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Hamilton is Heading West to Play for the Los Angeles Angels

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    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 ESPN.com, Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract.

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