Another day, another two Angel veterans became ex-Angels.
Infielder-designated hitter Rick Burleson and relief pitcher Doug Corbett went the way Friday that Terry Forster and Vern Ruhle had gone Thursday. General Manager Mike Port said the team would not be offering 1987 contracts to Burleson, who batted .284 in 93 games, and Corbett, who had a 4-2 record and 10 saves.
Port also said he will attempt to negotiate new contracts with catcher Bob Boone, third baseman Doug DeCinces and outfielder Brian Downing. Reggie Jackson, who has publicly said the Angels have no plans for him next season, was left in limbo by Port, who said he is "hopeful of meeting with Reggie Jackson within the next two weeks."
Friday's announcement brought an end to a pair of Angel careers that progressed similarly--beginning with much promise, followed by four years of disappointment and then revitalization in 1986.