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Los Angeles Angels
Josh Hamilton knows there will be some boos when he returns to Arlington the first week of the season.
If he performs the way he did during his first game against Texas on Thursday night, they will be well earned.
Hamilton hit one of four home runs for Los Angeles in the top of the fourth inning off Derek Lowe, but the Angels lost 10-9 to the Rangers.
''The guys already have a poll on the team, if I'll get more claps or boos,'' Hamilton said before the game.
''I can't worry about it. There are people that clap and people that will boo. I think it's funny. I got booed when I played there, why wouldn't I get booed when I play for the Angels and play there?''
Hamilton isn't the first player to move from the Rangers to their division rivals on the West Coast. C.J. Wilson switched teams before last season after signing a free-agent deal and went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA for the Angels.
But Wilson didn't have the same cache as Ham...
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There is very little doubt that Josh Hamilton is going to be booed when the Los Angeles Angels travel to Arlington this season to face the Texas Rangers. His career in Texas ended on fairly sour terms, and Rangers fans probably became even more irritated with him when Hamilton said Dallas is not a true baseball town.
Hamilton will get the reception out of the way early, as the Rangers...
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton took some shots at his fomer team's fans last month, and now his new teammates are seeting up a clubhouse pool on whether he will hear boos or cheers when the Angels play the Rangers in Texas
The Texas Rangers have tabbed left-hander Matt Harrison to be the club's Opening Day starter for the March 31 game at Houston.
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Matt Harrison has been named the Texas Rangers' opening day starter, and he will be followed by Yu Darvish in the rotation.
Harrison will be the fourth different opening day starter in the past four seasons for the Rangers. They visit Houston in the Astros' debut as an American League team March 31. Darvish will start April 2.
Harrison led Texas starters in wins and ERA...
Tommy Hanson insisted he was OK and wanted to stay on the mound. The Los Angeles Angels took a different approach with their new starter.
Hanson was pulled because of tightness in his right triceps as he warmed up for the fourth inning in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.
''It's fine,'' Hanson said during the game. ''I think they just...
Roy Oswalt's agent told MLB Trade Rumors that he is working out and wishes to sign with a contender preferably to start or as a reliever. He wasn't all that great for Texas last season. He made 9 starts in 17 games pitching 59 innings to 5.80 ERA. His strike...
Free agent Roy Oswalt is working out at Mississippi State
and is waiting for the right offer to pitch for a contender, agent Bob Garber
told MLB Trade Rumors.
Garber says that geography won’t be a factor for Oswalt like
it was last year. He was aiming to pitch close to his Mississippi home,
reportedly limiting his options and willingness to sign.
We've posted some pretty interesting moments from 2013 MLB spring training so far but this moment from last Tuesday's Los Angeles Angels/Milwaukee Brewers game might take the cake.
In the first inning, home plate umpire Seth Buckminster was injured after a pitch thrown by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Willie Peralta deflected off Angels slugger Albert Pujols and then hit...