Thiass was moved from catcher to first base after the draft with the expectation that his bat could stick at the position. How he's looked in Arizona hasn't been promising, however.
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Gurka clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A
The Angels announced Monday that LHP Jason Gurka cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake. Gurka was designated for assignment on Oct. 9 to clear space on the 40-man roster after Los Angeles acquired RHP Felix Pena from the Cubs.
Thaiss' big day not enough in AFL loss
Matt Thaiss, the Angels' first-round pick in 2016, went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and scored twice in the Scottsdale Scorpions' 9-4 loss in Arizona Fall League action Wednesday. Fellow Halos farmhand Adam Hofacket had a disastrous day on the mound, allowing eight runs on six hits (two home runs) in 1 1/3 innings.
A recent first-rounder who moved quickly through the system in his first full season in the pros highlights the Angels' inclusions on the Scottsdale Scorpions' roster this fall.
The Angels have acquired right-handed reliever Felix Pena, who has shown talent and a 98 mph fastball, from the Cubs in exchange for cash or a player to be named later.
The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.
Angels hitting coach Dave Hansen is out after two seasons. Los Angeles missed the postseason for a third straight year.
Veteran outfielder Justin Upton might opt out of the final four years and $88.5 million left on his contract.
The Angels have finished below .500 in consecutive seasons for the first time under Mike Scioscia. However, there were positives this year, most notably the play of Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons.
Which American League and National League players will be taking home hardware come November?
Parker Bridwell pitched seven scoreless innings in a duel with James Paxton, Eric Young Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 in their season finale Sunday.
Mitch Haniger had five hits and Kyle Seager launched a three-run homer to highlight a five-run eighth inning that rallied the Seattle Mariners past the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on Saturday night.
Luis Valbuena hit a two-run, pinch-hit double in the eighth inning to cap a four-run rally as the Los Angeles Angels overcame three home runs by Seattle in a 6-5 victory over the Mariners on Friday night.
L.A.'s slow-as-molasses DH has seen shifts lately that boggle the mind. Byron Buxton is keeping third basemen on their toes. And center fielders? We have no idea what they're doing.
Rob Brantly hit the game-tying home run in the eighth inning and Tim Anderson hustled home for the go-ahead run as the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
The Angels' rotation has been devastated by injuries the past two seasons, and GM Billy Eppler intends to build more depth during the winter. Most important, the Angels need to add some help around Mike Trout.
It's a tight race for the AL MVP, but Jose Altuve has separated himself from the rest of the pack -- including Aaron Judge -- because of his all-around play this season. Either way, it's a close call.
Nicky Delmonico hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-4 victory Wednesday night that eliminated the Los Angeles Angels from playoff contention.
Buster Olney talks to Angels GM Billy Eppler about the team's season, his desire to keep Justin Upton with the club, Andrelton Simmons' defensive prowess and more.
Pujols matches A-Rod with 14th 100-RBI season
Albert Pujols drove in two runs in the Angels' 9-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Those two RBIs brought Pujols' total for the season to 100, marking the 14th time he reached triple digits in that category and tying Alex Rodriguez for most in MLB history. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Bridwell remains perfect on the road
On Tuesday, Angels rookie pitcher Parker Bridwell earned his ninth win of the season, remaining undefeated on the road (5-0). In the past 60 seasons, only two other rookie pitchers won five or more road starts without a loss. Dave LaPoint in 1982 went 6-0, and Steve Trachsel in 1994 was 8-0 on the road. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Mike Trout hit his 31st homer, Albert Pujols joined Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 100 RBIs in 14 seasons and the Los Angeles Angels pounded the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
Trout's bomb leads the way Monday
Mike Trout left no doubt on his 30th homer of the season, which paced the league Monday. Marwin Gonzalez and Joey Gallo were each within three feet, while Jonathan Lucroy and Josh Donaldson rounded out the top five.
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Mike Trout reaches 30 home runs for the fourth time in his career, which makes you wonder what his final total could have been without his DL stint. His 30 home runs in 109 games projects to 43 homers over 155 games. The injury also means Trout will likely finish out of the top two in the MVP voting for the first time in his career.
James Shields tossed seven strong innings, Nicky Delmonico drove in a pair of runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Angels 4-2 on Monday night, dealing a serious blow to Los Angeles' slim playoff hopes.