Posted January 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
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The Los Angeles Angels have avoided arbitration with Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas, agreeing to one-year deals with both newly acquired starting pitchers. The Angels announced the deals Friday for the right-handed Hanson and the left-handed Vargas, who are expected to be key members of their rotation this season. Los Angeles acquired Hanson from Atlanta on Nov. 30 in a deal for reliever Jordan Walden. The Angels then picked up Vargas in a deal with Seattle for Kendrys Morales on Dec. 19. The trades overhauled the Angels' rotation after the departures of Dan Haren and Ervin Santana. Los Angeles also added right-hander Joe Blanton to their rotation behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson. Reliever Kevin Jepsen and third baseman Alberto Callaspo are the Angels' only remaining arbitration-eligible players.
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