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The Angels have signed 26-year old righty starting pitcher Eric Hurley to a minor league deal. Hurley pitched in 16 games (all starts) in AAA-ball last year and he was 8-3 with a 5.55 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He last pitched in the majors back in 2008 with the Rangers. Hurley has pitched in 5 games (all starts) in his major league career and he is 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Hurley will likely start 2012 in AAA-ball.
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Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba assaulted an umpire during a Venezuelan Winter League game. Torrealba pushed the ump in the face.
Yesterday we took a look at who had the best back end of the rotation (4-5 starters). It turns out the Angels had the best by quite a wide margin, wide enough to overtake the Phillies in the overall standing for best rotation in major league baseball. Will they be able to hold onto their lead as we examine how long the pitchers are under contract, how...
Catcher Yorvit Torrealba swung at strike three and then swings at the face of the umpire of this Venezuelan League.
Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba struck a home plate umpire in the face after striking out in a Venezuelan League game on Friday.
Looks like Kellen Moore likes to hang out with Elvis at the BCS. Speaking of which there were some great sports photos this week. I mean the holidays are here so you know athletes are going to be on their best/worst behavior.
We’ve got some charity, some REAL charity, and some lewd t-shirts in this week’s edition of the photos of the week.
Enjoy the fun after the jump…...
Nolan Ryan and Co. have a month to sell Yu Darvish on playing for the two-time defending American League champion Rangers. Wherever this drama takes us next, Texas and the division-rival Angels plainly have arrived as the Yankees and Red Sox of the New West, taking their battle for the AL West to unimagined heights.