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Don't get too comfortable if you own these closers

With the July 31 trade deadline looming, the composition of several playoff contenders’ bullpens could change considerably. Not only that, some closers with inferior skills could give way to one of their ‘pen mates. 499 more words

Baseball

Pujols' hamstring 'no worse,' but not much better ...

Albert Pujols’ tight left hamstring was “no worse” on Thursday morning, which Angels manager Mike Scioscia considered a good sign. But there’s still no telling how long the veteran first baseman will be out. 276 more words

Angels score two runs on one hit, blank A's in series finale, 2-0

After Nick Tropeano shut down the Oakland Athletics in a dazzling debut, three relievers escaped big jams with the help of some stellar defense.

When the Los Angeles Angels play this well otherwise, one hit is plenty. 632 more words

Sports

Weaver remains winless as Angels lose 9-2 to A's

Jered Weaver is winless after four starts for the first time in his 10 big league seasons with the Angels.

The three-time All-Star threw 25 of his 93 pitches in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night and was done after six, allowing a run and eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks. 762 more words

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Dipoto: Hamilton 'getting after it' in injury rehab ...

The Angels are still waiting word from Major League Baseball on a likely suspension for Josh Hamilton, who sources said had a drug-related relapse late in the offseason. 546 more words

Angels, Joyce avoid arbitration ...

The Angels avoided arbitration with outfielder Matt Joyce on Monday, settling on a $4.75 million contract for the 2015 season, a source told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed. 148 more words