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10/28/2014 | Taveras' death spawns memories of Adenhart

It was the kind of link nobody wants to make, but one few could avoid. On Sunday afternoon, when word spread of the tragic death of 22-year-old Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras, many within the Angels' organization undoubtedly thought back to 2009, when their young pitcher, Nick Adenhart, was killed in a car accident of his own.


10/27/2014 | Angels' Jimenez claimed off waivers by Brewers

Third baseman Luis Jimenez, out of options and blocked in the Angels' system the last few years, was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Monday. In addition, right-hander Ryan Brasier and outfielder Tony Campana were outrighted off the 40-man roster.


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/24/2014 | Vargas at peace with decision to leave Angels

The Angels coveted a steady veteran, and their first priority was to re-sign Jason Vargas, a guy they thought was coming back until he accepted a last-minute four-year, $32 million offer from the eventual American League-champion Royals.


10/24/2014 | Angels Arizona Fall League overview

Kaleb Cowart is back in the Arizona Fall League this season -- he played on the Scottsdale Scorpions in 2012 -- to try to continue to build off lessons from adversity. Cowart is still ahead of the curve, age-wise: he won't turn 23 until next June, but he's hoping this fall's time with the Mesa Solar Sox can help him get back to moving up the ladder.


10/23/2014 | Angels' Pujols, Calhoun are Gold Glove finalists

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and right fielder Kole Calhoun were named Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award finalists on Thursday, deemed among the top three defenders at their respective positions by AL rivals and baseball analysts.


10/23/2014 | Cowart comes through with big triple in AFL

Kaleb Cowart, the Angels fourth ranked prospect was off to a slow start in the Arizona Fall League, but broke out of his slump as he went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored.


10/23/2014 | Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed

Three players at each position in each league were named finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards on Thursday.


10/22/2014 | Halos' Hinshaw fulfills leadoff duties perfectly in Fall League

A leadoff man's role is to get on base and set the table for the middle of the order, a task Angels prospect Chad Hinshaw excelled at as he led the Mesa Solar Sox to a 9-3 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions on Wednesday.


10/22/2014 | Williams claimed from Rockies, placed on 60-day DL

The Angels claimed catcher Jackson Williams off waivers from the Rockies on Wednesday. The Angels' 40-man roster is full, but Williams will be placed immediately on the 60-day disabled list because he's coming off knee surgery.


10/22/2014 | Angels' Towey riding hot streak, offensive game progressing

Hitting is an art form and although it can be complex at times, Cal Towey, the No. 17 prospect in the Angels organization, is doing his best to simplify the process.


10/21/2014 | Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.


10/16/2014 | Angels will host 15 Spring Training contests

The Angels announced their 2015 Spring Training schedule, which will include 15 home games. Training in Tempe, Ariz., for the 23rd straight season, the Angels' first game will be on March 5 against the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium.


10/16/2014 | Pujols opts out of Japan 'All-Star Series' to be with family

Albert Pujols has bowed out of the "All-Star Series" in Japan that's slated for November, opting instead to spend that time with his family, a source said Tuesday.


10/15/2014 | Rasmus prepares for potential full-time starting gig

Angels right-hander Cory Rasmus is beginning to understand the nuances of starting a game rather than coming in from the bullpen, and he is working toward being ready in case he is asked to join the rotation on a permanent basis in 2015.


10/13/2014 | Beckham wants to stay, but unsure where he'll land

As Gordon Beckham packed up his locker two weeks ago, he had a handful of questions: Do you have an empty box? What do I do with these black shoes? Can you mail this to someone? But one stood out from the others: What do I do with this stuff if I'm not back here next season?


10/8/2014 | Challenging offseason decisions await Angels

Jerry Dipoto has a tough task on his hands: Keep the Angels competitive, with very little talent in the upper levels of their farm system and most of the payroll tied to long-term contracts for aging players. Dipoto, entering his fourth offseason as the Angels' general manager, must do it all without surpassing the luxury tax, and under a competitive owner with no desire to ever enter in a rebuild stage.


10/7/2014 | Angels claim OFs Marte, Kieschnick from D-backs

The Angels claimed outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte from the D-backs on Tuesday, designating outfielder Brennan Boesch and catcher John Buck in order to create room on the 40-man roster.


10/7/2014 | Veteran infielder McDonald hopes to play in '15

John McDonald, 40, who just finished his 16th season in the Major Leagues, served as a late-game defensive specialist for the Angels and is a free agent this offseason. With his age climbing and his playing time dwindling, 2014 could have been the last season for McDonald, although he still hopes to play next year.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Angels proud of banner year despite rocky finish

Despite their sour exit in the American League Division Series, the Angels ended a four-year postseason drought in 2014 and cashed in on big expectations, winning a Major League-best 98 games and running away with the AL West.


10/6/2014 | Hamilton can't find it in time

Josh Hamilton spent the four weeks leading up the ALDS in an uphill battle, dealing with an ailing right shoulder and sharp pains in the right side of his body and the Angels' outfielder simply wasn't able to get back on track, going 0-for-13 with an RBI in the series.


10/6/2014 | Hamilton can't find it in time

Josh Hamilton spent the four weeks leading up the ALDS in an uphill battle, dealing with an ailing right shoulder and sharp pains in the right side of his body and the Angels' outfielder simply wasn't able to get back on track, going 0-for-13 with an RBI in the series.


10/5/2014 | Angels-Royals, Game 3: Did you know?

Behind a balanced offensive attack and spectacular defense, the Royals beat the Angels, 8-3, on Sunday night, sweeping the American League Division Series. Kansas City will face Baltimore in the AL Championship Series starting Friday. Here's what you need to know about Kansas City's Game 3 win:


10/5/2014 | Dipoto believes Angels have built a foundation for success

The Angels' first-place season came to an abrupt end, with an ALDS sweep at the hands of a young, hungry Royals team that outperformed them in every facet of the game. That three-game stretch, however, wasn't enough to make general manager Jerry Dipoto feel as though drastic changes are necessary this offseason.




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