Josh Hamilton’s contract includes Angels donating $2 million to charity

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I’m sure this isn’t all that unusual, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com passes along this noteworthy detail in Josh Hamilton’s five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels:

The money will go to Hamilton’s charity, “The Four Twelve Foundation.” And because of that stipulation MLB has officially “valued” the contract at $123 million rather than $125 million.

Angels sign Chris Young to a one-year deal

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The Angels went on a Chris binge yesterday. In addition to signing Chris Carter to a minor league deal they signed Chris Young — the outfielder Chris Young, not the pitcher Chris Young — to a one-year contract. Young will make $2 million with incentives that could make the pact more valuable.

Young, 34, hit .235/.322/.387 with seven home runs in a part-time role last season with the Red Sox. He’s historically been a plus defender and has handled all three outfield positions in the past, but he’s really a corner guy/platoon DH these days. Not that the Angels need a center fielder. Rumor has it that they have a pretty decent one.