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March 22, 1995|MIKE DiGIOVANNA

No one has said anything to Derrin Doty, but the Angel outfielder has gotten some dirty looks in the hotel restaurant, mostly from triple-A players.

Though Doty, 24, hasn't committed to playing in regular-season replacement games, he knows his decision to leave minor league camp and play in the last three spring games will be criticized.

"I have confidence that I can handle someone getting in my face, but that hasn't happened yet," said Doty, who split the 1994 season between Class A Cedar Rapids and Lake Elsinore.

The Angels are hoping to attract about a dozen replacement players from their farm system with an offer that includes a guaranteed minor league roster spot when the strike is settled and an increased minor league salary that is guaranteed for the entire season.

Doty said he hasn't been approached with such an offer, but he said he'd still consider playing in regular-season replacement games.

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