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  • Former catcher Thaiss No. 10 prospect at first
    Matt Thaiss is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Angels' No. 5 prospect and the No. 10 first-base prospect in baseball.
  • Simmons a sure thing at short; Cozart insurance
    Andrelton Simmons has long been one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball, but he distinguished himself even further in 2017 by putting together his best offensive season to date.
  • Newcomer Cozart should adapt well at 3B
    This is the third installment of a multi-part "Around the Horn" series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season. We've already examined the Angels' situations at catcher and second base. Today we'll examine third base.
  • GM: Angels' use of Ohtani will be 'pretty unique'
    Angels general manager Billy Eppler joined MLB Network's MLB Now on Tuesday to discuss the club's plans for Shohei Ohtani as he transitions from Nippon Professional Baseball to MLB, as well as what the clubs expect from Albert Pujols in his age-38 season.
  • Moreno: Pujols ready to make room for Ohtani
    Spring Training is less than a month away, and it's safe to say that a healthy share of the baseball world will descend upon Tempe Diablo Stadium on Feb. 14 for the unveiling of Shohei Ohtani, a two-way player from Japan who is preparing for his highly anticipated Major League debut in 2018.
  • Kinsler major 2B upgrade for revamped Halos
    This is the second installment of the Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups. We've examined the Angels' situation behind the plate. Today we'll focus on second base.
  • Ohtani No. 1 on list of Top 10 RHP prospects
    This year's list of the Top 10 right-handed pitching prospects starts with a two-player who is the favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors in the American League.
  • Angels' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Angels have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for the Halos' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Richards, Shoemaker strike deals
    The Angels have reached one-year agreements on Friday with pitchers Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker, avoiding salary arbitration.
  • Rising prospect Barria's next stop may be MLB
    Last season was a breakthrough for Angels pitching prospect Jaime Barria. After opening the year at Class A Advanced Inland Empire, the 21-year-old right-hander made a steep ascent through the Angels' farm system, earning a promotion to Double-A Mobile before finishing the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.
  • Halos' bullpen shaping up, but has holes to fill
    The Angels managed to build an effective bullpen without a ton of flashy names or big contracts last season, and they seem likely to try to replicate that model in 2018.
  • Halos sign veteran catcher Rivera to 1-year deal
    The Angels have added to their depth at catcher, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with veteran Rene Rivera.
  • Valbuena works out with giant hammer, tire
    Valbuena works out with giant hammer, tire
  • Angels hoping for healthier, deeper rotation
    Injuries have cratered the Angels' rotation in each of the past two seasons, a major reason why the club is coming off back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1992-93 (not counting the strike-shortened '94 season). But the outlook for 2018 looks brighter.
  • New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in
    New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
  • Halos hope new pieces give lineup added punch
    After the Angels fell five games short of securing an American League Wild Card berth, general manager Billy Eppler made it clear in October that one of his primary objectives this offseason would be to improve the Angels' offense.
  • Angels get 2nd chance to land Maitan, Soto
    The Angels already had scouting reports on Kevin Maitan and Livan Soto from watching them play for Braves affiliates in 2017, but Gomez and his team still headed to Venezuela to watch the pair work out and meet with their families.
  • Strong all-around game aids Guerrero's Hall bid
    Tim Raines believes he will not be the last member of the Expos to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He thinks Vladimir Guerrero could be enshrined in Cooperstown as early as this year.
  • Halos' fielding expected to be top-notch in 2018
    It's no secret that Billy Eppler likes defense.
  • Young signs Minor League deal with Angels
    The Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Eric Young Jr., giving the outfielder a chance to return for a second season with the Major League club and compete for a bench spot in 2018.
  • Cozart ready to tackle new challenge at third
    The Angels already had one of the best defensive shortstops in Andrelton Simmons, but general manager Billy Eppler saw an opportunity for a team that missed the postseason by just five games in 2017. Eppler signed Zack Cozart, a lifelong shortstop, to a three-year, $39 million deal last month and informed him he'd be moving to third base.
  • Trout won't stop bothering wife with snow alerts
    Trout won't stop bothering wife with snow alerts
  • Maldonado earns spot as Angels' top catcher
    With the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tempe, Ariz., by Feb.13, so it's time to break down the Angels' roster.
  • 5 questions facing Angels heading into 2018
    After a series of notable offseason additions, the Angels figure to be one of the most fascinating teams to watch in 2018.
  • Pujols' 600th HR, trades among '17 highlights
    The Angels fell short of their playoff goals after going 80-82 and finishing second in the American League West in 2017, but the year was still filled with plenty of highlights worth remembering.
  • Inbox: What's next for Angels this offseason?
    After major lineup upgrades, will the Angels make a big bullpen splash? Are they done for the offseason? Beat reporter Maria Guardado opens up the Inbox.
  • Angels' Marsh primed for breakout in '18
    Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.
  • Angels among 5 most improved farm systems
    Jim Callis looks at the five clubs who improved their prospect stocks the most in the past year, led by the Oakland Athletics.
  • Decision looms at 1st in Halos' new-look lineup
    Within a 48-hour span earlier this month, the Angels revamped their infield by acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers and signing longtime shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal to play third base. While the moves solved two of the Halos' biggest holes this offseason, one side effect is that they also created a murky situation at first base.
  • Enberg's bond with baseball set him apart
    At his core, Dick Enberg was a baseball man, and he was one of the gold standards for all of broadcast sports. There was an intimacy in his work. To hear that soothing voice felt like you were catching up with an old friend.
  • Ohtani bids farewell to NPB fans in Halos jersey
    Ohtani bids farewell to NPB fans in Halos jersey
  • Halos will have MLB's third largest scoreboard
    Angel Stadium is getting a few notable upgrades this offseason. Daktronics, a South Dakota-based electronic scoreboard manufacturer, announced Monday that it will be continuing its partnership with the Angels by installing 14 LED displays amounting to more than 23,000 square feet at Angel Stadium ahead of the 2018 season.

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