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Angels finalize new manager Maddon's coaching staff for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have finalized new manager Joe Maddon's coaching staff for the 2020 season, including the retention of hitting coach Jeremy Reed and the hiring of new pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The Angels announced the full staff Wednesday. Brian Butterfield will be the...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

LA Angels decline $14 million on longtime OF Kole Calhoun

Nov. 4, 2019 6:45 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have declined their $14 million contract option for next season on longtime right fielder Kole Calhoun. The Angels announced the move Monday. Calhoun gets a $1 million buyout as part of his $26 million, three-year contract and becomes a free agent for the first...

Longtime player, broadcast Ron Fairly dies at age 81

Oct. 30, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Ron Fairly, a two-time All-Star during his 21-year playing career and longtime broadcaster for three teams with a folksy style of calling games, has died. He was 81. The Seattle Mariners announced the death Wednesday. Fairly spent 50 years in baseball as a player and broadcaster, appearing in four World Series...

Ex-All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton charged with child injury

Oct. 30, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

KELLER, Texas (AP) — Former All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton has been charged with injury to a child after his 14-year-old daughter told his ex-wife that he had struck her. Hamilton, 38, surrendered Wednesday to the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, and was released on $35,000 bond. If convicted, he...

Astros' Joe Smith honors late Tyler Skaggs in World Series

Oct. 28, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Houston Astros reliever Joe Smith sports Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 on his hat with pride and grief. Smith was proud to call Skaggs a friend and devastated by the Angels pitcher's death this summer at age 27 from a toxic mix of drugs and alcohol. Now in the World Series and being counted on in...

AP Source: Ex-Mets manager Callaway joining Angels

Oct. 27, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway will be the Los Angeles Angels' next pitching coach, a person familiar with the decision said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the Angels haven't announced the hiring. The person also said veteran coach John...

Maddon's plan for Angels blends analytics, fundamentals

Oct. 24, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon was a part of the Los Angeles Angels organization during most of its glory days, including that lone World Series championship in 2002. With many of his past players and future ones in the crowd Thursday, Maddon outlined his vision for trying to bring the Angels back into...

The Latest: Nats dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Oct. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Stephen Strasburg outdueled fellow ace Justin Verlander, overcoming a shaky start to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 victory Wednesday night and a commanding 2-0 lead in the World Series. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking homer in...

MLB, players' union report positive talks on opioids testing

Oct. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union are optimistic talks are progressing on testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. "The dialogue in this has been really positive with the players association, a lot of common ground on addressing the...