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23 May 19
Update News Portal

CHICAGO — Katie Lou Samuelson knew what kind of question was coming before it was asked. The four young men approached her after watching her workout on a court near her family’s home in Orange County, California. If they knew her name, they didn’t say it. Instead, one shouted, “Yo!” as they walked over. And […]

23 May 19
Daily Republic

Carter Bins has endured a bit of a roller coaster ride at the plate this season for the Fresno State baseball team, but occasional slumps aside, the Rodriguez High graduate and former Fairfield Expo standout is a huge reason the Bulldogs captured the Mountain West Conference regular season title. Last week is a good example. […]

23 May 19
Daily Breeze
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Daily News
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Press Telegram
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Whittier Daily News
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Pasadena Star News
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Orange County Register
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Daily Bulletin
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Press Enterprise
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
23 May 19
Redlands Daily Facts
ANAHEIM — Angels catcher Dustin Garneau grew up in San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High, then Cal State Fullerton, then traversed the minor-league landscape of the Colorado Rockies’ system for parts of nine seasons. Wednesday, he learned what it was like to drive from his house to his office. “I live two exits up the freeway,” he said. One day after he was pulled from a Triple-A game in Sacramento, Garneau was selected to the Angels’ 40-man roster and joined the major league club for Wednesday’s series finale against the Twins. He takes the place of backup catcher Kevan Smith, who was placed on the seven-day injured list. The seven-day IL is reserved for players diagnosed with a concussion, the unfortunate byproduct of a foul ball that caromed off Smith’s mask on Tuesday night. Garneau, 31, signed a minor league contract last November with the Angels, his fourth organization. He was batting .247 for Salt Lake with a .368 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage at the time of his call-up. A veteran of 696 minor league games, Garneau has appeared in 88 major league games with the Rockies, A’s and White Sox. He has a .194 batting average and five home runs in 252 MLB at-bats. “Good receiver,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said of Garneau. “He’s been swinging the bat well in Salt Lake, takes a lot of pride in working with the pitchers, which is important. He’ll fit right in.” Although Garneau’s next game in an Angels uniform will be his first since spring training, the organization has taken steps to ensure a seamless transition from the minors to the majors. All the Angels’ catchers were briefed on signs in spring training. Hitting coach Shawn Wooten is with Salt Lake now, Ausmus said. “I’ve been working with … all the hitting guys to change my swing for the better,” Garneau said. “I got real comfortable the last couple weeks with all the big changes I made. And with my receiving and catching stuff, it’s been all Eddy (Rodriguez) the catching coordinator with Jake Guzman too. It’s been fun working through some stuff.” SIMMONS UPDATE Shortstop Andrelton Simmons met with a foot and ankle specialist Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a Grade 3 sprain in his left ankle. He was not given a formal timetable for a return to game action. Simmons said the specialist was able to formally rule out the possibility of surgery. He’s expected to keep his foot in a protective boot for another 1-2 weeks, until his swelling subsides to the point where he’s able to walk without the boot. At that point, he can resume throwing, working out, and other baseball activities. Simmons will presumably need a minor league rehabilitation assignment after that. If the Grade 2 sprain that befell Simmons’ right ankle last year is any indication, the 29-year-old shortstop will exceed whatever expectations are set forth for this recovery. “Normal might have taken like three weeks,” he said of the last ankle sprain. “But I thought I was ready to play after like five, six days. It was still not ideal, but you know. I’m not expecting that quick a recovery, but I’m hoping for a miracle.” ROTATION PLANS Andrew Heaney is expected to throw a bullpen on Friday. The left-hander remains a candidate to start Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, an assignment that is still officially to be determined. Heaney hasn’t faced major league hitters since March, when he was beset by elbow inflammation. In a rehab start with Salt Lake on Monday, he struck out 10 batters in 4⅔ innings. “I threw like two-thirds of an inning in spring training so there wasn’t any progression,” Heaney said. “I had nothing to start from. The goal was to simulate what a spring training progression would be. … I’ve been feeling good physically and mechanically for weeks now.” The Angels’ starting rotation is full, and Ausmus said he’s considered moving to a six-man rotation. Griffin Canning and Tyler Skaggs are scheduled to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, against the Texas Rangers. Beyond that is anyone’s guess. “Let’s wait to see what happens with Heaney first before we start slotting other people,” Ausmus said. “We don’t wanna go to a seven-man rotation. One step at a time.” UP NEXT Twins (LHP Martin Perez, 6-1, 2.89 ERA) at Angels (RHP Matt Harvey, 2-3, 6.35 ERA), Thursday, 1:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, MLB (out of market only), 830 AM Rangers (LHP Drew Smyly, 0-3, 6.51 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-1, 3.80 ERA), Friday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM
22 May 19
Whittier Daily News
WHITTIER – There are a lot of high school student-athletes who dream about playing at the college level. Inside the La Serna High gymnasium on Wednesday, 18 student-athletes made that dream a reality. #gallery-1810957-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1810957-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1810957-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1810957-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Family and friends cheer for their student athlete during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Students have fun when friends that have signed a letter of intent names are called during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Eighteen athletes pose for pictures during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The group was highlighted by softball pitcher Jordyn Cebedo (Illinois-Chicago) and catcher Jessica Alcala (Cal State Fullerton). Cebedo was named the 2019 Del Rio League pitcher of the year while Alcala received first-team all-league honors. They helped the team clinch a third consecutive league title. “Going to Cal State Fullerton is a dream come true. I can’t wait for next season just to see what I can accomplish,” Alcala said. “I knew it was my home when I went for a visit and talked to the coaches for one of my visits. When they offered me, I knew right away that’s where I wanted to go.” There were three other softball players who took part in the ceremony Wednesday: Haylee Clay (Hawaii), Jasmine Gray (Maine) and Asa Vigil (New Mexico State). Briana Chacon (Oregon) and Trevor McNary (Cal State Fullerton) represented the girls and boys golf teams, respectively; from the water polo team were Kevin Roach (Wagner College), Alam Chang Barnuevo (La Verne), Patrick Seelhorst (Whittier College) and Steven Casas (Pacific). Casas, who led La Serna to four consecutive Del Rio League titles and a CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship in 2017, scored 95 goals this season. He said he has known for awhile that he wanted to attend Pacific. “It really means a lot to me to move on and play the sport I’ve been playing ever since I was 7,” Casas said. “I really grew into this sport – really, it’s my life. It’s a really big accomplishment for me to move on and keep playing the sport I love and am really passionate about.” Other student-athletes recognized at the ceremony: baseball’s Luke Garcia (La Verne), track and field’s Marco Perez (Mt. San Antonio College), volleyball’s Kyana Cardenas (Salem International), acrobatics and tumbling’s Aurora Long (Davis & Elkins College), football’s Jonathan Ramirez (Whittier College), swimming’s Zachary Serrano (Cal State Bakersfield) and girls soccer goalkeeper Emma Jonietz (Cal Lutheran). Ramirez helped the football team win the league crown and earn a trip to the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals in 2018. As one of La Serna’s tackles, he played an integral role in the team’s ground-and-pound rushing attack. “Having all the coaches behind my back and my teammates, you know they pushed me to get better and, honestly, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today,” he said. “This is definitely the cherry on top and I’m excited to play at the next level.”
