TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Jackson was acquired by Toronto from Oakland for $30,000 on Saturday and would set a record by pitching for 14 major league teams when he makes his Blue Jays debut.
Blue Jays pitcher Shoemaker has torn ACL, out for year
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker had to choke back tears after tests revealed a torn ACL in his left knee Sunday, cutting short yet another promising season for Toronto's oft-injured...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker sat in front of his locker late Saturday afternoon staring at a cellphone, his left knee wrapped tightly in a protective bandage. The Toronto pitcher was in...
Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker hurts leg in rundown
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland...
Toronto Blue Jays (9-12, third in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (11-11, fourth in the AL West)
Toronto Blue Jays (5-11, fifth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (8-4, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker (3-0,...
Slumping Blue Jays look to break 4-game skid
Toronto Blue Jays (3-8, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (3-8, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Tuesday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker (2-0, .00 ERA)...
TORONTO (AP) — Three games into the season, Blue Jays starting pitchers have yet to allow a single run.
Aaron Sanchez and four relievers combined to pitch Toronto's second straight shutout,...
TORONTO (AP) — Through chattering teeth, Charlie Montoyo talked about how good it felt to win for the first time as a major league manager.
Shoemaker scheduled to start as Toronto hosts Detroit
Detroit Tigers (64-98, third in the AL Central in 2018) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (73-89, fourth in the AL East in 2018)
MONTREAL (AP) — With opening day fast approaching, the Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their rotation.
The team added Trent Thornton to the group, giving the 25-year-old right-hander a...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman has been picked to start the Toronto Blue Jays' opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers on March 28.
The 27-year-old struggled last season, going 4-9...
RHP Shoemaker agrees to 1-year deal with Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) — Free-agent pitcher Matt Shoemaker has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Shoemaker went 2-2 with a 4.94 ERA in seven starts with the Los Angeles Angels last season. The right-hander has been hampered by right forearm injuries over the last two years.
Shoemaker returns with 5 scoreless, Angels beat Rangers 3-1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Shoemaker was excited to be back on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels, and the right-hander was rather effective in his return.
DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels will be without a pair of right-handed due to surgeries.
Blake Wood is scheduled to have season-ending surgery to repair ligament damage in his elbow on Wednesday. Matt Shoemaker had surgery on his forearm on Tuesday.
Wood also had elbow surgery in 2012. He was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 13 appearances this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and likely will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.
Dr. Brian Schultz operated on Friday in Los Angeles following an MRI.
"It's obviously a tough break for Rene right now, a tough break for us," manager Mike Scioscia said.
Angels put Shoemaker on 10-day DL, recall Bridwell
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed right-hander Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Parker Bridwell from Triple-A.
Bridwell will start against Oakland on Friday, the team said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani brought his hyped bat to the bright lights of Los Angeles, one step closer to the real thing for the Angels' two-way experiment.
Ohtani was 1 for 4 in his first at-bats at Dodger Stadium during the Angels' 4-1 exhibition win Monday night. He singled in the third inning and also struck out once. He even heard some scattered boos in his first plate appearance.
Angels reach deal with Richards, other arbitration eligibles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitchers Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Matt Shoemaker agreed to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Angels along with the team's other seven arbitration-eligible players.
Angels re-sign Andrew Heaney to $800K, 1-year deal
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Andrew Heaney has agreed to an $800,000, one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Angels.
The parties avoided arbitration with Tuesday's deal. Heaney gets a raise from the $543,000 he made last year.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons as known as one of the finest defensive shortstops in the majors, though that hardly means he doesn't enjoy swinging the bat well.
The Angels shortstop enjoyed his offensive output plenty Wednesday night, drilling a two-run homer in the seventh to snap a tie game and lead Los Angeles to a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees.
"It's nice to contribute offensively," Simmons said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Six pitches into the game, Matt Shoemaker had a two-run lead and the Los Angeles Angels righty helped make it stand up.
Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout hit back-to-back home runs to lead off, Shoemaker won his third consecutive start and the Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Tuesday night.
