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Angels pull Teixeira offer

December 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The Los Angeles Angels have pulled their eight-year offer to Mark Teixeira and will no longer go after the first baseman.Team spokesman Tim Mead confirmed Sunday the Angels have withdrawn their offer and are "out of the Mark Teixeira derby." The team made its offer, reportedly worth about $160 million, during the winter meetings in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The Red Sox said last week that they "are not going to be a factor" in signing the 28-year-old Maryland native. Washington and Baltimore have expressed interest in Teixeira.

The Angels obtained Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves in late July. Playing in a combined 157 games with the Angels and Braves, Teixeira had 33 homers and 121 RBIs along with a career-best .308 average.


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