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June 2, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. The Angels will get a new look at an old friend this weekend. The New York Yankees are scheduled to start right-hander Bartolo Colon against his former teammates Sunday. After winning 21 games and the Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005, Colon went 14-21 with a 5.18 earned-run average for three teams over four injury-plagued seasons, pitching himself out of baseball. He didn't play in the big leagues last season, but after watching Colon top 93 mph with his fastball in the Dominican winter league, the Yankees coaxed him back with a minor league contract and a chance to compete for a spot in their rotation.
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April 13, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
The hallmark of a Mike Scioscia team has always been small ball. Steal, hit and run, take the extra base. The long ball? That was fine for batting practice but it wasn't something the Angels looked for after the national anthem. Times and tactics have apparently changed though, because after slugging five home runs Sunday in a 14-2 victory over the New York Mets, the Angels lead the majors with 20 home runs. And they haven't even had a sacrifice bunt yet. BOX SCORE: Angels 14, Mets 2 "It's not just coincidence.
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July 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Two well-pitched, crisply played victories Friday and Saturday night yielded to an unsightly Sunday for the Angels, who put together an all-around clunker in a 6-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The Angels didn't pitch well. Jerome Williams (5-6) was tagged for six runs, four earned, and eight hits in five innings and has given up 21 earned runs and 26 hits in 13 innings of his last four starts. They didn't hit much of anything. Bartolo Colon, the Athletics' rotund right-hander who won an American League Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005, threw his third shutout this season, giving up four hits, striking out five and walking one, to improve to 13-3 with a 2.52 earned-run average.
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July 22, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
News of Ryan Braun's suspension from baseball hit at an interesting time for the Angels - the day after they faced Bartolo Colon . Like Braun, Colon tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug last season. Braun successfully appealed his case; Colon served a 50-game suspension, then negotiated a new contract with the Oakland Athletics. Now Colon, 40, reportedly is being investigated by Major League Baseball because he has been linked to the same Biogenesis laboratory in Miami that ultimately sank Braun.
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July 6, 2013 | By Tim Hubbard
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three former Angels starters who have had surprisingly strong first halves this season. Bartolo Colon SP | Oakland A Cy Young Award winner with the Angels in 2005, Colon landed on Billy Beane's doorstep in Oakland last season as a journeyman with a history of shoulder woes. The right-hander quickly provided quality starts and veteran leadership to the Athletics' young and talented staff before being handed a 50-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
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July 12, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The two-car garage has no room for a car. The bicycles are stacked against one wall. A refrigerator -- with an Angels' magnet schedule on the door -- stands against another wall. Three young boys wander in and out while their father shoots a basketball in the driveway, the oldest boy dodging the toddler play set, then clicking the television on and sinking into one of the folding chairs to play a video game.
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July 17, 2004
Isn't there something wrong with a system in which the Yankees are given home-field advantage in the World Series by two Red Sox and a player they traded away? Eric Rudin Los Angeles Why wasn't Bartolo Colon one of the pitchers in the Home Run Derby? Freddy Rodriguez Diamond Bar
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July 29, 2004
Bartolo Colon has made a dramatic turnaround in his last four starts, which included his one-hitter over seven innings Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers. His numbers in his last four starts compared to his numbers before that this season: *--* W-L ERA H/9 IP BB/9 IP K/9 IP Last four 4-0 1.67 4.0 3.3 6.3 Rest of season 5-8 6.57 11.2 3.1 6.7 *--*
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May 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Chicago White Sox right-hander Bartolo Colon was suspended for five games Wednesday for hitting Baltimore's Jerry Hairston with a pitch last week. Chicago Manager Jerry Manuel was suspended one game by Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline. Colon hit Hairston with his second pitch in the top of the ninth inning on May 15, right after both benches had been warned.
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September 17, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl. The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson , MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.
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July 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Two well-pitched, crisply played victories Friday and Saturday night yielded to an unsightly Sunday for the Angels, who put together an all-around clunker in a 6-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The Angels didn't pitch well. Jerome Williams (5-6) was tagged for six runs, four earned, and eight hits in five innings and has given up 21 earned runs and 26 hits in 13 innings of his last four starts. They didn't hit much of anything. Bartolo Colon, the Athletics' rotund right-hander who won an American League Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005, threw his third shutout this season, giving up four hits, striking out five and walking one, to improve to 13-3 with a 2.52 earned-run average.