22 May 19
Pasadena Star News
WHITTIER – There are a lot of high school student-athletes who dream about playing at the college level. Inside the La Serna High gymnasium on Wednesday, 18 student-athletes made that dream a reality. #gallery-2283104-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2283104-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2283104-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2283104-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Family and friends cheer for their student athlete during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Students have fun when friends that have signed a letter of intent names are called during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Eighteen athletes pose for pictures during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The group was highlighted by softball pitcher Jordyn Cebedo (Illinois-Chicago) and catcher Jessica Alcala (Cal State Fullerton). Cebedo was named the 2019 Del Rio League pitcher of the year while Alcala received first-team all-league honors. They helped the team clinch a third consecutive league title. “Going to Cal State Fullerton is a dream come true. I can’t wait for next season just to see what I can accomplish,” Alcala said. “I knew it was my home when I went for a visit and talked to the coaches for one of my visits. When they offered me, I knew right away that’s where I wanted to go.” There were three other softball players who took part in the ceremony Wednesday: Haylee Clay (Hawaii), Jasmine Gray (Maine) and Asa Vigil (New Mexico State). Briana Chacon (Oregon) and Trevor McNary (Cal State Fullerton) represented the girls and boys golf teams, respectively; from the water polo team were Kevin Roach (Wagner College), Alam Chang Barnuevo (La Verne), Patrick Seelhorst (Whittier College) and Steven Casas (Pacific). Casas, who led La Serna to four consecutive Del Rio League titles and a CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship in 2017, scored 95 goals this season. He said he has known for awhile that he wanted to attend Pacific. “It really means a lot to me to move on and play the sport I’ve been playing ever since I was 7,” Casas said. “I really grew into this sport – really, it’s my life. It’s a really big accomplishment for me to move on and keep playing the sport I love and am really passionate about.” Other student-athletes recognized at the ceremony: baseball’s Luke Garcia (La Verne), track and field’s Marco Perez (Mt. San Antonio College), volleyball’s Kyana Cardenas (Salem International), acrobatics and tumbling’s Aurora Long (Davis & Elkins College), football’s Jonathan Ramirez (Whittier College), swimming’s Zachary Serrano (Cal State Bakersfield) and girls soccer goalkeeper Emma Jonietz (Cal Lutheran). Ramirez helped the football team win the league crown and earn a trip to the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals in 2018. As one of La Serna’s tackles, he played an integral role in the team’s ground-and-pound rushing attack. “Having all the coaches behind my back and my teammates, you know they pushed me to get better and, honestly, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today,” he said. “This is definitely the cherry on top and I’m excited to play at the next level.”
22 May 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
WHITTIER – There are a lot of high school student-athletes who dream about playing at the college level. Inside the La Serna High gymnasium on Wednesday, 18 student-athletes made that dream a reality. #gallery-1944221-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1944221-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1944221-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1944221-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Family and friends cheer for their student athlete during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Students have fun when friends that have signed a letter of intent names are called during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Eighteen athletes pose for pictures during signing day at La Serna High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Whittier, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The group was highlighted by softball pitcher Jordyn Cebedo (Illinois-Chicago) and catcher Jessica Alcala (Cal State Fullerton). Cebedo was named the 2019 Del Rio League pitcher of the year while Alcala received first-team all-league honors. They helped the team clinch a third consecutive league title. “Going to Cal State Fullerton is a dream come true. I can’t wait for next season just to see what I can accomplish,” Alcala said. “I knew it was my home when I went for a visit and talked to the coaches for one of my visits. When they offered me, I knew right away that’s where I wanted to go.” There were three other softball players who took part in the ceremony Wednesday: Haylee Clay (Hawaii), Jasmine Gray (Maine) and Asa Vigil (New Mexico State). Briana Chacon (Oregon) and Trevor McNary (Cal State Fullerton) represented the girls and boys golf teams, respectively; from the water polo team were Kevin Roach (Wagner College), Alam Chang Barnuevo (La Verne), Patrick Seelhorst (Whittier College) and Steven Casas (Pacific). Casas, who led La Serna to four consecutive Del Rio League titles and a CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship in 2017, scored 95 goals this season. He said he has known for awhile that he wanted to attend Pacific. “It really means a lot to me to move on and play the sport I’ve been playing ever since I was 7,” Casas said. “I really grew into this sport – really, it’s my life. It’s a really big accomplishment for me to move on and keep playing the sport I love and am really passionate about.” Other student-athletes recognized at the ceremony: baseball’s Luke Garcia (La Verne), track and field’s Marco Perez (Mt. San Antonio College), volleyball’s Kyana Cardenas (Salem International), acrobatics and tumbling’s Aurora Long (Davis & Elkins College), football’s Jonathan Ramirez (Whittier College), swimming’s Zachary Serrano (Cal State Bakersfield) and girls soccer goalkeeper Emma Jonietz (Cal Lutheran). Ramirez helped the football team win the league crown and earn a trip to the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals in 2018. As one of La Serna’s tackles, he played an integral role in the team’s ground-and-pound rushing attack. “Having all the coaches behind my back and my teammates, you know they pushed me to get better and, honestly, if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today,” he said. “This is definitely the cherry on top and I’m excited to play at the next level.”
