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Could Angels Bring Figgins Back?

The Angels may pursue re-acquiring Chone Figgins if they aren't able to sign free-agent third baseman Adrian Beltre.

Figgins struggled in his first season with the Mariners after signing a four-year deal.

He is due $9.5 million this year and close to $20 million total the following two seasons, so that trade would free up a lot of cash for the Mariners.

Via Sports Press Northwest

Angels Front-Runners For Beltre

The Angels are now the front-runners to sign third baseman Adrian Beltre, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Athletics, who made multiple offers to Beltre, pulled their offers this week in order to pursue other players.

The Rangers remain interested in Beltre, but they are uncomfortable with his price tag.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Adenhart's Killer Sentenced To 51 Years To Life

A man who was on probation for felony drunken driving when he ran a red light and killed rookie Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors said Andrew Gallo's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he blew through a red light at an Orange County intersection on April 9, 2009, and T-boned the car carrying Adenhart and three friends.

Also killed in the crash were 20-year-old Courtney Stewart and 25-year-old Henry Pearson. A fourth passenger, Jon Wilhite, was severely injured.


Angels Pull Offer To Beltre, But 'Door Is Still Open'

The Angels have pulled their contract offer to third baseman Adrian Beltre off the table.

The deal was believed to be worth roughly $70 million over five years.

A major league source said Tuesday that "the door is still open" for Beltre to sign with the team.

Agent Scott Boras is believed to be seeking a six-year deal in the $90-million range for Beltre.

Via Los Angeles Times

Angels Interested In Podsednik

Scott Podsednik has been linked to the Dodgers, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that the Angels are interested as well.

The Angels are in need of a lead-off man.

Podsednik likely would play left field, the position the Angels had reserved for free agent Carl Crawford, who signed with the Red Sox.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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