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December 8, 2017 7:23 PM Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers signs with Tigers

Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers (54) stands in the dugout during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Houston. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers is all smiles as he greets the audience at the Toyota Center during a game between the Astros and the Utah Jazz on Sunday 81

December 4, 2017 5:42 PM White Sox name Omar Vizquel manager of Class A Winston-Salem

Former major league infielder Omar Vizquel has been named the manager of the White Sox's Class A franchise in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the team announced Monday. Vizquel, 50, was the Detroit Tigers' first-base coach the past four seasons and interviewed for the team's managerial opening, which was filled when the team hired Ron Gardenhire 47

December 2, 2017 3:12 AM Blake Wood, Angels agree to $1.45M, 1-year contract

Blake Wood, Angels agree to $1.45M, 1-year contract Right-hander Blake Wood reached agreement on a $1.45 million, one-year with the Los Angeles Angels to avoid salary arbitration. Friday's announcement came just ahead of the deadline for offering arbitration to eligible players. Wood can earn an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses based on games 59

December 1, 2017 1:31 AM Angels GM confirms team's intent to pursue Shohei Ohtani in free agency

Halos GM Billy Eppler said the cap space acquired in Thursday's trade is meant to use to pursue Ohtani The Angels completed a trade with the Braves that landed them reliever Jim Johnson (and his $4.5 million salary) along with $1.21 million in international cap space Thursday. We've already covered the Johnson angle of this swap, but what's really interesting 60

November 30, 2017 2:59 PM Yusmeiro Petit reaches two-year deal with Athletics

Free-agent reliever Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, his agent told The Athletic on Thursday. Petit, 33, a 10-year veteran whose ability to gobble up innings was coveted, pitched 91 1/3 innings in 60 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season while posting a 101/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 2.76 ERA. Petit 47

November 22, 2017 8:24 PM Brad Ausmus joins Angels front office

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler. Ausmus managed the Tigers for the past four seasons, going 314-332 and winning the AL Central in 2014. Detroit went 64-98 this season, and Ausmus' contract was not renewed. The veteran big-league catcher 55

November 20, 2017 9:38 PM Angels great Vlad Guerrero gets second shot at Cooperstown

Vlad Guerrero jjuuuuuuuuuuuust missed a chance at Cooperstown in 2017. MLB released the 33 players on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, including Guerrero and first-timers Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel and Chipper Jones. Eligible players must reach the 75 percent required mark for entry and can remain on the ballot for 10 years, as long as said player 52

November 20, 2017 9:07 PM Angels release 2018 Spring Training schedule

On Monday, the Angels released their schedule for the 2018 season -- the club's 26th straight playing home games in Tempe, Ariz. The Angels will open Cactus League play on Feb. 23 at 12:05PT vs. Oakland. The FOX Sports West Spring Training broadcast schedule will be announced at another time. Upon completion of their time in Tempe, the Angels will return 58

November 8, 2017 5:35 AM MVP Hopefuls Goldschmidt, Arenado among Gold Glove Winners

(Reuters) - Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt’s claim on the National League’s MVP Award received a boost on Tuesday when he was announced as one of baseball’s NL Gold Glove winners, given to the best defensive player at each position. Goldschmidt, 30, captured his third Gold Glove distinction to cap a stellar season that puts him firmly 71

November 7, 2017 12:26 AM MLB free agency begins as big names receive qualifying offers

Players have until Nov. 16 to accept. If they sign with new teams, their old clubs would get an extra draft pick as compensation -- possibly a much lower selection than in the past under the rules in baseball's new labor contract. A club signing one of the players who didn't accept would lose a draft selection -- no longer a first-round pick -- and possibly 37