Feeling "a little upset" that Texas didn't move quickly enough to re-sign him, free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton donned a Los Angeles Angels jersey Saturday after finalizing a $125 million, five-year deal.
The five-time All-Star and 2010 A.L. MVP joins a batting order that already includes Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. He hit .285 with 43 home runs and 128 RBIs in 148 games in 2012.
He agreed to the deal Wednesday, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he was disappointed his team never got a chance to match any offer, as it had expected.
"I gave them everything I had for five years," Hamilton, 31, said of the Rangers. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little upset they didn't put the press on."
Davis Love III and son Dru birdied five of the last six holes for a 12-under 60 in the Father-Son Challenge scramble event, giving them a one-shot lead in Orlando, Fla. Dru Love is an Alabama freshman after winning five Georgia state titles in high school. Mark O'Meara and son Shaun, and Fred and Taylor Funk shared second.
NHL players will begin voting Sunday on whether they will grant the players association's executive board the authority to dissolve the union because of the inability to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the league, a source told The Canadian Press. Votes will be cast electronically over a five-day period.
The union is taking steps toward breaking up even after the NHL started mounting a legal challenge against it. On Friday, the NHL asked a federal court in New York to make a declaration on the legality of the lockout. The NHL also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board.