Angels Cancel Seven of 12 Exhibitions in Palm Springs Because of Lockout

After delaying an announcement as long as possible, the Angels said Monday that seven of the club's 12 scheduled exhibitions at Palm Springs will be canceled because of the owners' lockout.

Games through March 23 at Angels Stadium will not be played, according to Kevin Uhlich, the Angels' director of stadium operations.

A ticket refund policy has not been set because some games could still be played if a settlement is reached. Foreseeing the possibility of a lockout, the Angels sold only a limited number of season tickets for games at Angels Stadium and did not sell any tickets over the counter.

"We'll do all the necessary adjustments when things are settled," said Uhlich, who is also in charge at the Angels' Mesa, Ariz., complex and at Anaheim Stadium. "Tickets will be refunded for any games not played, but adjustments will be made depending on the number of games we play or we don't play."

Uhlich said he is using guidelines issued by the Players Relations Council that stipulate a 10-day period between the end of the lockout and the first possible exhibition game.

"That's not to say that's etched in stone," he said, "but that's what we've been told and that's how we're looking at it."

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