After providing a taste of what they can do last season, these pitchers are ready to take their place among MLB's elite.
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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Matt Harvey will be sidelined about 10 days because of a glute strain he felt during agility drills.
These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
Now a member of the Los Angeles Angels, Matt Harvey says he's disappointed with how he handled things in the past, but the experiences will make him a better teammate and player in the future.
AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, hopes he'll be able to bat in the Angels' lineup as early as May if all stays on schedule.
The Angels are looking to have Shohei Ohtani back in the batting order "sometime in May," according to manager Brad Ausmus.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Which of the decade's brightest stars will be remembered for outshining all rivals at the plate, on the mound or in the field?
Daniel Hudson, who missed the last two months of the 2018 season for the Dodgers with right forearm soreness, has signed a minor league deal with the Angels, sources told ESPN.
The late Hall of Famer's talent and competitive fire drove him both as a player and as MLB's first African-American manager.
The Astros have managed to keep their talent pipeline strong, with the Angels, A's, Mariners and Rangers struggling to hang with them.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Shohei Ohtani has been making steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he will not be ready by Opening Day, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said on a conference call Thursday.
Vlad Jr. is the headlining act, but he's far from the only rising star to watch in the majors this season.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Angels DH/SP Shohei Ohtani will not be ready by Opening Day, GM Billy Eppler said. Ohtani is making progress, however. He has been cleared for full strengthening. The next step after that is dry swings. The Angels, expectedly, will be very careful with his recovery.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
With baseball enjoying a surge in young talent, we look at which up-and-comers should be part of the next wave.
William Weinbaum ESPN
GM Billy Eppler presented the AL Rookie of the Year Award to Shohei Ohtani at Sat.'s NY baseball writers dinner & said of the two-way LA sensation fulfilling a longtime dream: "walking that path and showing it can be done, that makes you a pioneer." With his parents on hand, having traveled from Japan, Ohtani thanked the Angels for believing in his vision & ended a gracious speech in English with: "Hopefully I will not need this cheat sheet the next time I am up here."
The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with relief pitcher Cody Allen on a one-year deal to be their closer next season, the team announced.