BOSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired slugging first
baseman Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, a trade
that further bolsters the team with the best record in the major
The Angels, with a whopping 11½-game lead in the AL West and
clearly aimed at making a World Series run, sent infielder Casey
Kotchman and minor league pitcher Steve Marek to Atlanta.
The deal came two days before baseball's deadline for making
trades without waivers. Teixeira was among the top names in the
rumor mill, and should help a club that wanted to add another big
bat to back its potent pitching staff.
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