Tuesday, while dismissing speculation that they were still after Mark Teixeira, the Angles also made it clear that the free-agent outfielder, who carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to the playoffs last season, won't be making the 30-mile drive down Interstate 5 to Anaheim, either.
"Manny will not be an Angel," Angels GM Tony Reagins said Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reported that Teixeira on Tuesday agreed to an eight-year, $180 million deal with the New York Yankees.
Reagins, who said the Angels had "completely closed the door" on a deal with Teixeira, said the team would stick with its existing outfield, the Times reported.
"We're going to give our kids an opportunity to play. We signed [outfielder] Juan Rivera to a three-year deal, and we think, given at-bats, he can be productive player," Reagins said, according to the Times. "With Torii Hunter, Vladimir Guerrero, Gary Matthews Jr., Reggie Willits, our outfield is intact. It will not happen. We are not going to sign Manny Ramirez. End of story."