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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton wants to turn over a new leaf with his new team. The free-swinging slugger is planning to practice better plate discipline in his first spring with the Los Angeles Angels.
Hamilton then swung at the first pitch he faced in an Angels uniform Tuesday, grounding out to short in Los Angeles' 7-7, nine-inning tie with an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad.
The 125 million slugger went 0 for 3 in his Los Angeles debut. He also ran out of unbroken bats in the process, forcing him to use teammate Mark Trumbo's lumber in the fifth inning for his second flyout.
Although he's still trying to remember to take a few pitches, the longtime Texas star was pleased to get back on the field after moving from the Rangers to their longtime AL West rivals in the offseason. He'll only get used to the new uniforms and teammates with time, and he's grateful to get the clock started.
"You get those first little jitters when you're walking up t...
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Albert Pujols is in the starting lineup to make his 2013 spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels, about 10 days ahead of schedule following offseason knee surgery.
Pujols was down to be the designated hitter and bat third against Cincinnati on Tuesday, saying he wanted to ''see some live pitching,''
Angels manager Mike Scioscia says Pujols ''feels...
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Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 205 lbs.
Age: 25 Born: 1/18/88
2012 Season Stats
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2012 Season Stats
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