Los Angeles Angels

Which prospects will Halos protect from Rule 5?
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With the deadline for finalizing 40-man rosters approaching, the Angels will soon face tough decisions regarding which prospects to shield from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.

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Ramirez progressing post stem-cell injection
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Angels right-hander JC Ramirez, who received a stem-cell injection in August to help heal a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, has shown progress in two medical checkups this fall, creating optimism that he’ll be able to continue his rehab without surgery.

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Halos aim to lay groundwork at GM Meetings
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The Angels will continue the exploratory phase of their offseason in earnest this week, as general manager Billy Eppler and the rest of the club’s front-office contingent arrived in Orlando on Monday for the annual General Managers Meetings, where executives and agents congregate to lay the groundwork for potential winter transactions.

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Maldonado, Simmons named Defensive POYs
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Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Martin Maldonado, both of whom won Rawlings Gold Gloves Awards earlier this week, picked up more fielding accolades on Friday, capturing Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards at their respective positions.

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Upton wins third career Silver Slugger Award
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Angels outfielder Justin Upton won his third career Louisville Silver Slugger Award on Thursday, earning recognition as one of the best offensive players at his position in the American League.

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Maldonado, Simmons capture Gold Gloves
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Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Martin Maldonado, two cornerstones of the Angels’ strong defense in 2017, won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Tuesday

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With Upton in fold, Angels target other needs
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Last week, the Angels crossed a key objective off their offseason to-do list by re-signing left fielder Justin Upton to a five-year, $106 million contract. But work remains to be done by general manager Billy Eppler and his staff, who still have other holes to address this winter, particularly around their infield and on their […]

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Watch Angels prospects in AFL Fall Stars Game
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Samil De Los Santos and Matt Thaiss represent the Angels in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 5 PT. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.

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Upton bypasses opt-out, signs with Angels
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The Angels and left fielder Justin Upton have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep Upton in Anaheim through 2022, the club announced on Thursday.

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Angels decline options on Nolasco, Street
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The Angels announced Thursday that they have declined 2018 club options on right-handers Ricky Nolasco and Huston Street, making the two veteran pitchers free agents along with nine other players whose contracts have officially expired.

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3 offseason questions for Angels to answer
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For the third consecutive year, the Angels watched the playoffs unfold without them, but they’ll soon get to work assembling a roster they hope will bring October baseball back to Anaheim in 2018.

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Inbox: Who will bat leadoff for the Angels in '18?
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What are the Angels’ plans for leadoff hitter and closer next season? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers these and more in the latest Inbox.

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