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Date: Team: Pos:

Ian Stewart has elected free agency.

The veteran slugger refused his outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake and will instead search for a new opportunity elsewhere. In 24 games with the Angels in 2014, the 29-year-old hit just .176/.222/.382 with a pair of homers and seven RBI while posting a horrifying 31/3 K/BB ratio in his 68 at-bats.
Oct 11 - 8:53 AM

John Buck has elected free agency.

He was designated for assignment earlier this week and will now get an early start at free agency. Buck, who hit only .225/.289/.281 across 97 plate appearances in the majors this season, will likely have to settle for a minor league deal.
Oct 9 - 7:46 PM

Brennan Boesch has elected free agency.

Boesch was designated for assignment earlier this week and has refused an outright assignment. He hit just .187 in 79 plate appearances with the Angels this season and will now seek a minor league deal this winter.
Oct 9 - 7:44 PM

Angels designated C John Buck for assignment.

Buck is now officially off the Angels' 40-man roster. The veteran catcher has some power, but he posted a weak .225/.289/.281 slash line across 97 plate appearances this season between Seattle and Anaheim.
Oct 7 - 5:41 PM

Angels designated OF Brennan Boesch for assignment.

Boesch was left off the Angels' ALDS roster and now he is on waivers. The 29-year-old corner outfielder struggled mightily this season in Anaheim, batting just .187 with a .496 across 79 plate appearances.
Oct 7 - 5:38 PM

Angels claimed OF Alfredo Marte off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Marte hit just .170/.221/.292 across 114 plate appearances this season for Arizona. The 25-year-old outfielder probably won't get much of a shot with the Angels.
Oct 7 - 5:34 PM

Angels claimed OF Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Kieschnick batted just .195 with a .488 OPS in 41 plate appearances this season with Arizona. The 27-year-old outfielder will be minor league depth for the Halos.
Oct 7 - 5:30 PM

Erick Aybar did his part offensively in Sunday's loss to the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS, going 4-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.

Unfortunately for the Angels, Aybar represented half of the team's hit total on the evening. He finished the series 5-for-12 (.455) though he failed to tally a run scored or an RBI.
Oct 5 - 11:27 PM

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday in Kansas City.

Trout got the Angels offense started with a bang in this one, lining a James Shields offering over the wall in left to give them a 1-0 lead, it would prove to be very short lived though. The favorite to take home American League MVP honors, Trout had just one hit in 11 at-bats in the series (.089).
Oct 5 - 11:21 PM

Josh Hamilton had another rough night at the plate in Sunday’s loss to the Royals, going 0-for-4 with five men left stranded.

Hamilton did plate a run on an RBI groundout in the eighth inning, but he was simply dreadful throughout the series. He wraps up the ALDS hitless in 13 at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. The Angels can only hope that an offseason of rest will get the slugging outfielder healthy enough to contribute in 2015, as he still has three years and an absurd $89 million remaining on his contract.
Oct 5 - 11:17 PM

Pitching for his team’s postseason life, C.J. Wilson was unable to make it out of the first inning against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, surrendering three runs on three hits in just 2/3 of an inning.

The veteran left-hander walked one and struck out one in the extremely short outing. The disappointing inning came after Mike Trout had already staked the Angels to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. A pair of singles and a two-out walk loaded the bases against him, before Alex Gordon broke the game open with a three-run double to center that chased him from the ballgame. Never one to shine on the biggest stage, Wilson now owns a 5.67 career ERA in the postseason.
Oct 5 - 11:16 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Josh Hamilton will be back in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS.

After missing almost the entire month of September with a shoulder issue, Hamilton has gone hitless in nine postseason at-bats and was heartily booed at Angel Stadium during Game 2. He's not alone, of course, as the Angels are hitting .141 as a team in the first two games. Scioscia is willing to gamble that Hamilton will find his hitting stroke. "There is no secret Josh is searching for some things in the batter’s box," Scioscia said, "but when he gets it, he gets it for a long time. It’s something our offense needs, that’s for sure."
Oct 5 - 9:20 AM

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 and plated the Angels lone run in Friday’s loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

His two-out RBI knock off Yordano Ventura pulled the Angels even at 1-1 in the sixth inning, but the Angels were unable to generate any further offense. They’ll now head to Kansas City staring at an 0-2 deficit and battling for their postseason lives.
Oct 4 - 1:33 AM

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5 and scored the Angels only run as they dropped the second game of the American League Division series to the Royals on Friday.

The dynamic outfielder singled and came around to score on an RBI single by Albert Pujols in the sixth inning. In his first full season as a regular in the Angels outfield, Calhoun broke out by hitting .272/.325/.450 with 17 long balls, 58 RBI and five stolen bases.
Oct 4 - 1:32 AM

Matt Shoemaker delivered a terrific performance in a no-decision against the Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday, surrendering just an unearned run on five hits over six strong innings.

Making his return to the hill after recovering from an oblique injury, the rookie right-hander struck out six and didn’t issue a walk on the night. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Eric Hosmer singled, advanced on an error and scored on a run-scoring knock off the bat of Alex Gordon. The 28-year-old posted a dominant 16-4 record, 3.04 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 124/24 K/BB ratio over 136 innings in the regular season, and if his first postseason start is any indication, he plans on continuing that dominance through October.
Oct 4 - 1:28 AM

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