12/19/2014 | Kendrick ready to make history with Dodgers
Howie Kendrick grew up with the Angels, delayed his free agency to stay with the Angels, and if he had his druthers, he would've retired with the Angels -- but he ended up with a pretty favorable alternative in the Dodgers.
12/19/2014 | Angels acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals
The Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Royals on Friday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Brian Broderick, who was recently signed out of the Mexican League.
12/18/2014 | Angels send Long to Dodgers to complete Butera deal
Minor League utility player Matt Long was sent from the Angels to the Dodgers on Thursday as the player to be named in the Dec. 9 trade for veteran catcher Drew Butera.
12/18/2014 | Bolden, former first-round Draft pick of Angels, killed
Former Angels first-round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed in Georgia on Wednesday night, according to local reports. Bolden, 23, was in the Angels organization from 2010-13. The team was informed of his passing on Thursday.
12/17/2014 | Heaney's path has led him to Halos' rotation competition
When Frank Anderson first saw Andrew Heaney walk into the Oklahoma State University campus in the fall of 2009, the young left-hander was carrying 140 pounds on a 6-foot-2 frame.
12/16/2014 | New Angel in the outfield: Joyce aboard, Jepsen to Rays
The Angels traded homegrown reliever Kevin Jepsen to the Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce, the latest in a string of moves this offseason.
12/15/2014 | Angels looking for rebound season from Hamilton
The 2015 season is in many ways a make-or-break year for the Angels' Josh Hamilton; proof he can still be a force or an indication that he'll never be the same again.
12/12/2014 | Heaney, Rutledge experience wild ride in flurry of moves
Lefty prospect Andrew Heaney was dealt twice in a span of minutes, first to the Dodgers and then to the Angels. Infielder Josh Rutledge went to sleep as a member of the Rockies and woke up as the prime candidate to replace Howie Kendrick in Los Angeles.
12/11/2014 | Move for Heaney about sustainability for Halos
The mission for general manager Jerry Dipoto is to stay atop the AL West while building a firm foundation for the future. That's precisely why the Angels were willing to part ways with valued infielder Howie Kendrick for promising left-hander Andrew Heaney.
12/11/2014 | Busy at Winter Meetings, Angels aren't done 'getting better'
The Angels didn't go into the Winter Meetings expecting much activity, then they traded their longtime second baseman, acquired one of baseball's best pitching prospects, found a left-handed bat, a backup catcher and a couple of utility infielders. Now they have a wealth of starting pitching depth and are roughly $15 million below the luxury-tax threshold, which begs the question: What's next?
12/11/2014 | Angels add infielder Featherston in Rule 5 Draft
The Angels added another infielder in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning, acquiring Taylor Featherston from the Cubs in a prearranged deal.
12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results
The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.
12/11/2014 | Angels deal Kendrick, get Heaney, Rutledge
The Angels sent homegrown second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for pitching prospect Andrew Heaney late Wednesday night, and also acquired infielder Jeff Rutledge from the Rockies.
12/10/2014 | Scioscia considering Trout in No. 3 spot in lineup
For the first time -- at least openly -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is considering moving Mike Trout to the spot occupied by the all-time greats.
12/10/2014 | Oh, my! Enberg wins Hall of Fame's Frick Award
Dick Enberg, the iconic announcer for NBC and CBS Sports who is currently a television voice of the San Diego Padres, is the winner of the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.
12/9/2014 | Dipoto welcomes change of pace this winter
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto isn't a headliner at this year's Winter Meetings, and that's fine by him, writes columnist Tracy Ringolsby.
12/9/2014 | On Day 2, Angels set sights on adding infield depth
Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin recently obtained his visitor's visa from the Dominican Republic, is currently in Miami and will fly to Southern California next week, where he'll undergo physical examinations in hopes of finalizing his $8 million signing bonus before Christmas. Before then, the Angels may add even more infielders.
12/9/2014 | Angels release 2015 promotional calendar
The Angels unveiled their 2015 promotional calendar on Tuesday, a slate that includes bobblehead giveaways for Matt Shoemaker, Kole Calhoun and Garrett Richards.
12/9/2014 | Angels acquire backup catcher Butera from Dodgers
The Angels acquired veteran catcher Drew Butera for a player to be named or cash considerations on Tuesday, addressing their need for depth behind the plate on the second day of the Winter Meetings.
12/9/2014 | Butera makes short trip, goes from Dodgers to Angels
Catcher Drew Butera, designated for assignment last week, was traded by the Dodgers to the Angels on Tuesday for cash considerations or a player to be named.
12/8/2014 | Dipoto quiet early in Meetings, denies shopping Wilson
It's almost as if the entire industry is waiting for the Angels to shock us all again, to which Jerry Dipoto continually scoffs. There won't be any intricate trades to free up payroll flexibility, no late push to sign a big-name free agent, the fourth-year general manager reiterated on Monday.
12/8/2014 | Meeting with Trout part of Angels auction items
The Angels joined the rest of Major League Baseball in the fight against lung cancer on Monday, announcing a trio of auction items geared toward raising money for LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that focuses on funding research for lung cancer.
12/8/2014 | Angels claim lefty-swinging Krauss off waivers
The Angels claimed Marc Krauss off waivers from the Astros on Monday, potentially shoring up their need for a left-handed power hitter off their bench.
12/5/2014 | Indians skipper Francona's son leaves Halos' staff
Nick Francona, son of Indians manager Terry Francona, has left the Angels to take a job on the Dodgers' player-development staff.
12/5/2014 | Halos righty Richards cleared to begin throwing
Angels starter Garrett Richards got the thumbs up from doctors at the Orthopedic Specialty Institute in Orange, Calif., on Thursday and can begin his throwing program on Monday, which is right around the time he would've started throwing in a normal offseason.
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