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Angels acquire outfielder Cameron Maybin in trade with Detroit

Angels acquire outfielder Cameron Maybin in trade with Detroit

The Angels acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Detroit Tigers for minor league right-hander Victor Alcantara on Thursday, filling for the first time since Josh Hamilton's relapse and subsequent departure their gaping hole in left field.

General Manager Billy Eppler said Maybin will play the position regularly in 2017. Calling back on his start in professional sports as an intern for the NFL’s Washington Redskins, Eppler said Maybin fits the scheme he envisions the Angels employing.

“In baseball, the version of the scheme is two-fold: the ballpark, and how your manager wants to manage the game,” Eppler said. “What does he like to...

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