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Past articles by Maria:

Nationals have deal in place to trade Juan Soto to Padres: Sources

The Nationals have a deal in place to trade star outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell to the San Diego Padres for Eric Hosmer, MacKenzie Gore, C.J. Abrams, Robert Hassell, James Wood and Jarlin Susana, sources confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday. However, the deal will not be official... → Read More

Shohei Ohtani agrees to two-year, $8.5-million contract with Angels

The starting pitcher and designated hitter avoids arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $8.5-million contract with the Angels on Monday. → Read More

Angels acquire veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler and cash in deal with Cardinals

The Angels acquired veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler from the St. Louis Cardinals, who will pay $12.75 million of the $14.5 million he is owed in 2021. → Read More

Angels suspend pitching coach Mickey Callaway following sexual harassment allegations

Following an internal investigation into allegations from at least five female reporters, the Angels suspended pitching coach Mickey Calloway for lewd behavior. → Read More

Angels to acquire starter Alex Cobb from the Orioles for prospect Jahmai Jones

The Angels improve their starting rotation depth by acquiring veteran Alex Cobb and cash from the Baltimore Orioles for infield prospect Jahmai Jones. → Read More

Angels aren't in on Trevor Bauer but still beef up rotation

Top free-agent starter Trevor Bauer and Angels pitching coach Mickey Calloway have feuded, and far less expensive alternatives abound to improve the rotation. → Read More

Why Kurt Suzuki might be better for Angels than James McCann

Kurt Suzuki might not have been best all-around catcher available in free agency, but he does offer something valuable for the Angels' pitching staff. → Read More

Angels reach agreement with starting pitcher José Quintana on a one-year contract

The Angels reached agreement with free agent José Quintana on a one-year, $8 million deal. Quintana has made more than 30 starts seven times in nine seasons. → Read More

Angels reach terms with seven players at start of international signing period

Ex-general manager Billy Eppler's influence was felt Friday when the Angels added seven amateur players, including Dominican shortstop Denzer Guzman. → Read More

Angels' Shohei Ohtani heads to arbitration; Bundy, Heaney won't

Angels starters Andrew Heaney and Dylan Bundy avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals, but Shohei Ohtani has not come to terms. → Read More

Angels reach agreement with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki on a one-year contract

Kurt Suzuki, a veteran of 14 seasons who helped the Washington Nationals win the World Series in 2019, has an above-average bat for a catcher. → Read More

Victor Rojas explains leaving Angels to lead Texas farm team

Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas said he left the organization on good terms after not landing the GM job. He'll be president and GM of the Frisco Roughriders. → Read More

Victor Rojas won't return as Angels' play-by-play announcer

Victor Rojas, the Angels' play-by-play announcer for 11 seasons, is stepping down to spend more time with family and focus on his apparel business. → Read More

Baseball world remembers Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda through stories

The baseball world fondly recalled Dodgers legendary manager and ambassador Tommy Lasorda, who died of a heart attack Thursday night at 93. → Read More

Angels 2020 memorable moments: A handful of notable feats in a forgettable season

A mostly atrocious Angels 2020 season nevertheless had several moments worth savoring. Of course, many involved Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Anthony Rendon. → Read More

Angels manager Joe Maddon suggests Jo Adell could use more seasoning in minors

In a videoconference, Angels manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Jo Adell, 21, could use more developmental time in the minor leagues after a tough 2020. → Read More

Reliever Álex Claudio agrees to one-year, $1.125-million deal with Angels

Former Milwaukee Brewers reliever Álex Claudio, who appeared in 239 games over the last four seasons, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Angels. → Read More

Angels narrowly lose to Mets in trying to sign catcher James McCann

The Angels made a push to sign former Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann but their offer wasn't quite as good as the one the Mets reportedly made. → Read More

First two picks of the Rule 5 draft are Angels and Dodgers pitchers

Jose Soriano of the Angels was taken first overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Brett de Geus of the Dodgers was chosen next, by the Texas Rangers. → Read More

Angels acquire proven closer Raisel Iglesias from the Reds

The Angels have cornered the market on players named Iglesias, trading for closer Raisel Iglesias less than a week after acquiring shortstop José Iglesias. → Read More