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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Hansel Robles throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 29, 2020 5:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a 2.48 ERA for the...

Red Sox sign RHP Andriese to $2.1 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 23, 2020 8:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have signed right-hander Matt Andriese to a $2.1 million, one-year deal to bolster the back end of their starting rotation. Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced the agreement Wednesday. Andriese will earn a $1.85 million salary for 2021 and has a $3.5 million club option...

FILE - In this July 16, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals designated hitter Howie Kendrick jogs back to the dugout during a baseball intrasquad game at Nationals Park in Washington. Kendrick is retiring after 15 major league seasons that included earning NLCS MVP honors during the Nationals' 2019 World Series run. Kendrick announced his retirement Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, on Instagram. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Howie Kendrick retires after 15 major league seasons

Dec. 21, 2020 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick is retiring after 15 major league seasons that included earning NLCS MVP honors during the Washington Nationals’ 2019 World Series run. Kendrick announced his retirement Monday night on Instagram, saying he's “forever grateful for the many life lessons”...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell tries to catch a deep fly ball from Seattle Mariners' Evan White during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Angels manager Joe Maddon will not be surprised if Adell starts the upcoming season in the minors after a rough 38-game introduction to the big leagues in 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Angels' Maddon: Adell likely to minors, can still be star

Dec. 18, 2020 6:31 PM EST

Angels manager Joe Maddon won't be surprised if Jo Adell starts the upcoming season in the minors after a rough 38-game introduction to the big leagues in 2020. He also won't be surprised if the 21-year-old still turns into a superstar. “Yeah, he needs more time in the minor leagues. No question,”...

White Sox-Angels open ESPN Sunday night slate on April 4

Dec. 18, 2020 1:26 PM EST

ESPN will open its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox. The game will feature the last two American League MVPs, with the Angels' Mike Trout facing reigning MVP and White Sox first baseman José Abreu. The following week will feature...

Keynan Middleton agrees to $800,000 deal with Mariners

Dec. 17, 2020 11:00 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners kept up their bullpen overhaul Wednesday by agreeing to an $800,000, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Keynan Middleton. Middleton can earn an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses for games: $12,500 each for 30, 40, 50 and 60. The 27-year-old appeared in...

Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Alex Claudio throws against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Minneapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Left-handed reliever Alex Claudio has agreed to a one-year, $1.125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels announced the deal Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Alex Claudio, Angels agree to $1,125,000, 1-year deal

Dec. 16, 2020 8:48 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Alex Claudio agreed to a one-year, $1,125,000 contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Angels, adding the sidearm reliever to their bullpen makeover. Claudio has appeared in 239 games over the past four seasons with Texas and Milwaukee, third most by a pitcher in the...

FILE - Cincinnati Reds' Raisel Iglesias throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, in this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, file photo. The Los Angeles Angels have acquired closer Raisel Iglesias from the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Noé Ramirez and a player to be named or cash. The clubs announced the deal Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Angels acquire closer Raisel Iglesias from Reds in trade

Dec. 7, 2020 3:09 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired closer Raisel Iglesias from the Cincinnati Reds for right-hander Noé Ramirez and a player to be named or cash Monday in the first trade of the week of baseball's winter meetings. Iglesias has been the Reds' closer for the past four seasons,...

Angels acquire SS José Iglesias from Orioles for 2 prospects

Dec. 2, 2020 9:05 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran shortstop José Iglesias from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in a trade for minor league right-handers Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto. Iglesias batted .373 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 39 games with the Orioles last season. He...

A photo, date not known, provided by the Atlanta Braves via the Los Angeles Angels shows Perry Minasian. Minasian has been named the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2020, to replace Billy Eppler. (Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves via Los Angeles Angels via AP)

New GM Minasian: Angels can do 'really great things' soon

Nov. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Perry Minasian had never been interviewed for a general manager job before he joined the field of 40 candidates hoping to take over the Los Angeles Angels last month. The 40-year-old Braves assistant GM went through several rounds of lengthy Zoom interviews and emerged as a finalist....