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85-77, 3rd in AL West
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Andrew Heaney is key to Angels' success

If Los Angeles is going to have a shot at contending for the playoffs this year, it will need to rely on its pitching and improved defense, Buster Olney writes. That means Heaney, who broke out last year, must continue to improve. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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A change in approach in Orange County?

In Billy Eppler's first few months as GM of the Angels, it appears the team is trending toward adding contact hitters with at least average defense. Coincidence or not, there is something very Royals-esque about this, Buster Olney writes. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Landing Simmons a win for Angels

It cost L.A. a top pitching prospect in Sean Newcomb, but acquiring Andrelton Simmons from the Braves looks like one of the best moves of the winter. Simmons is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2020 and is a sure thing, unlike Newcomb. Schoenfield: Top 5 offseason moves

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C.J. Wilson likely staying with Angels

Though he was considered by many as a likely trade candidate for this offseason, 35-year-old Wilson will probably play for the Angels in 2016. The upcoming season marks the final year of his five-season, $77.5 million deal with Los Angeles. MLB rumors roundup

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Report: Pujols cleared to begin hitting off tee

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been cleared to hit off a tee, but it doesn't appear to accelerate the timetable of his return as he rehabs from November surgery in his right foot.

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L.A. facing outfield void

Because Angels owner Arte Moreno chose to stay below the $189 million luxury-tax threshold, the team could operate with a two-man platoon in left field in 2016. MLB rumors roundup

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How much will Pujols play?

Albert Pujols underwent surgery on his right foot back in November. How is Los Angeles planning on incorporating the first baseman back into action? Injury updates (Insider)

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Orioles get OF Navarro from Angels for cash

The Orioles picked up 29-year-old outfielder Efren Navarro, who hit .253 in 54 games last season, from the Angels on Tuesday in exchange for cash.

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What's next for Juan Uribe?

The veteran infielder remains a free agent, and the Indians and Angels might be his most logical fits. MLB rumors roundup

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ICYMI: A weather report from Mike Trout

Angels outfielder and weather enthusiast Mike Trout didn't seem fazed by the snow, reporting on the road conditions near his home in Millville, N.J., or his team being called the "California Angels."

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Trout: 'Up all night' monitoring storm

Still in the midst of the baseball offseason, Mike Trout spent some time on The Weather Channel delivering a report on the conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J. 'I love the weather'

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Dominant pitch key for two Angels

Part of the reason Andrew Heaney enjoyed success in his rookie season last year was his sweeping slider, which ranks among the top pitches among starters. Garrett Richards' fastball isn't far behind, either. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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Market for Austin Jackson heating up

The rumor mill has been quiet for the free-agent outfielder, but that will change once Yoenis Cespedes signs. The Angels, Rangers and Brewers are reportedly interested, and the Cubs, too, could be a suitor. MLB rumors roundup

The draft that doomed the Angels

In 2010, the Angels had five of the first 40 picks in the draft. And while the first two selections, 3B Kaleb Cowart and RHP Cam Bedrosian, have made the majors, Los Angeles appears to have missed on all five picks, Bill Shaikin writes. LA Times

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Who will sign Yoenis Cespedes?

Given the multiyear deal Justin Upton secured -- which Cespedes will surely try to top -- the Mets and Astros don't appear to be likely suitors. Meanwhile, the White Sox and Angels are logical fits but might not be willing to spend the money. MLB rumors roundup

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66120th
Batting Average.24627th
On Base Percentage.30726th
Slugging Percentage.39620th
Earned Run Average3.9413th
Quality Starts88Tied-10th
WHIP1.2612th
BAA.2489th

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