Hamilton joins LA Angels for $125M
JOSH HAMILTON agreed to sign a $125 million five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, making him the third high-profile star to migrate to Southern California.
The 2010 AL MVP is heading to Anaheim after first baseman Albert Pujols came West for $240 million last December along with pitcher C.J. Wilson – Hamilton’s Texas teammate – for $77.5 million.
Still, the Angels failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year.
They had bulked up their pitching staff earlier in the offseason with the additions of pitchers Joe Blanton and Tommy Hanson, along with relievers Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson.
Hamilton, Pujols and AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout combined for 103 home runs and 316 RBIs last season. Noli Cruz