22 May 19
UNP blog

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers made him the first African American to play in the Major Leagues […]

22 May 19
Orange County Register
Unless otherwise noted, all events are on the Cal State Fullerton main campus, 800 N. State College Blvd., and are free and open to the public. Begovich Gallery The exhibit “Invocation of Almost: The Art of David Tibet” runs in the Begovich Gallery at CSUF through Saturday. Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer) “Invocation of Almost: The Art of David Tibet” is presented by the Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery of CSUF. Curated by Jacqueline Bunge, this exhibition showcases Tibet’s past and present paintings and drawings, which focus on cartoon renderings of the apocalypse, urban myth and fantasy. Also on display: lyrics by Tibet and ephemera from Tibet’s ParaMusical group, Current 93, who created a new musical composition especially for the Begovich Gallery. Through May 25. Grand Central Art Center The CSUF center is at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Information: 714-567-7233, grandcentralartcenter.com “Now More Than Ever” features the work of seven artists in the Cal State Fullerton MFA and BFA programs. Their work encapsulates a “now more than ever” cultural moment and shares an urgency as well as a distillation of social and political issues as they relate to notions of self. Jose Flores Nava addresses both migrant identity and border issues in his ceramic “prototypes,” while Yara Almouradi presents portraits of Syrian refugees combining large-scale drawings with printed emails and other ephemera that provide a glimpse of their lives in exile. With a more conceptual approach, Desmond Jervis has created a seemingly understated video and sculpture installation critiquing racial representation and traditional ceramic narratives. Dylan Flah explores gender through the visual trappings of sports culture. Through stitching, collaged elements, and abstract marks Janan Abedelmuti’s intimate paintings capture emotions, thoughts, and events that document the discovery of self. Hadley Mattwig recreates a version of her family’s living room to question how sense of place reverberates in memory to undermine the formation of identity. In contrast, Pamela Rush’s projected photographs present a more prescriptive view of identity influenced by cliché and pop culture. Curated by Kelly Lindner, director and curator of the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery at Cal State Chico. Through Aug. 18. “antes muerta que sencilla.” The exhibit by artist Teresita de la Torre includes a series of performances, photographs and drawings that document histories, struggles, risk, connection, love, dreams and family. It was inspired by a conversation she heard between her mother and niece. Her niece was interviewing de la Torre’s mother about her migration story and how she ended up living in the U.S. There was one detail that stood out: The artist’s mother, during the interview, mentioned that when she crossed the border in Tijuana using a “coyote,” she did so in red heels. The artist made a replica of the shoes using cardboard, paper mache and chicken wire, which she wore to cross the border in a performance action to  “recreate” her mother’s story and honor her sacrifice. Through July 14. “None of This is Real”: Through performance, installation, photographic documentation and social practice, artist-in-residence Lucas Murgida creates situations that allow audience members to experience private moments in public situations. His projects address ideas of service, perception, liberation, privacy, power and labor. Ongoing. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute All events at Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center unless otherwise noted. Information: 657-278-2446, olli-Info@fullerton.edu or olli.fullerton.edu History of Broadway Musicals. Learn about some of the most familiar Broadway musicals. The course will explore musicals/plays designed to be biographical depictions of famous entertainers or composers. In addition to instructor’s lectures, a variety of taped lectures, documentaries and short biographical clips of major Broadway composers and performers will be featured. The lectures will include the Hollywood versions of the musicals/plays when available. Shapiro AB classroom of the Ruby Gerontology Center. Noon-2 p.m. Thursdays. Tony Bennett and his music is the focus of the Jazz Series Class at Florentine’s Grill on June 1. