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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran throws during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract with the right-hander, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Teheran spent the past seven seasons with Atlanta. The Braves declined his $12 million option. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Angels' GM Eppler: 'Teheran brings stability to rotation'

Dec. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Billy Eppler has said throughout the offseason that the Los Angeles Angels' top priority was adding stability to the pitching staff. The general manager believes he's done that by bringing in Julio Teheran. The Angels announced Saturday they have signed the two-time All-Star to a $9...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran throws during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $9 million, one-year contract with the right-hander, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Teheran spent the past seven seasons with Atlanta. The Braves declined his $12 million option. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

AP Source: Teheran, Angels agree to $9 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels added another arm to their rotation, agreeing to a $9 million, one-year contract with right-hander Julio Teheran, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press . The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal, first...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon looks over at his 17-month-old daughter, Emma during a news conference to welcome him to the baseball team in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Anthony Rendon eager to team up with Trout in Angels' lineup

Dec. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EST

Anthony Rendon and agent Scott Boras had just wrapped up the third baseman’s $245 million deal to join the Los Angeles Angels last Wednesday when Mike Trout began blowing up his phone. “Based on his exclamation points in his texts, he seemed really excited,” Rendon said with a grin. Two of...

Star 3B Rendon, Angels complete $245 million, 7-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels finalized a $245 million, seven-year contract on Friday, two days after the sides reached agreement at the winter meetings. The 29-year-old Rendon led the majors with 126 RBIs, then excelled in the postseason to help...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon throws out Houston Astros' George Springer during the third inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series in Houston. Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Source: Angels, Anthony Rendon reach $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 12, 2019 3:38 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced and was subject to...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani, center, watches along with Flea, left, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ohtani's interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels to formulate plan for Ohtani’s throwing program soon

Dec. 12, 2019 12:09 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once Shohei Ohtani completes the final phase of his recovery from Tommy John surgery later this month, the Los Angeles Angels will confer with surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache and the team's medical staff to determine how to proceed with the Japanese two-way star's throwing program. Ohtani...

Ohtani's bullpen impresses new LA pitching coach Callaway

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, and new pitching coach Mickey Callaway is impressed. Ohtani got back on the mound last week and pitched a bullpen in front of Callaway in Anaheim on Monday, general manager Billy...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers romp to 10th straight victory, 125-103 over Wizards

Nov. 30, 2019 2:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 straight games for the first time since December 2009, when Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol rode that fast start all the way to their most recent championship. Nobody is ready to declare the current Lakers are headed for a similar summer after their streak...