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2/27/2015 | Green keeps working at shortstop while vying for second-base spot

Grant Green spent most of his offseason working on his defense at shortstop and has spent a lot of the workouts taking grounders there, which seems odd because the 27-year-old is vying for a job as the everyday second baseman.


2/27/2015 | Pujols to opponents: Bring on the shift

No right-handed hitter in baseball was shifted on more times than Albert Pujols last year.


2/27/2015 | Sources: Hamilton experienced relapse this year

Josh Hamilton's recent meeting with Major League Baseball stemmed from a relapse that occurred this year, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MLB.com on Friday. The Angels, who have only confirmed that Hamilton met with league officials at the Commissioner's Office in New York on Wednesday, don't expect to hear from MLB anytime soon.


2/27/2015 | Scioscia holds 'kindred spirit' Maddon in high esteem

Angels manager Mike Sciosica, who had Joe Maddon as his bench coach with the 2002 World Series champions before the Rays hired him in '06 to manage their floundering outfit out of darkness, calls his buddy "a Renaissance Man."


2/26/2015 | Wilson shares strong bond with Hamilton

When Josh Hamilton arrived in Texas for the 2008 season, he and C.J. Wilson shared an instant bond that had little to do with baseball and everything to do with staying clean. Wilson was never pulled into drug-and-alcohol addictions, but he always admired the way Hamilton overcame them.


2/26/2015 | Halos have options to replace Hamilton's production

Even in a subpar and injury-ravaged season, Josh Hamilton did contribute for the AL West champion Angels last year, and the Halos are going to need that kind of production out of left field in 2015. But it doesn't necessarily need to come from Hamilton, writes columnist Anthony Castrovince.


2/25/2015 | Hamilton meets with MLB over disciplinary issue

Josh Hamilton spent Wednesday in New York, meeting with the Commissioner's Office regarding a disciplinary issue, the Angels confirmed. The team declined to give specifics on the meeting and aren't sure when they'll hear back from Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Times first reported the news.


2/25/2015 | Richards: Goal is to be ready for Opening Day

Garrett Richards knows the odds are somewhat stacked against him, and he understands that it would be practical of the Angels to place him on the disabled list at the start of the season to make sure he's 100 percent healthy. But that isn't changing his mindset.


2/25/2015 | Trout to adjust to new pace-of-play rules

When Major League Baseball announced that hitters must keep one foot in the batter's box this season, Mike Trout was usually the first name that came to mind.


2/24/2015 | Angels want steady approach to set bullpen pace

It took Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto a lot of years, a lot of trades and a lot of names to finally find a bullpen group he's content with, and he got there in a rather unconventional way: Without velocity.


2/24/2015 | Joyce may help Scioscia's lineup fall in order

Matt Joyce's .341 on-base percentage the last four years could fit nicely in the No. 2 spot, giving Angels manager Mike Scioscia another hitter he feels comfortable with at the top of the order and allowing him to bat Mike Trout third.


2/24/2015 | Lindstrom looking good early in Angels camp

Every Spring Training there's one guy who sticks out amid the monotony; a pitcher who turns heads in the early bullpen sessions. For the Angels so far, that guy is Matt Lindstrom.


2/24/2015 | Baldoquin's camp debut stalled by visa issues

The Angels will have to wait to get their first look at Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who isn't expected to join the rest of the position players for the first full workout on Wednesday due to visa issues that are keeping him in the Dominican Republic.


2/23/2015 | Santiago enters rotation battle with something to prove

At least one of the Angels' rotation spots -- possibly two, if Garrett Richards starts the season on the disabled list -- is a wide-open competition in Spring Training, even though one of the candidates -- Hector Santiago -- isn't sure why.


2/23/2015 | Salas looks to stay grounded at Halos camp

Angels reliever Fernando Salas had an under-the-radar rebirth in 2014, but he striving to take another step forward this spring by working on his sinker in an effort to induce more ground balls.


2/23/2015 | Aybar adjusting to life after Howie

When Howie Kendrick was traded to the Dodgers, Erick Aybar lost his career-long double-play partner. But the Angels shortstop knows that's how the game goes and he's working to develop chemistry with a group of newcomers competing for the second-base job.


2/23/2015 | Richards looks 'outstanding' in bullpen session

Garrett Richards completed his third bullpen session of the spring on Monday morning, throwing 40 pitches -- four-seam fastballs and two-seam fastballs -- from the stretch at the Angels' Spring Training complex.


2/22/2015 | Dipoto: Angels not in market for another bat

The Angels still aren't sure when Josh Hamilton will join their lineup -- not to mention when he'll show up for Spring Training -- but that hasn't prompted Jerry Dipoto to search for another bat from outside the organization.


2/22/2015 | Angels to 'turn the dial a little bit more' on shifting in 2015

The Angels followed the recent trend throughout baseball last season and incorporated a lot more shifting to their defense. In 2015, they'll take it to a new level.


2/22/2015 | Pujols dreams of title, daughter in Olympics

Albert Pujols is coming off his first normal offseason in three years, which followed a 2014 campaign in which he posted a .272/.324/.466 slash line, hit 28 homers, drove in 105 runs and played Gold Glove-caliber defense. In a 20-minute scrum with reporters Sunday, Pujols declined to place any personal expectations on what will be his 15th season.


2/21/2015 | Bulked-up Weaver says weight won't affect delivery

In an effort to be stronger once he starts getting into the triple digits with his pitch count, Jered Weaver bulked up over the offseason and reported to Spring Training at 221 pounds, 22 pounds heavier than his lightest point in 2014.


2/21/2015 | Angels start camp searching for a cleanup hitter

And the Angels' new cleanup hitter is … TBD. There's no telling when Josh Hamilton will fully recover from right shoulder surgery, and the man who replaced him in the cleanup spot down the stretch last year, Howie Kendrick, is now with the Dodgers.


2/21/2015 | Freese seeking strong start in second year with Angels

If you could just eliminate the first two months, David Freese would've had a very good first year with the Angels in 2014. But April and May happened, so Freese's final numbers were subpar.


2/20/2015 | Angels unsure whether Hamilton will report to camp

The Angels don't know when Josh Hamilton will report for Spring Training, and at this point they can't be sure if the high-priced slugger will even report at all.


2/20/2015 | Scioscia says Iannetta ideally gets '100 to 115' starts

The Angels lost Chris Iannetta's platoon mate in early November, when Hank Conger was dealt to the Astros for young starter Nick Tropeano and Minor League catcher Carlos Perez. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia doesn't have any plans to give Iannetta a Salvador Perez-type workload.




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