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Los Angeles Times Dec 11, 2014

Angels get promising pitcher in Howie Kendrick trade

A relatively quiet winter meetings for the Angels gained some volume Wednesday night when the club traded veteran second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for promising left-hander Andrew Heaney, who had been acquired from the Miami Marlins earlier in the day.
Los Angeles Times Dec 11, 2014

Dodgers' new front office shows creativity with exciting moves

The last general manager to win a World Series in Southern California was Bill Stoneman, the architect of the 2002 Angels.

Angels acquire IF Josh Rutledge

SAN DIEGO -- In their second deal on a whirlwind night, the Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies for right-hander Jairo Diaz. Rutledge becomes the leading candidate to take over the second base job vacated when Howie...
Orange County Register Dec 10, 2014
Scioscia says he could envision Trout batting third

Scioscia says he could envision Trout batting third

SAN DIEGO – Mike Trout may find himself hitting third in 2015. During his media session Wednesday at the winter meetings, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he is looking at some lineup scenarios that would involve Trout moving down to the No. 3...
Los Angeles Times Dec 10, 2014

Angels' Mike Scioscia cautious about Garrett Richards' return

Garrett Richards, who underwent surgery in August for a torn tendon in his left knee, was cleared by doctors Monday to begin throwing, and his agent said the right-hander was "on track" to be ready by the 2015 season opener.
Could Mike Trout move to No. 3 spot?

Could Mike Trout move to No. 3 spot?

SAN DIEGO -- Mike Trout may find himself hitting third in 2015. During his media session on Wednesday at the winter meetings, Mike Scioscia said he is looking at some lineup scenarios that would involve Trout moving down the No. 3 spot. Trout hit...
Angels add LHP Scott Snodgress

Angels add LHP Scott Snodgress

SAN DIEGO -- The Angels have signed left-handed reliever Scott Snodgress to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp. Snodgress, 25, has pitched just 2 1/3 in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, all in 2014. He has a career 3.84...
Los Angeles Times Dec 9, 2014

Angels are close to finalizing deal with Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin

Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who agreed to an $8-million signing bonus with the Angels in November, obtained a visa to travel from the Dominican Republic to Miami on Monday and is scheduled to undergo a physical in Southern California next week.
Angels near completion of acquisition of Cuban infielder Baldoquin

Angels near completion of acquisition of Cuban infielder Baldoquin

SAN DIEGO – The wait is almost over for Roberto Baldoquin. Baldoquin, the 20-year-old Cuban infielder who has agreed to an $8 million signing bonus with the Angels, reached United States soil this week. Baldoquin will undergo an extensive physical...
Angels after Rockies IF Josh Rutledge

Angels after Rockies IF Josh Rutledge

SAN DIEGO -- One of the top targets for the Angels in their quest for middle infield depth is the Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge. General manager Jerry Dipoto, who can't comment on potential trades, said he feels the Angels are "in opponents...
Mark Mulder waiting to decide on comeback

Mark Mulder waiting to decide on comeback

SAN DIEGO -- Mark Mulder, whose comeback bid with the Angels last spring ended before his first bullpen session, said Tuesday he will decide in mid January whether he wants to try to pitch in the majors in 2015. Mulder, who last pitched in the majors...
Angels acquire C Drew Butera

Angels acquire C Drew Butera

SAN DIEGO -- The Angels acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Dodgers for cash or a player to be named on Tuesday, adding experience to their competition for the backup catcher job. Butera, 31, is out of options and arbitration eligible, so the...

Dodgers trade Drew Butera to Angels

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers continued to tinker at the margins of their roster while everyone here seems to be anticipating bigger deals. They traded catcher Drew Butera to the Angels on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Butera had been designated for assignment three days earlier to make room on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, who was claimed off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. It’s the first trade between the Dodgers and Angels since 1976, when they swapped outfielder Orlando Alvarez for catcher Ellie Rodriguez.
Los Angeles Times Dec 9, 2014

Josh Hamilton needs to have a bounce-back season for Angels

Two years into a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels, outfielder Josh Hamilton, who won the 2010 American League most-valuable-player award with the Texas Rangers, is looking like a major bust.
Angels GM Dipoto denies rumors Wilson is on trading block

Angels GM Dipoto denies rumors Wilson is on trading block

SAN DIEGO – While C.J. Wilson’s name began circulating in trade rumors on social media and in the lobby at baseball’s winter meetings, apparently that talk didn’t make it up to Jerry Dipoto’s suite. In the wake of a report that the Angels...

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