The Los Angeles Angels inked a pitcher in free agency. On Wednesday night, news broke that the Angels and right-handed relief pitcher Adam Cimber were in agreement on a one year, $1.65 million contract, per ESPN's Jeff Passan. Cimber has been a reliable reliever over the course of his career. Cimber's ERA was an ugly 7.40 and he managed just 12 strikeouts.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 2:22 am
Robert Stephenson appears to be one of the hottest names on the free agent market this winter. Stephenson is drawing interest from some of the top contenders in Major League Baseball, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, per MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Stephenson spent the 2023 season split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 11:31 pm
The rumors surrounding prized free agent Shohei Ohtani have been few and far between, which is exactly what Ohtani wants. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants are the teams reportedly negotiating with Ohtani, who has won the league's Most Valuable Player award in two of the past three seasons.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 9:20 pm
Whether the Angels end up keeping Shohei Ohtani or not, General Manager Perry Minasian believes they made some progress toward reshaping their roster during the Winter Meetings. “As we sit here today, I feel there's ways to improve that are closer today than they were yesterday,” Minasian said Wednesday morning. The Angels reached an agreement with former Padres right-hander Luis Garcia on a deal on Tuesday night.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 8:13 pm
The Los Angeles Angels, on Tuesday night, made a move in free agency that should help a bit in their quest to bounce back in 2024. In need of some bullpen reinforcements after yet another disappointing season, the Angels signed veteran relief pitcher Luis Garcia to a one-year, $4.25 million deal, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Garcia isn't exactly a needle-moving piece in the bullpen, as he is a 36-year old reliever who has posted a single-season high of 1.6 WAR (per Fangraphs) for his career.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 5:57 am
The Tampa Bay Rays signed reliever Chris Devenski to a $1.1 million, one-year contract on Tuesday with a club option for 2025. The 33-year-old right-hander spilt the 2023 season between the Los Angeles Angels and the Rays, going 6-4 with a 4.46 ERA over 38 games. Devenski went 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA over 8 2/3 innings in nine outings for the Rays during the final month of the regular season.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:35 pm
The Angels have hired a manager and several coaches, but they are waiting, along with the rest of baseball, to see whom Ohtani signs with.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 12:30 pm
Kapler was fired by the Giants with three days left in the 2023 regular season after the team failed to make the playoffs for a second straight year.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 2:36 pm
Oakland Athletics left-hander Ken Waldichuk underwent a procedure to remove scar tissue from his pitching elbow to help alleviate pain he experienced after his final start this past season. Waldichuk pitched Sept. 29 on the road against the Los Angeles Angels and then began experiencing discomfort. The 25-year-old Waldichuk was first examined by Dr. Mike Freehill at Stanford and then also by Dr. Neil ElAttrache.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 2:35 am
The Diamondbacks’ postseason run might have led other teams to pillage their baseball operations department.
Posted: December 1, 2023, 12:16 am
The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek to a one-year, $900,000 deal. The Angels announced the deal Sunday night for Kolarek, who made five total major league appearances for the Dodgers and the Mets last season before finishing the year in the Atlanta Braves' minor league system. The 34-year-old Kolarek spent his first 2 1/2 major league seasons with Tampa Bay before getting traded to the Dodgers in 2019 and winning a World Series ring in 2020.
Posted: November 27, 2023, 4:12 am
Brad Ausmus was hired by the New York Yankees on Tuesday to replace Carlos Mendoza as bench coach for manager Aaron Boone. Ausmus managed Detroit from 2014-17 and the Los Angeles Angels in 2019, winning the AL Central at 90-72 in his first season with the Tigers before Baltimore swept Detroit in a Division Series. Now 54, Ausmus spent 2022 as the Oakland Athletics' bench coach for manager Bob Melvin.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 10:05 pm
The Los Angeles Angels have hired Barry Enright to be their pitching coach. Manager Ron Washington gave the job Tuesday to the 37-year-old Enright, who has only been in coaching for five years. The Angels also hired veteran coach Tim Laker to be their offensive coordinator, working with new hitting coach Johnny Washington and the Angels' hitters.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 6:39 pm
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Reynaldo López has a new home, inking a three-year deal with the Atlanta Braves.
Posted: November 20, 2023, 6:36 pm