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March 1, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Sean O'Sullivan , in some ways, had a memorable rookie season with the Angels in 2009. The burly right-handed pitcher started 10 games and posted a 4-2 record. But the 22-year-old from San Diego had his share of problems — including a 6.29 earned-run average as a starter — which is why he kept bouncing between the Angels' triple-A Salt Lake team and the major league club. He's not likely to supplant anyone on the Angels' five-man rotation early this season either.
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July 27, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Cleveland — Bobby Wilson caught the first pitch of Ervin Santana's no-hitter shortly after noon Wednesday, local time. But he started working on it almost seven months ago in Arizona. "Those long days of spring training, when we're sitting back behind the plate going over where they want to throw the pitch, where they want you to set up. This is what we work for," Wilson said. "This is our ultimate goal [in the] the pitcher-catcher relationship. That's something that we talk about every single day. "And today it worked out. It's amazing.
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July 30, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
General Manager Tony Reagins said the likelihood of the Angels acquiring a pitcher before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline "is probably 50-50 right now," but he would not specify whether he's zeroing in on an ace, a middle-of-the-rotation starter or a reliever. "I will be optimistic until 1 p.m. on Friday," Reagins said. "But make no mistake, we really like this club. It can contend and win. If we don't do anything, we're confident in the 25 guys we have."
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August 8, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from Detroit — Hideki Matsui was given Sunday off in part "to take a break," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said, the third time in the last seven games that the designated hitter was out of the lineup. Matsui could soon find himself on an extended leave unless he pulls out of a slump in which he has hit .204 with four home runs and nine runs batted in in his last 27 games. Scioscia offered his most forthright assessment of Matsui's season before the game, saying, "His downturns have been a little longer this year than we would have anticipated.
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June 23, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Ervin Santana is on the disabled list again, an inflamed triceps forcing the Angels to call up triple-A right-hander Sean O'Sullivan to start in Santana's place tonight against the Colorado Rockies. Santana sat out the first six weeks of the season because of an elbow ligament sprain and was scratched from last Tuesday's start in San Francisco because of tightness on the outside of his forearm, just below the elbow.
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September 1, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Torii Hunter knew of Scott Kazmir's All-Star credentials and was aware of the left-hander's impressive track record against the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, both potential playoff opponents in the fall. But the center fielder used a different standard to assess the trade Friday that brought Kazmir, 25, from Tampa Bay to the Angels for three prospects. "I don't like facing him," said Hunter, who has a .267 average (four for 15) with no home runs and no runs batted in against Kazmir.
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June 29, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Ervin Santana declared himself fit to return to the rotation after giving up three hits, striking out seven and walking none Sunday night in a 3 1/3 -inning rehabilitation start in an Arizona Summer League game. "It felt very, very good," said Santana, sidelined since June 12 because of an inflamed triceps. "There's no discomfort. I feel I'm ready to go." Of the 45 pitches Santana threw against an Oakland Athletics rookie league team, 33 were strikes. His fastball was clocked from 91 to 93 mph.
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July 2, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels are known for their aggressive baserunning -- they ranked second in the American League with 76 stolen bases entering Wednesday night. But they haven't done a very good job controlling the running game of opponents, a trend that had pitching coach Mike Butcher a little agitated after the Rangers stole five bases, including four by Elvis Andrus, Tuesday night. "There needs to be better awareness in the game," Butcher said. "We can't just let guys run on us at will."
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September 6, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
There is no secret to Bobby Abreu's offensive struggles, which have extended into a fifth week. The American League player of the month in July, when he hit .380 with 28 runs batted in, Abreu knows exactly why he is hitting .214 (25 for 117) with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 32 games since Aug. 1. "I've been pulling the ball too much -- that's why I'm in such a big slump," the Angels' right fielder said. "They're pitching me different now, especially with runners in scoring position.
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July 27, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Cleveland — Bobby Wilson caught the first pitch of Ervin Santana's no-hitter shortly after noon Wednesday, local time. But he started working on it almost seven months ago in Arizona. "Those long days of spring training, when we're sitting back behind the plate going over where they want to throw the pitch, where they want you to set up. This is what we work for," Wilson said. "This is our ultimate goal [in the] the pitcher-catcher relationship. That's something that we talk about every single day. "And today it worked out. It's amazing.
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July 23, 2010 | Ben Bolch
Reporting from Arlington, Texas — Seeking to strengthen their offense and bolster a position at which they have woefully underperformed, the Angels on Thursday acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Kansas City Royals for pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith. The Angels hope Callaspo can serve as an upgrade over third basemen Maicer Izturis, Kevin Frandsen and Brandon Wood while boosting an offense that has sagged for long stretches since first baseman Kendry Morales suffered a season-ending leg injury in late May. The switch-hitting Callaspo, a former Angels prospect, was batting .275 with a .308 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 43 runs batted in in 88 games for the Royals, with 76 of his starts coming at third base.
