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LA Angels sign free agent Josh Hamilton

  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced the signing of a five-year contract with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton on Saturday.

    Although financial terms were not disclosed, the deal is reported to be worth $125 million.

    Hamilton has batted .304 in 737 career games, of which fll but 90 have been the Texas Rangers. He also helped the club secure consecutive AL pennants in 2010 and 2011.

    The 31-year-old hit .285 with a career-high 43 homers and 128 RBI in 2012.

    In 2010, he was named the AL MVP after batting .359 with a 1.044 OPS.

    Hamilton has hit 161 homers and driven in 553 runs since reaching the majors with Cincinnati in 2007.