Ibanez. The deal was finalized after Ibanez passed his physical today, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. The deal has a base salary of $2.75 million and it can increase to as much as $5 million based on incentives. Ibanez will…

  17. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  18. 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…

  19. Despite age, Raul Ibanez still drawing lots of interest

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    The list of players who are able to justify a roster spot at the age of 40 is relatively short. The list of 40-year-olds to bash 29 home runs is remarkably shorter. Maybe that’s why free agent Raul Ibanez, now 41, is still drawing interest. He finished 2013 with 29 dingers and an adjusted OPS…

  20. Let’s not overstate the impact Yankee Stadium will have on Brian McCann

    Nov 24, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    As soon as the Yankees’ signing of free agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract was announced, the projections started rolling in. “McCann will hit 35-40 HRs with Yankee Stadium as home ballpark,” tweeted David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Others were less bold, suggesting 35 as a ceiling for the former…

  21. The Yankees are thinking about bringing back Raul Ibanez

    Nov 19, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

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    If your team is getting old the best thing to do is to go young. If you can’t go young, the next best thing I suppose is to bring in old players who don’t ever age. To that end: The Post has also learned the Yankees have an interest in bringing back the popular and…

  22. The Phillies to sign Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million deal

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Mike and Ike Show on 94WIP in Philly is reporting that the Phillies will sign Marlon Byrd Ken Rosenthal has confirmed the deal. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.com reports that the deal is for two years, $16 million. Byrd, who is 35, hit .291/.336/.511 with 24 homers and 88 RBI for the Mets and Pirates.…

  23. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  24. The Mariners intend to make Kendrys Morales a qualifying offer

    Oct 1, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Free agent-to-be Kendrys Morales might not be one and done in Seattle. MLB.com’s Greg Johns passed along word that GM Jack Zduriencik said he intends to make the designated hitter a qualifying offer after the World Series. That offer would give Morales a one-year contract in the $13.5 million-$14 million range should he choose to…

  25. Raul Ibanez hits 300th career home run, ties a Ted Williams record

    Sep 22, 2013, 1:01 AM EDT

    Raul Ibanez

    In the top of the ninth inning against the Angels, Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez hit a solo home run to right field off of closer Ernesto Frieri. The blast was the 300th of Ibanez’s 18-year career, becoming the 137th player in Major League Baseball history to join the 300-homer club. The home run was also…

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