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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz runs toward first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Houston. Diaz went to arbitration Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 with the Astros, who offered the same $2 million salary he earned last year. Diaz asked for a raise to $2.6 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

Díaz, Aguilar, Goodwin win salary arbitration cases

Feb. 19, 2020 7:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases Wednesday, cutting the teams' advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6...

Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin, left, greets a fan during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels' Goodwin, D-backs' Bradley go to salary arbitration

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin and Arizona reliever Archie Bradley went to salary arbitration hearings Tuesday. Goodwin asked a panel for a raise to $2.2 million and the team argued for $1.85 million. He hit .262 last year and set career bests with 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 458...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton reacts after popping out to end a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. The San Francisco Giants believe they might be making a little major league history this spring: as the first team with uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When the Giants added Hamilton on a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there's a difference between the two, because new first base coach Antoan Richardson had claimed 00 already. (AP Photo/John Amis)

San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes, using Nos. 0, 00

Feb. 18, 2020 9:52 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes. They believe they are doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems...

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' Mike Trout watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Mike Trout rips cheating Astros, calls for bigger punishment

Feb. 17, 2020 4:43 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he reported to spring training. Trout joined the chorus of...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pederson, Stripling back to work with Dodgers after no trade

Feb. 16, 2020 7:54 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joc Pederson was back in a familiar clubhouse. He had the same dressing stall and many of the same teammates. Not much had changed, except for him. He felt awkward — and with good reason. Pederson put his Dodgers uniform back on at Camelback Ranch over the weekend for the...

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 pitching coach Mickey Callaway speaks about his philosophies outside the clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. After his difficult two-year tenure as the New York Mets' manager ended last fall, Callaway says he is energized by his return to a familiar role as he becomes a key assistant to new Angels manager Joe Maddon. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

Mickey Callaway focused on Halos' pitchers after Mets tenure

Feb. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mickey Callaway says his baseball knowledge expanded tremendously during his two seasons as the New York Mets' manager, and the Los Angeles Angels will benefit from his Queens education as he returns to his familiar role as a pitching coach. “I just think about the game more...

Bundy welcomes chance to be pitching-poor Angels' workhorse

Feb. 13, 2020 5:59 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rendon met many of his new teammates for the first time Thursday during a quick visit to the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse a few days before their position players' reporting date. Another newcomer with huge importance to the Angels' turnaround hopes is already hard at work in...