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Angels announce 2019 single-game ticket on-sale & promotional schedule

The Los Angeles Angels announced today that single-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale Saturday, January 26th beginning at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at angels.com and at Angel Stadium Ticket Office Windows (until 3 p.m. PT).

In addition, the Club has released the 2019 Promotional Schedule, which begins with a matchup vs. the Texas Rangers on Thursday, April 4th. Among the featured 2019 giveaways are a Trout Silver Slugger Bobblehead, Ohtani Rookie of the Year Sweatshirt, Cowboy Hat, Beach Umbrella, Ohtani Bobblehead, and Trout Jersey. Themed events include Country Weekend, Hawaiian Weekend, and the return of Star Wars Night, Christmas in June, Ducks Night, Saturday Night Fireworks, and Family Sundays & Kids Run the Bases.

The Los Angeles Angels announced today that single-game tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale Saturday, January 26th beginning at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available for purchase at angels.com and at Angel Stadium Ticket Office Windows (until 3 p.m. PT).

In addition, the Club has released the 2019 Promotional Schedule, which begins with a matchup vs. the Texas Rangers on Thursday, April 4th. Among the featured 2019 giveaways are a Trout Silver Slugger Bobblehead, Ohtani Rookie of the Year Sweatshirt, Cowboy Hat, Beach Umbrella, Ohtani Bobblehead, and Trout Jersey. Themed events include Country Weekend, Hawaiian Weekend, and the return of Star Wars Night, Christmas in June, Ducks Night, Saturday Night Fireworks, and Family Sundays & Kids Run the Bases.

Visit angels.com/promotions all season long for the most up to date list of giveaways and events. All promotional giveaways are distributed to the first 30,000 fans in attendance unless otherwise noted. Game dates, times, opponents, prices, promotions, and events are subject to change without prior notice.

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Angels agree to terms on 2019 contract with RHP Cody Allen

Veteran is one of three MLB relievers with at least 25 saves last four seasons

The Angels have agreed to terms on a 2019 contract with RHP Cody Allen. In a corresponding move, RHP Miguel Almonte has been designated for assignment. Sunday's announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. The veteran reliever has averaged 70 games, 29 saves and a 3.03 ERA across the last five seasons. Allen's 147 saves since 2014 lead the American League.

Allen, 30, spent his seventh MLB season with Cleveland in 2018, becoming the club's all-time saves leader (149) while adding to his previously set career club records of relief appearances (456) and relief strikeouts (564). For the 2018 campaign, he recorded 27 saves (6thin A.L.) in 32 chances with a 4.70 ERA (67 IP - 35 ER) and .231 average against in 70 relief outings (33 BB, 80 K, 11 HR). 52 of his 70 appearances were scoreless and he posted 15 straight save conversions May 19-July 15. 

The Angels have agreed to terms on a 2019 contract with RHP Cody Allen. In a corresponding move, RHP Miguel Almonte has been designated for assignment. Sunday's announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. The veteran reliever has averaged 70 games, 29 saves and a 3.03 ERA across the last five seasons. Allen's 147 saves since 2014 lead the American League.

Allen, 30, spent his seventh MLB season with Cleveland in 2018, becoming the club's all-time saves leader (149) while adding to his previously set career club records of relief appearances (456) and relief strikeouts (564). For the 2018 campaign, he recorded 27 saves (6thin A.L.) in 32 chances with a 4.70 ERA (67 IP - 35 ER) and .231 average against in 70 relief outings (33 BB, 80 K, 11 HR). 52 of his 70 appearances were scoreless and he posted 15 straight save conversions May 19-July 15. 

2018 represented the fifth straight season Allen notched at least 24 saves (also a CLE record), and he is just one of three MLB relievers (Craig Kimbrel & Kenley Jansen) with at least 25 saves in each of the last four seasons (2015-18). Allen's 149 total saves, including a career high of 34 in 2015, are ninth-most among active players. For his career, he boasts a 2.98 ERA (440.2 IP - 146 ER), .217 average against, 10.5 K/9 IP and a 1.19 WHIP in 456 games (all in relief).

A native of Orlando, FL, Allen has appeared in the postseason in each of the last three seasons and in four campaigns overall (also 2013). In 17 career playoff games, he owns seven saves (seven chances) with a 3.10 ERA in 20.1 IP (7 ER). He logged 30 saves and a 2.94 ERA for the A.L. Central champions in 2017 and collected 32 saves (35 chances) and a 2.51 ERA during Cleveland's 2016 run to the World Series.

