Trout has 2 HRs, 7 RBIs as Angels beat Jays 11-6
TORONTO (AP) — Getting back to basics at the plate has been paying off for Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout.
Trout hit two home runs, including his sixth career grand slam, and had a...
TORONTO (AP) — After seven failed attempts, Tyler Skaggs and the Los Angeles Angels are finally back at .500.
Skaggs pitched into the eighth inning, Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin hit solo...
TORONTO (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton came out swinging in his first game back from injury.
Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in his return from the injured list, Mike Trout...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
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Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle....
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's first major league showdown with Yusei Kikuchi is expected to happen this weekend.
Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday he expects...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The Angels took a circuitous route back to Los Angeles for the start of an eight-game homestand following Sunday's...
SEATTLE (AP) — Jose Suarez showed the poise of a veteran in his major league debut.
The 21-year-old allowed three runs over 5 ? innings and got plenty of support from Albert Pujols and the...
SEATTLE (AP) — Even without Shohei Ohtani in the lineup, nullifying a highly anticipated matchup for Japanese baseball fans, the Los Angeles Angels had no problem solving Yusei Kikuchi this time...
SEATTLE (AP) — Brad Ausmus disappointed countless Japanese baseball fans Thursday with one decision.
"Japanese baseball fans don't like me right now. Tell them I'm sorry," Ausmus...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one.
Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Now in his 19th major league season, Albert Pujols still has the power and bat speed to hit a baseball a very long way.
Pujols homered twice to increase his total to 641,...
Trout HR, 3 RBIs help Angels beat Orioles 8-3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Concerned about his swing and eager to do something about it, Mike Trout put in some extra time in the batting cage in an effort to get back in a groove.
DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is the third player with 2,000 career RBIs.
Pujols hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Detroit Tigers, putting...
DETROIT (AP) — Shohei Ohtani looked so eager to make an impact in his highly anticipated season debut that he swung so hard his helmet flew off his head more than once.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is disappointed he won't return to the Los Angeles Angels' lineup this week.
The AL Rookie of the Year said Wednesday he's ready to play whenever the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols opened the weekend by passing Lou Gehrig on the career RBIs list and ended it by moving past Barry Bonds.
Angels CF Trout to miss series against the Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Trout has been ruled out for the Los Angeles Angels' weekend series against the Chicago Cubs after he strained his right groin during the team's last homestand.
Angels sweep Brewers 4-2 for 6th straight win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels were held to five hits Wednesday night, but the timing of those hits propelled them to their sixth straight win.
Angels star Trout day-to-day with right groin strain
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is day-to-day after straining his right groin during Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Harvey solid in debut, Angels rally to beat A’s 6-2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Harvey was one hanging curveball away from looking start-to-finish like the ace he had been with the New York Mets.
Angels’ Justin Upton to miss 8-12 weeks with turf toe
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with a turf toe injury.
Upton ran into the outfield wall at Angel Stadium while chasing a...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All eyes will be watching Mike Trout as the Angels star takes his first million-dollar swings since signing that monster new contract earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The spring training finale showed just how much the Los Angeles Angels could miss slugger Justin Upton.
The outfielder will begin the season on the injured list with a...
Angels’ Upton to start season on IL with toe injury
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton will open the season on the injured list because of a sore right big toe.
Manager Brad Ausmus announced the injury Tuesday. He says Upton...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus likes to have his regulars play nine innings at least once in a spring training game and on Thursday, it was Mike Trout's turn...
Angels name Trevor Cahill opening day starter
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The last time Trevor Cahill made an opening day start, he was pitching for the Oakland Athletics. Now Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus has named Cahill as the opening day...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Harvey has spent six years in the major leagues and will turn 30 years old on March 27, but the Los Angeles Angels pitcher said he felt as if he was making his first...
Albert Pujols predicts he’ll be everyday player at age 39
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols has a bold if unrealistic prediction for his 2019 season.
"I'm expecting to play 162 games," the Los Angeles Angels first baseman said Sunday. "One hundred ninety games I'm going to play this year, including spring training."
A month past his 39th birthday, Pujols is an 18-year big league veteran, 10-time All-Star and three-time MVP.
"He will not be playing 190, I promise you that," new Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.
Angels add another two-way player for spring training
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels seem intent on cornering the market on two-way players.
Shohei Ohtani won AL Rookie of the Year last season as a pitcher and designated hitter. Now they're taking a look at Jared Walsh, a combination left-handed reliever-first baseman-outfielder.
"I'm just trying to keep it simple," said Walsh, a non-roster invitee to the Angels' camp. "Just hit, just pitch and have fun, be a baseball player, really."
Angels right-hander Harvey to be sidelined at least a week
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Harvey will be sidelined for at least a week as a precaution because of a glute strain he felt during agility drills. He said he expects to be ready by opening day.
"It's nothing to be alarmed about," Harvey said Thursday. "It's unfortunate it's this early and with a new team and I have to miss a little time. I'll pick up right where I left off."
Angels’ Ausmus will get in on the action at spring training
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Ausmus will absolutely get in on the action during his first spring training as Angels manager. He has already caught a couple of bullpens and plans to jump right into more drills along the way to help his players prepare for a fresh season.
