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  1. Garrett Richards expected to miss first 2-3 weeks of season

    Mar 1, 2015, 3:24 PM EST

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    There’s been some talk that Angels right-hander Garrett Richards might be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season despite tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee last August. But manager Mike Scioscia put that to rest Sunday in camp …

  2. Josh Hamilton’s potential suspension would begin at the start of the regular season

    Feb 28, 2015, 6:20 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton’s punishment for using a drug of abuse may end up not being much of a punishment at all.

  3. Report: Josh Hamilton could get a suspension of “at least 25 games”

    Feb 27, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    But Major League Baseball is also trying to be “compassionate,” and is thus still not close to a decision.

  4. If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended

    Feb 26, 2015, 8:29 AM EST

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    I am confident that Major League Baseball will help Josh Hamilton find the help he needs. I do hope, however, that whatever else they do to him does not contribute to the tendency to treat addicts as miscreants.

  5. Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Feb 25, 2015, 8:08 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is hearing from sources that Hamilton had a relapse “a couple months back” that “involved at least cocaine.” Heyman says Hamilton confessed to MLB officials that he used.

  6. Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Feb 25, 2015, 4:06 PM EST

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    General manager Jerry Dipoto would only confirm that Hamilton is in New York meeting with MLB officials, declining to offer any further details.

  7. Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:05 PM EST

    Albert Pujols

    Just how long does Albert Pujols plan to play baseball?

  8. David Freese is in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:22 AM EST

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    You can add another name to the growing list …

  9. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EST

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon has a tough decision ahead of him — he has a player option for the 2016 season. If he doesn’t choose to use it, he would become a free agent after this season.

  10. Huston Street says he has had “steady” extension talks with Angels

    Feb 19, 2015, 6:30 PM EST

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    Huston Street came over the Angels last July in a trade with the Padres and he wants to stay there for the long haul.

  11. Mike Scioscia says he’s leaning toward batting Mike Trout second

    Feb 19, 2015, 5:20 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    A pretty SABR-savvy move for a manager not often lauded as SABR-savvy.

  12. Astros sign reliever Joe Thatcher

    Feb 13, 2015, 12:48 PM EST

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    Thatcher will make $1 million in guaranteed money if he cracks the Opening Day bullpen.

  13. Garrett Richards cleared to begin throwing off a mound

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:49 PM EST

    Garrett Richards

    Garrett Richards saw his breakout season come to an unfortunate end last August when he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee, but he’s nearing an important step in his rehab process.

  14. Angels and Matt Joyce avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:59 PM EST

    Matt Joyce AP

    Joyce batted .254 with nine home runs and .732 OPS (111 OPS+) across 140 games last season.

  15. Athletics hoping to get Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin back in June

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:30 PM EST

    Jarrod Parker

    Despite losing Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, and Jason Hammel, the Athletics do not have a deficit of starting pitching, and they figure to get two more back from the disabled list in June.

  16. Josh Hamilton needs shoulder surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Feb 3, 2015, 6:53 PM EST

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    Hamilton initially injured his right shoulder in late 2014, missing most of September, and the symptoms resurfaced last week during an offseason workout.

  17. Mark Mulder cancels comeback, will stay retired

    Feb 3, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

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    Last year Mark Mulder’s comeback attempt with the Angels ended when he tore his left Achilles’ tendon during spring training.

  18. Wives of Jim Edmonds and Josh Hamilton to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County

    Jan 31, 2015, 11:25 PM EST

    Los Angels Angels newly acquired outfielder Hamilton talks with reporters as his wife, Katie, looks on during a news conference in Anaheim

    Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton, the wives of Jim and Josh respectively, will appear on the tenth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

  19. Angels and Garrett Richards avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 31, 2015, 4:39 PM EST

    Garrett Richards

    Richards emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League last season before tearing his left patellar tendon in August.

  20. Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

    Jan 28, 2015, 7:43 PM EST

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    Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case.

  21. Angels, David Freese avoid arbitration

    Jan 28, 2015, 5:15 PM EST

    David Freese AP

    Freese requested $7.6 million and the Angels countered at $5.25 million.

  22. White Sox sign Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

    Jan 28, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

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    Gordon Beckham played the first five-and-a-half years of his career for the White Sox before being traded to the Angels in August.

  23. Angels “optimistic” Garrett Richards will be ready for April

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 AM EST

    Garrett Richards

    As of six weeks ago Angels manager Mike Scioscia was telling reporters that the team didn’t expect Garrett Richards back from knee surgery until May.

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