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Hamilton is Heading West to Play for the Los Angeles Angels




    Josh Hamilton is no longer a Texas Ranger. The slugging outfielder has agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, after leading the Rangers to World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. (Published Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012)

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday.

    Texas had hoped to re-sign the 2010 AL Most Valuable Player.  Speaking Thursday after a Rangers' holiday luncheon, Daniels was asked whether Hamilton had agreed with the Angels.

    Daniels said "that's accurate" and that he had just been informed by Hamilton's agent. According to a report on, Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract.

    Hamilton will join powerhouse player Albert Pujols and former teammate C.J. Wilson.