Angels decline 2018 options on Huston Street, Ricky Nolasco
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have declined their contract options for next season on former closer Huston Street and right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
The Angels also announced Friday that outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Shane Robinson and reliever Deolis Guerra have elected to become free agents.
Street spent the past 3 1/2 seasons of his 13-year career with the Angels, who held a $10 million club option for 2018. Instead, the two-time All-Star gets a $1 million buyout.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels placed Huston Street on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a strained right groin and are hopeful that star outfielder Mike Trout will return to the team after the All-Star break.
Street's injury comes just four appearances after he made his season debut. He missed the first 11 weeks of the season with shoulder problems.
NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Huston Street has been activated by the Los Angeles Angels after recovering from a strained latissimus dorsi muscle in his back that had sidelined him since spring training.
The 33-year-old right-hander allowed one hit over 1 1/3 innings for Triple-A Salt Lake in a rehab outing on Monday.
Los Angeles opened a roster spot by optioning right-hander Mike Morin to the Bees on Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs probably will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks with a strained right oblique muscle.
The Angels announced the latest major injury for their pitching staff Monday.
Skaggs left his most recent start after five innings last Friday. He is 1-1 with a 3.99 ERA in five starts this season after missing nearly two years following Tommy John surgery.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right-hander Brooks Pounders and designated right-hander Kirby Yates for assignment.
The Angels made the latest moves to shore up their injury-plagued pitching staff Sunday.
Los Angeles also traded outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Oakland for cash considerations. The new signee was designated for assignment earlier in the week after the Angels needed more room on their 40-man roster.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin emphatically made his point. Twice.
What decisions did the Oakland Athletics still have ahead before opening day?
How about any tough roster choices?
Year after year, that's always a tough task for his injury-prone A's. The Los Angeles Angels understand, as they're already down key reliever Huston Street.
Milwaukee right fielder Domingo Santana homered twice, but the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 6-5 win over the Brewers on a walk-off single by David Fletcher on Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
Santana, who is coming off an injury-plagued first season with Milwaukee, hit a two-run homer off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the first and delivered a solo shot off Abel De Los Santos in the third.
Huston Street welcomes competition for job as Angels’ closer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Huston Street has been a durable, dependable big league closer for 12 seasons. He hasn't even had to compete for the job since 2009.
After knee surgery ended the least impressive season of his career, Street is in for a fight this spring with the Los Angeles Angels.
Trump takes presidential oath, athletes make some calls
A look at some of the reaction around the sports world as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday:
"Today is the first day on the road to Making America Great Again #Inauguration2017"
—Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito on Twitter
Current, past baseball players criticize hazing restrictions
NEW YORK (AP) — Huston Street believes in some of baseball's oldest, tried-and-true traditions, and the reliever knows team building can be a real benefit, so he considers the elimination of rookie dress up in the new labor deal the loss of "a healthy ritual."
Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — That visible circle in the back pockets of big leaguers — typically a sure sign of smokeless tobacco — might be far less common next season.
Players new to the majors won't be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball's tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday.
Andrew Bailey agrees to $1 million, 1-year deal with Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract to keep right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey, the first of this year's 157 free agents to reach a deal.
Bailey revitalized his career last season with the Angels, posting six saves with a 2.38 ERA in 12 appearances. He became Los Angeles' closer after Huston Street's season-ending injury.
Manny Banuelos agrees to minor league deal with Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Manny Banuelos has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels following his release by the Atlanta Braves.
A former top prospect in the Yankees organization, the 25-year-old Mexican was designated for assignment by the Braves on Aug 12 after being demoted from Triple-A to Double-A.
Bedrosian gets first save, Angels beat A’s 5-4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Bedrosian has the arm and confidence to be a future closer. The bloodlines, too.
Just over 34 years after 1987 NL Cy Young Award winner Steve Bedrosian earned his first career save, his son closed out his first game Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
With Huston Street placed on the disabled list earlier in the day with a sore right knee, the Angels called on their young right-hander in the...
Jonathan Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and the Orioles ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays, 6-2, Sunday in Toronto to reclaim the AL East lead.
Adam Jones hit his 20th homer later in the 12th, a three-run shot that helped the Orioles avoid a three-game sweep and move a half-game ahead of the Blue Jays.
Mychael Givens (8-1) worked one inning for the victory as the Orioles won for the first time in six games at...
Street’s blown save in Angels’ loss to Boston caps troubling stretch
ANAHEIM - Huston Street stood in the clubhouse, packed in ice from his shoulder to his thigh, as usual, and confronted the questions he knew were coming.
He had just blown a save in horrible fashion, letting a three-run lead get away in the Angels 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, begging the question of his job security.
With Cam Bedrosian riding on a two-month string of zeroes and Street enduring a two-month nightmare that just hit it ugliest moment, how...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jefry Marte hit a three-run homer and the Angels shut down a late rally by the AL West-leading Texas Rangers for a 7-4 win Wednesday night that gave Los Angeles a three-game sweep.
It was the second straight sweep for the Angels, who won their sixth in a row and moved out of last place in the AL West.
Albert Pujols had two hits and scored twice, Yunel Escobar had two RBIs and Marte hit his sixth home run.