Los Angeles Angels

Mike Trout Homered on His Birthday Because Of Course He Did

Perhaps someday, after years of painstaking trial and error, MLB will finally solve Mike Trout. Friday was not that day. The Angels outfielder and reigning American League MVP celebrated his 29th trip around the sun in style, launching his fifth round-tripper of 2020 and his fourth since becoming a...
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Former Angels Employee Charged in Pitcher's Fatal Overdose

A former Angels employee has been charged in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Los Angeles Angels Tyler Skaggs, according to a story from the LA Times . Eric Kay has been charged by federal authorities, according to The Times. "A toxicology report by...
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Mike Trout Smashes Home Run in First At-Bat Since Becoming a Father

Talk about dad strength. Mike Trout returned to the Los Angeles Angels lineup on Tuesday for the first time since becoming a father and did not miss a beat. In his first at-bat, Trout ripped a 2-2 slider from Seattle Mariners right-hander Justin Dunn 407 feet over the center field wall to give the...
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Struggling Shohei Ohtani Out 4-6 Weeks as Pitcher, Day-to-Day as DH

Though there have been several notable players who have had a slow start to 2020 -- reigning NL MVP candidate Christian Yelich is 1-for-28 after the Brewers' first six games, Craig Kimbrel's role is in jeopardy after allowing four earned runs in 1.1 innings of work and the entire Phillies team...
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Slumping Shohei Ohtani Undergoes MRI After Walked-Filled Disaster Versus Houston

Angels hybrid Shohei Ohtani, who drew Babe Ruth comparisons upon his arrival on U.S. soil two years ago, is having a rough go of it in 2020. The 26-year-old has weathered a slow start offensively (.148 AVG with nine strikeouts in 27 at-bats) while demonstrating non-existent command on the mound...
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A’s Win on 10th-Inning Walk-Off as MLB Debuts New Extra-Innings Format

The 2020 MLB season will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Compared to past seasons, 2020 will be almost unrecognizable, featuring, among other stark changes, a condensed 60-game schedule, empty stadiums, expanded 16-team playoffs, an exiled Toronto Blue Jays team (who regrettably chose...
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Angels Star Mike Trout Confirms He's Playing in 2020

Perhaps it wouldn't have the same effect as if LeBron James decided to opt out of the NBA bubble, or if Patrick Mahomes decided not to play in the NFL the year following his massive $503 million extension. But any time a sports league's best player is absent, the void is noticeable. The 2020 MLB...
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Angels All-Star Mike Trout Sports Mask on New Topps Baseball Card

Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout is cognizant of COVID-19’s severity and readily admits to having doubts about playing baseball amid an unprecedented global pandemic. In fact, the Halos outfielder has yet to officially commit to the 2020 MLB season in part because his wife is due to give...
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Nationals Call On MLB to Expedite Testing After Cancelling Workout

The Washington Nationals called out Major League Baseball after cancelling a Monday morning workout because of outstanding coronavirus test results. The Nats called off practice on Monday because the team had not yet received the results of Covid-19 tests conducted on players on Friday, according...
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Mike Trout Reportedly 'Very Concerned' About Coronavirus, May Not Play Full Season

For various reasons, stars of major American sports leagues are hesitant to partake in the 2020 seasons of their respective sports. Though the majority of reasons presented are more than understandable -- the NFL's Malcolm Jenkins said that, for one, he doesn't think the NFL is an essential...
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