Aaron Baddeley


Angels drop out of bidding for Teixeira


The Los Angeles Angels have dropped out of the bidding for free agent Mark Teixeira, according to Angels spokesman Tim Mead, who yesterday confirmed a report by FoxSports that the Angels are moving in a new direction. The Angels were believed to be offering an eight-year deal worth between $160 million and $165 million. The decision was characterized as final, so it differs slightly from the announcement by the Boston Red Sox last week that they are not "a factor" in the negotiations. The Orioles, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees and Red Sox are believed to still be in the running for the slugging first...