Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times

Angels' offense struggles to live up to the promise of spring

latimes.com — There was a 10-run outburst in Texas on Wednesday, and several notable games from Mike Trout , including a two-homer, five-runs-batted-in power trip in Houston on Friday night. Kole Calhoun is heating up, David Freese has slugged three home runs, and Johnny Giavotella is batting .313 from the ninth spot.

Troubled Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton files for divorce in Texas

latimes.com — Josh Hamilton ’s troubles are not limited to the substance-abuse relapse that has sparked an ugly dispute with the Angels and owner Arte Moreno . The outfielder and his wife, Katie, are in the process of getting a divorce, the Dallas Morning News reported Saturday afternoon.

Angels star Mike Trout proves a tougher out during two-homer game

latimes.com — Houston reliever Chad Qualls got two quick strikes on Mike Trout in the eighth inning of a tie game Friday night and threw two nasty pitches, down and in, to the Angels center fielder.

Mike Trout homers twice, has five RBIs to lead Angels past Astros, 6-3

latimes.com — KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout fouled off two nasty down-and-in, 0-and-2 pitches from reliever Chad Qualls before lining a three-run home run to right field in the eighth inning. The opposite-field shot snapped a 3-3 tie and gave the Angels center fielder his fourth career multi-homer game and five runs batted in on the night.

Return of Angels pitcher Garrett Richards from knee surgery is imminent

latimes.com — Garrett Richards will find out Saturday when he will make his first start of 2015 for the Angels, but the right-hander's return from surgery to his left knee is imminent. "Everything feels great," Richards said before Friday night's game against the Houston Astros. "The knee feels good. It's responding well.

Hamilton has support of some Angels teammates after meeting them

kansascity.com — Several Angels players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton on Thursday convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the team.

Hamilton has support of some Angels teammates after meeting them

charlotteobserver.com — Several Angels players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton on Thursday convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the team.

Josh Hamilton has support of some Angels teammates after meeting them

latimes.com — Several Angels players came away from meetings with Josh Hamilton on Thursday convinced that the outfielder has recovered from both a substance-abuse relapse and right-shoulder surgery and is ready, willing and eager to return to the team.

Angels' Mike Scioscia not convinced Josh Hamilton getting help he needs

latimes.com — Angels Manager Mike Scioscia came away from a meeting with Josh Hamilton with a feeling of "frustration" that the outfielder is not getting enough help and support after suffering a substance abuse relapse that has triggered an ugly dispute with the team.

Josh Hamilton situation is unsettled and possibly unsettling

latimes.com — As the Angels open a series Friday in Josh Hamilton 's temporary hometown of Houston, the conflicts over the troubled outfielder rage on two fronts: whether owner Arte Moreno can find a way out of Hamilton's contract, and how Manager Mike Scioscia can delicately balance respecting Moreno's hard-line stance without alienating a clubhouse to which Hamilton might yet return.
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Apr 18, 2015

#Angels send LHP Adam Wilk back to triple-A Salt Lake to clear roster spot for RHP Garrett Richards, who will pitch on Sunday.

Apr 18, 2015

Morin replaces Wilson, intentionally walks Altuve, gives up 3-run, opposite-field HR to Grossman. #Astros lead, 4-0, through 7.

Apr 18, 2015

#Angels have objected to HP umpire Paul Nauert's strike zone all night, so no big shock that Collin Cowgill is ejected after K-L in T7.

Apr 18, 2015

#Astros RF George Springer just obliterated a 1-1 pitch from #Angels P CJ Wilson, and this game is no longer scoreless. Solo HR LF. Laser.

Apr 18, 2015

Only one player has more career HR vs. the #Astros than #Angels 1B Albert Pujols: Hank Aaron. Albert has 45.

Apr 18, 2015

On C.J. Wilson's 77th pitch of the game, the #Angels LHP gave up his first hit, infield 1B to SS hole by Jose Altuve, who beats long throw.

Apr 18, 2015

#Angels LHP CJ Wilson is on pace for a nine-walk, 145-pitch no-hitter through four innings vs. #Astros.

Apr 18, 2015

The #Angels have committed six errors this season. Five of them have been charged to pitchers.

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