May 21, 2005 |
The Angels' long wait for Kendry Morales is over. Morales has arrived in the United States and is scheduled to play tonight at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Morales, the Cuban slugger signed amid much fanfare in December, had been stranded in the Dominican Republic. By defecting there and declaring himself a free agent, he could sign with whatever club he liked but could not leave until obtaining the Dominican citizenship needed to secure a Dominican passport and a U.S. work visa.
March 13, 2010 |
Kansas City 12, Angels 3 At the plate: The Angels try to maximize their offense by making what Manager Mike Scioscia calls "productive outs." They did a good job of that Saturday, scoring their three runs on RBI groundouts by Jeff Mathis and Howie Kendrick and Bobby Abreu's sacrifice fly. Switch-hitter Kendry Morales doubled from the left side of the plate and singled from the right side. On the mound: Starter Ervin Santana found a nice rhythm during his three-inning, one-hit, five-strikeout effort, and of his 32 pitches, 23 were strikes.
March 29, 2010
Angels 10, Kansas City 2 Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: One of Erick Aybar's four hits came during a four-run third inning, a rally that included Jeff Mathis' double, Brandon Wood's RBI double, Bobby Abreu's RBI single, and sacrifice flies by Hideki Matsui and Kendry Morales . Juan Rivera lined an RBI double to left field in the fifth inning, and Wood added an RBI triple to deep center in the sixth....
March 23, 2010
Seattle 6, Angels 4 AT THE PLATE: Robb Quinlan , Kendry Morales and Howie Kendrick had two hits each, but Jeff Mathis , who wound up hitless, may have had the best day at the plate. Mathis stung the ball in both his at-bats but was robbed of extra-base hits by Ichiro Suzuki and Jose Lopez . Both of Kendrick's hits were doubles while Morales drove in his team-best 10th run of the spring. He also leads the Angels with a .400 average. ON THE MOUND: Scot Shields was hit hard for the first time, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in his lone inning.
May 22, 2005 |
For a man who took seemingly forever to reach the United States, Kendry Morales didn't waste time making an impact as an Angel minor leaguer. Morales homered on his first swing Saturday night with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, sending the second pitch he saw clanging off the scoreboard beyond the fence in right-center field. The first baseman also singled twice and drove in three runs during the Quakes' 10-8 loss to the Visalia Oaks.
December 2, 2004 |
The Angels added a wild card to an otherwise orderly deck of players Wednesday, agreeing to terms on an incentive-laden six-year contract with Kendry Morales in hopes that the prized Cuban prospect can blossom into a major league slugger. If Morales, 21, attains the bulk of the incentives included in his contract, which includes a $3-million signing bonus, he will make around $10 million, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.
May 31, 2010 |
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. -- The Angels were a man down and still went on a power play Monday, kicking off a 14-game trip by smacking three home runs — by Juan Rivera, Maicer Izturis and Mike Napoli — in a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium. They are now 2-0 without star first baseman Kendry Morales, who suffered a freakish and possible season-ending injury when he broke a bone above his left ankle while jumping onto home plate in celebration of his walk-off grand slam Saturday.
November 10, 2010 |
Arte Moreno never has stared down the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox in a bidding war for a free agent. If Torii Hunter is correct, the Angels' owner will have to do just that in order to sign Carl Crawford this winter. Hunter, who speaks regularly with Crawford, said on Wednesday that he expected the Angels and Red Sox would be the finalists to sign him. "The Yankees are not going to go after him," Hunter said. "They've got Cliff Lee. Boston might be the team. "I think Boston and the Angels, that will be the bidding war. " The Angels have identified Crawford as their primary target in free agency, and they are prepared to make the left fielder the first $100-million player in club history.
February 26, 2011 |
Mark Trumbo's locker is next to the entrance to the Angels' spring training clubhouse, in a corner of the room reserved primarily for minor league prospects. On the other side of the entrance ? across what Trumbo calls "the great divide" ? is the high-rent district, where Bobby Abreu , Torii Hunter , Vernon Wells and Kendry Morales dress side by side. "Hopefully, in time, I'll be able to make the jump," Trumbo said Saturday. "That's the goal. " It hardly takes a leap of faith to believe the slugging first baseman may soon find a home in a big league locker room.
March 4, 2010 |
Victor Rojas , once a pitcher in the Angels' minor league system and son of Cookie Rojas , once manager of the Angels, was named Wednesday as the new television play-by-play voice of the team. Rojas, 42, is leaving MLB Network to fill the spot left by Rory Markas , who died unexpectedly in January. Rojas will work with analyst Mark Gubicza on FS West and Channel 13 broadcasts. Before joining MLB Network when it launched in December 2008, Rojas worked for the Texas Rangers for five years, handling play-by-play and analyst roles.