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Angels acquire pitcher Matt Andriese from Diamondbacks

Jan. 14, 2020 5:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have acquired relief pitcher Matt Andriese from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league pitcher Jeremy Beasley. The 30-year-old Andriese is a five-year big league veteran who has spent the past 1 1/2 seasons with the D-backs after being traded by the Tampa Bay Rays...

AP source: Rangers, Frazier reach agreement on $5M deal

Jan. 12, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Veteran third baseman Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers have reached an agreement on a $5 million, one-year contract, filling a significant need for the team. A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the agreement was pending a successful physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Angels' La Stella, Robles get raises, skip arbitration

Jan. 11, 2020 12:47 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella and closer Hansel Robles were among six arbitration-eligible Los Angeles Angels players who agreed to one-year deals Friday. La Stella got a raise from $1.35 million to $3.25 million, and Robles will jump from $1.4 million to $3.85 million. The...

FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Cam Bedrosian throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Bedrosian agreed to a $2.8 million, one-year contract with the Angels on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, that avoided arbitration. Bedrosian, a 28-year-old right-hander, completed his sixth season in the Angels' bullpen last year with a 3.23 ERA in 59 appearances, including seven short starts. His 1.14 WHIP was his best since 2016, but he converted just one of his four save opportunities. He made $1.75 million. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Angels agree to 1-year deals with Bedrosian, Stassi

Jan. 10, 2020 12:11 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian agreed to a $2.8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday that avoided arbitration, and catcher Max Stassi struck an $800,000, one-year deal. Bedrosian, a 28-year-old right-hander, completed his sixth season in the Angels'...

Rangers agree to minor league deals with Garcia, Jones

Jan. 9, 2020 6:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Luís Garcia and former major league outfielder-turned-pitcher James Jones have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers that include invitations to major league spring training. Garcia, who appeared in 64 games last year for the Los Angeles Angels...

Nats-Mets, Tigers-Indians start earliest opening day

Jan. 8, 2020 1:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Washington Nationals will be at the New York Mets, and Detroit will play at Cleveland on March 26 in the first two games of Major League Baseball's earliest opening day other than international games. Washington's game is part of a nationally televised tripleheader...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Catcher Jason Castro, Angels finalize $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 7, 2020 10:48 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Catcher Jason Castro has finalized a $6.85 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the agreement Tuesday after the sides reached a deal last week. Left-hander Adalberto Mejía was designated for assignment to make room. The 32-year-old Castro...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro pauses during the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels and Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night, Jan. 2, 2020. because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP source: Angels, C Castro agree to $6.85M, 1-year deal

Jan. 2, 2020 11:38 PM EST

The Los Angeles Angels and catcher Jason Castro have agreed to a $6.85 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal was pending a successful physical and had not been announced. The...

File-This Sept. 8, 2019, file photo shows Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun (56) catching a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's James McCann during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, that they have signed Calhoun to a two-year contract with a club option for 2022. The 32-year-old Calhoun, who lives in nearby Tempe, Arizona, has played eight major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, batting .249 in his career with 140 homers. In 2019, he hit .232 with a career-high 33 homers while playing mostly right field. (AP Photo/Matt Marton,File)

Diamondbacks sign outfielder Kole Calhoun to 2-year contract

Dec. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Kole Calhoun to a two-year contract worth $16 million that includes a club option for 2022. The 32-year-old Calhoun, who lives in nearby Tempe, Arizona, has played eight major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, batting .249 in his...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. “We’ve done exactly what we set out to do, done exactly what we wanted to do, said what we feel,” said Rapinoe. “I know sometimes my voice is louder, but everybody is in this together.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Karma had a hand in top 5 'feel-good' sports moments of 2019

Dec. 25, 2019 7:35 AM EST

Karma had a career year in 2019. She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer’s World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S. Women’s National Team, shipped the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy to a cool-as-they-come rookie coach and players from the Great White North, righted a wrong that...