"One constant is we've been getting good consistent starting pitching," Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker finally showed off his 2016 form.
Shoemaker held the Detroit Tigers to three hits in six innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory on Friday night.
"That looks like Shoemaker when he's on," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He was terrific."
Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena homered to lead a 14-hit attack for the Angels, who enjoyed their largest margin of victory this year.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker thought only about his team, not how far he had come personally since a line drive that hit off the right side of his head and led to brain surgery last September.
Shoemaker battled through five innings for his first victory since that injury, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — After hitting his first home run for Houston in 12½ years, Carlos Beltran was asked to recall the last time he went deep for the Astros.
"I don't remember," he said. "I swear to God. I wish I could. Playoffs maybe. But I don't remember where."
Jake Marisnick also homered on Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Mariners Pregame: M’s out to catch Trout; lineups and starters matchup
The Seattle Mariners open up a three-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of Orange County of the State of California in the United States of America).
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Not all athletes who suffer serious head injuries are able to overcome the physical and psychological wounds.
Exactly seven months after being struck in the head by a line drive that left him with a cracked skull, Matt Shoemaker looked every bit the same pitcher he had been.
Shoemaker tossed five effective innings in his return to the mound and Danny Espinosa hit a three-run homer in the ninth to rally the Los Angeles Angels past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker no longer thinks about that line drive that hit him above the right ear last September in Seattle.
He will make his first start since when he takes the ball for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at Oakland — exactly seven months to the day after his frightening injury. He now wears protective headgear.
Projected record: 80-82Projected run differential: -5The projection systems don't like the Angels' chances at taking advantage of Mike Trout's prime with a return to the postseason. The team added low-cost pieces in Cameron Maybin, Danny Espinosa and Martin Maldonado, all of whom should be upgrades over last year's cast. Still, only Trout, Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons project to be above-average everyday players, meaning the team has little margin for error offensively.The biggest reason the Angels struggled so much in 2016, though, was pitching. Full seasons from Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker and Tyler Skaggs would go a long way in improving Los Angeles' chances, and Ricky Nolasco should be a serviceable No. 4 starter. But the team's bullpen projects to be among the league's worst. Put it all together, and nearly everything would have to break right for the Angels to make a run at the division title.
Shoemaker pitching without fear since surgery
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched without fear Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Angels right-hander retired the first 11 Kansas City hitters he faced before a double by Lorenzo Cain with two outs in the fourth inning. The Royals won 8-4.
Shoemaker would have better reason than most to be nervous on the mound. In his final start last season, Sept. 4 in Seattle, a 105 mph line drive by Kyle Seager struck the pitcher just above the right ear.
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.
Angels’ Shoemaker appears recovered from line drive to head
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker is the player people are happiest to see this spring in the Los Angeles Angels' camp.
It wasn't clear Shoemaker would make it here.
On Sept. 4 in Seattle, the Mariners' Kyle Seager ripped a line drive up the middle — clocked at 105 mph as it left his bat — that struck Shoemaker above his right ear. Though Shoemaker was able to walk off the field, he had to undergo emergency surgery after tests showed a skull fracture and bleeding in his brain.
Angels avoid arbitration, reach deals with 5 players
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have avoided salary arbitration this year, reaching deals new second baseman Danny Espinosa and four other players Friday.
The Angels also settled on one-year contracts with right fielder Kole Calhoun, catcher Martin Maldonado and right-handed starters Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker.
RHP Chavez can earn $2.5M in starts bonuses with Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Jesse Chavez can earn up to $2.5 million in bonuses based on starts in his deal with the Los Angeles Angels.
Chavez has a $5.75 million salary under the agreement announced Friday. He would earn $100,000 each for 10, 12 and 14 starts, $150,000 apiece for 16 and 18, $200,000 for 20, $250,000 apiece for 22 and 24, $300,000 for 26, $400,000 for 28, and $500,000 for 30.
