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Upton, Pujols hit back-to-back HRs off Greinke

Justin Upton and Albert Pujols launched back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to cut the D-backs' lead to 6-2 on Monday night at Angel Stadium, the first of a two-game series.

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Mike Trout has no interest in Home Run Derby

A Home Run Derby trophy is one of the only pieces of individual hardware that Mike Trout has yet to collect, but that may not change any time soon.Speaking with reporters on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels superstar said that he would not be participating in this year’s competition at Nationals Park.“I don’t think I’m doing it,” said Trout, per Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. “I really just don’t have any interest in it. I like going to it and watching it.”As one of baseball’s...

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Shohei Ohtani Elbow Injury to Be Re-Evaluated in 2-3 Weeks; Angels 'Optimistic'

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has been out since June 6, and it remains unknown when he can return to the field...

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Angels ‘very optimistic’ about Shohei Ohtani’s recovery

There is good news on the Shohei Ohtani front.Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Monday that the team’s medical staff is “very optimistic” about Ohtani’s recovery from a UCL injury. According to the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, Scioscia did say that they are still a few weeks away from knowing whether a plasma injection helped. The Japanese two-way player has been able to take one-armed swings in the batting cage. Scioscia says that the ligament is not affected by his...

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Jessica DeLine

Angels Week 12 Rankings - Pitchers

The good, the bad, and the meh - Not much to see here

I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I...

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Rahul Setty

Kole Calhoun activated from the DL, Jabari Blash sent down to Triple-A

Kaleb Cowart is beginning a rehab stint in Salt Lake, too.

The hitter with the Most Interesting Swing in the World is going to have to work on it a bit longer, as the Angels announced they are activating right-fielder Kole Calhoun from the disabled list. The corresponding move, as you might imagine, results in Jabari Blash being sent down to the minor leagues.

Today the Angels optioned OF Jabari Blash to Triple-A Salt Lake and reinstated OF Kole Calhoun from the Disabled List....

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Jessica DeLine

Angels Week 12 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Trout & Young carry the team

I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy...

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Jessica DeLine

Series Preview: Diamondbacks @ Angels (NL West Quickie)

The NL West leading Diamondbacks are in town for an abbreviated set

Angels 38-34
Diamondbacks 39-32

The Angels are in a bit of a rough stretcher and have dropped 6 of their last 7 games. The Offense has woken up a little bit with 23 runs scored over their last 4 games, but the bullpen struggles are very real. They haven’t played the 1st place Diamondbacks since 2015 when that 4 game set was split. Since the two teams started playing in 1998, the Angels are 14-11.

While the Angels bats...

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Rick Souddress

Mike Trout’s unprecedented margin for error

If you strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

By now, you may have heard through the grapevine that Mike Trout is having one of the greatest seasons in baseball history. Dead ball or live ball or a Real Live Dead ball, it doesn’t matter. Mike Trout is not putting up video game numbers — video games are putting up Mike Trout numbers. It is outright silly what he is doing to the game we all hold dear.

Let’s review an example that I submitted earlier...

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Stirrups

MondoLinks: Angels Weekend Full Of Bull

Halo ‘pen throws two wins over to Oakland.

Andrew Heaney was dealing again. Even as late as the 8th inning he struck out the side. But he left the mound then having thrown 106 pitches. Too bad. That 116 pitch complete game back on June 5th must have spooked Mike Scioscia. So Sosh went to his indomitable and trustworthy bullpen.

And Heaney’s great afternoon was all for naught. The bullpen turned a 5-3 lead into a 6-5 loss at the 11th inning.

That sounded familiar to anyone who might have...

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Los Angeles Angels: The successful unsung rookie Jaime Barria

Coming into this season, Angels’ fans were excited to see what the starting rotation was capable of given that all arms were healthy for the first time in recent years. Once again, however, it seems that the Los Angeles Angels’ starting rotation has been hit with the injury bug as it didn’t take long for arms to go down. If there’s any silver lining it’s that 21-year old rookie Jaime Barria got his chance to prove himself to the organization and he has done just that. With Shohei...

