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  1. Joe Mauer closes batting title gap on Miguel Cabrera with MLB-leading 22nd three-hit game

    Sep 26, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer AP

    For a while it looked like Miguel Cabrera‘s biggest hurdle in claiming the triple crown would be topping Josh Hamilton in homers, but Joe Mauer has been on fire this month to close the gap in the batting average race. Mauer had his MLB-leading 22nd three-hit game of the season last night and is now…

  2. Rain costs Wilin Rosario his shot at history

    Sep 26, 2012, 1:15 AM EDT

    Wilin Rosario

    Wilin Rosario homered and singled Tuesday against the Cubs, but he wasn’t able to record his fifth straight three-hit game before rain got the game called after 6 1/2 innings. Rosario did have four at-bats, so it’s not as though the rain completely robbed him. However, he likely would have had one more at-bat had…

  3. Torii Hunter Jr. commits to play football at Notre Dame

    Sep 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    NotreDameHelmet

    Torii Hunter‘s son, Torii Hunter Jr., is one of the top high school football players in the country and the wide receiver from Prosper, Texas has committed to play for Notre Dame. Hunter Jr. made the announcement last night after attending Notre Dame’s win over Michigan on Saturday, picking the Fighting Irish over Arizona State…

  4. Torii Hunter expected to re-sign with the Angels

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Torii Hunter is expected to re-sign with the Angels this offseason: Torii Hunter came away from a recent lunch meeting with General Manager Jerry Dipoto convinced the Angels would make a strong push to re-sign him after his five-year, $90-million contract expires in October. Hunter is having a…

  5. Give the guy an error already!

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    Baseball-reference.com has spent the evening counting down to the 500,000th error of all-time. Not that it’s really the 500,000th error, but at least it’s the 500,000th error in the best database the Internet has to offer. The Royals’ Jeff Francoeur pretty obviously committed what would have been No. 499,999 here — at least I think…

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 14, 2012, 3:46 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: A must-win for both teams if they wanted to stop the bleeding, but a muster-win for L.A. since they’re behind in the standings. Just didn’t happen, though. Lance Lynn, back in the rotation in a spot start, allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven to give the Cardinals a…

  7. Jered Weaver excellent in first start back from right biceps tendinitis

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    Jered Weaver AP

    It looks like some rest was just what the doctor ordered for Jered Weaver, as he helped the Angels avoid a sweep by blanking the Athletics 6-0 this afternoon. Weaver, who was skipped in the rotation last week due to right biceps tendinitis, allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings while striking out nine…

  8. Now that, my friends, is a save

    Sep 12, 2012, 1:31 AM EDT

    Jerry Blevins

    Oakland’s Jerry Blevins replaced Grant Balfour in a 6-5 game with runners at the corners and no outs against the Angels on Tuesday night. He promptly struck out Kendrys Morales and induced a double-play ball from Howie Kendrick to give the A’s a win. The Angels were attempting to come back from 6-3 down in…

  9. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

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

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  11. Can someone please fire Bobby Valentine now?

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    It sure appeared as though Bobby Valentine was more interested in proving a point than winning a ballgame on Tuesday night. With a 5-4 lead after seven innings, Valentine sent Alfredo Aceves out to earn a two-inning save against the Angels. Aceves got through the eighth unscathed, but he lost the game on an RBI single…

  12. Torii Hunter is getting old

    Aug 26, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Torri Hunter

    37-year-old Torii Hunter is tired and aching after taking his third straight 0-for-3 and getting hit by a pitch Sunday in the final game of the Angels’ six-game road trip.

  13. Mike Scioscia doesn’t have any sympathy for Vernon Wells

    Aug 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells Reuters

    Vernon Wells hasn’t played much since coming off the disabled list because a) he’s been really bad since the beginning of last season, and b) the Angels have Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and Torii Hunter in the outfield. In what limited playing time he has gotten Wells is 0-for-15 with five strikeouts and zero walks,…

  14. Angels haven’t talked contract extension with Zack Greinke

    Aug 2, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin indicated that Zack Greinke wanted to test the open market as a free agent no matter what, which obviously played a big part in the Brewers trading him. However, now that he’s with the Angels there are already questions about whether Greinke might bypass free agency for a big-money deal.…

  15. Vernon Wells nearing return, but do Angels want him back?

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Angels batter Vernon Wells hits a two-run home run during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    Vernon Wells is close to returning from a torn thumb ligament that has sidelined him since mid-May, but with Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, and Torii Hunter entrenched as the Angels’ starting outfield and Kendry Morales playing every day at designated hitter … well, do they even want him back? Wells had a miserable 2011 and…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Angels starting Albert Pujols at third base tonight

    Jun 8, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's first baseman Pujols watches the field during their spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Arizona

    As expected, the Angels are using Albert Pujols at third base in order to get another bat into the lineup during interleague play in NL ballparks. Pujols, who began his career as a third baseman and started there four times for the Cardinals last season, is making his first Angels start at the hot corner…

  19. Torii Hunter returns to Angels two weeks after son’s arrest

    May 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter Getty 2

    Torii Hunter was back with the Angels yesterday, rejoining the team after more than two weeks away following his 17-year-old son’s arrest on sexual assault charges. Hunter remained on the restricted list for last night’s game, but indicated that he expects to be in the lineup tonight versus the Yankees. Here’s what Hunter said about…

  20. Angels hopeful Torii Hunter will return next week

    May 23, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Especially now that Vernon Wells is out 8-10 weeks, the Angels could really use Torii Hunter back. It looks like it might happen early next week. Hunter missed his 10th straight game Wednesday after being put on the restricted list to attend to matters involving his son in Texas. 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter was one of five…

  21. Vernon Wells needs thumb surgery, will miss 8-10 weeks

    May 21, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Vernon Wells AP

    The Angels’ outfield logjam is suddenly a lot less complicated. Angels’ television broadcaster Victor Rojas reports that Vernon Wells will have surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He can resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out until around the start of August. Of…

  22. Vernon Wells likely DL bound with thumb injury

    May 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Vernon Wells

    As if losing a 13-inning game against the Padres on an error-induced walk-off run scored by a pitcher who pinch-hit wasn’t bad enough, the Angels also lost Vernon Wells and Ryan Langerhans to injuries. Wells injured his thumb stealing second base and Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he was wearing a cast after the…

  23. Torii Hunter won’t rejoin Angels until son’s matter is settled

    May 17, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    Torii Hunter, who was placed on the restricted list after learning that his 17-year-old son had been arrested on sexual assault charges, doesn’t plan to rejoin the Angels until things are settled with the case. That’s according to his son’s attorney, Todd Shapiro, who told Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times that Hunter will remain…

  24. Torii Hunter placed on restricted list following son’s arrest

    May 14, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter Getty 2

    According to Tim Mead, the Angels’ vice president of communications, the club has placed outfielder Torii Hunter on the restricted list due to a “personal matter.” While the club has offered no further comment at this time, an NBC affiliate in Dallas is reporting that Hunter’s 17-year-old son, Darius McClinton-Hunter, was one of five Prosper…

  25. Twins prospect Miguel Sano started near-brawl by ‘pimping’ his game-winning homer

    May 11, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    pimpin aint easy

    Happy birthday to Twins top prospect Miguel Sano, who turned 19 years old today and is hitting .303 with 10 homers, 20 walks, and a 1.072 OPS in 33 games at low Single-A. One of those homers was a game-winner last week against the Angels’ affiliate in the Midwest League and the benches cleared because,…

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