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August 17, 1986 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
There isn't an infield position Donnie Hill of the Oakland A's can't play. But lately, there has been a problem finding a position Hill can play. In the past three years, the Edison High School and Orange Coast College graduate has played second base, shortstop and third base for the A's. Hill spent about half of the 1983 and 1984 seasons as Oakland's starting shortstop and was the team's regular second baseman last season.
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March 26, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He can hit from either side of the plate, throw with either hand and play second, shortstop or third. With all the things Donnie Hill can do for the Angels, it's easy to overlook the two he won't do. One is play first base. "I'm a little short for that," said Hill, who is generously listed on the Angels' roster at 5-feet-11. "Maybe when I grow up." The other thing he isn't likely to do is discuss the eye ailment that threatened to curtail his career.
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April 25, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a winter of celebrated free-agent signings, and Donnie Hill's was one of them. But his $500,000 contract was reason for the Angels to raise a toast, more so than his investment counselors. In a sport in which bargains are rare, Hill is a bona fide one. The only thing to watch is those incentives. Last season, his first with the Angels, Hill made $75,000 on incentives alone, increasing his $150,000 base salary by 50%.
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December 8, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels announced Friday they had agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Fred Manrique and had offered arbitration to free agents Donnie Hill and Max Venable. Manrique hit .237 for the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins last season. He was sent to Minnesota's triple-A affiliate in Portland, Ore., in July and was not recalled. Hill and Venable have until Dec. 19 to accept or reject arbitration. If they do not accept it, the Angels may negotiate with them until Jan. 8.
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April 8, 1990
DONNIE HILL Age: 29 Position: Infielder Major league experience: Five years, 32 days How obtained: Signed as free agent, Jan. 5, 1990. Pertinent stats: After being released by the Chicago White Sox before the 1989 season, Hill was signed by the Oakland Athletics to a triple-A contract and hit .261 with 23 RBIs at Tacoma.
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July 16, 1990
Donnie Hill, who made his major league pitching debut and played three different infield positions this week, has been named Angel of the Week by The Times' Orange County Edition. Hill, who made the team after being invited to spring training as a nonroster player, has been indispensable this season.
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December 20, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Angels, who said last week that they were interested in new-look free agent Gary Gaetti, took the next step Wednesday, making an initial contract proposal of four years at an estimated $10 million. Jim Bronner, Gaetti's Chicago-based agent, said the offer showed serious intent and would lead to further conversation. The Minnesota Twins' third baseman is one of 15 players who received free agency in the collusion settlement and has until Jan.
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April 12, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Curiously, Donnie Hill spoke of his Angel teammates as they and not we . Perhaps he thinks in those terms because of the difference in size between himself, listed on the Angels' roster as 5 feet 10 but probably closer to 5-8, and 6-5 Dave Parker and 6-6 Dave Winfield. It can't be because his contributions are any smaller. Playing second base Thursday while Luis Sojo took a day off, Hill had two singles, a double, a walk and reached base on an error in the seventh inning.
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April 12, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Curiously, Donnie Hill spoke of his Angel teammates as they and not we . Perhaps he thinks in those terms because of the difference in size between himself, listed on the Angels' roster as 5 feet 10 but probably closer to 5-8, and 6-5 Dave Parker and 6-6 Dave Winfield. It can't be because his contributions are any smaller. Playing second base Thursday while Luis Sojo took a day off, Hill had two singles, a double, a walk and reached base on an error in the seventh inning.
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April 12, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Gary Gaetti admitted to having some trepidation about playing the Twins tonight for the first time since he ended his 14-year association with Minnesota to sign with the Angels last winter. Coming back with a .077 batting average doesn't help him feel any better. "Maybe it'll put more pressure on me, but maybe not," said Gaetti, who has one hit, a double, in 13 Angel at-bats and has grounded into five double plays. "This is a first for me. I don't really know what to expect.
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December 20, 1990 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Angels, who said last week that they were interested in new-look free agent Gary Gaetti, took the next step Wednesday, making an initial contract proposal of four years at an estimated $10 million. Jim Bronner, Gaetti's Chicago-based agent, said the offer showed serious intent and would lead to further conversation. The Minnesota Twins' third baseman is one of 15 players who received free agency in the collusion settlement and has until Jan.
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December 8, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels announced Friday they had agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Fred Manrique and had offered arbitration to free agents Donnie Hill and Max Venable. Manrique hit .237 for the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins last season. He was sent to Minnesota's triple-A affiliate in Portland, Ore., in July and was not recalled. Hill and Venable have until Dec. 19 to accept or reject arbitration. If they do not accept it, the Angels may negotiate with them until Jan. 8.
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July 16, 1990
Donnie Hill, who made his major league pitching debut and played three different infield positions this week, has been named Angel of the Week by The Times' Orange County Edition. Hill, who made the team after being invited to spring training as a nonroster player, has been indispensable this season.
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July 14, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Your left-handed hitting first baseman has a bum knee, all your backup first basemen hit right-handed, but you want to get another left-handed bat in the lineup. Who 'ya gonna call? Donnie "Dial-A-Glove" Hill, who else? With regular first baseman Wally Joyner missing his second consecutive game because of patella tendinitis in his right knee Friday night, Angel Manager Doug Rader turned to Hill, the switch-hitting infielder who has taken the term "utility man" to new heights this season.
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April 12, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Gary Gaetti admitted to having some trepidation about playing the Twins tonight for the first time since he ended his 14-year association with Minnesota to sign with the Angels last winter. Coming back with a .077 batting average doesn't help him feel any better. "Maybe it'll put more pressure on me, but maybe not," said Gaetti, who has one hit, a double, in 13 Angel at-bats and has grounded into five double plays. "This is a first for me. I don't really know what to expect.
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July 9, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when one of their most effective pitchers was infielder Donnie Hill, who had never pitched an inning in the major leagues, the Angels were too shellshocked to laugh and too aware of the absurdity to cry.
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July 9, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when one of their most effective pitchers was infielder Donnie Hill, who had never pitched an inning in the major leagues, the Angels were too shellshocked to laugh and too aware of the absurdity to cry.
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April 8, 1990
DONNIE HILL Age: 29 Position: Infielder Major league experience: Five years, 32 days How obtained: Signed as free agent, Jan. 5, 1990. Pertinent stats: After being released by the Chicago White Sox before the 1989 season, Hill was signed by the Oakland Athletics to a triple-A contract and hit .261 with 23 RBIs at Tacoma.
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