As Spring Training has played out, Angels manager Mike Scioscia has begun to see some encouraging signs from his offense.
The Angels’ Opening Day roster is starting to take shape, after the team moved four players off the roster on Saturday.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who missed his second straight exhibition game Friday because of a stomach virus, said he’s feeling better and plans to return Saturday against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium. Trout also said he expects to play Opening Day against the Cubs on Monday in Anaheim.
The Angels spoiled the Dodgers’ final home game of the exhibition season Friday with a 5-1 win in the second of a three-game Freeway Series.
Jake Arrieta faces right-hander Garrett Richards in Monday night’s season opener. While the Cubs are favorites in the NL Central after winning 97 games last season, the Angels look to jump back into the postseason after an 85-win season.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout missed Thursday night’s game vs. the Dodgers with a stomach virus.
The Dodgers and Angels made their first appearance in front of hometown fans as they opened the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium, before 36,505 on Thursday night. The Angels won, 2-1.
The Angels signed outfielder Shane Robinson to a Minor League contract Thursday. Robinson — inserted into the starting lineup for the Freeway Series opener against the Dodgers because Mike Trout was feeling under the weather — has batted .237/.302/.313 in 351 career games in the Major Leagues, spending time at all three outfield spots.
Jered Weaver didn’t really want to be here. All of his teammates were back in Southern California on Wednesday, but the Angels’ longtime ace was stuck in Arizona because he needed to make one more start. It would come against eager, aggressive, impatient Minor League hitters. And it would begin with a 24-pitch first inning […]
Billy Eppler, introduced as the general manager on the first day of the Angels’ offseason, swung a big trade for Andrelton Simmons, added a few accent pieces and, at the behest of ownership, stayed away from the big-name left fielder, prompting pundits to cast the Angels aside as mere afterthoughts. But the Angels are strident […]
The Angels beefed up their Minor League starting-pitching depth on Tuesday, acquiring Chris Jones from the Orioles for a couple of prospects in outfielder Natanael Delgado and infielder Erick Salcedo.