Allen was drafted by Cleveland on two occasions: 16th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft from St. Petersburg College (did not sign) and in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft from High Point University (NC).

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Angels agree to terms with Matt Harvey

ANAHEIM, CA - The Angels today agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Matt Harvey. In a corresponding move, RHP Luke Farrell has been designated for assignment. Today's announcements were made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

Harvey, 29, split the 2018 season between New York (N.L.) and Cincinnati and registered 131 strikeouts across 155 innings pitched while walking 37. His 3.54 strikeout/walk rate ranked 13th in the National League and his 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings rate was his highest mark since 2015. He was traded by the Mets to Cincinnati on May 8 in exchange for C Devin Mesoraco and cash considerations.

ANAHEIM, CA - The Angels today agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Matt Harvey. In a corresponding move, RHP Luke Farrell has been designated for assignment. Today's announcements were made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

Harvey, 29, split the 2018 season between New York (N.L.) and Cincinnati and registered 131 strikeouts across 155 innings pitched while walking 37. His 3.54 strikeout/walk rate ranked 13th in the National League and his 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings rate was his highest mark since 2015. He was traded by the Mets to Cincinnati on May 8 in exchange for C Devin Mesoraco and cash considerations.

A native of New London, CT, Harvey, was named the starting pitcher for the National League in the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field and finished fourth in Cy Young Award voting after finishing the year with a 9-5 record, 2.27 ERA (178.1 IP - 45 ER) and 191 strikeouts. In 2015, he was named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Sporting News and Player's Choice Awards and helped lead New York to a National League Championship. In four postseason starts, he went 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA (26.2 IP - 9 ER) and 27 strikeouts.

In six Major League seasons, Harvey has gone 41-44 with a 3.80 ERA (767.1 IP - 324 ER) and 723 strikeouts. He has averaged 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings for his career and his 3.56 strikeouts to walk ratio, ranks 11th in the N.L. since his debut in 2012. Harvey recorded 589 strikeouts through his first 100 career games, which are the third-most in Mets history behind Dwight Gooden (749) and Jacob deGrom (675).

Harvey was originally drafted by the Angels out of high school in the third round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft but elected to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was selected by the Mets in the first round (seventh overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

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Angels agree to terms with Trevor Cahill

The Angels agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year contract with RHP Trevor Cahill. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler.

Cahill, 30, made 21 appearances (20 starts) for Oakland in 2018 going 7-4 with a 3.76 ERA (110 IP - 46 ER), while holding opposing hitters to a .227 average (90/397). He allowed just eight home runs on the year and his average of 0.65 HR allowed per nine innings was a career best and fourth lowest mark in the American League (min. 100 IP). Additionally, his average of 7.36 hits allowed per nine innings was the ninth lowest in the A.L. He also reached the 100 strikeout mark for the sixth time in the last nine seasons. 

The Angels agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year contract with RHP Trevor Cahill. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler.

Cahill, 30, made 21 appearances (20 starts) for Oakland in 2018 going 7-4 with a 3.76 ERA (110 IP - 46 ER), while holding opposing hitters to a .227 average (90/397). He allowed just eight home runs on the year and his average of 0.65 HR allowed per nine innings was a career best and fourth lowest mark in the American League (min. 100 IP). Additionally, his average of 7.36 hits allowed per nine innings was the ninth lowest in the A.L. He also reached the 100 strikeout mark for the sixth time in the last nine seasons. 

A native of Oceanside, CA, Cahill was selected to the American League All-Star team in 2010 and made six postseason relief appearances for the Cubs in 2015. He owns a 2.61 career ERA (41.1 IP - 12 ER) in eight career games (six starts) at Angel Stadium, his lowest mark for any A.L. ballpark (min. 25 IP). Cahill has compiled an 80-83 career record with a 4.08 ERA (1343.1 IP - 609 ER) and 1007 strikeouts across 10 Major League seasons with the Athletics (2009-11, '18), Diamondbacks (2012-14), Braves (2015), Cubs (2015-16), Padres (2017) and Royals (2017).

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Angels agree to terms with Justin Bour

The Angels today agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Justin Bour. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

Bour, 30, split the 2018 season between Miami and Philadelphia and reached the 20 home run mark for the third time in his career (also, 2015 and 2017). He finished tied for the Major League lead with 11 pinch-hit RBIs and batted .320 (8/25) with three home runs as a pinch hitter, which were tied for the most in the National League. He also set career highs last season in walks (73) and games played (141). Since 2016, his .412 OBP with two outs ranks fifth in the Majors, behind Mike Trout (.464), Joey Votto (.421), Paul Goldschmidt(.420) and Bryce Harper (.416). He also ranks third among NL first basemen with a .996 fielding percentage since 2016.

