March 14, 2014 |
Padres 4, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: J.B. Shuck, who is competing with Collin Cowgill and Matt Long for a reserve outfield spot, tripled and scored in the first inning and singled in the third and eighth innings. Grant Green hit a sacrifice fly in the first and singled in the sixth. An apparent bunt single by Long in the fifth was overturned by an instant replay process that Manager Mike Scioscia said was "much cleaner" than what he had experienced during previous games. ON THE MOUND: Tyler Skaggs, the 22-year-old left-hander who is expected to be the team's fifth starter, allowed three runs and eight hits, including Nick Hundley's solo homer, in four innings.
December 10, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels filled out their starting rotation on Tuesday, trading Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-way deal. The Angels got Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox and Tyler Skaggs from the Diamondbacks, fulfilling an off-season goal of using the power-hitting Trumbo to acquire young and cost-effective pitching. Trumbo, who played first base for the Angels last season, is expected to play left field for Arizona. The Diamondbacks sent center fielder Adam Eaton to Chicago and got two players to be named -- one from the Angels, one from the White Sox. The deal is expected to be announced later Tuesday.
February 20, 2014 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Hector Santiago does not have a personality that matches his signature pitch. A screwball, the new Angels left-hander isn't. Mature, hard-working, dependable, gregarious - these are among the adjectives that describe Santiago, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the three-team Mark Trumbo trade. The son of a flooring-and-carpet installer and hotel housekeeper, Santiago, 26, grew up in a blue-collar section of Newark, N.J., resisting the temptation of drugs and gangs by staying in school, playing ball in the afternoons and rising at 5 a.m. on the weekends to work with his father.
January 1, 2014 |
The Angels fortified their pitching depth Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Mark Mulder . Mulder, 36, has not won a major league game since 2006. He retired in 2009, after two shoulder operations, and decided this off-season to pursue a comeback. The agent for Mulder, Brian Charles of Big League Management Co., said the deal included an invitation to spring training. "One of the reasons he went with the Angels was the opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting rotation," Charles said.
March 13, 2014 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Could a little move make a big difference for pitcher Joe Blanton, who confounded the Angels and their fans by going 2-14 with a 6.04 earned run average and allowing 29 home runs last season? Manager Mike Scioscia hopes so. Blanton moved from the first-base side of the rubber to the third-base side Wednesday and threw five scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers, allowing one hit, striking out five and walking none. He gave up seven runs and eight hits in his previous start against Colorado.
December 12, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Angels acquired another pitcher on the final day of baseball's winter meetings, but not the veteran starter they would like to add to their rotation. Matt Garza remains high on their shopping list, but General Manager Jerry Dipoto said the Angels did not have an offer on the table to any free agent. That also would apply to Raul Ibanez, with whom the Angels have had discussions about filling their vacancy at designated hitter. The Angels added left-handed reliever Brian Moran.