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Angels see familiar face -- in high definition

April 7, 2010 |  6:01 pm

Pitcher Joe Saunders walked into the Angels' clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, stopped in his tracks and stared at the flat-screen television in the middle of the room, where, on ESPN, John Lackey was pitching for the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees in Fenway Park.

It was the first time Saunders had seen Lackey, who signed a five-year, $82.5-million deal with Boston this winter after spending the first 7 1/2 years of his big league career with the Angels, with a Red Sox uniform  -- No. 40 -- on. And it took some getting used to.

"It's kind of weird," Saunders said. "It looks like he's started a new chapter in his life. If he's happy, I'm happy."

-- Mike DiGiovanna

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