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Angels sign Alburquerque; trade arbitration figures with Richards, Calhoun

Angels sign Alburquerque; trade arbitration figures with Richards, Calhoun

The Angels agreed to terms with veteran reliever Al Alburquerque on a one-year, $1.1-million contract, pending a physical, on Friday, but have yet to reach 2016 contract agreements for two arbitration-eligible players, pitcher Garrett Richards and right fielder Kole Calhoun.

The Angels offered Richards $5.3 million and the hard-throwing right-hander countered with $7.1 million. The team offered Calhoun $2.35 million and he asked for $3.9 million.

If the sides can't reach agreements in the next two weeks, they would go to hearings in February in which an arbitrator would choose one figure or the other.

Richards, 27, returned from left-knee surgery to go 15-12 with a...

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