Angels will be Hillenbrand's fifth team since '01

Updated: December 27, 2006, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

 Hillenbrand ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels didn't waste much time finding another hitter after Juan Rivera broke his left leg playing winter ball in Venezuela.

The Angels agreed with free-agent first baseman Shea Hillenbrand on a $6.5 million, one-year contract on Tuesday.

"We've always liked Hillenbrand's bat, and when we got the news that Rivera was injured and that it might cost him some time into the season, that provided impetus to get another bat," ...

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