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Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Huston Street hasn't talked about an extension with the Angels since arriving to spring training.

Street, who represents himself, wanted to settle in for about a week before resuming talks. The veteran closer recently said that he was looking for a contract somewhere between David Robertson's contract with the White Sox (four years, $46 million) and Andrew Miller's contract with the Yankees (four years, $36 million). He's worthy based on production, but his age and injury history could prevent the Angels from going that far.
Feb 26 - 5:02 PM

Garrett Richards (knee) tossed a successful 50-pitch bullpen session Thursday in Angels camp.

It was his first time throwing out of the windup since he tore his left patellar tendon last August at Fenway Park. Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher watched Thursday's workout and said Richards "did well." The right-hander is still aiming to make his 2015 debut in the first week of the regular season, but mid-April seems more realistic.
Feb 26 - 2:57 PM

A source tells Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Josh Hamilton relapsed a few months back involving "at least cocaine."

Heyman says Hamilton turned himself in and that, if true, he would be put in a drug program as a first-time offender. Without a positive test, it's unclear how MLB could suspend Hamilton for the incident. Reports were that the 33-year-old had a meeting with MLB Wednesday to discuss what happened. More should be known shortly.
Feb 25 - 8:02 PM

A major league executive told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that Josh Hamilton's coming disciplinary action is not for performance-enhancing drugs.

The executive said it's "worse" than that. Hamilton was summoned to New York City on Wednesday for a hearing with MLB officials and the Angels are said to be bracing for a serious penalty. It's silly to speculate before more information is revealed, but we must note that Hamilton has a well-chronicled history of drug and alcohol addiction. This is trending in a very concerning direction. Anaheim owes the 33-year-old slugger $25.4 million in 2015, $32.4 million in 2016, and another $32.4 million in 2017.
Feb 25 - 5:03 PM

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Josh Hamilton is meeting with MLB officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the Angels are bracing for possible penalties.

That doesn't sound good. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed to DiGiovanna that Hamilton was in New York to meet with MLB officials, but wouldn't go into any details about his situation. "I can say that Josh is going to meet with league officials in New York," said Dipoto. "At this point I have no other information to offer." While there's nothing to indicate that there's a connection, Hamilton has had past issues with addiction for cocaine and alcohol and is drug tested three times a week. He had been working out at a friend's ranch in Houston and doesn't have a locker with his name on it at the Angels' spring training complex in Arizona.
Feb 25 - 3:51 PM

Mike Trout said Wednesday that two of his biggest goals for this season are to cut down on his strikeouts and increase his stolen bases.

Both goals would be a good thing for fantasy owners. Trout led the AL with 184 strikeouts last season, which he believes was a result of him chasing the high pitch. He plans to show more restraint in 2015, so getting his average closer to .300 again isn't out of the realm of possibility. Trout stole just 16 bases last season after amassing 33 in 2013 and 49 in 2012. We'd like to see some more speed from him, but it would really just be a bonus. He should be the consensus No. 1 pick in most fantasy leagues this year.
Feb 25 - 11:22 AM

Garrett Richards (knee) said on Wednesday that he still thinks being ready for Opening Day is "very very possible."

Richards, who is coming back from surgery to repair a torn left patellar tendon, is scheduled for his fourth bullpen session on Thursday and will go out of the windup for the first time. His arm feels fine, but he's still about 10 days away from fielding drills. It's good for Richards to have a lofty goal to work toward, but the Angels believe he likely won't be ready until two or three weeks into the season.
Feb 25 - 10:46 AM

Roberto Baldoquin's arrival to Angels' camp has been delayed due to a visa issue.

Baldoquin signed with the Angels for $8 million in December and was expected to be in minicamp on the minor league side this spring. Assuming his visa issue is cleared up soon, the Cuban infielder will begin the season with Class-A Inland Empire.
Feb 24 - 12:24 PM

Garrett Richards (knee) is about 10 days away from being cleared for fielding drills.

Richards has completed three bullpen sessions since his arrival at Angels camp in Arizona and there haven't been any issues so far. The 26-year-old starter is on his way back from a torn left patellar tendon. He should be ready around the second week of the regular season.
Feb 23 - 12:37 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia envisions Chris Iannetta making 100-115 starts behind the plate for the Angels in 2015.

With Hank Conger traded to the Astros over the winter, the door is open for Iannetta to seize a major opportunity. The 31-year-old backstop hasn't had more than 399 plate appearances in each of the past two seasons, but could push that number closer to 500 this year. If that's the case, expect close to 20 home runs and a tidy profit in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 20 - 6:44 PM

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto revealed Friday that Josh Hamilton (shoulder) could miss as much as 12 weeks rather than the 6-8 weeks as initially projected.

Nothing has changed regarding Hamilton's rehab from surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, but rather Dipoto is just admitting that the club isn't quite sure how long the outfielder will be sidelined. "It could be six to eight weeks, it could be as much as 12 weeks," Dipoto said. "He had a bone shaved down to create less friction in an arthritic shoulder. Until he gets on site and on the field, it’s tough to determine how long it will take." Hamilton, who had the procedure on February 3, could wind up missing all of spring training and not make his season debut until sometime in May.
Feb 20 - 5:20 PM

Carlos Perez has yet to report to Angels' camp due to visa issues.

It's not clear at this point how long Perez could be away. Acquired over the winter from the Astros via trade, Perez is set to begin the season in the minors.
Feb 20 - 12:22 PM

Atahualpa Severino has yet to report to Angels' camp due to visa issues.

It doesn't appear at this point that the Angels think his absence might drag out too long. However, every day he misses is bad news for Severino, who is already a long shot to win a bullpen spot.
Feb 20 - 12:20 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will do his rehab in Houston until "an unspecified time."

Hamilton underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. He's not ready for baseball activities yet and remains a question mark for the start of the season.
Feb 19 - 5:22 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that C.J. Cron (wrist) should have no limitations in spring training.

Cron had minor surgery over the winter to address a cyst in his right wrist, but he's apparently ready to go. The 25-year-old hit .256 with 11 home runs and a .739 OPS as a rookie last season and should at least share at-bats out of the DH spot this season.
Feb 19 - 5:11 PM


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