The Angels today agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Justin Bour. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

Bour, 30, split the 2018 season between Miami and Philadelphia and reached the 20 home run mark for the third time in his career (also, 2015 and 2017). He finished tied for the Major League lead with 11 pinch-hit RBIs and batted .320 (8/25) with three home runs as a pinch hitter, which were tied for the most in the National League. He also set career highs last season in walks (73) and games played (141). Since 2016, his .412 OBP with two outs ranks fifth in the Majors, behind Mike Trout (.464), Joey Votto (.421), Paul Goldschmidt(.420) and Bryce Harper (.416). He also ranks third among NL first basemen with a .996 fielding percentage since 2016.

A native of Washington, D.C., Bour was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 Frist-Year Player Draft out of George Mason University and was a Rule 5 Draft pick by the Marlins in 2013. In his five Major League seasons, Bour has batted .260 (407/1463) with 84 home runs and 277 RBIs. He set single-season bests in 2017 with 109 hits, 25 home runs, 83 RBIs and a .902 OPS and also participated in the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park. Additionally, he led all NL first basemen (min. 100 games) with a .999 fielding percentage (one error in 809 total chances) in 2017.

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Billy Eppler statement on passing of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo

Angels general manager Billy Eppler issued the following statement on Friday:

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Beyond Luis's many accomplishments on the field, we will all remember him for his magnetic personality, radiant smile, and ability to make the people around him better. He will be truly missed by all in the baseball community. Our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences go out to both the Valbuena and Castillo families."

Angels general manager Billy Eppler issued the following statement on Friday:

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo. Beyond Luis's many accomplishments on the field, we will all remember him for his magnetic personality, radiant smile, and ability to make the people around him better. He will be truly missed by all in the baseball community. Our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences go out to both the Valbuena and Castillo families."

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Angels acquire RHP Luis García from Philadelphia

Halos send LHP José Álvarez to Phillies

ANAHEIM, CA -- The Angels today acquired RHP Luis García from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for LHP José Álvarez. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

García, 31, completed his sixth Major League season with the Phillies in 2018 and went 3-1 with one save and a 6.07 ERA (46 IP - 31 ER). He ranked fifth among National League relievers with an 80.6% inherited runners stranded rate (29 of 36) and stranded each of his first 15 inherited runners to begin the season. He struck out 28 batters across his final 20.2 innings pitched (26 appearances) on the year. Over the last two seasons, García ranked sixth in the National League with a 0.54 home runs allowed per nine innings rate (7 HR - 117.1 IP).

ANAHEIM, CA -- The Angels today acquired RHP Luis García from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for LHP José Álvarez. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.

García, 31, completed his sixth Major League season with the Phillies in 2018 and went 3-1 with one save and a 6.07 ERA (46 IP - 31 ER). He ranked fifth among National League relievers with an 80.6% inherited runners stranded rate (29 of 36) and stranded each of his first 15 inherited runners to begin the season. He struck out 28 batters across his final 20.2 innings pitched (26 appearances) on the year. Over the last two seasons, García ranked sixth in the National League with a 0.54 home runs allowed per nine innings rate (7 HR - 117.1 IP).

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, García made his Major League debut with the Phillies in 2013 and has gone 12-14 with five saves, a 4.12 ERA (244.2 IP - 112 ER) and 223 strikeouts across 251 career games in relief for Philadelphia. He set career highs in 2017 with 71.1 innings pitched and a 2.65 ERA (71.1 IP - 21 ER). In 2014, he was the recipient of the Paul Owens Award as the best pitcher in the Phillies minor league system. García was originally signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent in 2004.

Álvarez, 29, appeared in 76 games for the Angels last season, most by any Halo pitcher, while amassing a 6-4 record with a 2.71 ERA (63 IP - 19 ER). Since being acquired by the Angels from Detroit prior to the 2014 season, the left-hander has registered an 11-13 record with a 3.35 ERA (236.2 IP - 88 ER) in 270 games.

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Angels announce 2019 coaching staff

The Los Angeles Angels today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2019 season. The staff will consist of: Manager Brad Ausmus, Bench Coach Josh Paul, Hitting Coach Jeremy Reed, Pitching Coach Doug White, Outfield/First Base Coach Jesús Feliciano, Infield/Third Base Coach Mike Gallego, Assistant Hitting Coach Shawn Wooten, Hitting Instructor Paul Sorrento, Catching Coach José Molina and Bullpen Coach Andrew Bailey. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. Per club policy, no terms of contracts will be released. 

