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Angels to take Shohei Ohtani to arbitration hearing next month

Angels to take Shohei Ohtani to arbitration hearing next month

Ohtani is one of 13 arbitration-eligible players in the majors who didn't reach an agreement on Friday, but his case will be unusual because he's a two-way player. The hearing to determine his salary will be sometime next month.
Halos Heaven Jan 15, 2021
Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, exchange figures with Ohtani

Angels avoid arbitration with 5 players, exchange figures with Ohtani

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The club exchanged figures with Shohei Ohtani Friday is the day for players and teams to exchange numbers for those eligible for salary arbitration, and the Angels came to agreements with five of their six eligible players before the 10 a.m. PT deadline, the team announced. Only Shohei Ohtani is pending, having exchanged figures with the club. If Ohtani and the Angels can’t agree on a contract, they will proceed to an arbitration hearing to be scheduled at some point in February. The big names signed on Friday were Dylan Bundy for $8.325...
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Angels agree with catcher Kurt Suzuki on busy day for deals

Angels agree with catcher Kurt Suzuki on busy day for deals

Suzuki, 37, is expected to share the catching duties with Max Stassi, who was one of the Angels players to avoid arbitration by agreeing to a salary on Friday. Stassi is rehabbing from hip surgery.
Halos Heaven Jan 15, 2021
Angels reportedly sign catcher Kurt Suzuki

Angels reportedly sign catcher Kurt Suzuki

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports The Angels add some catching depth After months of no news, the hot stove is finally heating up. On Friday, the Angels reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with catcher, Kurt Suzuki. Angels in agreement with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki on one-year, $1.5M contract, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 15, 2021 This gives the Angels some catching depth to go along with Max Stassi. Suzuki, who will be 37 years old this season, won a World Series with the Nationals in 2019. This past season, the catcher...
Halos Heaven Jan 15, 2021
Reports: Angels sign four international prospects

Reports: Angels sign four international prospects

Their class is headlined by Denzer Guzman International Signing Day is here, and it’s been a hectic day all across the board. As of right now, the Angels have reportedly agreed to deals with four international prospects. Denzer Guzman — Shortstop — Dominican Republic Luis Viloria — LHP — Venezuela Darlin Francia— RHP — Dominican Republic Eiver Betancourt — Catcher — Venezuela Denzer Guzman Baseball America ranking: No. 13 MLB Pipeline ranking: No. 29 Twitter: JesseSanchezMLB Scouting reports: BA: A physical, offensive-oriented...
OC Register Jan 13, 2021
Hoornstra: For Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas, a minor league GM job made sense

Hoornstra: For Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas, a minor league GM job made sense

The new gig for the former play-by-play man comes with a multi-year contract and a shorter commute.
Halos Heaven Jan 12, 2021
Bruce Hines is back as Angels coach

Bruce Hines is back as Angels coach

Photo credit: Los Angeles Angels Hines is back for his 23rd season with the Angels. The Angels announced on Monday that Bruce Hines was coming back to the organization. He joins manager Joe Maddon’s staff as the first base and outfield coach, a role he last served in Anaheim in 1991. There were a variety of roles for Hines in between, including minor league manager, minor league coach, minor league instructor, and scout for the Angels from 1984-90 and 1994-2008. This will be Hines’ 23rd season with the Angels. He also coached third base for the Mariners in 2009,...
OC Register Jan 11, 2021
Angels GM Perry Minasian waits patiently for market to get moving

Angels GM Perry Minasian waits patiently for market to get moving

Player movement has been slow this offseason, but the Angels GM says he can be patient because there is still more than a month before they are scheduled to start spring training
OC Register Jan 11, 2021
Former Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas takes job running Texas Rangers’ Double-A affiliate

Former Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas takes job running Texas Rangers’ Double-A affiliate

After 11 seasons in the booth for Angels television broadcasts, Rojas accepted a job to work in a baseball front office and stay closer to his full-time home
Halos Heaven Jan 9, 2021
Victor Rojas announces he won’t return as Angels’ play-by-play announcer

Victor Rojas announces he won’t return as Angels’ play-by-play announcer

He’s been the lead voice of the Angels since 2010 Not the Angels news we were expecting this offseason. On Saturday, Victor Rojas tweeted that he won’t be returning to the Angels broadcast booth in 2021. Rojas has been the play-by-play announcer for the Angels for the past 11 years. It’s time! ✌ #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/2YndF36Go8— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) January 9, 2021 In his lengthy tweet, Rojas said that he wanted to spend more time with his family in Texas, as he awaits the birth of his first grandchild. In addition, he also wants to work on building...
OC Register Jan 9, 2021
Victor Rojas leaves Angels TV booth after 11 seasons

Victor Rojas leaves Angels TV booth after 11 seasons

Rojas said via Twitter that he is stepping down to spend more time with his family, focus on their apparel company and 'prepare for my next venture.'
Halos Heaven Jan 8, 2021
Ex-Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins alleges widespread use of foreign substances

Ex-Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins alleges widespread use of foreign substances

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ More news surrounding the former Angels staffer Brian “Bubba” Harkins was fired by the Angels last March after providing illegal ball-doctoring substances to visiting pitchers. According to the longtime Angels staffer, Harkins claimed he was made a “public scapegoat” in baseball’s efforts to crack down on the use of foreign substances. Harkins, 55, had spent decades with the Angels prior to his dismissal. At the time, he was the visiting clubhouse manager. The team dismissed him after learning through an MLB investigation that he...
OC Register Jan 8, 2021
Fired Angels clubhouse worker files documents supporting lawsuit against team

Fired Angels clubhouse worker files documents supporting lawsuit against team

Bubba Harkins, who was fired in March after 38 years working for the team, alleges in his suit he was damaged by publicity surrounding his dismissal and was made a scapegoat in MLB's crackdown on the use of sticky substances to help pitchers grip the ball.
Halos Heaven Jan 5, 2021
MLB Draft profile: Alex Binelas, Louisville 3B

MLB Draft profile: Alex Binelas, Louisville 3B

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports Baseball America mock draft has Angels taking Binelas with the ninth overall pick In the latest mock draft at Baseball America, the Angels are projected to return to the Louisville well once again, selecting third baseman Alex Binelas in the first round. The Angels’ top prospect at BA (Jo Adell) played high school in Louisville, and was drafted in the first round in 2017. Last year, the Angels took University of Louisville pitcher Reid Detmers, who like Adell was selected 10th overall. Now, Carlos Collazo at Baseball America has the...
Halos Heaven Jan 5, 2021
Baseball America 2021 top Angels prospects

Baseball America 2021 top Angels prospects

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Outfielders and pitchers galore in the Angels top 10 prospects Thanks to a rule tweak after a truncated 2020 season, Angels outfielder Jo Adell is no longer considered a rookie heading into 2021. But Baseball America still recognizes him as such, and has Adell atop the list of top Angels prospects for a third straight season, followed by fellow outfielder Brandon Marsh at No. 2. Adell totaled 124 at-bats last season, six shy of the 130 required to exhaust rookie status. Under normal rules, another way to use up rookie status is to accrue 45...

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