Cameron Maybin

Trade stirs excitement — and a little sadness — for Angels

Trade stirs excitement — and a little sadness — for Angels

Most of the Angels convened at Angel Stadium after noon Thursday to board a 1 p.m. bus headed for the Long Beach Airport. By then, the news had splashed across their televisions and onto their phones: Their team arranged an unexpected trade for Justin Upton, the Detroit Tigers’ power-hitting outfielder.

Excitement abounded, members of the traveling party to Texas reported. Many Angels also felt conflicted, because minutes after they heard the news of Upton’s arrival, they discovered that clubhouse favorite Cameron Maybin was departing. The Angels ceded their energetic left fielder to Houston, who claimed him off waivers.

Hours later, players learned the team would also be...

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