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Twins To Sign Andrelton Simmons

The Twins have reached an agreement with free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a one-year, $10.5MM contract, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). Per the Athletic’s Aaron Gleeman (via Twitter), the deal is done, pending a physical.

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Twins beef up infield with Andrelton Simmons for $10.5M

The Minnesota Twins are candidates for the best infield in baseball. The Twins and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed to a one-year contract for $10.5 million on Tuesday, according to reports.

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Twins, Andrelton Simmons Reach Agreement On One-Year Deal

The Twins have reached an agreement with free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons on a one-year, $10.5MM contract, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). Simmons would be the third shortstop and fourth infielder to come off the board in the past few hours.

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Torii Hunter gets to stay on the Hall of Fame ballot a little longer

Former Angels OF received 9.5 percent of vote in first year on the ballot

Torii Hunter got 9.5 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America in his first time through the Hall of Fame process, meaning he gets to stay on the ballot for at least one more year.

Hunter received 38 of 401 votes from the BBWAA (9.5 percent), surpassing the five percent required to remain on the ballot.

Nobody was elected by the BBWAA this year, with Curt Schilling coming the closest at 71.1...

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How to watch: MLB Hall of Fame announcement


There are five former Angels on the ballot

It’s already that time. Today is the 2021 MLB Hall of Fame ceremony. You can catch all the coverage on MLB Network starting at 12:00 p.m. PT, with the results coming in around 3:15 p.m. PT.

There isn’t a lot of excitement surrounding former Angels players this year, as no former Angels players are expected to make it in. There are five former Angels on the ballot, including Torii Hunter, Bobby Abreu, Dan Haren, LaTroy Hawkins and...

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Brian Harkins' Defamation Lawsuit Against Angels, MLB Dismissed by Judge

A judge with the Orange County Superior Court dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Los Angeles Angels clubhouse manager Brian Harkins, according to the Orange County Register 's Jeff Fletcher ...

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Phillies, Reds, Blue Jays interested in Andrelton Simmons

The Phillies, Reds, and Jays (among others) are those taking a look at shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

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Henry Aaron’s final home run came against the Angels

A 1976 blast in Milwaukee, against Dick Drago

Baseball lost a legend on Friday, with Henry Aaron dying at age 86. His place in history is secure as one of the greatest players and men the game has ever seen.

After playing 21 years with the Braves, and breaking MLB’s all-time home record, Aaron played the final two seasons of his career with the Brewers in Milwaukee, where he played with the Braves from 1954-65.

On July 20, 1976, the Angels lost to the Brewers, 6-2, at County Stadium in...

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Meet the sports nutritionist who keeps Angels players’ diets in shape

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Becci Twombley designs eating plans ranging from 2,800 calories up to 5,000 a day for the team

While their new year diet resolutions might be very different from our own, even pro players use this time of year reset what they’re eating and say goodbye to bad habits.

The Los Angeles Angels are among those focusing on improving their nutrition during the offseason in order to in turn improve their performance on the field when the season...

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Mets, Angels front-runners to sign Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer?

The reigning NL Cy Young winner posted a 1.73 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, striking out 100 in 73 innings.

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Marsh, Adams, Detmers make Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list

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Marsh, Adams, Detmers recognized by BP

The Angels have three players named to the Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list released on Thursday, led by outfielder Brandon Marsh.

Marsh checks in at No. 44 on the 2021 list, followed by fellow outfielder Jordyn Adams 76th and pitcher Reid Detmers at No. 86.

For Marsh, this is his third consecutive year in the Baseball Prospects top 101, ranked 94th in 2019 and 51st in 2020. The 2016 second-round pick was added...

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Reds Among Teams Interested In Andrelton Simmons

Despite shedding salary for much of the offseason, the Reds are known to be in the market for a shortstop, and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that they’re among the clubs who’ve shown some interest in Andrelton Simmons.

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Angels sign starting pitcher Jose Quintana from the Cubs

Jose Quintana of Arjona, Colombia, has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $8 million from the Chicago Cubs according to the Associated Press.

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Angels add Jose Quintana on 1-year deal

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Free agent LHP reunites with manager Joe Maddon

The Angels finally addressed their starting rotation this offseason, reportedly agreeing to terms with left-hander Jose Quintana one a one-year, $8 million contract, per multiple reports.

Quintana had nearly his entire 2020 season by a pair of injuries, first missing six weeks with a lacerated thumb, then missing three weeks in September with lat inflammation. When he pitched, three of his four games were in bulk...

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Angels to sign Jose Quintana

Last year’s injury issues look like an anomaly for Quintana, who entered the season with seven straight campaigns of 170-plus innings.

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Angels sign Jose Quintana to one-year deal

Jose Quintana is heading to Anaheim. Quintana and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a 1-year deal worth $8 million.

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Report: Ex-Cubs SP Jose Quintana, Angels Agree to Contract

The Chicago Cubs mortgaged some of their future in 2017 when they traded four players, including the highly regarded Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease, to the crosstown White Sox for ...

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A pair of Angels in 2021 Baseball America top 100 prospects

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Both Angels outfielders make repeat appearances in the top 50

Two Angels outfielders were ranked in Baseball America’s top 100 prospects heading into the 2021 season, the second straight season Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh were so honored.

Adell is ranked the 13th-best prospect in baseball, and Marsh was 38th.

It’s the fourth straight season in the BA top 100 for Adell, who was ranked third overall last year, sixth in 2019, and 46th in 2018. He struggled mightily...

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Should the Angels trade for Luis Castillo?

Castillo is an ace and one of the brightest young stars in the sport. Across the last two seasons (44 starts) he has posted a combined 3.41 FIP, a 140 ERA+, and 315 strikeouts.

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Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, exchange figures with Ohtani

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The club exchanged figures with Shohei Ohtani

Friday is the day for players and teams to exchange numbers for those eligible for salary arbitration, and the Angels came to agreements with five of their six eligible players before the 10 a.m. PT deadline, the team announced. Only Shohei Ohtani is pending, having exchanged figures with the club.

If Ohtani and the Angels can’t agree on a contract, they will proceed to an arbitration hearing to be scheduled at some...

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