Los Angeles Angels

Former catcher Thaiss No. 10 prospect at first
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Matt Thaiss is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Angels’ No. 5 prospect and the No. 10 first-base prospect in baseball.

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Newcomer Cozart should adapt well at 3B
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This is the third installment of a multi-part “Around the Horn” series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season. We’ve already examined the Angels’ situations at catcher and second base. Today we’ll examine third base.

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Kinsler major 2B upgrade for revamped Halos
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This is the fourth installment of the Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups. We’ve examined at the Angels’ situations behind the plate, at third base and at shortstop. Today we’ll focus on second base.

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GM: Angels' use of Ohtani will be 'pretty unique'
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Angels general manager Billy Eppler joined MLB Network’s MLB Now on Tuesday to discuss the club’s plans for Shohei Ohtani as he transitions from Nippon Professional Baseball to MLB, as well as what the clubs expect from Albert Pujols in his age-38 season.

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Richards, Shoemaker reportedly strike deals
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The Angels have reportedly settled with two more of their arbitration-eligible players, first baseman C.J. Cron and left-hander Tyler Skaggs, in advance of Friday’s 10 a.m. PT deadline, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Cron, Skaggs reportedly strike deals with Angels
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The Angels have reportedly settled with two more of their arbitration-eligible players, first baseman C.J. Cron and left-hander Tyler Skaggs, in advance of Friday’s 10 a.m. PT deadline, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Rising prospect Barria's next stop may be MLB
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Last season was a breakthrough for Angels pitching prospect Jaime Barria. After opening the year at Class A Advanced Inland Empire, the 21-year-old right-hander made a steep ascent through the Angels’ farm system, earning a promotion to Double-A Mobile before finishing the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.

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Halos sign veteran catcher Rivera to 1-year deal
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The Angels have added to their depth at catcher, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with veteran Rene Rivera, the club announced Tuesday.

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Halos' bullpen shaping up, but has holes to fill
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The Angels managed to build an effective bullpen without a ton of flashy names or big contracts last season, and they seem likely to try to replicate that model in 2018.

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Angels hoping for healthier, deeper rotation
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Injuries have cratered the Angels’ rotation in each of the past two seasons, a major reason why the club is coming off back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1992-93 (not counting the strike-shortened ’94 season). But the outlook for 2018 looks brighter.

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Halos hope new pieces give lineup added punch
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After the Angels fell five games short of securing an American League Wild Card berth, general manager Billy Eppler made it clear in October that one of his primary objectives this offseason would be to improve the Angels’ offense.

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Cozart ready to tackle new challenge at third
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The Angels already had one of the best defensive shortstops in Andrelton Simmons, but general manager Billy Eppler saw an opportunity for a team that missed the postseason by just five games in 2017. Eppler signed Zack Cozart, a lifelong shortstop, to a three-year, $39 million deal last month and informed him he’d be moving […]

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