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Angels Trade Ryan LaMarre to A’s

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The #Angels traded AAA OF Ryan LaMarre to Oakland for cash considerations. He had been DFA'd earlier in the week. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 23, 2017

Nerve Irritation Sends Richards to 60-Day DL

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Turns out Angels right-hander Garrett Richards will be out for much longer than originally though, as he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. The former ace left his first start of the season with a biceps strain, and was unable to regain full strength despite some progress in his rehabilitation exercises. Richards, 29, originally felt fine and… Read more »

The Offseason Journey of Juan Graterol

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We’re a little late on this, but after five months of being picked up, dumped, and claimed again by five organizations in five months! This twice included the Angels. And now catcher Juan Graterol is back where he started last November, when the Halos first designated him for assignment. Graterol, 28, was claimed by the Reds, DFA’d, then claimed by the Diamondbacks, and… Read more »

Angels Acquire Bridwell; Street to 60-Day DL

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#Angels acquire RHP Parker Bridwell from #Orioles in exchange for cash considerations or PTBNL. No.15 on O's Top 30: https://t.co/YmEQ5Adhh1 pic.twitter.com/IkNLs54HyL — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 17, 2017 Bridwell has had promise in the Orioles system, but his development has been prolonged by sporadic blow-ups with his command sandwiched in between long periods of missing bats and preventing base runners…. Read more »

Andrew Bailey Placed on 10-Day Disabled List

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The #Angels placed RHP Andrew Bailey on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Daniel Wright recalled. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 12, 2017 Bailey had an ERA of 0.00 and was continuing his resurgence from late last season after the Angels signed him. Unfortunately, this is the same shoulder the righty had surgery on in 2013. Perhaps it’s merely a… Read more »

Angels Outright Kirby Yates

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Yates will be used as an emergency depth piece as his success is mainly at the AAA level, where last season he had a 5.23 ERA, but with a 10.9 strikeout rate.

Opening Day 2017: Angels at A’s

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2017 Angels Season Preview

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Well, this is it. Opening Day 2017 is here and the Angels are embarking on what will be a season of uncertainty following an abysmal 74-88 campaign in 2016. Ravashed by catastrophic injuries to their pitching staff, last season was a lost cause as the club lost Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, and Nick Tropeano all to UCL tears, with the… Read more »

Luis Valbuena Out 4-6 Weeks

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The Angels will be without one of their newest additions until early May. Infielder Luis Valbuena suffered a grade one hamstring strain on Wednesday during Spring Training game against the Texas Rangers and will start the 2017 regular season on the disabled list. The injury is the same one that took him out of last season, and eventually had his surgery on…. Read more »

Angels Not Likely to Acquire Derek Norris

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The issue is salary. Washington Nationals catcher Derek Norris is pretty much ousted by the club’s signing of Matt Wieters. And the Angels are on a short list of likely trade destinations. But with a $4.2 million dollar paycheck, and a decline in the scruffy catcher’s production (.186/.255/.328 in 2016), Billy Eppler and company are nervous about making a deal…. Read more »