The Angels' Groundskeepers will host their 15th annual Thanksgiving Holiday Canned Food Drive from Friday, November 20th thru Sunday, November 22nd at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (weather permitting). All proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in the fight against hunger during the holiday season.
The Angels announced that Ron Roenicke has been named as the Club's third base coach. Terms of the deal are undisclosed at this time. At the same time, Gary DiSarcina will take over as first base coach, Alfredo Griffin named infield coach and Steve Soliz as catching & information coach. Keith Johnson will manage triple-A Salt Lake for the 2016 campaign. Earlier this offseason, the Club named Charles Nagy pitching coach, Dave Hansen hitting coach and Paul Sorrento assistant hitting coach. Today's announcements were made by General Manager Billy Eppler.
The Angels today acquired INF Andrelton (ANN-drull-ton) Simmons and C Jose Briceno (Bree-sen-nyo) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for INF Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb and RHP Chris Ellis. Today's announcements were made by Angels General Manager Billy Eppler.
Angels' outfielder Mike Trout today was named a recipient of the 2015 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award which is given to the best offensive players at each position in both the American and National Leagues. The award is Trout's fourth consecutive honor and the 20th overall for the Angels.
Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun has been named the winner of a 2015 American League Gold Glove Award. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company on ESPN. This marks the first such honor for Calhoun, who was an A.L. finalist with J.D. Martinez (DET) and Josh Reddick (OAK) for the annual award.