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And K-Rod's replacement is ...

Updated: December 31, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft, ESPN.com

For Jose Arredondo, the "future" just got further away.

On Wednesday, three short weeks after losing Francisco Rodriguez to the Mets in free agency, the Angels decided upon K-Rod's replacement … and Arredondo, hailed for much of the 2008 season as the team's closer of the future, won't be the guy.

Instead, the Angels' 2009 closer shall be Brian Fuentes, who was signed to a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Financial terms weren't announced, but based upon reports ...

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