Jackson Decides He Will Be Back With the Angels at the Same Salary

Reggie Jackson, whose contract with the Angels expired at the end of the 1985 season, has exercised his option to play for the team in 1986.

Jackson, 39, who batted .252 with 27 home runs and 85 runs batted in, was seeking a raise from his annual salary of $975,000 and a one-year extension on his contract. The Angels agreed only to the 1986 season at the same salary.

"I don't think at this time they (the Angels) will go beyond one year," said Steve Kay, Jackson's agent. "Reggie doesn't want to go anywhere. We'll look at this one year at a time."

Jackson joined the Angels in 1982, signing a four-year contract plus an option to return for a fifth, if he desired. With Jackson electing to remain with the team in 1986, the Angels have four unsigned players: pitchers Donnie Moore and Don Sutton, outfielder Juan Beniquez and second baseman Bobby Grich.

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