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July 20, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from New York His third pitch of the game was lined into Yankee Stadium's right-field seats by Nick Swisher, a walk, a double, a walk and a groundout produced another run, and one thought ran through the head of Angels pitcher Sean O'Sullivan on Tuesday night: "Don't look up," said the right-hander, who was called up from triple-A Salt Lake to oppose one of baseball's most prolific lineups. "Here I was facing the biggest team in baseball, coming into their house, pitching on the mound some call the loneliest place on Earth.
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July 2, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
After the Texas Rangers had lost on Thursday — thus losing a series with the Angels — Texas pitcher C.J. Wilson proclaimed the Rangers had the better team and said "it might not be that close." The Angels were well aware of his comments on Friday, but they tempered their return fire. "They've had some guys say some things in the past," Jered Weaver said. "We've had a pretty good track record. We'll just go out and play baseball and not worry about what other people are saying."
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March 5, 2010
Colorado Rockies 7, Angels 5 Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: Maicer Izturis' first spring game in the leadoff spot was productive — the shortstop singled and walked twice in three plate appearances. The only hit of note by an Angels regular was Torii Hunter's laser of a double off the left-field wall in the third inning. Michael Ryan's two-run single and Terry Evans' RBI single highlighted a four-run fifth for the Angels. ON THE MOUND: Starter Sean O'Sullivan was roughed up for five runs and four hits, including solo home runs by Clint Barmes and Cole Garner and a two-run triple by Ian Stewart , in 1 1/3 innings.
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March 1, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Sean O'Sullivan , in some ways, had a memorable rookie season with the Angels in 2009. The burly right-handed pitcher started 10 games and posted a 4-2 record. But the 22-year-old from San Diego had his share of problems — including a 6.29 earned-run average as a starter — which is why he kept bouncing between the Angels' triple-A Salt Lake team and the major league club. He's not likely to supplant anyone on the Angels' five-man rotation early this season either.
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September 28, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
In a season of surprises for the Angels, perhaps none has been more welcome than the play of Kendry Morales . And it isn't just the team-leading 32 homers and 102 runs batted in, which have gone a long way toward making up for the loss of free agent Mark Teixeira to the New York Yankees. The Angels knew Morales could hit. But no one was sure how well he'd fit in at first base, where Teixeira is a two-time Gold Glove winner. "The more I improve my defense, the more I can help the team," said Morales, who played primarily in the outfield before defecting from Cuba and signing with the Angels as a 21-year-old.
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August 11, 2009 | JIM PELTZ
Being shut out on a paltry three singles while its defense crumbled apparently had a way of getting the Angels' attention. One night after that calamity, the Angels refocused at the expense of the Tampa Bay Rays, played error-free ball and reasserted why they're one of baseball's best hitting teams. Vladimir Guerrero and Kendry Morales each hit two home runs -- with Guerrero's second the 400th of his career -- Monday night to help the Angels overcome another poor outing by rookie starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan and defeat the Rays, 8-7, at Angel Stadium.
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July 23, 2010 | Ben Bolch
Reporting from Arlington, Texas — Seeking to strengthen their offense and bolster a position at which they have woefully underperformed, the Angels on Thursday acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Kansas City Royals for pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith. The Angels hope Callaspo can serve as an upgrade over third basemen Maicer Izturis, Kevin Frandsen and Brandon Wood while boosting an offense that has sagged for long stretches since first baseman Kendry Morales suffered a season-ending leg injury in late May. The switch-hitting Callaspo, a former Angels prospect, was batting .275 with a .308 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 43 runs batted in in 88 games for the Royals, with 76 of his starts coming at third base.
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September 6, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
There is no secret to Bobby Abreu's offensive struggles, which have extended into a fifth week. The American League player of the month in July, when he hit .380 with 28 runs batted in, Abreu knows exactly why he is hitting .214 (25 for 117) with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 32 games since Aug. 1. "I've been pulling the ball too much -- that's why I'm in such a big slump," the Angels' right fielder said. "They're pitching me different now, especially with runners in scoring position.
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September 1, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Torii Hunter knew of Scott Kazmir's All-Star credentials and was aware of the left-hander's impressive track record against the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, both potential playoff opponents in the fall. But the center fielder used a different standard to assess the trade Friday that brought Kazmir, 25, from Tampa Bay to the Angels for three prospects. "I don't like facing him," said Hunter, who has a .267 average (four for 15) with no home runs and no runs batted in against Kazmir.
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