Paul, 43, will enter his second season as Bench Coach on the Angels Major League staff. He returned to the organization last season after previously playing for the Halos for two campaigns (2004-05) as a catcher. Prior to joining the Angels staff, he spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees organization as a Catching Coordinator (2015-17), professional scout (2011-14) and minor league manager (2009-10) with Staten Island (Single-A).

The Los Angeles Angels today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2019 season. The staff will consist of: Manager Brad Ausmus, Bench Coach Josh Paul, Hitting Coach Jeremy Reed, Pitching Coach Doug White, Outfield/First Base Coach Jesús Feliciano, Infield/Third Base Coach Mike Gallego, Assistant Hitting Coach Shawn Wooten, Hitting Instructor Paul Sorrento, Catching Coach José Molina and Bullpen Coach Andrew Bailey. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. Per club policy, no terms of contracts will be released. 

Paul, 43, will enter his second season as Bench Coach on the Angels Major League staff. He returned to the organization last season after previously playing for the Halos for two campaigns (2004-05) as a catcher. Prior to joining the Angels staff, he spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees organization as a Catching Coordinator (2015-17), professional scout (2011-14) and minor league manager (2009-10) with Staten Island (Single-A).

Reed, 37, takes over as the Angels Major League Hitting Coach after serving as a Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the previous five seasons with the Angels (2017-18) and Brewers (2014-16). He is a native of San Dimas, CA and attended Bonita HS (La Verne, CA) and Long Beach State University before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft. He played eight seasons in the Majors with the Mariners (2004-08), Mets (2009), Blue Jays (2010) and Brewers (2011). 

White, 40, joins the Angels staff as Pitching Coach after working in the Houston Astros organization for the last six seasons. He was the Astros Bullpen Coach in 2018, which followed two seasons as a Minor League Pitching Coordinator. White was a roving pitching instructor in 2014-15 and was the Pitching Coach for Class A Tri-City in 2013. Before joining the Astros, he spent five seasons as a minor league pitching coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The Woodland Hills, CA native is the founder of "Passion for Pitching", an instructional program based in Southern California and is a certified Zhealth specialist focused on enhancing movement patterns in athletes.

Feliciano, 39, joins the Angels organization following five seasons in the Cubs organization. The former Major Leaguer spent the 2018 campaign as hitting coach for Double-A Tennessee following two seasons as Single-A Eugene's manager. In 2016, his Emeralds captured the Northwest League title, the Club's first since 1975, and saw Feliciano earn Northwest League Manager of the Year honors. The Emeralds would go on to finish second the following year. In 2015, the Puerto Rican native served as Single-A South Bend's hitting coach and Single-A Boise's hitting coach in 2014. Feliciano played 15 seasons of professional baseball, reaching the Majors in 2010 with the Mets.

Gallego, 58, will begin his fourth season in the Angels organization and first as Third Base Coach after spending the last three years as the Director, Baseball Development. He has 11 seasons of previous experience as a Major League Third Base Coach with the Colorado Rockies (2005-08) and Oakland Athletics (2009-15). He also served as Colorado's Infield Coach and helped lead the Club to a National League record .989 fielding percentage and the N.L. Championship in 2007. A native of Whittier, CA, Gallego attended St. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA) and UCLA and played 13 Major League seasons with the A's (1985-91, '95), Yankees (1992-94) and Cardinals (1996-97).

Wooten, 46, enters his first season as Assistant Hitting Coach after working as the Angels Minor League Assistant Hitting Coordinator in 2018. He previously served as a minor league hitting coach in the Dodgers system from 2014-17 and as a minor league hitting coach and manager in the Padres organization from 2010-13. A native of Glendora, CA, he attended South Hills HS (West Covina, CA) and Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA). Wooten played six Major League seasons with the Angels (2000-03), Phillies (2004) and Red Sox (2005). In the 2002 postseason, he batted .474 (9/19) with five runs scored, one home run and three RBI to help the Angels to their first World Series Championship. 

Sorrento, 52, returns for his fourth season on the Major League coaching staff. He was the Angels Assistant Hitting Coach from 2016-18, the Minor League Hitting Coordinator from 2013-15 and the Hitting Coach for Adv.-A Inland Empire in 2012. The Somerville, MA native played 11 big league seasons with Minnesota (1989-91), Cleveland (1992-95), Seattle (1996-97) and Tampa Bay (1998-99). 

