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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
The Angels already had scouting reports on Kevin Maitan and Livan Soto from watching them play for Braves affiliates in 2017, but Gomez and his team still headed to Venezuela to watch the pair work out and meet with their families.
The Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Eric Young Jr., giving the outfielder a chance to return for a second season with the Major League club and compete for a bench spot in 2018.
With the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb.13, so it’s time to break down the Angels’ roster.
After a series of notable offseason additions, the Angels figure to be one of the most fascinating teams to watch in 2018.
The Angels fell short of their playoff goals after going 80-82 and finishing second in the American League West in 2017, but the year was still filled with plenty of highlights worth remembering.