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  • Shoemaker medically cleared, eager for spring
    Four months after Matt Shoemaker's nightmare on the mound, the Angels' right-hander was back on it Saturday. He was teaching, not pitching. He's looking forward to getting back to the latter soon.
  • Report: Angels, Calhoun agree on 1-year, $6.35M deal
    The Angels on Friday agreed with right fielder Kole Calhoun on a one-year, $6.35 million deal, thus avoiding arbitration, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the report.
  • Former Angels GM O'Brien dies at 87
    Dan O'Brien Sr., a baseball lifer who was president and general manager of the Mariners as well as general manager for the Rangers and Angels, passed away in Dallas on Tuesday. He was 87.
  • Espinosa, Angels reportedly avoid arbitration
    The Angels have reached an agreement with shortstop Danny Espinosa on a one-year, $5.425 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the agreement.
  • Mike Trout tweeted after Green Bay beat the Cowboys
    Mike Trout tweeted after Green Bay beat the Cowboys
  • Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades
    Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
  • Angels could court backstop Wieters
    The Angels went into the offseason looking to fill vacancies at a number of positions, but an upgrade behind the plate wasn't necessarily the priority. Things could change on that front, however, and there are several sensible reasons why the team's biggest and most surprising move of the offseason just might be the free-agent signing of Matt Wieters.
  • Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced
    Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
  • Angels' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Angels have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for the Halos' Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
  • Trout has clout to be Hall of Fame worthy
    Maybe the most amazing thing about Mike Trout's brief career is that he may already have punched his ticket to Cooperstown. Roll that one around in your brain a time or two.
  • Ryan helped form historic '99 Hall class
    Thursday marks the 18th anniversary of the election of the Hall of Fame Class of 1999, which included an unprecedented three first-ballot inductees in George Brett, Nolan Ryan and Robin Yount.
  • Angels retooling, looking to compete in 2017
    The Angels need to improve quite a bit from their 74-88 record in 2016 if they're going to seriously contend in the American League West. Here are five questions the Angels need answered if they're going to contend in 2017.
  • Heaney paid homage to 'Office Space' with gingerbread
    Heaney paid homage to 'Office Space' with gingerbread
  • 6 surprising Hall ballot one-and-done hitters
    This is Tim Raines' 10th and final year of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot, and the campaigning for Rock has been strong. But there will also be, inevitably, those among the candidates who never get that full run of chances. There is a host of one-and-dones through the decades of Hall of Fame voting, some more surprising than others. takes a look at some of the players who missed the five-percent cutoff -- despite comparing favorably to certain Hall of Famers.
  • Trout's MVP year can't overcome injuries to staff
    The Angels entered the 2016 season with the best player in baseball and high hopes that the men surrounding him would get the club back to the postseason.
  • Trout got a touchdown ball from the Eagles' win
    Trout got a touchdown ball from the Eagles' win
  • Revere, Angels agree to 1-year contract
    The Angels and outfielder Ben Revere have agreed to a one-year contract, the club announced on Friday.
  • Improved defense makes Angels team to watch
    Despite the presence of Mike Trout, a thin pitching staff makes it an uphill climb for the Angels to be competitors in 2017. That said, if they're going to make it happen, it'll be on the strength of what could be a very good defense.
  • Full recovery for Carew at top of wish list
    Rod Carew, an international treasure who ranks as one of the greatest living hitters, underwent 13 hours of surgery Friday. Doctors gave the 71-year-old Hall of Famer a heart and kidney transplant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and there's hope he will make a full recovery.
  • Most amazing American League games of 2016
    The American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.
  • Skaggs shows giving spirit at holiday party
    Imagine 11-year-old Tyler Skaggs, a kid from Southern California, a Little Leaguer who loves the Angels and is glued to the television on an October night as he watches his heroes -- Troy Glaus, Tim Salmon, Darin Erstad, Garret Anderson -- help bring his team a World Series championship.
  • Trout gave the Eagles a special holiday gift
    Trout gave the Eagles a special holiday gift
  • Christmas 'the best' for Street and his family
    Huston Street is hard at work. The Angels' veteran relief pitcher is working out daily in his hometown of Austin, Texas, coming back from the knee surgery that ended his season in late July. He says he's healthy and eager to get right back into the swing of things when Spring Training starts in February. But right now, it's December, better known in the Street household as the best month of the year.
  • Carew's heart transplant surgery successful
    Nearly 15 months after suffering a heart attack near his Southern California home, Hall of Famer Rod Carew underwent successful heart and kidney transplant surgery Friday.
  • Torii Jr. to leave Notre Dame, join Angels
    Torii Hunter Jr., son of former Major Leaguer Torii Hunter Sr., announced Thursday on Twitter that he will forgo his fifth year on the Notre Dame football team to pursue a baseball career.
  • Angels acquire catcher Maldonado from Brewers
    The Brewers got younger at catcher and the Angels brought home a player who once was their own in a swap between the teams on Tuesday.
  • Espinosa eager to suit up for Angels in 2017
    Danny Espinosa grew up in Santa Ana, Calif., closer to Angel Stadium than any other big league ballpark. His parents had season tickets. Now, Espinosa will get a chance to make Angels history of his own.
  • Angels acquire Espinosa from Nationals
    The Angels have acquired infielder Danny Espinosa from the Nationals in exchange for Minor League pitchers Kyle McGowin and Austin Adams, the Halos announced Saturday night.
  • Greene, 2-way talent highlight Top 50 Draft Prospects list
    For the second year in a row,'s early Draft Top 50 list is topped by a high school pitcher. There's still a long way to go between now and June -- last year's early No. 1 Jason Groome went No. 12 overall to the Red Sox -- but there is no question that Hunter Greene is the best overall talent in the Class of 2017.
  • Angels lay groundwork at Winter Meetings
    Billy Eppler rushed out of an expansive ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Thursday morning with a smile on his face and plans in his head. The Angels might not have made any moves during the Winter Meetings, but the club's GM, now in his second offseason at the helm, has laid plenty of groundwork for coming transactions.
  • Angels pick RHP Haley in Rule 5 Draft, deal him to Twins
    The Angels departed the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning, but not before making a few moves to add volume to their Minor League system.

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