Reigning AL MVP ready to get to work

Josh Hamilton in good spirits after avoiding arbitration and ready to deliver for Rangers

Updated: February 11, 2011, 12:33 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Count on Josh Hamilton to provide a little sunshine in a week full of dark clouds on the Texas Rangers' front.

There was Hamilton, fresh off signing a new two-year deal, cracking jokes and talking about faith, family and how much he wants to be in Texas.

"Both sides wanted to work really hard to make this happen," Hamilton said. "When people come together to figure things out and they respect each other, things happen. Things got resolved kind of easily."

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