"I get involved pretty good," he said. "You might see me standing at a position with a glove on, covering a base or taking groundballs. That will happen."
Angels hope Ohtani ready to DH by May
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May.
The AL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John surgery Oct. 1 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The first player to hit 20 homers and make 10 pitching appearances in the same season since Babe Ruth, Ohtani is not expected to pitch this year but the Angels would like to have his bat in the lineup.
Ausmus era begins when Trout, Pujols lead Angels into spring
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For the first time since 2000, a new manager will be in the home clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium when the Los Angeles Angels report to spring training.
Mike Scioscia spent 19 years in charge of the Halos, and Brad Ausmus is aware of the enormity of the shoes he is about to fill.
New LA Angels manager Brad Ausmus finalizes coaching staff
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus has finalized his first coaching staff, including a hitting coach and a pitching coach in their first major-league seasons in their jobs.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the staff Monday.
The Angels' hitting coach is Jeremy Reed, the club's minor-league hitting coordinator for the past two seasons. The Halos' pitching coach is Doug White, who spent the past six years in the Houston Astros organization.
Numbers game: Ausmus vows to be modern manager for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — During 18 major league seasons as a catcher and four more as a manager, Brad Ausmus developed a strong gut instinct about nearly everything that happens on a baseball field.
While spending the past year out of a dugout, Ausmus developed a deeper understanding of how traditional beliefs aren't always correct.
Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia.
General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years as the Detroit Tigers' manager.
Ausmus got a three-year contract with the Angels. He will be introduced at Angel Stadium on Monday.
Gardenhire ejected after review takes away winning run
DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from his first game as manager of the Detroit Tigers after a replay review overturned what would have been the winning run in the 10th inning.
Nicholas Castellanos was initially called safe at home on a single by JaCoby Jones, and the Tigers spilled onto the field to celebrate. The play was reviewed, however, with the Detroit players still waiting on the field on the ruling.
Lakeland, Fla. — In his first couple of seasons with the Tigers, Jose Iglesias' youthful energy — which some read as immaturity — was as noticeable as his superior skill level at shortstop.
Former manager Brad Ausmus would prod and cajole him to be less of a showman and more of a "meat-and-potatoes" player.
Royals hire former big league manager Lamont to help GM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former big league manager Gene Lamont has been hired as a special assistant to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, reuniting him with the organization where he spent nearly a decade coaching prospects.
Orlando, Fla. — The Tigers were negotiating late Wednesday on a prospective trade of second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels, but no agreement had been announced.
Sources familiar with the negotiations confirmed talks regarding Kinsler, 35, who is in the last year of a contract that would pay him $11 million.
The details of the negotiations are not yet known but the two teams had been negotiating most of the day.
Brad Ausmus joins Angels as special assistant to GM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.
The Angels announced the move Wednesday.
Ausmus managed the Tigers for the past four seasons, going 314-332 and winning the AL Central in 2014. Detroit went 64-98 this season, and Ausmus' contract was not renewed.
Detroit — So much for taking a year off.
Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has a new job with the Los Angeles Angels.
As reported by Jeff Fletcher, Angels beat writer for the Orange County Register, Ausmus will be announced as the special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.
Detroit — The Tigers on Thursday announced manager Ron Gardenhire's new coaching staff. It includes two holdovers from the previous staff — hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and third-base coach and outfield instructor Dave Clark.
Here is the complete staff:
■Bench coach: Steve Liddle, with Gardenhire in Minnesota for 13 years as third base coach and bench coach.
■Quality control coach: Joe Vavra, bench coach for Paul Molitor in Minnesota and also served multiple roles under Gardenhire.
Detroit – Wednesday will be the first day since Oct. 11, 2005 that Gene Lamont will not be employed by the Detroit Tigers.
New manager Ron Gardenhire is finalizing his coaching staff this week and Lamont, bench coach for Brad Ausmus the last four seasons, has been informed he will not be part of it.
"I'm sure I won't be back there," said Lamont, who finished his 53rd season in professional baseball. "He doesn't need somebody like me.
Detroit — Since the end of the 2017 regular season, the Tigers have been repeatedly questioned and roasted over their supposed commitment to analytics.
Most recently, they hired old-school manager Ron Gardenhire, though general manager Al Avila quickly brushed aside concerns that the 60-year-old former Twins manager can't learn new tricks. He can, and he will, Avila insisted.
Tigers pick former rival, hire Gardenhire as new manager
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were certainly familiar with Ron Gardenhire's managerial resume.
Some of his most significant accomplishments came at their expense.
"It's going to be nice to have him on our side of the dugout," said Al Avila, Detroit's general manager.
Detroit – If you can't beat him, hire him.
The Detroit Tigers Friday named former Minnesota Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire the 38th manager in club history. He was signed to a three-year deal to replace Brad Ausmus.
Gardenhire was introduced at a press conference at Comerica Park on Friday. He was joined by team owner Chris Ilitch and general manager Al Avila.
AP source: Tigers in talks to hire Gardenhire as manager
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were in talks Thursday to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Minnesota Twins from 2002-14.