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Wednesday Apr 16 | Rant Sports

Los Angeles Angels' Early-Season Relief Pitching Struggles a Concern

Heading into the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Angels were hoping that their offseason moves to revamp the bullpen would fix their relief pitching problems of last year, but through two weeks of the season that has not been the case.

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Related Topix: Sports, Michael Kohn, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball

Wednesday Apr 16 | The Orange County Register

Angels Afterthoughts: Calhoun to DL

Kole Calhoun hurt his right ankle in the 11th inning of Monday's loss to the Oakland Athletics and appears headed for the disabled list, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kole Calhoun, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Snowy weather postpones Indians game

The newborn daughter of a man killed in a Madison County crash will head home today.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Outdoor Recreation, Marathon

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Do the Angels know how to hold 'em?

ANAHEIM, Calif._There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance to come back.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Justin Masterson, Chris Perez, Nick Maronde

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Pujols, Angels Defeat Seattle 2-0

Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game while Garrett Richards and two relievers combined on one-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Garrett Richards, Mike Trout, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Abraham Almonte

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Rant Sports

Cleveland Indians: Vinnie Pestano's Most Recent Demotion Is A Big Step Back

Right-handed reliever Vinnie Pestano entered last night's game in the ninth inning with an 8-3 lead against the San Diego Padres .

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Related Topix: Sports, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, San Diego Padres, Chris Perez

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Cleveland.com

Is Cleveland Indians' offense, team's weakest link? Hey, Hoynsie

Nick Swisher led the indians with 22 homers last year, but do they need more from the offense this year to get back to the postseason? Hey, Hoynsie: What do you think is the biggest weakness in the Indians lineup? I think the lack of power with no big RBI production.

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Related Topix: Sports, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar, C.C. Sabathia, Justin Masterson

Mon Mar 31, 2014

BleacherReport

8 Reasons to Be Optimistic for the Cleveland Indians' 2014 Season

The Cleveland Indians surpassed even the most optimistic projections for the 2013 season en-route to their first playoff appearance since 2007.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Ubaldo Jimenez, Yan Gomes, Danny Salazar, Carlos Santana

Cleveland.com

What will the Cleveland Indians' record be?: MLB predictions 2014

If it's prediction time, it means baseball and opening day are at hand. So let's fire up the crystall ball and start predicting.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Ubaldo Jimenez, Justin Masterson, Asdrubal Cabrera

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Rant Sports

Los Angeles Angels Should Not Worry About Joe Smith's Subpar Spring Training

The Los Angeles Angels this past offseason filled a major hole in their bullpen by signing reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15 million contract.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Scott Downs

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Cleveland.com

Bullpen: The spotlight is on new closer John Axford - Cleveland Indians 2014 position previews

Here is a three-tiered look at the Indians' overall bullpen situation, from the big leagues, to who would get the first call from the minors if help was needed, and who the prospects are who could help in the years to come.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Hagadone, Baseball Players, Frank Herrmann, Chris Perez

Deep Left Field

Blake Wood: 2014 Cleveland Indians Player Profile

Sep 2, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Blake Wood pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Progressive Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Blake Wood, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, Chris Perez, Cody Allen

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Rant Sports

Cleveland Indians Enter 2014 Season With A Better Bullpen

The 2014 Cleveland Indians will head into their second season under the tutelage of Terry Francona with an improved bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nick Hagadone, Josh Tomlin, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, Chris Perez

Rant Sports

Top 5 New Players Who Will Help Cleveland Indians In 2014

Terrry Francona will have new faces to turn to this season for the Indians as they start their march towards the postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

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