Beginning next season, Major League Baseball will begin testing its players for opioids in light of the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The new policy would also allow major and minor league players to use marijuana for pain relief without being disciplined.
Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a $245 million, seven-year contract Wednesday, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
The Los Angeles Angels have struck a tentative deal with Anaheim that would keep the team playing in the city through at least 2050, the city announced Wednesday.
Angels sign former player and Cubs manager Joe Maddon to a three-year deal
Joe Maddon reached a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, it was reported Wednesday.
At least six current or former Los Angeles Angels players have been interviewed by federal agents as part of an investigation into the drug-related death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
Los Angeles Angels officials responded Saturday to an ESPN report that a public relations employee for the team told federalinvestigators he provided oxycodone to former Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and abused it with him for years. The report also mentions that two team officials were told about Skaggs' drug use long before his death in July.
An investigation was underway Tuesday to determine what caused the death of 27-year-old Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a hotel room in Southlake, Texas, with police suspecting neither foul play nor suicide.
It snowed last week in Arizona, and Mike Trout of the Angels was more than thrilled.