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June 11, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Junior Felix, whose team leadership in runs batted in hasn't been even mildly challenged while he has been on the disabled list, will be activated today. Felix, who pulled a groin muscle May 27, said he has been fit for about a week and is eager to get back into the lineup. To clear a spot on the roster, John Morris will be placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 8 because of viral gastritis. "I don't like to sit around and watch.
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February 25, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He no longer awakes in the middle of the night, Buck Rodgers said, tormented by the May 21, 1992, bus crash that left him wondering whether he would live. Rodgers' body may not be pain free, but he certainly has baffled medical experts by returning to a normal lifestyle--managing the Angels again and even sneaking in a few rounds of golf during his spare time.
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May 10, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Felix was 18 when a man from his village in the Dominican Republic offered to take him to Santo Domingo, on the other side of the island. There, at the Toronto Blue Jays' baseball complex, Felix was signed by Epy Guerrero, the team's coordinator of Latin American scouting. It was the familiar beginning of a happy story: A young man making a better life for his family by going north to play baseball.
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July 29, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Claiming he has been unfairly criticized for several recent mistakes on the basepaths, center fielder Junior Felix said Tuesday he wants to be traded by the Angels. Felix was doubled off first base during the eighth inning Monday after a pop up by Von Hayes, even though second baseman Harold Reynolds overthrew the ball and had to be backed up by pitcher Erik Hanson.
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April 28, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Felix discovered last season that he isn't a baseball fan. Idled early in the season because of a strained right calf muscle and later because of strained muscles on the left side of his rib cage, the Angel center fielder soon realized he lacks the patience to be a spectator. "I was watching the other guys playing, and I don't like to watch any sport at all," he said. "Sometimes I would go inside and think, 'What's happening? What's going on? Geez, I cannot play.'
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May 5, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Center fielder Junior Felix was named the AL's player of the week for the week ending May 3. Felix was nine for 24 with 12 RBIs, vaulting him into the league RBI lead. Cecil Fielder returned to the Tiger lineup after missing two games because of a sore left wrist.
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May 20, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Center fielder Junior Felix might be sidelined several days after aggravating a strained right calf muscle running out a fielder's choice grounder in the third inning Sunday. Felix initially suffered the injury in the first game of the Angels' 10-game trip, May 10 in Cleveland, and missed three games. Manager Doug Rader said Felix's injury "is getting to the point where I think he may need three, four, maybe five days off."
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July 15, 1989
Promoter Bob Arum, amused by the talk of a Tony Mandarich-Mike Tyson showdown, told the Pittsburgh Press that Jim Brown once thought he was ready to challenge for the heavyweight title. Arum said that he and Brown, a good friend, were in London for the Muhammad Ali-Henry Cooper fight when Brown mentioned that he wanted to take on Ali. The message was relayed to Ali.
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June 18, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
The Angels, whose attempt to trade Junior Felix to the Boston Red Sox for Jack Clark was vetoed by co-owner Jackie Autry because of Clark's hefty salary, offered Felix to the Cubs for outfielder Jerome Walton and a pitcher only to have the Cubs decline. Jackie Autry refused to approve the acquisition of Clark's $2.9-million salary, but Walton earns a more modest $525,000. It's believed the Angels are interested in Bob Scanlan, a right-hander who will earn $150,000 this season.
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May 5, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Center fielder Junior Felix was named the AL's player of the week for the week ending May 3. Felix was nine for 24 with 12 RBIs, vaulting him into the league RBI lead. Cecil Fielder returned to the Tiger lineup after missing two games because of a sore left wrist.
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April 28, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior Felix discovered last season that he isn't a baseball fan. Idled early in the season because of a strained right calf muscle and later because of strained muscles on the left side of his rib cage, the Angel center fielder soon realized he lacks the patience to be a spectator. "I was watching the other guys playing, and I don't like to watch any sport at all," he said. "Sometimes I would go inside and think, 'What's happening? What's going on? Geez, I cannot play.'
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August 26, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Junior Felix started a game for the Angels before Sunday, the team was four games out of first place. That was June 19, and in the scope of the Angels' season, it was a very long time ago. It has been a long time since Felix was very much a part of the team. He came to the Angels last winter with second baseman Luis Sojo in the trade that sent Devon White to Toronto. At 23, he was to bring speed, defense, a little power and, above all, potential to the Angels.
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