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  1. Angels’ rebuilt bullpen adds left-hander Sean Burnett on two-year, $8 million contract

    Dec 5, 2012, 5:15 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    They still need plenty of rotation help, but the Angels have added another late-inning option to their bullpen. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that they’ve signed left-hander Sean Burnett to a two-year deal with an option for 2015. Burnett joins Ryan Madson in a new-look bullpen after spending the past three-and-a-half seasons in Washington, where…

  2. Angels tie record, fan 20 Mariners in 5-4 victory

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:07 AM EST

    Zack Greinke

    The Angels tied a major league record Tuesday as five pitchers combined to fan 20 batters in a 5-4 defeat of the Mariners. Zack Greinke struck out 13 and allowed one run in his five innings of work, but with his pitch count up to 110, the Angels decided to pull him early. That didn’t…

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

    Sep 17, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    Orioles 9, Athletics 5: Baltimore salvages one. Which is important for two reasons. Reason 1:  It’s their 82nd win of the year, which means they will finish above .500 for the first time in forever.  More importantly: they really just need to avoid the disaster west coast trip here. If they take care of business…

  4. Angels reliever Scott Downs put on DL with shoulder injury

    Aug 1, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Scott Downs

    Scott Downs entered the All-Star break having allowed one earned run in 30 innings, but he’s coughed up nine runs in five innings since then and now the Angels have placed him on the disabled list with a strained shoulder. According to manager Mike Scioscia “right now it’s a minor issue and we want to…

  5. Austin Jackson, Bryce Harper lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 1, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    You knew it was coming. In truth, I think those in charge did a better job of picking this season’s All-Stars than they have in recent years. Still, I have some disagreements, even if none of them are quite as vehement as last season’s. Austin Jackson (OF Tigers) – Jackson’s DL stint probably cost him…

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

    Jun 10, 2012, 7:32 PM EST

    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…

  7. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:57 AM EST

    Mike Trout Getty

    Not sure if you’ve heard about him, but this Mike Trout fellow is pretty dang good. The 20-year-old was in the middle of everything again last night, going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in a 4-2 win over the AL West leading Rangers. Trout got the Angels on the board in the bottom…

  8. LaTroy Hawkins out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

    May 8, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Mike Butcher, LaTroy Hawkins, Chris Iannetta

    Just when the Angels’ bullpen was showing some signs of getting its act together LaTroy Hawkins suffered a broken right pinkie finger closing out Sunday’s win. Hawkins, who was only in the game because closer Scott Downs tweaked his knee earlier in the ninth inning, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. To take his spot…

  9. Angels lose Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins to injuries in the same inning

    May 7, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    mike-scioscia-angels

    UPDATE: Downs remains on the active roster for now, but the Angels put Hawkins on the DL and replaced him with Triple-A reliever David Pauley. ========== Just days after the Angels tried to address their struggling bullpen by acquiring hard-throwing right-hander Ernesto Frieri from the Padres they lost closer Scott Downs and setup man LaTroy…

  10. Angels trying to trade for a new closer?

    Apr 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    walden getty

    From Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe comes word that the Angels have “inquired” about A’s closer Grant Balfour, Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan and Mariners closer Brandon League, with Cafardo calling Balfour the “most logical” fit because Oakland’s asking price should be the lowest. Jordan Walden earned Rookie of the Year votes in the American…

  11. Angels strip Jordan Walden of closing duties, give job to Scott Downs

    Apr 27, 2012, 5:24 PM EST

    Jordan Walden

    One blown save was all it took for Jordan Walden to lose the Angels’ closer job. After saving 32 games as a rookie last season Walden didn’t get his first save opportunity until April 20 this year. He converted it, but then coughed up two runs yesterday to blow his second save chance. And today…

  12. Scott Downs to undergo MRI on right ankle

    Apr 12, 2012, 7:08 PM EST

    Scott Downs Getty

    Scott Downs left this afternoon’s game against the Twins after having his foot stepped on by Denard Span while covering first base in the seventh inning. If you want to be thoroughly grossed out, watch a GIF of the play over at Getting Blanked. Hope you aren’t eating dinner right now. The initial diagnosis from…

  13. Running down the rosters: Los Angeles Angels

    Feb 8, 2012, 6:10 PM EST

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be projecting 25-man rosters for each of the 30 teams. I’m starting today with the Angels. The winter’s biggest spenders, the Angels are now again poised to threaten a Rangers team that appeared to be in pretty good position to set up its own little mini-dynasty in the…

  14. GM says Angels are “very, very unlikely” to sign Ryan Madson

    Jan 5, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    madson getty

    There have been surprisingly few teams linked to Ryan Madson since his reported four-year, $44 million deal with the Phillies fell through. That led to some speculation that the Angels might make a run at him, but general manager Jerry Dipoto told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times that signing Madson is “very, very…

  15. Angels interested in veteran left-hander Darren Oliver

    Dec 22, 2011, 12:25 AM EST

    darren oliver getty

    Anaheim apparently isn’t done spending yet. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, the Angels are looking to add a free agent reliever to their bullpen and have been in contact recently with the representatives for veteran southpaw Darren Oliver. Oliver, 41, posted a 2.29 ERA and 44/11 K/BB ratio in 51 innings this past year for…

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