Free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, according to multiple reports.
ESPNDallas.com reports that the deal is worth $25 million per season for five years.
The Angels made a big splash last December when they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, but missed the playoffs. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, batted .285 with 43 homers and 128 RBIs last season for the Texas Rangers, one of the two AL Wild Card representatives.
The Angels has been active this offseason, sending pitcher Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals, and declining the option for pitcher Dan Haren. They signed pitchers Joe Blanton and reliever Sean Burnett. Last week, they missed out on pitcher Zack Greinke, who left the Angels to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hamilton's former team had been trying to resign their All-Star. He had reportedly also met with the Seattle Mariners at the winter meetings.
Reports: Josh Hamilton to sign with Angels
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
Los Angeles Times welcomes civil dialogue about our stories; you must register with the site to participate. We filter comments for language and adherence to our Terms of Service, but not for factual accuracy. By commenting, you agree to these legal terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.
Having technical problems? Check here for guidance.