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Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon hits during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels owner Moreno acknowledges he killed Dodgers trade

Feb. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno acknowledges he scrapped the proposed trade that would have landed Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Moreno also says the Angels can make an even bigger trade for an elite starting pitcher if they get a chance this season. Moreno...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani walks to the batting cage during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Hit the road: Shohei Ohtani got driver license in offseason

Feb. 15, 2020 6:25 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani doesn't just drive the ball anymore. The Los Angeles Angels' two-way star says he got his California driver's license in the offseason, putting the 25-year-old behind the wheel of a car for the first time. “I’m enjoying it,” Ohtani said through his...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Shohei Ohtani fine with Angels' plan to delay mound return

Feb. 12, 2020 6:58 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has no problem with the Los Angeles Angels' plan to delay his return to the mound so they can preserve his pitching arm for later in the season. The two-way star also wouldn't have minded if the Angels wanted him to start on opening day, either. Ohtani reacted positively...

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon speaks during a news conference at the spring training baseball facility, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Maddon intrigued by Ohtani, focused on future with Angels

Feb. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three days after Joe Maddon's 66th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels' new manager sat down in a familiar spring training complex and reminded everybody he was into two-way players before they were cool. Left-hander Deshawn Warren was the Angels' second-round pick in 1992, when Maddon was...

James Click, center, the newly-hired Houston Astros general manager, poses with Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, and Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane during a baseball press conference Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Minute Maid Park in Houston. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

AL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 2:00 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Houston Astros Manager: Dusty Baker (first season). 2019: 107-55, first place, lost to Nationals in World...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Juan Soto during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Angels paired Rendon, the best hitter on the free agent market, and Mike Trout, their three-time AL MVP, this winter at the heart of a lineup stocked with an array of tested veterans and promising youngsters. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Restocked Angels hope Rendon leads resurgence in AL West

Feb. 6, 2020 1:17 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels paired the best hitter on the free agent market and their three-time AL MVP this winter at the heart of a lineup stocked with an array of tested veterans and promising youngsters. The Halos are still not anybody's favorite to end their decade-long playoff...