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Jazz at Florentine’s Grill. Tony Bennett and his music is the focus of this Jazz Series Class. The music is provided by Joe Lawton & Mike LeVan and the Docs. Florentine’s is at 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 1. Pollak Library Miniseminar: “DNA for Family History Research.” The event is in conjunction with the exhibit, “History in Our Genes: Human DNA.” (Information below) What can you learn about your ethnic origins from DNA testing? How can it be used to piece together your family history? Are those TV commercials all hype? Are you hesitant to test, because of privacy risks? Not sure which DNA testing company to pick, or who in your family to test? This program is suitable for anyone who has already tested their DNA or is just curious about DNA testing. Pollak Library, PLN-130. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 8. “History in Our Genes: Human DNA” is  a new exhibit that features displays of infographics, created by a team of art (graphic and interactive design) students, led by Emily Pillai, exhibit co-designer, as well as multimedia stations, including a DNA maker station with hands-on activities. Exhibit highlights include: Milestones of the Human Genome Project; SNPs and sequencing (SNPs make popular home DNA tests possible); How human DNA is passed down to each generation; What Y-chromosome DNA and mitochondrial DNA tells about human ancient origins from Africa; and how DNA was used to identify the remains of King Richard III, determine if Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had children together and helped law enforcement identify and capture the Golden State Killer. In the library’s East and West Terraces on the second floor. Through Sept. 25. Fullerton Arboretum All events are at the arboretum unless otherwise noted. 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. All proceeds from fundraising events support plant conservation and environmental education programs. Information: 657-278-3407 or fullertonarboretum.org The “Moving Walls” exhibit explores the dual identities of the Heart Mountain barracks in Powell, Wyoming, which were hastily built to house incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit at the Fullerton Arboretum’s Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei History Museum runs through May 31.(Photo by Stan Honda) “Moving Walls.” The exhibit, featuring photos by award-winning photojournalist Stan Honda, explores the dual identities of the Heart Mountain barracks in Powell, Wyo., which were hastily built to house incarcerated Japanese Americans during the war, then turned into homes and farm buildings for postwar veterans-turned-homesteaders who received free acreage and two barracks as part of a lottery program with the U.S. government. Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei History Museum. Through May 31. Feathery Peacocks. In this painting class, you will have the opportunity to paint one of the two featured feathery peacocks. Registration fee includes a canvas, paints, brushes, apron and step-by-step instructions. 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Members, $25; nonmembers, $28. Guided Public Nature Tours. Join a docent as you tour the garden. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the different garden collections through secret trails off the beaten path. Docents will take you to their favorite places in the garden and share stories and folklore. Bring walking shoes. 10 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the Nature Center; no registration required. Yoga in the Garden. Have you always wanted to try yoga? Here’s your chance to lengthen, strengthen and tone your body. Each session we’ll explore a new creative yoga practice, including flexibility, toning and core strength while enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature. For beginning to intermediate students. Bring your own yoga mat and water. 9 a.m. every 2nd and 4th Saturday. $13-$15. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary The CSUF-run wildlife sanctuary is at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado. Events are celebrating the sanctuary’s 90th anniversary. Proceeds benefit outdoor education programs for children. Info: 714-649-2760 or www.tuckerwildlife.org Birding for Kids, a family-based walk. 1:30-3 p.m. June 1. Email Cal State Fullerton event information to local@ocregister.com