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Angels' Hamilton facing possible discipline from MLB

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced that former American League MVP Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball officials on Wednesday over a disciplinary issue. The team declined to give any details of the meeting, which took place in New York and was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. "I can say that Josh is going to meet with league...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 17 hours ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...

Angels' Hamilton out 6-to-8 weeks after shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder. Hamilton, 33, is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks and is doubtful to be ready in time for Opening Day. The 2010 AL MVP batted .263 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in just 89 games last season due to a multitude of injuries, which included...

Angels' Hamilton to have shoulder surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, the team announced Tuesday. Hamilton, 33, may resume baseball activities as early as three weeks following the procedure but is likely sidelined up to two months, leaving him doubtful for Opening Day. The 2010 AL MVP has not lived up to the...

Angels avoid arbitration with Richards

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim avoided salary arbitration with pitcher Garrett Richards, agreeing to terms on a one- year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed, but reports over the weekend indicated the contract to be worth $3.2 million. Richards will enter the 2015 season recovering from a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He was hurt last...

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday. No financial terms were provided by the team, but multiple sources indicate that $6.425 million was the agreed-upon figure. Freese batted .260 and posted 10 home runs, 25 doubles and 55 RBI over 134 games with the Halos...

Angels get 2B Giavotella from Royals

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right- handed pitcher Brian Broderick Friday. Giavotella, 27, is a career .238 hitter in 125 games over four seasons with 20 doubles, five triples and four home runs. He spent most of 2014 with Triple-A Omaha (PCL) where he batted .308, hit seven...

Angels get Joyce from Rays for Jepsen

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Matt Joyce from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen. The move was announced Tuesday by both teams. "Matt was an important part of this team for the last six seasons," said Rays co-vice president of baseball operations Erik Neander. "We appreciate his many contributions to the...

Rockies ship Rutledge to Angels

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hours after reportedly trading second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels acquired infielder Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz. Rutledge, a lifetime .259 hitter, has spent time at second base, third base and shortstop in his three-year career with the Rockies. The 25-year-...

Angels acquire Butera from Dodgers

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Dodgers on Tuesday. Butera appeared in 61 games for the Dodgers last season and batted just .188 with three home runs and 14 RBI. A career .183 hitter, Butera broke into the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins in 2010 and stayed there until 2013 when he was shipped to the Dodgers...