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Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Oct. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

Los Angeles Angels hire Joe Maddon as manager to replace fired Brad Ausmus

Oct. 16, 2019 11:43 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels hire Joe Maddon as manager to replace fired Brad Ausmus.

ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report Saturday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...

David Freese, 2011 World Series MVP, retires at 36

Oct. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Freese retired Saturday after an 11-year career in the majors in which he shone brightest in the postseason, winning a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP. The 36-year-old infielder made the announcement on Twitter. He was a career .277 hitter...

AP source: Joe Maddon to interview for Angels' manager job

Oct. 6, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon will interview for the Los Angeles Angels' managerial vacancy this week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press, The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Angels aren't publicizing their search. ESPN first reported the interview....

Astros set MLB record with zero intentional walks in 2019

Oct. 4, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros share a division with the American League's most intentionally walked player in Angels star Mike Trout. But despite Trout facing the Astros as much as any team in the league, none of his 14 intentional walks this season came against Houston. That's because manager A.J....

Trout, Verlander, Yates win Baseball Digest awards

Oct. 3, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout has been chosen major league player of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay. The star outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels edged Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger by two points in voting by a 17-member panel of baseball writers, broadcasters, former players and executives. Houston...

Eppler: Angels' manager search will not be limited to Maddon

Oct. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler said the Los Angeles Angels' abrupt firing of manager Brad Ausmus wasn't all about Joe Maddon. In his first comments on the move made after the club finished its worst season since 1999, Eppler flatly denied the Angels already know who will be their...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer, Nats open MLB playoffs vs Brewers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: START 'EM UP Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year's playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Since a 2013 AL Division Series victory for Detroit, Scherzer has made seven...

Angels fire manager Ausmus after 1 poor season; Maddon next?

Sep. 30, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Manager Brad Ausmus has been fired by the Los Angeles Angels after just one difficult season in charge. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision to move on swiftly from Ausmus on Monday, a day after they finished 72-90 for the franchise's worst record since 1999....