3/27/2015 | Wilson takes Angel Stadium banner removal in stride
C.J. Wilson took the news that his giant photo banner had been removed from the six that appear at the Home Plate Gate at Angel Stadium in stride. "You lose 10 or 11 games, you're not going to be the face of a franchise. It's fine," the lefty said on Friday.
3/27/2015 | Wilson battles through early rough spot vs. D-backs
C.J. Wilson pitched through a nightmarish second inning and Mark Trumbo went 1-for-3 in his first game against his former team as the D-backs beat the Angels, 7-2, at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday.
3/27/2015 | Healthy Pujols is in vintage form this spring
Albert Pujols has hit at least .286 and as high as .407 over the last 10 springs, because he always shows up in shape and it never takes him long to find his timing, but he looks better this year than he has in a while.
3/27/2015 | Cuban Baldoquin brings plenty of promise to Angels
Angels shortstop prospects Roberto Baldoquin has impressed with his tireless work ethic and calm demeanor since defecting from Cuba last year.
3/26/2015 | Time running out for Lindstrom to make club
Decision time on Matt Lindstrom is five days away, at most. By Tuesday, Lindstrom will either be a part of the Angels' bullpen or join the free-agent market all over again.
3/26/2015 | Fantastic Four: Competition at 2B wages on
Position battles are as intertwined into the fabric of Spring Training as much as the fun-loving, laid-back atmosphere that descends on Arizona and Florida each March. Usually, a frontrunner emerges in the race for the right to take the field in the first inning on Opening Day.
3/26/2015 | Calhoun leaves game with bruised right triceps
The middle of the second inning offered a sight Angels fans never want to see: Kole Calhoun walking off the field, with his equipment bag in hand and a trainer by his side.
3/26/2015 | Richards' progress can dictate shape of rotation
The competition for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation could have very little to do with how the candidates perform and everything to do with how Garrett Richards' rehab progresses. The key date here is April 14.
3/26/2015 | Pujols, Cron flex muscle behind Weaver
Albert Pujols belted a three-run homer and an RBI double and C.J. Cron added a two-run triple to back Jered Weaver and lift the Angels to a 8-4 victory on Thursday over the Cubs. Weaver, expected to be the Angels' Opening Day starter, struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings.
3/25/2015 | Jump for Joyce: New face helping Angels fill void
The Angels aren't preparing for life after Josh Hamilton. Thanks to Matt Joyce, they're feeling as good as they can while facing an uncertain situation, writes columnist Phil Rogers.
3/25/2015 | Angels may start season without a fifth starter
The Angels' fifth starter to begin the season could either be Andrew Heaney, or Nick Tropeano, or one of the less-heralded players remaining in camp, or nobody.
3/25/2015 | Robertson, Cron lead seventh-inning rally to down Tribe
Daniel Robertson hit an RBI double and scored on C.J. Cron's sacrifice fly in the seventh, giving the Angels a one-run lead and paving the way for a 4-3 win over the Indians at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Wednesday.
3/25/2015 | Consensus top pick Trout talks fantasy baseball
An avid fantasy football player, Mike Trout understands the passion and competition that fantasy leagues inspire. As the days remaining until Opening Day dwindled, MLB sat down with the Angels' superstar center fielder to discuss the allure of fantasy sports and his critical place in the midst of it all.
3/24/2015 | Angels broadcaster Mota talks upcoming season
Jose Mota is paid to be an English and Spanish broadcaster for the Angels on Fox Sports West. With Opening Day fast approaching, Mota -- who also is an important figure for many Angels players -- sat down with MLB.com to discuss the 2015 season.
3/24/2015 | Six years after crash, Wilhite happy to be around baseball
The last out was made and a grueling, three-and-a-half-hour Spring Training game reached its bitter end late Tuesday afternoon. The Angels lost to the Rangers, 15-8, and now it was time to board the bus for a 40-mile drive back home through heavy rush-hour traffic. Jon Wilhite was one of the first to burst out of the visiting dugout at Surprise Stadium, smiling ear to ear.
3/24/2015 | Krauss' back issues keeping him out of bench competition
Marc Krauss has turned a lot of heads this spring, going 9-for-18 with five walks and looking like an ideal fit as a left-handed power bat off the Angels' bench. But a back injury is keeping him out.
3/24/2015 | Pujols goes deep again, but Heaney, bullpen roughed up
Adam Rosales had a two-run double and Thomas Field had a three-run home run in a 10-run seventh inning that lifted the Rangers to a 15-8 win over the Angels on Tuesday afternoon at Surprise Stadium. Angels slugger Albert Pujols swatted a mammoth solo shot, his third spring homer in his past five games.
3/24/2015 | Ex-sporting goods salesman Rucinski may make Angels
Four years ago, Drew Rucinski went undrafted out of Ohio State University. Three years ago, he was making $600 a month pitching in independent ball. Seventeen months ago, he was working at a sporting goods store. Rucinski laughs about that now, since he has a legitimate chance to crack the Angels' Opening Day roster.
3/24/2015 | MLB Pipeline checks in from Angels camp
MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis examines Taylor Featherston and other standouts at Angels camp, and he catches up with Hunter Green.
3/23/2015 | Shoemaker not concerned with facing teams multiple times
Angels starter Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings against the Mariners on Monday, the same division rivals he'll face during his regular-season debut in 16 days and several other times throughout the year. A lot of teams will be getting their second and third look at Shoemaker this season.
3/23/2015 | Richards twirls four no-hit innings in Triple-A start
Angels right-hander Garrett Richards threw four no-hit innings against the Giants' Triple-A team in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday afternoon in the latest, most positive step in his extensive recovery from left knee surgery.
3/23/2015 | 10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft
Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.
3/23/2015 | Bats back Shoemaker's stellar start in shutout win
Against Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday, the Angels' starters plated five runs in the first three innings of a 5-0 victory, which was more than enough thanks to six impressive innings by Matt Shoemaker.
3/22/2015 | Angels lefty Wilson focused on changeup consistency
C.J. Wilson's changeup usage jumped from 5.9 percent in 2013 to a career-high 12.5 percent in 2014, and that was no fluke. The 34-year-old left-hander focused on it while throwing more bullpen sessions than usual over the offseason, and hopes to rely on it heavily once again in 2015.
3/22/2015 | Angels, Trout working on two-strike approach this spring
Don Baylor and the rest of the Angels' hitting coaches are emphasizing a two-strike approach in Spring Training. Mike Trout has bought into Baylor's two-strike-approach drill this spring, regardless of whether it was intended for him in the first place.
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