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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, walks off the mound after being taken out of the baseball game during the second inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels' Shohei Ohtani strains arm, won't throw for 4-6 weeks

Aug. 3, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani “has a...

Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Angels, a baseball source with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press. The source spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 because the Angels hadn't yet announced the transaction. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

AP Source: LA Angels recalling top OF prospect Jo Adell

Aug. 3, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Los Angeles Angels, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the Angels hadn't yet announced the transaction. Adell could make his major league debut in Seattle...

FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first while watching his two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Angels' Trout confirms he'll play this year with baby on way

Jul. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is confident enough in baseball's safety rules to stay on the field during the coronavirus pandemic. Trout has decided to play for the Los Angeles Angels in the shortened baseball season, although his year will be paused in a few weeks by the birth of his first child. The...

Angels reliever Justin Anderson to have Tommy John surgery

Jul. 17, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Justin Anderson will have Tommy John surgery. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced the decision Friday on Anderson, who was expected to earn a spot in their bullpen. Anderson went 3-0 with a 5.55 ERA in 54 appearances last season for the...

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) stands on the field wearing a face mask during a baseball practice at Angels Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

AL MVP Trout still doesn't feel comfortable about this year

Jul. 3, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout rounded third base wearing a white N-95 mask Friday morning as he participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp. The reigning American League MVP is taking every necessary precaution as he ponders whether he will be the lineup when the season begins...

FILE - In this  Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani bats during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Tempe, Ariz. Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani will pitch and hit in the majors this season.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Shohei Ohtani returns to 2-way role with Angels this season

Jun. 30, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani will resume his two-way career with the Los Angeles Angels when baseball returns. Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Tuesday that his Japanese star will pitch and hit in the majors this season. Ohtani was only a designated hitter last season after undergoing...