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Angels withdraw offer to Mark Teixeira

December 21, 2008 |  3:45 pm


Tim Mead, the Angels' vice president of communications, confirmed a report that the team has withdrawn its offer to Mark Teixeira and is no longer pursuing the free-agent first baseman.

The Angels, according to General Manager Tony Reagins, offered Teixeira an eight-year deal, and though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, it was believed to be in excess of $160 million.

The Boston Red Sox offered Teixeira an eight-year deal believed to be worth $170 million, the Washington Nationals reportedly offered him an eight-year, $160-million deal, and the Baltimore Orioles reportedly offered a seven-year deal for about $150 million.

More details to come.

-- Mike DiGiovanna

Photo: Slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira might have seen his last high-five from the Angels. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times