Molina, 43, joins the Angels Major League coaching staff as Catching Coach after spending the last three years at the Minor League Catching Coordinator. He played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cubs (1999), Angels (2001-07), Yankees (2007-09), Blue Jays (2010-11) and Rays (2012-14) and won World Series Championships with the Angels in 2002 and Yankees in 2009. His 25 career pickoffs as a catcher remain tied for 10th most all-time with Thurman Munson. 

Bailey, 34, will enter his first season as Bullpen Coach for the Angels. Last season, he served as a coaching assistant and video replay coordinator for the Angels after announcing his retirement as a player in February. The two-time American League All-Star and 2009 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award winner played eight Major League seasons with the Athletics (2009-11), Red Sox (2012-13), Yankees (2015), Phillies (2016) and Angels (2016-17). He is one of three players in Major League history to record 24-or-more saves in each of his first three MLB seasons.

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Angels non-tender two players

The Angels Friday announced that the Club did not tender contracts to the following players: RHP Blake Parker and RHP Matt Shoemaker. Today's announcements were made by General Manager Billy Eppler. 

With today's transactions, the Angels 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players.

The Angels Friday announced that the Club did not tender contracts to the following players: RHP Blake Parker and RHP Matt Shoemaker. Today's announcements were made by General Manager Billy Eppler. 

With today's transactions, the Angels 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players.

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Angels acquire INF Tommy La Stella from Chicago Cubs

Halos will send cash considerations or a player to be named later to Cubs

The Angels today acquired INF Tommy La Stella from Chicago in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Additionally, the Club requested unconditional release waivers on OF Jabari Blash for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler

La Stella, 29, completed his fourth season with the Cubs in 2018, posting a .266 (45/169) average while appearing in a career-high 123 games. The infielder paced the Majors in several offensive categories as a pinch-hitter (min. 50 PA) including, hits (24), average (.312) and OPS (.813) while his 11 RBI as a pinch-hitter were tied for tops in the Majors. 

The Angels today acquired INF Tommy La Stella from Chicago in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Additionally, the Club requested unconditional release waivers on OF Jabari Blash for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Today's announcement was made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler

La Stella, 29, completed his fourth season with the Cubs in 2018, posting a .266 (45/169) average while appearing in a career-high 123 games. The infielder paced the Majors in several offensive categories as a pinch-hitter (min. 50 PA) including, hits (24), average (.312) and OPS (.813) while his 11 RBI as a pinch-hitter were tied for tops in the Majors. 

A veteran of five Major League seasons, La Stella has amassed a .264 (219/828) average with 50 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 94 RBI across 396 games with the Braves (2014) and Cubs (2015-2018). A 2011 8th round draft pick, La Stella made his Major League debut with the Braves May 28, 2014. He would finish his rookie campaign batting .251 (80/319) before being acquired by the Cubs during the offseason. 

The Westwood, NJ native has also appeared in four different postseasons over the course of his career and was a part of the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs. 

Blash, 29, split the 2018 season with the Angels and Triple-A Salt Lake after being acquired by the Halos during Spring Training. He appeared in 24 games with the Angels, going 4-for-39 (.103). 

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Angels select Jose Suarez, Luis Rengifo and Luis Madero to Major League roster

INF José Fernández and RHP Parker Bridwell have been designated for assignment

The Los Angeles Angels announced on Tuesday that LHP Jose Suarez, INFLuis Rengifo and RHP Luis Madero have been selected to the Major League roster. In corresponding moves, INF Jose Fernandez and RHP Parker Bridwell have been designated for assignment. The Club's 40-man roster is now full at 40 players. The announcements were made by General Manager Billy Eppler.

Suarez, 20, opened the 2018 season with Adv.-A Inland Empire and was promoted to Double-A Mobile after two starts. He would make seven starts for the BayBears before joining Triple-A Salt Lake in late May. His combined 142 strikeouts and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings rate led all Angels minor league pitchers (min. 100 IP) and he ranked fifth in the organization in innings pitched. The native of Naguanagua, Venezuela was originally signed by the Angels as an international free agent on July 3, 2014. Suarez is currently ranked by MLB.com as the #8 prospect (#2 among pitchers) in the Angels system.

The Los Angeles Angels announced on Tuesday that LHP Jose Suarez, INFLuis Rengifo and RHP Luis Madero have been selected to the Major League roster. In corresponding moves, INF Jose Fernandez and RHP Parker Bridwell have been designated for assignment. The Club's 40-man roster is now full at 40 players. The announcements were made by General Manager Billy Eppler.

