The Los Angeles Angels are hoping Shane Victorino provides them with an offensive burst in left field, where the Angels have struggled all season.
Shane Victorino landed on the DL six times in less than three seasons with the Red Sox, but he also played a pivotal role in their 2013 title drive.
The Boston Red Sox made their first trading season transaction, dealing outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge.
Angels shopping for left field upgrade
The Angels lead the AL West and are a legitimate postseason threat, so it might be worth it to go all-in for Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes or Jay Bruce in left field. Updated deadline preview (Insider)
Red Sox trade Shane Victorino to Angels
The Red Sox traded the 34-year-old outfielder and cash considerations to the Angels in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. Victorino is hitting .245 with 4 RBIs in 34 games played this season. Boston recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A.
Will Angels trade starter for bat?
With Jered Weaver set to return from the DL soon, LA has pitching depth they could reportedly look to deal in exchange for an offensive-minded left fielder. C.J. Wilson is a name to watch. MLB rumors roundup
Trout's hot July buoys Angels
Mike Trout's monster month catapults him into history. He leads the major leagues in both homers and runs in a way no player before him ever has. MLB Power Rankings
Mike Trout looking like repeat MVP
It's far too early to declare that he'll win the AL MVP in back-to-back years, but the 23-year-old is well on his way. Trout leads MLB in home runs (31), runs scored (75) and Baseball Reference's wins above replacement (6.8).
Sunday's Top 5: Mike Trout adds to his all-time greatness, reaching great heights for someone so young.
The pair starred in a 13-7 rout of the Rangers. Trout led an offense that continues to give Heaney plenty of support ... even though he might not need
Mike Trout had a grand slam and a solo shot among his season-high four hits, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 13-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Mike Trout shines in Angels' win
The Angels CF hit a solo HR in the first then went deep again for a grand slam in the 6th in his 4-for-4 day as the Halos beat the Rangers 13-7 to avoid the sweep. Box score
Robertson hits Little League home run
Angels LF Daniel Robertson hit it deep to the gap in left, and after Rougned Odor's throw home got past catcher Tomas Telis without the pitcher backing up the play, Robertson scored to put the Halos up 11-4 in the 7th. Follow live
Mike Trout grand slam gives huge lead
The Angels CF's second home run of the day -- his MLB-leading 31st of the season -- was a bases-loaded slam to put the Halos up 8-2 over the Rangers in the 6th. It's Trout's 7th career multi-HR game and fourth this season. Box score
Angels players collide, make final out
With the bases loaded and two outs, Rangers CF Delino DeShields popped out to left field, where Angels SS Erick Aybar and LF Matt Joyce collided violently. Aybar held on to the ball for the third out, and both walked off under their own power. We're tied 2-2 in the 5th. Follow live
Mike Trout bashes homer No. 30
And the MVP needed only 97 games to reach 30 homers, which leads MLB. Trout's first-inning solo shot put the Angels up 1-0 over the Rangers. Follow live
Delino DeShields capped a three-run rally in the eighth inning with an infield hit that drove in the go-ahead run, Rougned Odor homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on S
Final: Rangers 7, Angels 6
A 3-run 8th, including Elvis Andrus beating out an Erick Aybar throw at the plate, lifted Texas to its 4th win in a row, while L.A. has lost 3 straight. Box score
Rangers making Angels sweat in 8th
Los Angeles had put some breathing room between it and Texas, but a 2-run 8th after a questionable decision to throw home by Erick Aybar has the Angels and Rangers knotted at 6-6. Follow live
Rangers chip away, tie things up
The Angels took an early 4-1 lead, but Texas got two back in the 4th, and a wild throw by Albert Pujols just evened things up at 4-4 in the top of the 5th. Follow live
On the eve of his induction, Pedro Martinez said he believes a steady run of Dominican Republic players will follow him into the Hall of fame in the coming years.
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