Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times

Angels acquire second baseman Johnny Giavotella from Royals

latimes.com — The Angels added another player to the mix of infielders who will compete for the second base job next spring when they acquired Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for reliever Brian Broderick.

Angels, Red Sox discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel

latimes.com — Jerry Reinsdorf of the Chicago White Sox opposed last January’s vote by fellow Major League Baseball owners to allow individual teams to reduce or discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel, a group that includes front-office executives and support staff, scouts, minor league staff and some broadcasters.

New Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney recalls whirlwind night of trades

latimes.com — A head-spinning turn of events at baseball's winter meetings this week was a source of amusement for Andrew Heaney, the highly touted pitching prospect who was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Dodgers to the Angels within a span of about five minutes. "Well, Dodgers, we had a good run!"

Angels make acquisitions with eyes on the future

latimes.com — Jerry Dipoto has heard the criticism of the Angels, that they're getting old, that they're suffocating under the weight of their massive, long-term contracts, that they better win a championship soon, or else.

Angels get promising pitcher in Howie Kendrick trade

latimes.com — A relatively quiet winter meetings for the Angels gained some volume Wednesday night when the club traded veteran second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for promising left-hander Andrew Heaney, who had been acquired from the Miami Marlins earlier in the day.

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards may not be ready for opening day

latimes.com — Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in August, was cleared by doctors to begin throwing on Monday, and his agent said the right-hander was “on track” to be ready by the 2015 season opener.

Angels sign left-hander Scott Snodgress to minor-league deal

latimes.com — The Angels continued to work on the fringes of their roster at the winter meetings, signing left-hander Scott Snodgress on Wednesday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Snodgress, 25, was a starter for most of his four-year minor-league career with the Chicago White Sox, going 27-25 with a 3.84 earned run average in 98 games, 86 of them starts.

Angels president says luxury tax threshold 'not a line in the sand'

latimes.com — It has been widely reported owner Arte Moreno is extremely reluctant to exceed the $189-million luxury tax threshold for 2015, and that Moreno's stance is preventing the Angels from pursuing expensive free-agent aces such as Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields.

Angels are close to finalizing deal with Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin

miamiherald.com — SAN DIEGO - Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who agreed to an $8-million signing bonus with the Angels in November, obtained a visa to travel from the Dominican Republic to Miami on Monday and is scheduled to undergo a physical in Southern California next week.

Angels are close to finalizing deal with Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin

sacbee.com — SAN DIEGO - Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, who agreed to an $8-million signing bonus with the Angels in November, obtained a visa to travel from the Dominican Republic to Miami on Monday and is scheduled to undergo a physical in Southern California next week.
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Dec 19, 2014

#Angels have released utility INF Shawn O'Malley to clear 40-man roster spot for Johnny Giavotella.

Dec 19, 2014

Blog on the #Angels' acquisition of INF Johnny Giavotella and how it impacts competition for 2B job. lat.ms/1wuCOv7

Dec 19, 2014

#Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said Giavotella deal "doesn't necessarily" end pursuit of Beckham. "We're creating depth, more in-house options."

Dec 19, 2014

New #Angels INF Johnny Giavotella, 27, has .238/.277/.334 slash line in 125 G over 4 MLB seasons. Has only played 2B.

Dec 19, 2014

#Angels acquire INF Johnny Giavotella from #Royals for RHP Brian Broderick. Probably a good indication Gordon Beckham won't return.

Dec 18, 2014

#Angels, #RedSox discontinue pension plans for non-uniformed personnel; hope to compensate for loss with 401k boost. lat.ms/13hSZQz

Dec 18, 2014

RT @markasaxon: Matt Long was a #Dodger for about 10 minutes. Years from now, he, Ryan Jackson, Zach Eflin and Andrew Heaney should have a Dodgers reunion

Dec 18, 2014

#Dodgers flipped OF Matt Long, acquired from #Angels a few minutes ago, to #Brewers for a triple-A catcher.

Dec 18, 2014

@MauricioMunder Thank-you and all the best to you and your family, as well.

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