Suarez, 20, opened the 2018 season with Adv.-A Inland Empire and was promoted to Double-A Mobile after two starts. He would make seven starts for the BayBears before joining Triple-A Salt Lake in late May. His combined 142 strikeouts and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings rate led all Angels minor league pitchers (min. 100 IP) and he ranked fifth in the organization in innings pitched. The native of Naguanagua, Venezuela was originally signed by the Angels as an international free agent on July 3, 2014. Suarez is currently ranked by MLB.com as the #8 prospect (#2 among pitchers) in the Angels system.

Rengifo, (pronounced: ren-GEE (rhymes with key)-foe), 21, also split 2018 between the Angels top three minor league affiliates and combined to hit .299 (150/502) with 30 doubles, 13 triples, seven home runs, 64 RBI and 41 stolen bases. The switch-hitter led all Angels minor leaguers in hits and stolen bases. The Venezuelan native was acquired by the Angels from Tampa Bay as the player to be named later in the trade which sent INF C.J. Cron to the Rays. Rengifo is currently ranked by MLB.com as the #10 prospect in the Angels system.

Madero, 21, made 14 starts for Class-A Burlington before being promoted to Inalnd Empire in July. In his nine starts with the 66ers, he went 2-1 with a 2.44 ERA (44.1 IP - 12 ER) and 46 strikeouts. His combined ERA of 3.49 (105.2 IP - 41 ER) last season ranked second (min. 100 IP) in the Angels organization and his 1.297 WHIP ranked fourth. A native of Maracay, Venezuela, Madero was acquired by the Angels on July 31, 2017 from Arizona in exchange for RHP David Hernandez.

Bridwell, 27, appeared in five games (one start) for the Angels in 2018 after spending the majority of the season on the disabled list at Salt Lake with a right elbow injury. A native of Hereford, TX, Bridwell went 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA (121 IP - 49 ER) across 21 games for the Angels in 2017 and led all A.L. rookies in wins. He was acquired by the Angels on April 17, 2017 in a trade with Baltimore.

Fernández, 30, made his Major League debut with the Angels on June 8 at Minnesota and would appear in 36 games for the Angels in 2018. He batted .267 (31/116) with eight doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. A native of Santa Clara, Cuba, Fernandez signed with the Angels as a minor league free agent on Jan. 11, 2018 after spending the 2017 season in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system.

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Shohei Ohtani named 2018 American League Rookie of the Year

Becomes third player to win award in Angels history

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday.

The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday.

The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

Ohtani finished with 137 points in the balloting process, including 25 of 30 first place votes. He finished 48 points ahead of second place finisher Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees (89 points).

"What Shohei did both on the mound and at the plate this season was just amazing to watch," Salmon said. "He wasn't just good, but great. He made the transition from pitching to hitting look seamless and we all know how difficult it is to be successful at just one aspect of the game. Congratulations to Shohei and we can't wait to see what the future holds in his career."

"I want to pass along my congratulations to Shohei for this special honor," Trout said. "It's great to see all of his hard work and effort recognized with this very prestigious award. All of us enjoyed playing along-side and watching Shohei excel as a two-way player and make history along the way. I have no doubt the best is yet to come!"

The Ōshū, Japan native finished his rookie season in the Majors with a .285 (93/326) batting average with 59 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He led all A.L. rookies (min. 300 PA) in OPS (.925), on-base percentage (.361), and slugging percentage (.564) and posted the best rates of at-bats per home run (14.82) and RBI (5.34).

Additionally, in his 10 starts as a pitcher, he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (51.2 IP - 19 ER) and his 63 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher in Angels history through his first 10 career starts. He allowed three-or-fewer runs in nine of 10 starts and held opponents to a .036 (2/55) batting average against his splitter.

Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the Month in April and September and also received A.L. Rookie of the Week honors twice. He is the first player in Major League history to hit 15+ HR and compile 50+ pitching strikeouts in a season and joined Babe Ruth (1918 & 1919) as the only players since 1900 with 10+ HR and 4+ wins as a pitcher in a single campaign.

This season, he was the only player in the Majors to have multiple games of two home runs and a stolen base. Additionally, on Sept. 5 at Texas, Ohtani became the second rookie in A.L. history to record four hits, four runs, two HR and a stolen base in a single game, joiningCraig Wilson who did so for the White Sox on Sept. 14, 1988 at Detroit.

Ohtani signed with the Angels as an international free agent on Dec. 9, 2017 following five seasons with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.