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Game 073 - Limping along: Pregame Picks

Diamondbacks @ Angels - 7:07 PM

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In yesterday’s game, the Angels angeled. View results HERE

Probables: Zack Greinke (ARI) vs. Jaime Barria (LAA)

Joy.

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Josh Mayhood

Andrew Heaney was feeling another complete game until the ‘pen ruined the fun, AGAIN, in Angels’ extra-innings loss to A’s

How many times can I write about the Halos having a nice lead in the late innings until the bullpen blows it and the team takes an L? I’m not sure, but it’s looking like I’m going to find out this season.

Angels 5 Athletics 6

This is getting to be so, so redundant. As a writer, I enjoy giving my thoughts, opinions or personalized recap on games or baseball happenings that I don’t see that often, or that I have never seen at all. That’s the fun part of the job, as a fan, and as a...

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Report: Shohei Ohtani’s UCL tear is a new one

Shohei Ohtani is dealing with another UCL tear, according to a report.Ohtani has been on the disabled list since June 7 with a Grade 2 UCL sprain in his elbow. When Ohtani first became an international free agent during the offseason, the medical information shared with clubs showed that he had a Grade 1 UCL tear. It was considered a small tear at the time and did not dissuade nearly all teams from attempting to sign him.On Saturday, Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Grade 2...

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Game 072 - Bullpen woes: Pregame Picks

Angels @ A’s - 1:05 PM

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In yesterday’s game, the Angels bullpen had another episode. View results HERE

Probables: Andrew Heaney (LAA) vs. Daniel Mengden (OAK)

We can’t lose to the A’s, can we?

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Josh Mayhood

Angels bullpen blows another lead, shocking nobody, serving up a 6-4 loss to Athletics

The Halos' bullpen now leads the majors in blown saves. Not the category in which you want to be King of the Hill.

Angels 4 Athletics 6

Today could have been a nice story of the Angels persevering in the face of such calamity as losing Shohei Ohtani from the rotation, with John Lamb getting the starting nod and holding his own. It could have also been a nice story of them snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat, after they threatened a comeback in the ninth.

But we get neither of those...

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Angels activate Andrelton Simmons

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is on the lineup card for today’s game against the Athletics, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register was first to report. A corresponding move has not yet been announced for either Simmons’ activation nor starter John Lamb’s promotion, though Fletcher notes that infielder Nolan Fontana and right-hander Oliver Drake are not on the lineup card.The reinstatement of Simmons comes as a surprise, considering that his original diagnosis after...

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Game 071 - A little reprieve: Pregame Picks

Angels @ A’s - 1:05 PM

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In yesterday’s game, the Angels finally won again. View results HERE

Probables: John Lamb (LAA) vs. Sean Manaea (OAK)

His first start in the majors since 2016, let’s see how it goes.

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Josh Mayhood

Tyler Skaggs kicks off Father's Day weekend in Oakland by leading Angels to dominant 8-4 victory

A great way to forget about a horrible sweep in Seattle is a no-doubt win in Oakland.

Angels 8 Athletics 4

It's really comforting to know that the Athletics are there for the Halos they are in times of need. This whole weekend will hopefully serve as an example, but at the very least, the hospitable Athletics performed the role of gracious, friendly host very well in tonight's series opener. When I say the Halos were in a time of need, I want referencing them being swept at the hands of the...

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Angels place Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart, Jim Johnson on 10-day DL

The Angels have announced a significant roster shuffle occasioned by a few injuries. Starters Garrett Richards and Nick Tropeano are each hitting the DL, as are infielder Zack Cozart and reliever Jim Johnson.It’s not fully clear how severe these injuries are, but it’s still an ugly casualty list for a team that has already had some worrying health issues arise recently. Richards has a left hamstring strain, while Tropeano is dealing with right shoulder inflammation. Cozart has been...

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