Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times

Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1

latimes.com — AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, who will split time at designated hitter with Matt Joyce and back up first baseman Albert Pujols , lined a run-scoring double to right field in the first inning and another double to left-center in the fourth to close Cactus League play with a .415 average (27 for 65), three homers, 10 doubles and 14 runs batted in.

Tough baseball path about to pay off for Angels pitcher Drew Rucinski

latimes.com — It's a familiar story line in Angels camp. Pitcher goes undrafted out of college, signs as a free agent, works at various off-season jobs to augment meager minor league income, comes out of nowhere to win big league roster spot. Only this time, it's not Matt Shoemaker.

Rough outing doesn't discourage Angels' closer Huston Street

latimes.com — Huston Street found a potential silver lining in Tuesday's rocky inning against Oakland, when the Angels closer gave up four runs and three hits, including Luke Carlin's home run and Mark Canha's three-run home run.

Spring training: Oakland 13, Angels 10

latimes.com — AT THE PLATE: Collin Cowgill and Kole Calhoun hit home runs, Mike Trout doubled, and David Freese hit a two-run home run to deep center field in a four-run third inning, which ended Athletics left-hander Barry Zito's scoreless streak at 13 innings.

Angels lineup shaping up with less than week to go before season opens

latimes.com — If the Angels' play at second base is not up to par in April and May, General Manager Jerry Dipoto said he would address any deficiency the way he did last season, when he upgraded a struggling bullpen.

Angels fall to Mariners, 5-3, in spring game

latimes.com — Seattle 5, Angels 3 AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce snapped Seattle right-hander Taijuan Walker's 19-inning spring scoreless streak with a long solo homer to center field in the second, giving the Angels left fielder eight hits, including two homers and two doubles, since returning from a hamstring injury on March 23.

Angels will open the season with four starting pitchers

latimes.com — Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday morning that the Angels will open the season with four starting pitchers, meaning both Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano, who entered camp competing for the fifth rotation spot, will probably start at triple-A Salt Lake.

Spring training: Cincinnati 8, Angels 6

latimes.com — AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron stroked a hit-and-run single through a vacated second base hole in the second inning and crushed a two-run home run over a fence beyond the left-center-field wall in the fourth for his third homer. Cron has shown good bat control and plate coverage and is batting .421 (24 for 57) with 12 runs batted in.

Angels' Garrett Richards steps closer to return with strong outing

latimes.com — You could sense the excitement in Garrett Richards' voice as the Angels right-hander, seven months into his rehabilitation from major left-knee surgery, discussed the five scoreless innings he threw in a triple-A game against Colorado on Saturday.

Center fielders' show in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Angels

latimes.com — AT THE PLATE: The center fielders put on a power show, Joc Pederson of the Dodgers crushing his fifth home run of the spring to deep left-center field in the second inning and Mike Trout of the Angels driving his fourth homer well beyond the wall in left-center in the fifth.
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Apr 01, 2015

RT @JeffFletcherOCR: Angel CJ Wilson in a minor league game today: 6.2 5 hits 2 runs 2 er 1 bb 10ks

Apr 01, 2015

Correction on the #Angels score. They lost to #Athletics, 4-1, in Cactus League final. Too much time in the sun here in AZ.

Apr 01, 2015

#Angels 1B/DH CJ Cron doubled twice today. Finished Cactus League play with .415 average (27 for 65), 3 HRs, 10 2Bs, 14 RBIs.

Apr 01, 2015

#Angels RH Garrett Richards will pitch in camp games in AZ Thursday and April 9. After that, will start minor league rehab stint.

Apr 01, 2015

All four 2B candidates entering camp are in #Angels lineup today. Johnny Giavotella, the presumptive winner of job, is at 2B.

Apr 01, 2015

@biggiechips Not on a full-time basis. Will be more of a three-way platoon with Joyce and Cowgill in LF and Cron and Joyce at DH.

Apr 01, 2015

Recap of #Angels 13-10 loss to #Athletics, in which Joe Smith was roughed up and OAK LHP/RHP Pat Venditte impressed. lat.ms/1GLgnXe

Apr 01, 2015

#Angels Notes: Street's rough outing, Weaver on opening day start, Tropeano to AAA, Hamilton update. lat.ms/1xyKTl1

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