BASEBALL

First baseman Tom Redington and infielder Fred Diaz have agreed to become replacement players for the Angels.

Redington, 26, a third-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 1987, batted .296 with 13 home runs, 31 doubles and 66 runs batted in for the Angels' Class-A team at Lake Elsinore last season.

Diaz, 22, batted .286 with 64 RBIs at Lake Elsinore last season.

They accepted the team's recent offer of a guaranteed minor league roster spot when the strike is settled and an increased minor league salary that is guaranteed for the entire season.

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