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Josh Hamilton signs 5-year, $125 million deal with Angels

According to ESPN.com, former Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Rangers had been in negotiations to keep the 2012 MVP.

Hamilton, 31, has batted .304 in his big-league career, all but 90 games of it in Texas. He has provided big power in the middle of the Rangers' lineup, helping the team to World Series appearances in 2010 and '11.

Hamilton hit .285 with 43 homers and 128 RBIs in an inconsistent 2012 season that didn't finish well; a vision problem caused him to miss five games, he struggled offensively and had an error in the AL West-deciding loss to Oakland.

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