The Rookie of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1947 and subsequently had its name changed to the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987, 40 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

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Shohei Ohtani Named 2018 American League Rookie of the Year

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani today was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani today was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

Ohtani finished with 137 points in the balloting process, including 25 of 30 first place votes. He finished 48 points ahead of second place finisher Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees (89 points).

"What Shohei did both on the mound and at the plate this season was just amazing to watch," Salmon said. "He wasn't just good, but great. He made the transition from pitching to hitting look seamless and we all know how difficult it is to be successful at just one aspect of the game. Congratulations to Shohei and we can't wait to see what the future holds in his career."


"I want to pass along my congratulations to Shohei for this special honor," Trout said. "It's great to see all of his hard work and effort recognized with this very prestigious award. All of us enjoyed playing along-side and watching Shohei excel as a two-way player and make history along the way. I have no doubt the best is yet to come!"


The Ōshū, Japan native finished his rookie season in the Majors with a .285 (93/326) batting average with 59 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He led all A.L. rookies (min. 300 PA) in OPS (.925), on-base percentage (.361), and slugging percentage (.564) and posted the best rates of at-bats per home run (14.82) and RBI (5.34).


Additionally, in his 10 starts as a pitcher, he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (51.2 IP - 19 ER) and his 63 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher in Angels history through his first 10 career starts. He allowed three-or-fewer runs in nine of 10 starts and held opponents to a .036 (2/55) batting average against his splitter.


Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the Month in April and September and also received A.L. Rookie of the Week honors twice. He is the first player in Major League history to hit 15+ HR and compile 50+ pitching strikeouts in a season and joined Babe Ruth (1918 & 1919) as the only players since 1900 with 10+ HR and 4+ wins as a pitcher in a single campaign.


This season, he was the only player in the Majors to have multiple games of two home runs and a stolen base. Additionally, on Sept. 5 at Texas, Ohtani became the second rookie in A.L. history to record four hits, four runs, two HR and a stolen base in a single game, joining Craig Wilson who did so for the White Sox on Sept. 14, 1988 at Detroit.


Ohtani signed with the Angels as an international free agent on Dec. 9, 2017 following five seasons with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.


The Rookie of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1947 and subsequently had its name changed to the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987, 40 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

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Shohei Ohtani named 2018 American League Rookie of the Year

Becomes third player to win award in Angels history

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani today was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
 
The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001). 
 
Ohtani finished with 137 points in the balloting process, including 25 of 30 first place votes. He finished 48 points ahead of second place finisher Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees (89 points). 
 
"What Shohei did both on the mound and at the plate this season was just amazing to watch," Salmon said. "He wasn't just good, but great. He made the transition from pitching to hitting look seamless and we all know how difficult it is to be successful at just one aspect of the game. Congratulations to Shohei and we can't wait to see what the future holds in his career."
 
"I want to pass along my congratulations to Shohei for this special honor," Trout said. "It's great to see all of his hard work and effort recognized with this very prestigious award. All of us enjoyed playing along-side and watching Shohei excel as a two-way player and make history along the way. I have no doubt the best is yet to come!"
 
The Ōshū, Japan native finished his rookie season in the Majors with a .285 (93/326) batting average with 59 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He led all A.L. rookies (min. 300 PA) in OPS (.925), on-base percentage (.361), and slugging percentage (.564) and posted the best rates of at-bats per home run (14.82) and RBI (5.34). 
 
Additionally, in his 10 starts as a pitcher, he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (51.2 IP - 19 ER) and his 63 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher in Angels history through his first 10 career starts. He allowed three-or-fewer runs in nine of 10 starts and held opponents to a .036 (2/55) batting average against his splitter. 
 
Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the Month in April and September and also received A.L. Rookie of the Week honors twice. He is the first player in Major League history to hit 15+ HR and compile 50+ pitching strikeouts in a season and joined Babe Ruth (1918 & 1919) as the only players since 1900 with 10+ HR and 4+ wins as a pitcher in a single campaign. 
 
This season, he was the only player in the Majors to have multiple games of two home runs and a stolen base. Additionally, on Sept. 5 at Texas, Ohtani became the second rookie in A.L. history to record four hits, four runs, two HR and a stolen base in a single game, joining Craig Wilson who did so for the White Sox on Sept. 14, 1988 at Detroit.
 
Ohtani signed with the Angels as an international free agent on Dec. 9, 2017 following five seasons with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League. 
 
The Rookie of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1947 and subsequently had its name changed to the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987, 40 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

Angels RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani today was named the 2018 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
 
The 24-year-old is the third player in Angels' history to earn the honor, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012). He also becomes the fourth Japanese-born player to win a Rookie of the Year Award in the Major Leagues, joining Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001). 
 
