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Game of Crons Returns… Again

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Hitting .212/.266/.297 at AAA Salt Lake isn’t going to get many players to the Big Leagues. But C.J. Cron has enough experience in the Majors so far to be given another chance. But how many chances will he be given? With Luis Valbuena struggling to hit his weight, and Albert Pujols having a down year (by his Angels career standards),… Read more »

Eppler’s Domain: Cron, Paredes, Fister

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The Angels‘ bullpen is taxed from a lot of work taking two out of three in New York. So the club called up right-handed reliever Eduardo Paredes from AAA Salt Lake. Here’s what we know about this kid, along with other moves. Paredes, 22, is possibly another hidden weapon the Halos have stashed. The Venezuelan-born hurler is their 15th best prospect in… Read more »

C.J. Cron Sent to AAA

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The #Angels optioned CJ Cron and recalled Nolan Fontana. More to come on this. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 22, 2017 This season could be the last chance for C.J. Cron to cement himself as part of the core of the Angels. For the third straight year, the young slugger is off to a really slow start, and can’t stay… Read more »

Yunel Escobar To Miss 2-4 Weeks

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This is sort of like making a trade. Luis Valbuena comes off the disabled list. C.J. Cron comes off the disabled list. Yunel Escobar goes on the disabled list the same day that Cron returns. Angels need a third baseman. So they move Valbuena across the diamond from first base to third. Now the club needs a first baseman, so they… Read more »

Scioscia’s Throne: Trout, Richards, Cron, Bedrock, Morin

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With the amount of injuries piling up all at once (again) for the Angels this season, there’s a lot to report on the statuses of the players on the mend. So let’s get right to it!   Mike Trout Trout was doing a awful lot of running on the base paths in the couple weeks prior to him sitting down…. 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 Starting Lineup Taking Shape

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This is a photo from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register showing that Mike Scioscia is pretty close to finishing his preferred batting order. All he needs is for Albert Pujols to return. The Martin Maldonado/Carlos Perez battle will have a winner soon. But one has to imagine they’ll end up splitting the time nearly down the middle. Batting… Read more »

Angels Sign Luis Valbuena

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Update, January 24: The deal has been finalized. It’ll be for two years at $15 million. Valbuena will receive $6.5 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018. A mutual option is attached for 2019 with a $200,000 dollar buyout. And in case fans are wondering, the Angels are now $12 million under the luxury tax. The corresponding move was… Read more »

Offseason Tracker: Maybin, Escobar, Campos

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The Angels have some money available this winter and need more lineup depth, which is why deal for Cameron Maybin makes sense. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 3, 2016 The Angels have needed an everyday left fielder ever since Garret Anderson left… That’s a long time. They did acquire one in 2011, but that turned out to be the biggest… Read more »

CJ Cron To Have Surgery On Hand

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  Well, if it isn’t that good ole’ injury bug again. This time he’s decided that since enough is enough for the Angels and so many ailing players, that he’s picking on a previous victim: CJ Cron. How dare he! But the injury bug’s days are numbers, as this time there isn’t much to worry about. The young slugger is… Read more »