Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
It’s been a crazy couple of years for Andrew Heaney, who has risen through the Minor League ranks, been traded twice in a matter of hours this offseason and has struggled to find effectiveness at the big league level. But at 23 years old, the Angels’ new top prospect still has plenty of time to break into the rotation this season.
Paul Molitor was recently selected as the Minnesota Twins’ new manager after Ron Gardenhire’s departure, and he may be the finest ball player that has ever led the team. Molitor was World Series MVP while with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993. He’s also a seven-time All Star and has won four Silver Slugger Award.
Kole Calhoun enters the 2014 season as the Angels’ starting right fielder and a 20-homer, 20-steal threat.
After driving in a pair of runs with a homer and a double, Clete Thomas had another chance to do some damage in the eighth inning with runners at the corners and none out. He struck out against Dane De La Rosa, but more than made up for that disappointment in the bottom half by robbing pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta of a go-ahead homer to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Monday night and hand Joe Blanton his major league-worst 13th defeat.
Simply put, Mike Trout was the best player in the game in 2012.
Jered Weaver allowed three hits over six innings in his first start since no-hitting the Twins last week to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-3 victory over Minnesota on Monday night.
Nick Blackburn kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark, which made him no different than any other pitcher the Los Angeles Angels’ slugger has faced in his first month in the American League. The problem was Torii Hunter.
After playing professional baseball for nearly a decade, a former Gopher has come back to Minnesota to help his college team.