Angels sign RHP Jesse Chavez to $5.75 million, 1-year deal
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have signed right-hander Jesse Chavez to a $5.75 million, one-year contract.
The Angels also designated outfielder Rafael Ortega for assignment Friday night.
Chavez went 2-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 62 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched exclusively as a reliever at the start of his career and again last season, but also started 47 games over the 2014 and 2015 seasons for Oakland.
Angels rally to take lead, bullpen falters in 8-5 loss
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Wright was surprised when Texas' Carlos Gomez hit homered on his first pitch of the game.
"It kind of shocked me a little bit," the Angels' rookie right-hander said. "He hit it well, to say the least. It kind of put me on my heels a little bit. You never want that to happen when you go out there. I tried to bounce back as best I could."
Angels hold off Oakland comeback, power past Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A day earlier, Jered Weaver watched the frightening play as teammate Matt Shoemaker went down when hit in the head by a screaming line drive.
"It was kind of a weird game yesterday, it's almost like you don't know what to do as far as, 'Do we keep playing this game or what?'" Weaver said.
Angels’ Shoemaker has surgery to stop bleeding on brain
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to stop bleeding on his brain after he was struck in the head by a line drive against the Seattle Mariners.
Shoemaker had the procedure performed late Sunday and is being treated by Dr. Manuel Ferreira of the University of Washington Medical Center. Los Angeles athletic trainer Adam Nevala is staying with Shoemaker until he is able to travel to Southern California, perhaps as soon as in a few days.
Shoemaker has skull fracture from liner, Angels beat Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Shoemaker turned his head just enough to avoid taking Kyle Seager's 105 mph line drive square in the face, then stumbled before falling to the infield grass.
"That was probably the scariest thing I've ever seen on a baseball field," Seager said.
Shoemaker was hospitalized with a small skull fracture and small hematoma from the line drive during the Los Angeles Angels' 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Angels’ Matt Shoemaker leaves after being hit by line drive
SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker left Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Kyle Seager.
Shoemaker was hit on the right side of his head with one out in the second inning. Seager's liner had an exit velocity of 105 mph according to MLB Statcast. Shoemaker was able to turn his head slightly to avoid a direct blow to his face but was unable to get his mitt up in time.
Pujols hits milestone home run, Angels beat Jays 8-2
TORONTO (AP) — Albert Pujols had a productive night at the plate and passed a former teammate on the all-time home run list, helping the Angels to a rare road win.
Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run, Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings and Los Angeles snapped an 11-game road losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Wednesday.
Paxton leads Mariners past Angels 3-1
SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton took a four-hitter into ninth inning before he was forced from the game after being hit on the left arm by a line drive, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday.
Mike Freeman, making his Mariners debut after being called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, had his first two major league hits, including an RBI single to cap a three-run fourth inning.
Paxton (4-5) was on the verge of his first career...
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...
ANAHEIM -- In his first day filling in for Josh Reddick in right field, Danny Valencia doubled and walked in four plate trips.
Not that his night particularly helped the A's, who fell into last place in the American League West with a 5-4 loss to the Angels. Both teams came into the game tied for last in the division at 47-58.
With Reddick now plying his trade for the Dodgers after he and Rich Hill were traded to the Dodgers Monday, manager Bob Melvin said he'd be...
Salt Lake Bees: Team vets remember call-ups, first big-league moments (with video)
Wearing only a towel after a postgame shower in the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds’ clubhouse, infielder Brendan Ryan walked into the manager’s office, wondering what kind of news he would hear.
Told to catch a flight and join the St. Louis Cardinals in Houston, Ryan hugged manager Chris Maloney. Yeah, you can guess what happened to that towel.
“The best awkward moment ever,” Ryan said, grinning as he retold the nine-year-old story, standing behind the batting...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker once joked about a curse that plagued him every five days. It appears as though the curse has been lifted.
Shoemaker scattered six hits and struck out a career-high 13 in his first complete game in the majors, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night.
"Matty has talked about trying to get over that hump and trying to get outs late in the game to close out," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said....