MLB NOTEBOOK: PERCIVAL BACK WITH THE ANGELS.
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The Angels named Troy Percival Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a Major League Baseball reliever on the St. Louis Cardinals. Percival came out of retirement on June 8, 2007 when he signed a minor league deal with the Cardinals. on Friday as a roving minor-league pitching instructor, bringing the team's all-time saves leader back into the organization.
Percival, who pitched in 2005 with the Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From to the present, the Tigers have played in Comerica Park. , had 324 career saves, tied with Billy Wagner William (Billy) Edward Wagner (born July 25, 1971 in Tannersville, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball closer for the New York Mets. Previously, Wagner pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies (2004-2005) and the Houston Astros (1995-2003). He bats and throws left-handed. for 11th all time. He had 316 of those saves with the Angels to hold the franchise mark.
``I'm looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my baseball career, and assisting those in charge in any manner they need from me,'' Percival said in a release. ``The Angels have been an important part of my career and life and I couldn't be happier to be part of the organization.''
More Angels: Both Kendry Morales Kendrys Morales Rodriguez (born June 20, 1983 in Fomento, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player in his rookie season as a first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. and Dallas McPherson Dallas Lyle McPherson (born July 23, 1980 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a professional baseball player, and third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Career will be examined by doctors Monday.
Morales, who injured his right knee two weeks ago while playing in the Dominican Republic winter league, will be examined by team orthopedist Lewis Yocum. McPherson, who missed significant time last season with back spasms, will be seen by orthopedic spine surgeon Andrew Dossett at the Carrell car·rel also car·rell
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[Middle English carole, round dance ring, circle, stall for study Memorial Clinic in Dallas. McPherson had elected to rehab his back this off-season with the intention of avoiding surgery.
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Also: Outfielder Trot Nixon agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with Cleveland. The 32-year-old Nixon had spent his entire with Boston, which selected him in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft. ...Right-hander Shawn Chacon, bypassed salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,825,000 with Pittsburgh. ... Fernando Rodney agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit. The 29-year-old right- hander will get $2.7 million.