Angels plan news conference for Hamilton deal

Angels plan news conference for Hamilton deal
December 14, 2012, 9:53 pm
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton watches his home run with Cleveland Indians catcher Lou Marson during a baseball game in Cleveland. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, that Hamilton has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have scheduled a news conference for Saturday to announce the signing of free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.

The team sent out a news release Friday saying it plans to make a major announcement Saturday at 11:30 a.m. PST at the ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney.

Hamilton agreed Thursday to a $125 million, five-year contract with the free-spending Angels, and the sides were working to finalize the deal. The 2010 AL MVP is leaving the AL West rival Texas Rangers, making him the latest high-profile star to migrate to Southern California.

Hamilton hit a career-high 43 home runs last season and batted .285 with 128 RBIs in 148 games.