Jeff Fletcher, L.A. Daily News

Jeff Fletcher

L.A. Daily News

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Angels GM Perry Minasian believes he added impact with 4 pitchers signed before lockout

The Angels completed the four-year, $58 million deal for closer Raisel Iglesias on Wednesday and previously added reliever Aaron Loup and starters Noah Syndergaard and Michael Lorenzen. → Read More

Tyler Skaggs’ family asks court to compel Angels to produce documents in suit – San Bernardino Sun

The Skaggs family is suing the Angels on the basis that they had knowledge, or should have had knowledge, that could have prevented the pitcher’s opioid-related death in 2019. → Read More

Raisel Iglesias, Angels reportedly nearing 4-year deal

Iglesias was one of the top relievers in the majors in 2021, recording 34 saves and posting a 2.57 ERA. → Read More

Angels non-tender utilityman Phil Gosselin

The veteran utilityman filled in last season when the Angels were ravaged by injuries and often hit in the middle of the lineup. The Angels acquired two other utility players so far this winter. → Read More

New Angels reliever Aaron Loup relishes new role over past few years

Loup had been used as a lefty specialist for much of his career, but the three-batter rule forced managers to also use him against right-handed hitters, and he flourished. → Read More

Angels, Michael Lorenzen reportedly agree to 1-year deal

The former Cal State Fullerton player has also played outfield throughout his big league career, making him baseball’s second most accomplished active two-way player, behind Shohei Ohtani. → Read More

Angels GM Perry Minasian still shopping for more arms after signing two pitchers

Likely needing another starter and a closer, the Angels have committed about $160 million in payroll for 2022, about $20 million shy of their 2021 payroll → Read More

Angels sign lefty reliever Aaron Loup to two-year deal

Loup is coming off the best season of his career, posting an 0.95 ERA with the New York Mets in 2021. He was used as a lefty specialist, pitching 56-2/3 innings in 65 games. → Read More

Angels acquire utilityman Tyler Wade from Yankees

Wade played all infield positions except first base and all three outfield positions in 2021 with the Yankees. He played the most games at shortstop. → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wins American League MVP

Ohtani is the first player to win the award unanimously since Mike Trout, in 2014. Ohtani had the most successful season as a two-way player since Babe Ruth in 1919. → Read More

Angels GM Perry Minasian believes Noah Syndergaard has the ‘moxie’ to lead staff – Press Enterprise

Once one of the best pitchers in baseball, Syndergaard is coming back from Tommy John surgery. Minasian says the Angels committed countless hours to determine if investing in him is a good risk. → Read More

Raisel Iglesias rejects Angels’ qualifying offer

After rejecting the 1-year, $18M offer, the closer may re-sign with the team, but if he signs elsewhere, the Angels will receive a draft pick as compensation → Read More

Angels, Noah Syndergaard reportedly agree on 1-year deal

Syndergaard, 29, has a career 3.32 ERA with the Mets, but he had Tommy John surgery and has only pitched two innings in the past two seasons. → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wins Silver Slugger at DH

Ohtani is the first Angels non-outfielder to win a Silver Slugger since third baseman Troy Glaus in 2001. Ichiro Suzuki is the only other Japanese player to win a Silver Slugger. → Read More

Shohei Ohtani’s agent believes Angels are ‘really close to being a dynamic team’

Nez Balelo said he met with Angels GM Perry Minasian and felt that Minasian is committed to helping the Angels build a winner. The team has had a losing record six years in a row. → Read More

Angels looking for ‘aggressive’ starter to ‘set the tone’ for pitching staff – Orange County Register

Angels GM Perry Minasian says he’s looking for an aggressive pitcher to help lead the rotation, an element the Angels were missing in 2021. → Read More

Angels right-hander Chris Rodriguez to miss much of 2022 after shoulder surgery

Rodriguez had shoulder surgery last month, and GM Perry Minasian says he will miss most, if not all, of the 2022 season. Rodriguez had emerged as an option for the rotation or the bullpen with a st… → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani named a finalist for AL MVP Award – Daily News

Ohtani is joined by the Toronto duo of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semien among the top finishers for the award, which will be announced on Nov. 18. → Read More

Angels make qualifying offer to closer Raisel Iglesias

The qualifying offer is $18.4 million for one year. Iglesias has 10 days to accept it. If he rejects it, the Angels will get a draft pick as compensation if Iglesias signs elsewhere. → Read More

Angels claim infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers

Velazquez started 20 games at shortstop for the Yankees in 2021, and he also started in the wild-card game. The Angels also added infielder Brendon Davis to the 40-man roster. → Read More