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July 6, 2013 | By Tim Hubbard
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three former Angels starters who have had surprisingly strong first halves this season. Bartolo Colon SP | Oakland A Cy Young Award winner with the Angels in 2005, Colon landed on Billy Beane's doorstep in Oakland last season as a journeyman with a history of shoulder woes. The right-hander quickly provided quality starts and veteran leadership to the Athletics' young and talented staff before being handed a 50-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
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September 25, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
The Angels curse Adrian Beltre. The Angels toast Adrian Beltre. They could hang on his every at-bat the rest of the way. If the toasts outnumber the curses, the Angels just might live to see the playoffs after all. The Dodgers? They're on life support. That is where the Angels were five days ago, when Beltre hit a mammoth ninth-inning home run in Anaheim, the one that appeared to lower the curtain of doom over the home team. The Angels were 4 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 13 to play, and the fat lady was warming up in the bullpen.
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September 8, 2012
I'm fine with extending Ned Colletti's contract, as long as they insert a restriction against trading with the San Francisco Giants. Can you say Jason Schmidt and Juan Uribe without wincing? Ken Blake Brea :: Perhaps Matt Kemp should be more concerned about his hitting than which kind of cream, shaving or whipped, to apply on his teammates. The way the Dodgers act after a walk-off win, you would think they had just won the World Series, or were at least in first place.
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August 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
What do Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon and San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera have in common besides a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone? Well, according to Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, neither are the sharpest knife in the drawer. "It's kind of how dumb do you have to be?" Dunn told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune . "You guys see how many times the drug test guys are here. I feel like they're here at least once a homestand. "I don't want to call you stupid, but you kind of look yourself in the mirror and it's pretty dumb.
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August 22, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Bartolo Colon, who won the American League Cy Young Award with the Angels in 2005, was suspended 50 games on Wednesday after failing a drug test. Colon, now with the Oakland Athletics, tested positive for testosterone, according to a statement from Major League Baseball. He becomes the second key player within a week to be suspended for that substance, following outfielder Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants. "I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A's," Colon said in a statement issued by the Major League Baseball Players Assn.
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September 21, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
In the hills of the Dominican Republic, amid the coconuts and mangos and palm trees, a baseball field is under construction. Finally, the children of Altamira will have a diamond to call their own. The money to build the field comes from the town's most famous son, Bartolo Colon. The kids who play there will say they want to grow up to be just like Colon. They want to grow up, they will say, to become a 20-game winner in the big leagues.
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December 11, 2003 | Ben Bolch and Ross Newhan, Times Staff Writers
Even though concerns about his size prompted the Cleveland Indians to include a weight clause in his contract and caused several clubs to remain skittish about offering him a long-term deal, Bartolo Colon faces no such stipulations as an Angel. Mitch Frankel, Colon's agent, said the 5-foot-11, 240-pounder does not have a weight clause included in the four-year, $51-million contract he signed Tuesday.
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April 18, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Was the entire month of March, when Albert Pujols was crushing balls all over the Cactus League, the Angels were scoring runs in bushels and the starting pitchers were dominating, just a desert mirage? Twelve games into the season, which continued to spiral with Wednesday night's 6-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics, the Angels are 4-8, six games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West and looking every bit as listless as they did for much of 2010 and 2011. They began 2012 with World Series aspirations and a $151-million payroll filled with All-Stars, but their performance hasn't come close to matching expectations.
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December 13, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
There was an eerie sense of deja vu in the Dallas Hilton Anatole last Thursday morning. In the same winter meetings hotel in which the Texas Rangers stunned baseball by signing Alex Rodriguez to a 10-year, $252-million deal in 2000, the Angels sent similar shock waves through the game, acquiring slugger Albert Pujols with a 10-year, $254-million deal. "There must be a strain of Legionnaires' disease in here," New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said. "I think every club that has signed a 10-year contract has regretted it. " Maybe not every club.
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