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BASEBALL EXTRA | ANGEL REPORT : NOTES

First-Round Pick Glaus Close to Deal

June 25, 1997|MIKE DiGIOVANNA

Doug DeCinces, advisor to first-round pick Troy Glaus, said the UCLA infielder and the Angels are close to agreement on the major points of a deal. Glaus, the third pick in the draft, is expected to receive a signing bonus in the $2-million range.

"We made a counteroffer and are just waiting for them to get back to us," DeCinces said. "I think we're getting close, but that can mean a lot of different things. The ball's in their court."

Glaus would like to see what No. 1 pick Matt Anderson (Detroit), No. 2 J.D. Drew (Philadelphia) and No. 4 Jason Grilli (San Francisco) do before signing, but none of the three appears close to a deal, and Drew's negotiations could drag into August.

TONIGHT'S GAME

ANGELS' MATT PERISHO (0-2, 6.41 ERA) vs. RANGERS' BOBBY WITT (8-4, 4.06 ERA)

Ballpark in Arlington, 11:30 a.m.

Radio--KTZN (710).

* Update--First baseman Darin Erstad experienced numbness in several fingers after making a throw Monday and did not start Tuesday. With Seattle starting three left-handed pitchers in an upcoming series, Erstad will sit out several more games this week. "He loses strength in his top hand and can't generate enough bat-head acceleration," Manager Terry Collins said. "The more rest he gets, the better. The thing we want to avoid is putting him on the disabled list." Dave Hollins' wife is due to deliver the couple's third child Saturday, and the third baseman will leave the team in the next few days to join her in Orchard Park, N.Y. "I guess I better make an appearance if I want her to talk to me this winter," Hollins said. "But it's kind of tough with these big games this week. I'm hoping she can hold off until after the Seattle series."

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