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September 3, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels recalled six players, including three pitchers, from their triple-A Edmonton farm team. Shortstop Gary DiSarcina, catcher John Orton, first baseman-outfielder Lee Stevens, right-handed pitcher Scott Lewis and left-handers Cliff Young and Kyle Abbott will meet the Angels at Anaheim Stadium Friday, after the team finishes its trip to Milwaukee and Boston.
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July 18, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it were Tuesday, Jorge Fabregas would not have been playing. And in almost any other situation, he might not have been hitting. But, with starting catcher Bengie Molina put on the disabled list before the game and his brother, triple-A catcher Jose Molina, en route from Nebraska, Angel Manager Mike Scioscia had no choice but to let his backup catcher hit in a critical situation Wednesday night. So Fabregas, whose batting average was one out away from falling below .
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June 19, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Catcher Jorge Fabregas isn't particularly keen on the idea of returning to triple-A Vancouver when Greg Myers returns from the disabled list, so he's determined to make the Angels keep him around. Sunday, he went three for four, hitting his first major league home run and extending his hitting streak to seven consecutive games. "I want to stay here," Fabregas said. "I don't want to go down." If Manager Marcel Lachemann knows what the club will do, he isn't saying.
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August 17, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes a lead-footed former catcher such as Mike Scioscia to understand how difficult and rare it is for a lead-footed catcher such as Jorge Fabregas to leg out a triple. So Scioscia, the Angel manager, was sufficiently stunned when Fabregas chugged around the bases with a two-run triple in the second inning Thursday, a two-out hit that keyed the Angels' 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers before 22,141 in Comerica Park. "That's got to be his first career triple, isn't it?"
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November 18, 2000 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Well-traveled catcher Jorge Fabregas will return to the team with whom he began his professional career, signing a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Angels on Friday. The deal includes incentives for games played that could push his salary to $750,000 and virtually eliminates any chance of free-agent reserve catcher Matt Walbeck returning to Anaheim.
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February 19, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jorge Fabregas hit .327 last August and September, finished 1996 with a career-high .287 average, and Angel coaches and scouts noticed a marked improvement in the catcher's defense. Even so, the front office traded for New York Yankee backup catcher Jim Leyritz, whose presence--and two-year contract with an option for a third year--cast a cloud of uncertainty over the futures of Fabregas and Todd Greene. "This is nothing different--it happens every year," Fabregas, 27, said.
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June 19, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
So, what would you give for a Jorge Fabregas home run baseball? A limited-edition Jorge Fabregas home run baseball, it should be noted. The one and only, actually. Sunday's auction was won by Fabregas himself, and all it cost him was three autographed baseballs. Autographed by Jorge Fabregas. What a deal.
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May 6, 1994 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels left spring training secure in the belief that their catching platoon of Greg Myers and Chris Turner would add offensive punch. They felt considerably less sure that the tandem would provide an acceptable level of defense. The American League's fleet set figured to be marking their calendars for games against the Angels. After all, Myers and Turner combined to throw out only 24 of 114 would-be base stealers last season.
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August 26, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
He went 13 for 25 (.520) with seven runs batted in and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He threw out four of the seven runners who attempted to steal off him. He tagged two runners out at home, one after a violent collision. "It was the best road trip of my life," Angel catcher Jorge Fabregas said. "I'm from the East [Miami]. I like the East."
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July 17, 2001 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 12 consecutive games, Jorge Fabregas did nothing but warm up Angel pitchers in the bullpen or on the field between innings. The reserve catcher did not play an inning of defense from July 1 to Sunday night. He did not pinch-hit or pinch-run. He wasn't riding the pine; he was nailed to it. "I was just waiting and waiting, hoping my name would be in the lineup," Fabregas said. "Then I started praying. That didn't work. I think someone blew out my candle in church."
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November 18, 2000 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Well-traveled catcher Jorge Fabregas will return to the team with whom he began his professional career, signing a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Angels on Friday. The deal includes incentives for games played that could push his salary to $750,000 and virtually eliminates any chance of free-agent reserve catcher Matt Walbeck returning to Anaheim.
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May 8, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
A heated clubhouse argument after Tuesday night's Angel-Oriole game apparently was sparked by a disagreement between batting instructor Rod Carew and catcher Jorge Fabregas over the pitch selection on Cal Ripken's game-winning, seventh-inning grand slam. Reliever Pep Harris was attempting to throw a 1-and-0 sinker to the inside corner, but the pitch didn't sink and wound up looking like a thigh-high fastball, which Ripken belted into Camden Yards' left-field seats for an 8-4 victory.
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April 24, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER
While catcher Jim Leyritz continues as the Angels' hottest batter, Jorge Fabregas sits and waits . . . and waits. "It's been tough," Fabregas said. "It's hard to stay mentally sharp. But Jim has been doing the job. He's the hottest hitter in the league right now." Leyritz was batting .396, third in the American League, with four home runs and 16 runs batted in going into Wednesday's game. Fabregas has played in only four of the last 13 games.
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February 19, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jorge Fabregas hit .327 last August and September, finished 1996 with a career-high .287 average, and Angel coaches and scouts noticed a marked improvement in the catcher's defense. Even so, the front office traded for New York Yankee backup catcher Jim Leyritz, whose presence--and two-year contract with an option for a third year--cast a cloud of uncertainty over the futures of Fabregas and Todd Greene. "This is nothing different--it happens every year," Fabregas, 27, said.
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August 26, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
He went 13 for 25 (.520) with seven runs batted in and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He threw out four of the seven runners who attempted to steal off him. He tagged two runners out at home, one after a violent collision. "It was the best road trip of my life," Angel catcher Jorge Fabregas said. "I'm from the East [Miami]. I like the East."
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April 23, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Fabregas stood at home plate in the eighth inning Monday night watching the ball sail toward the right-field seats, not as an ego-driven power hitter might admire his handiwork but staring as if he couldn't believe it. Finally, as the ball bounced around in the empty Angel Stadium stands, he began his run around the bases and eventually stomped home plate with the winning run in the Angels' 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. "For a second, I thought it was going to go foul," he said.
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