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7/27/2015 | Angels land veteran Victorino from Red Sox

The Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. In exchange, Triple-A shortstop Josh Rutledge was sent to Boston, which will pay the majority of the prorated portion remaining on Victorino's contract. The 34-year-old Victorino is making $13 million in his final season before free agency, but the Angels will only be responsible for a little more than $1 million -- with the Sox covering $3.8 million of the remaining $4.9 million -- a source told MLB.com.


7/27/2015 | Emotional Victorino dealt to Angels

Shane Victorino went from last place to first place in an instant on Monday. At some point soon, that will put a smile on his face.


7/27/2015 | Weaver to make rehab start Thursday

Angels starter Jered Weaver is set to make a rehab start for Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Thursday, perhaps his final step before being activated from the disabled list.


7/27/2015 | Take notes: Santiago's guide to stardom

Hector Santiago felt he was a full-time starter, but in order to prove it, he ironed out his delivery in the offseason and kept notes to guide him.


7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).


7/26/2015 | Trout draws rare curtain call at Big A

On Sunday, the acclaimed best baseball player in the world commanded a curtain call. With a crowd of 38,539 roaring "MVP!" Mike Trout emerged from the Angels dugout and raised his helmet high in the air after his sixth-inning grand slam broke open the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers -- the encore to his encores, as his legend in Anaheim, somehow, keeps growing.


7/26/2015 | Trout, Pujols in rarefied air with milestones

Albert Pujols and Mike Trout both hit milestones during the Angels' 13-7 win over the Rangers on Sunday -- Pujols with the 100th stolen base of his 15-year career, Trout with his 30th home run of the season.


7/26/2015 | Joyce suffers apparent concussion

Angels left fielder Matt Joyce appears to have sustained a concussion in the 13-7 victory over the Rangers on Sunday after a fourth-inning outfield collision with shortstop Erick Aybar. Joyce could be headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.


7/26/2015 | Pujols' BABIP appears to be on upswing

It's been two months since Albert Pujols said he was hitting the "hardest .230" of his career. His batting average on balls in play seemed to back him up: After May 27, it was .229, far below league average, which sits around .300 (this year, it's .297), Pujols' .299 career average and even his .270 three-year average with the Angels. Pujols was looking for a turnaround, and he got it.


7/26/2015 | Angels visit Astros in AL West showdown

After both clubs have an off-day Monday, the top two teams in the American League West will meet Tuesday when the Astros and Angels -- who lead the Astros by one game -- open a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.


7/26/2015 | Aybar's rare mental lapse costs Angels

Angels shortstop Erick Aybar knew he shouldn't have thrown home. He knew he should have taken the double play. But baseball can be a fast game in the moment -- even a 3 1/2-hour game like the Angels' 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Saturday -- and all he could do was react.


7/26/2015 | Rangers looking to sweep Angels in Anaheim

The Rangers have lost five straight games with right-hander Nick Martinez on the mound. The Angels haven't lost in the five games rookie left-hander Andrew Heaney has pitched for them. Those are the two streaks that will be on the line as Texas seeks a series sweep on Sunday at Angel Stadium.


7/26/2015 | Rangers rally late to stun Angels

The Rangers rallied from two runs down in the eighth inning, getting clutch RBI singles from Robinson Chirinos and Delino DeShields to beat the Angels, 7-6, on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.


7/26/2015 | Gillaspie impressive in Angels debut

The Angels had a new look for Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Rangers. Newly acquired Conor Gillaspie started at third base, and third-base prospect Kyle Kubitza made his first big league start in left field.


7/25/2015 | Tropeano heads back to Triple-A after solid effort

Nick Tropeano, ranked as the Angels' No. 5 prospect by MLB.com, made his second start with the team on Friday -- allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out four over six-plus innings in the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Rangers.


7/25/2015 | Rangers prevail in Hamilton's return to Big A

Colby Lewis was charged with two runs in 7 2/3 innings on Friday night, snapping his six-start losing streak against the Angels and leading the Rangers to a 4-2 victory. Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 in his first game at Angel Stadium since he was traded to Texas, hitting a double and a single and scoring a couple of runs.


7/25/2015 | First-place Angels pit Santiago vs. Rangers' Gallardo

Angels left-hander Hector Santiago will square off against Rangers righty Yovani Gallardo on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series between the American League West rivals at Angel Stadium.


7/24/2015 | Angel Stadium gets a life-size Trout bobblehead

The Angels unveiled their life-size, fully functional Mike Trout bobblehead in the left field Music Garden at Angel Stadium on Friday.


7/24/2015 | Hamilton opens up before Angel Stadium return

Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton made his return to Angel Stadium on Friday, with a new team and a new perspective. Before the series opener, he shared his point of view on his struggles with the Angels and the way things went down before he was traded to Texas in April.


7/24/2015 | Angels get Gillaspie in trade with White Sox

The Angels acquired left-handed-hitting third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the White Sox for cash considerations on Friday morning, seemingly providing them with a stopgap at third base until David Freese returns from a fractured right index finger.


7/24/2015 | White Sox deal Gillaspie to Angels for cash

The White Sox traded Conor Gillaspie to the Angels in exchange for cash considerations, the teams announced Friday.


7/23/2015 | Stellar Santana sets up shutout of Angels

Ervin Santana dominated against his former team on Thursday afternoon, shutting out the red-hot Angels through eight innings and leading the Twins to a 3-0 victory in Southern California.


7/23/2015 | Joyce's slump illustrates Angels' need for depth

The Angels' front office continues to search for a bat before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, largely because of what Matt Joyce has yet to provide.


7/23/2015 | Angels recall Kubitza to help fill in at 3B

The Angels recalled third baseman Kyle Kubitza from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday in a corresponding move after placing David Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right index finger.




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