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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.


12/5/2014 | Angels sign pair of lefties to Minors deals with invites

The Angels have signed left-handed pitchers Adam Wilk and Edgar Ibarra to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.


12/5/2014 | Angels looking to be opportunistic at Winter Meetings

The Angels may not project as one of the busier teams at the upcoming Winter Meetings, but their general manager, Jerry Dipoto, said they're "keeping an eye toward opportunity" nonetheless. And no venue breeds opportunity like the hotel baseball executives, player agents and media members will gather at in San Diego this year. Angels representatives will arrive Sunday with most of their 98-win team intact and a payroll that's nearly maxed out -- but also an open mind as the Meetings officially get underway Monday.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).


12/3/2014 | Source: Herrera returns to Angels on Minors deal

The Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with right-hander Yoslan Herrera, who was non-tendered 24 hours earlier to free up space on the 40-man roster, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday.




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