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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, right, celebrates with teammates after the Angels defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Moreno still part of baseball decisions under next Angels GM

Sep. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' search for a general manager will be broad and deep, and the process could last past Thanksgiving. Angels President John Carpino said Wednesday that the franchise is committed to a detailed examination of the reasons it hasn't won a playoff game since 2009...

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh, right, cannot catch a fly ball off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Angels to begin another early offseason with GM search

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Several weeks after stumbling out to another miserable start in another dismal season, the Los Angeles Angels finally clicked. They were among the majors' best teams in September, with a pitching staff that finally backed their star-studded offense. Products of a once-barren farm...

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton lies on the ground after being hit by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds' Lucas Sims during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

LEADING OFF: Ailing players heal up, Yanks back in Cleveland

Sep. 27, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOW DOES IT FEEL? American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and center fielder...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight losing seasons

Sep. 27, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. Eppler was under contract for one more year with the Angels in an extension he signed in July with no public...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Sep. 27, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last game to finish with a losing record. Guess what? They’re going to the playoffs. “Weird. I guess that’s the only way to describe it. It’s fitting for...

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, and right fielder Adam Kolarek celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Pollock hits 2 HRs, playoff-bound Dodgers blank Angels 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock homered twice and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Angels with a 5-0 victory on Sunday to end the pandemic-shortened regular season. Pollock’s drive gave the Dodgers a major league-leading 118 homers. It was their fifth...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout hits a home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Too little, too late: Angels, Trout miss playoffs again

Sep. 26, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Trout is out again. Out of the postseason, that is. For the ninth time in 10 years, the Los Angeles Angels superstar will spend October on the couch. “I don’t like losing,” he said Saturday. “It’s frustrating and it sucks.” The Angels were...

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons throws to first to get Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor out on a ground ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games

Sep. 22, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels' season. The Angels announced the four-time Gold Glove-winning shortstop's decision Tuesday before they faced the San Diego Padres. Los Angeles (24-31) is still technically in the playoff race with...

Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons, front left, is tagged out by Seattle Mariners third baseman Sam Haggerty in a rundown between first and second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Simmons drove in Albert Pujols with a single on the play. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

After stellar starters' duel, Mariners top Angels 2-1 in 10

Aug. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Griffin Canning and Justin Dunn traded zeros for six splendid innings Sunday, two young starters fulfilling their potential in a duel that thrilled their managers. The stalemate extended into extra innings, where Tim Lopes came through for the Mariners again in his hometown ballpark....

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, looks on as teammate Tommy La Stella (9) touches home plate after his home run during the sixth inning of the first game of a doubleheader baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Oakland A's acquire Tommy La Stella from Angels for Barreto

Aug. 29, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics acquired infielder 2019 All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella from the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Franklin Barreto on Friday night. La Stella has a $3.25 million, one-year contract that pays $1,203,704 prorated with the Angels, who acquired him from the...