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  • Angels Aug 7

    Ex-Angels PR Staffer Charged in Connection With Pitcher Tyler Skaggs' Overdose Death

    Former Angels public relations director Eric Kay surrendered to federal authorities in Texas Friday on a drug-distribution charge stemming from the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Kay, 45, was charged with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing detectable amounts of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas. Kay was arrested in Forth Worth, Texas, and made...

  • Angels Aug 5

    Angels' Joe Maddon: Shohei Ohtani Won't Pitch Again This Year

    Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says. Ohtani likely will return to the Angels’ lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the Seattle Mariners. The Angels’ stance on Ohtani...

  • Angels Aug 4

    Angels' Shohei Ohtani Strains Arm, Won't Throw for 4-6 Weeks

    Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts. Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani “has a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass” — a collection of muscles…

  • Angels Jul 28

    Angels Return to Anaheim for a Long-Delayed Home Opener in Shadow of COVID-19 Outbreak

    The Los Angeles Angels will finally play their first home game in a baseball season like no other. The Angels take on the Seattle Mariners Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. Home openers are usually a time of optimism — a moment when anything seems possible with the dawn of a new season. This time, things are much different as the virus-shortened…

  • LA Angels Jul 26

    Sho No! Angels' Ohtani Doesn't Record Out in Return to Mound

    Shohei Ohtani didn’t record an out in the two-way star’s long-awaited return to the mound for the Los Angels Angels, allowing the first six Oakland batters to reach base before his day was done Sunday. The right-hander from Japan gave up Marcus Semien’s leadoff single and three straight walks before a mound visit and Mark Canha’s two-run single. Robbie...

  • LA Angels Jul 12

    LA Angel Albert Pujols Heads Into 20th Big League Season Healthy

    Albert Pujols’ 20th season in the majors is about to begin with the Los Angeles Angels. When it does, the 40-year-old slugger is likely to be the oldest player in the big leagues. Although time has chipped away at Pujols’ mountainous talent, he has never believed his advancing age will prevent him from putting up more big numbers on the…

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Jul 6

    Dodgers and Angels Announce 60-Game 2020 MLB Schedule

    The Freeway Series returns, rivalries are resumed, and a rematch of the 2017 World Series lies ahead for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 MLB season. Major League Baseball announced live on MLB Network on Monday the 60-game schedule for the all 30 teams for 2020 season. Both Southern California teams, the Dodgers and the Angels will square off…

  • Los Angeles Angels Jul 5

    Andrew Heaney Tabbed to be Angels' Opening Day Starter

    Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his choice Sunday before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6…

  • LA Angels Jul 4

    Determined Ohtani Charging Back Into 2-Way Role for Angels

    Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again, and he’s thrilled about it. The majors’ first serious two-way player in decades is alternating between batting practice and bullpen sessions this week at the Big A. Ohtani is determined to contribute on the mound and at the plate when the Angels return to...

  • Angels Jul 3

    AL MVP Mike Trout Says He ‘Doesn't Feel Comfortable' About Playing This Year

    Mike Trout rounded third base wearing a white N-95 mask Friday morning as he participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp. The reigning American League MVP is taking every necessary precaution as he ponders whether he will be the lineup when the season begins in three weeks. Trout and his wife, Jessica, are expecting the...

  • Angels Jun 29

    Here Are the 55 Players Invited to Angels Summer Camp

    The Los Angeles Angels have submitted the team’s 55-man roster ahead of the return of Major League Baseball. The players are scheduled to report to Summer Camp this week, which will be split between Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Blair Field in Long Beach. All 40 members of the teams 40-man roster and an additional 15 players will be invited….

  • Angels May 20

    Angels Plan Employee Furloughs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

     The Los Angeles Angels will implement furloughs across their organization starting June 1, becoming the latest team to take steps against the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Angels spokesperson Marie Garvey issued a statement on the decision Tuesday. “We, like businesses throughout the United States, are making difficult decisions to protect our long-term stability,” Garvey said. “We are assisting…

  • LA Sports May 4

    Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the Sports Mom in Your Life

    Mother’s Day is May 10, and like most things this year, it’s probably going to look a little different than we’re accustomed to. Many Americans have been stuck at home for the last two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For most people, visiting our Mothers and Grandmothers and taking them out to brunch or buying them a gift...

  • coronavirus Apr 28

    What Has to Happen Before Sports Can Make a Comeback? There's No Playbook for Coronavirus

    Just a few months ago, sports were doing what they’ve always done — bringing us together for shared experiences like few things can. There was anticipation around March college basketball and the promise of a new baseball season as the NBA entered a final stretch with compelling storylines. But the world and sports won’t resemble what they were just...

  • LA Angels Mar 2

    Not Yet 21, Angels Prospect Jo Adell Keeps Ascending

    A sprint down the line and a laser throw home hinted at the promise of Jo Adell. Two strikeouts against veteran Colorado Rockies pitchers on Sunday underscored the learning curve the Los Angeles Angels’ top prospect embraces. “I’m just working hard every day to try and play in the big leagues anywhere I can,’’ said the 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-handed...

  • LA Angels Feb 18

    Angels Manager Joe Maddon Takes Reins at Spring Training

    Mario Solis has a run-in with new LA Angels Manager Joe Maddon at Spring Training in Arizona. As seen on NBC4 News at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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    Angels Star Mike Trout Talks Astros Cheating Scandal

  • Angels Feb 18

    Angels Owner Arte Moreno Acknowledges He Killed Dodgers Trade

    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 covered many topics in his annual informal conversation with reporters on the…

  • Angels Feb 17

    4 to Watch: Mike Trout Swings Away

    Mike Trout has played in the same division as the Houston Astros for his entire career. Looking back, he says there was something different about his teams’ visits to Houston. That’s one of the stories we’re featuring today on NBCLA. They’re No Angels: Mike Trout Swings Away at Astros Three-time AL MVP Mike Trout has played a lot of...

  • LA Angels Feb 16

    Shohei Ohtani Got Driver License in Offseason, Pulls Up to Spring Training in Tesla

    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 interpreter Saturday after rolling up to the Angels’ spring training complex in his Tesla. “I...

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