Ohtani finished with 137 points in the balloting process, including 25 of 30 first place votes. He finished 48 points ahead of second place finisher Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees (89 points). 
 
"What Shohei did both on the mound and at the plate this season was just amazing to watch," Salmon said. "He wasn't just good, but great. He made the transition from pitching to hitting look seamless and we all know how difficult it is to be successful at just one aspect of the game. Congratulations to Shohei and we can't wait to see what the future holds in his career."
 
"I want to pass along my congratulations to Shohei for this special honor," Trout said. "It's great to see all of his hard work and effort recognized with this very prestigious award. All of us enjoyed playing along-side and watching Shohei excel as a two-way player and make history along the way. I have no doubt the best is yet to come!"
 
The Ōshū, Japan native finished his rookie season in the Majors with a .285 (93/326) batting average with 59 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He led all A.L. rookies (min. 300 PA) in OPS (.925), on-base percentage (.361), and slugging percentage (.564) and posted the best rates of at-bats per home run (14.82) and RBI (5.34). 
 
Additionally, in his 10 starts as a pitcher, he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA (51.2 IP - 19 ER) and his 63 strikeouts were the most by any pitcher in Angels history through his first 10 career starts. He allowed three-or-fewer runs in nine of 10 starts and held opponents to a .036 (2/55) batting average against his splitter. 
 
Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the Month in April and September and also received A.L. Rookie of the Week honors twice. He is the first player in Major League history to hit 15+ HR and compile 50+ pitching strikeouts in a season and joined Babe Ruth (1918 & 1919) as the only players since 1900 with 10+ HR and 4+ wins as a pitcher in a single campaign. 
 
This season, he was the only player in the Majors to have multiple games of two home runs and a stolen base. Additionally, on Sept. 5 at Texas, Ohtani became the second rookie in A.L. history to record four hits, four runs, two HR and a stolen base in a single game, joining Craig Wilson who did so for the White Sox on Sept. 14, 1988 at Detroit.
 
Ohtani signed with the Angels as an international free agent on Dec. 9, 2017 following five seasons with the Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League. 
 
The Rookie of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1947 and subsequently had its name changed to the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in 1987, 40 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

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Mike Trout wins 2018 Silver Slugger Award

Angels' outfielder Mike Trout was named a recipient of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award on Thursdsy, which is given to the best offensive players at each position in both the American and National Leagues. The award is Trout's sixth honor in seven full seasons and the 23rd overall for the Angels.

With Thursday's announcement, Trout becomes the first Angel in franchise history to win six Silver Sluggers awards. He broke Vladimir Guerrero's previous Club record of four (2004-07) after capturing his fifth award in 2016. Trout is tied with Alex Rodriguez as the youngest player in big league history to win the award six times and is the ninth outfielder in history to receive the honors six times at any point in his career: Barry Bonds (12), Manny Ramirez (8), Ken Griffey Jr. (7), Vladimir Guerrero (7), Tony Gwynn (7), Juan Gonzalez (6), Kirby Puckett (6) and Sammy Sosa (6).

Angels' outfielder Mike Trout was named a recipient of the 2018 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award on Thursdsy, which is given to the best offensive players at each position in both the American and National Leagues. The award is Trout's sixth honor in seven full seasons and the 23rd overall for the Angels.

With Thursday's announcement, Trout becomes the first Angel in franchise history to win six Silver Sluggers awards. He broke Vladimir Guerrero's previous Club record of four (2004-07) after capturing his fifth award in 2016. Trout is tied with Alex Rodriguez as the youngest player in big league history to win the award six times and is the ninth outfielder in history to receive the honors six times at any point in his career: Barry Bonds (12), Manny Ramirez (8), Ken Griffey Jr. (7), Vladimir Guerrero (7), Tony Gwynn (7), Juan Gonzalez (6), Kirby Puckett (6) and Sammy Sosa (6).

The New Jersey native finished his eighth big league season (seventh full year) with the Angels, batting .312 (147/471) with 101 runs scored, 24 doubles, four triples, 39 home runs, 79 RBI and 24 stolen bases. The Halo center fielder posted a 1.088 OPS which was the highest in the American League since 2006 and the best such mark by an A.L. outfielder since Manny Ramirez (1.154) in 2000.

The Silver Slugger Award winners were determined by a vote of Major League Baseball coaches and managers who named the players they felt were the best offensive producers at each position in both the American and National Leagues in 2018. Selections were based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value. Managers and coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own teams.

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