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  • Cozart green but embracing challenge at 3rd
    The first time Zack Cozart played third base was Monday. He took grounders at the hot corner again on Sunday morning. Those two sessions encapsulate his career at the position. But it's where he is slated to play this season after signing a three-year, $38 million deal with the Angels.
  • Angels add veterans C. Young, C. Carter
    Outfielder Chris Young signed a one-year contract with the Angels and first baseman Chris Carter signed to a Minor League deal with a Major League Spring Training invitation on Sunday. Carter's deal is for $1.75 million if he makes the Major League roster and includes $600,000 in incentives, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
  • Young celebrates signing with throwback pic
    Young celebrates signing with throwback pic
  • Ohtani, Angels enjoy light workout day Sunday
    On the eve of the team's first full-squad workout and with phenom Shohei Ohtani going through a light workload, Sunday was relatively quiet around Angels camp at Tempe Diablo Stadium. And it was all by design.
  • Angels trade Cron, free up first-base logjam
    The Angels alleviated their logjam at first base on Saturday, trading C.J. Cron to the Rays in exchange for a player to be named. With Luis Valbuena and Albert Pujols projected to earn the majority of starts at first base this season, the Angels had little playing time to offer Cron, who is out of Minor League options.
  • J-Up happy he re-upped with close-knit Angels
    When Justin Upton hit free agency two years ago, he languished on the market until mid-January before signing a six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Tigers. He could have tested the open market again this winter by exercising the opt-out clause in his contract, but he decided against it, preferring to sign a five-year, $106 million extension with the Angels, who acquired him from Detroit in an Aug. 31 trade last year.
  • Ohtani throws BP, adjusts to conditions
    All eyes were again on Shohei Ohtani on Saturday afternoon, as the Japanese two-way phenom took the mound for his first live batting-practice session, throwing 30 pitches over two simulated innings.
  • 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.
  • Pujols ready to go at 1B after normal offseason
    Albert Pujols arrived at Angels camp Friday looking leaner and stronger after dropping 13-15 pounds over his first surgery-free offseason in two years.
  • Halos plan to play matchup game with bullpen
    The Angels refrained from naming an official closer in 2017, preferring to keep bullpen roles fluid and deploy their most effective relievers in high-leverage situations, regardless of the inning.
  • Trout extension 'always' on Angels owner's mind
    The 26-year-old superstar has three years remaining on his current deal, and owner Arte Moreno says club will take its time on possible extension.
  • Ohtani impresses during first bullpen session
    The ' two-way star gave the club a glimpse at his pitching prowess, and the Angels came away impressed.
  • First Ohtani show features homer, no pressure
    Shohei Ohtani told a horde of media members Wednesday that he doesn't feel increased pressure despite all the attention he's garnering.
  • Rehabbing Meyer patiently awaiting chance
    Alex Meyer won't be in the mix to crack the Angels' Opening Day rotation this spring after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder in September, but he still hopes to factor into the club's pitching plans later this season.
  • Ohtani's interpreter was forced to praise himself
    Ohtani's interpreter was forced to praise himself
  • Angels to sort out 6-man rotation this spring
    A six-man rotation has been mentioned as a possibility for the Angels for much of the offseason, and the idea received a level of confirmation Tuesday when pitchers and catchers reported to Tempe Diablo Stadium for the official start of Spring Training.
  • Ohtani draws a crowd at Angels camp
    Ohtanimania officially hit Angels camp on Tuesday, with approximately 70 media members flocking to Tempe Diablo Stadium to chronicle the Japanese phenom's first day of Spring Training. On Wednesday, the two-way star met with those reporters.
  • Battle brewing for final spot in Angels' rotation
    The Angels might opt for a six-man rotation this season to help keep their hurlers healthy and aid Shohei Ohtani's big league transition. But who will land the final spot?
  • '18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
    From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Angels depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
  • Projecting the Angels' 25-man roster
    A busy offseason that saw some key additions make this Angels roster one of the most exciting in years.
  • Pujols' one unbreakable record
    As weird as it sounds, we should stop during our series of seeing stuff that we will never see again and, yes, appreciate Albert Pujols' double-play record.
  • Ohtani tops list of Angels' non-roster invites
    The Angels announced 19 players on Tuesday who have received non-roster invitations to the team's Spring Training camp in Tempe, Ariz -- including one very notable name in two-way star Shohei Ohtani.
  • Did Trout have best offseason ever?
    Did Trout have best offseason ever?
  • Halos in prime position to end playoff drought
    The Angels watched the playoffs go on without them for the third consecutive season after finishing five games behind the Twins in the American League Wild Card race in 2017. They haven't won a postseason game since 2009, even with the incomparable Mike Trout on their roster for the past six seasons. This offseason, they have responded accordingly.
  • Build a better Trout? It takes 3 players
    Mike Trout's all-around excellence hasn't been matched in today's game, so we tried to build a player who could compete with the two-time MVP.
  • Innings Festival to rock Spring Training in AZ
    In what could become a new Spring Training tradition, Major League Baseball and MLB Network are preparing for the first annual Innings Festival, a weekend music festival that will run at the Tempe (Ariz.) Beach Park & Arts Park during the final weekend of Cactus League play, March 23-25.
  • Inbox: Will Calhoun or Kinsler hit leadoff?
    Will Kole Calhoun or Ian Kinsler hit in the leadoff spot? Who will be in the Angels' rotation? Beat reporter Maria Guardado answers fans' questions in the latest Inbox.
  • 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.
  • Will Angels retire Vlad's No. 27? It's also Trout's
    This summer, Vladimir Guerrero will become the first player to enter the Hall of Fame as an Angel. Could he also become the seventh person to have his number retired by the franchise?
  • Ohtani leads Halos' 4 prospects in Top 100
    At the beginning of last year, the Angels had no representatives on MLB Pipeline's list of baseball's Top 100 Prospects. That isn't the the case in 2018.
  • Andrelton takes in soccer at Wembley Stadium
    Andrelton takes in soccer at Wembley Stadium
  • Vlad gets hero's welcome in Dominican
    Vlad gets hero's welcome in Dominican
  • Vlad's Hall plaque will be first with Angels cap
    Vladimir Guerrero will be the first Hall of Famer to represent the Angels when he is enshrined in Cooperstown in July as a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.
  • Vlad to join Hall; his 'entire country celebrating'
    Vladimir Guerrero, one of the most electrifying and unconventional hitters of his generation, was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday after appearing on 92.9 percent of the ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America electorate, clearing the 75-percent threshold required for election.
  • 'Pujols 3,000' figure among Angels' promotions
    An Albert Pujols 3,000 action figure, Mike Trout Nutcracker and Shohei Ohtani Double Bobblehead are among the giveaways featured on the 2018 promotional schedule released by the Angels on Friday.

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