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3/4/2015 | MLBPA's Clark preaches support for Hamilton

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark visited the Angels' complex for the final stop of his Cactus League tour on Wednesday morning. During an hour-long meeting with 62 players in camp, Clark provided some clarity on the new pace-of-play initiatives, and he spoke about a recently proposed law that would ban smokeless tobacco products at baseball games throughout California. One thing that didn't come up was Josh Hamilton's pending situation.


3/4/2015 | Street handles business on and off the field

There's an old saying that Huston Street frequently references, especially lately: He who represents himself has a fool for a client. The Angels' closer laughs at the thought, the irony inescapable.


3/4/2015 | Knee not an issue as Richards does PFP

Garrett Richards took part in monitored pitchers' fielding practice Wednesday afternoon, breaking off a mound for the first time and basically simulating the play that led to his ruptured left patellar tendon on Aug. 20. Richards hardly gave it any thought.


3/4/2015 | Rotation order in focus as Angels set first spring week

Hector Santiago will start the Angels' Cactus League opener against the Brewers on Thursday, Mike Scioscia announced. Following him will be Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Matt Shoemaker, which means that in all likelihood, Weaver-Wilson-Shoemaker will be the rotation order for the season-opening three-game series in Seattle on April 6-8.


3/3/2015 | Cowgill not taking spot on Angels for granted

He's a 28-year-old who played on four different teams before even attaining two years of Major League service time, so don't even begin to tell Collin Cowgill his spot on the 2015 Angels is "secure."


3/3/2015 | Focused on improving location, Bedrosian eyes big year

Maybe it all happened way too fast for Cam Bedrosian last year. It's easy to say, considering he started the 2014 season as a 22-year-old at the Class A level, then shot up to Double-A and the Major Leagues, where he gave up 17 runs (14 earned) in 19 1/3 innings.


3/3/2015 | Street offers reliever's perspective on pace-of-play rules

Sitting atop the Pepsi advertisement of Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday morning, to the immediate left of the batter's eye in center field, was a giant digital clock that already read "2:45," the official countdown for play to resume during nationally televised games this season.


3/3/2015 | Scioscia starts sorting through options at second

Second base is as wide open a Spring Training competition as the Angels have had for an everyday role in quite a while, with Josh Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, Grant Green and Taylor Featherston all having a legitimate opportunity to act as Howie Kendrick's replacement.


3/3/2015 | Johnson, 1970 AL batting champion, dies

Alex Johnson, the 1970 American League batting champion, died Saturday at age 72, reportedly due to complications from cancer.


3/2/2015 | Calhoun more than a tone-setter for Halos

Part of Kole Calhoun's role is to set the table for the Angels' offense, but line drives in the gaps aren't the only way he jump-starts the team. Calhoun's enthusiasm is constantly on display and that infectious energy is part of what makes him such a valuable piece atop the Angels' lineup.


3/2/2015 | Scioscia ready to roll out regulars in spring games

Nothing has been officially written on the lineup card, but one near certainty is that Thursday's game, when the Angels begin their Cactus League schedule against the Brewers, will feature a number of regulars.


3/1/2015 | Angels looking to be equipped for 2015 season

Heading into Spring Training, the Angels spent $81,000 on two pieces of equipment that were designed for rehabbing athletes, but can be beneficial to everyone.


3/1/2015 | Scioscia isn't banking on Richards for Opening Day

Garrett Richards' recovery from knee surgery continues to progress steadily, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia admitted on Sunday morning that Richards will not be ready by Opening Day.