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December 10, 1993 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It hardly will make the Angels contenders, and it was far from the blockbuster trade discussed with the New York Yankees, but the Angels finally found themselves a second baseman. They hope. Spike Owen, who signed a three-year, $7-million free-agent contract with the Yankees a year ago, was traded Thursday to the Angels for minor league reliever Jose Musset. There is a provision that requires the Yankees to pay the Angels about $3.
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September 11, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
How many Angels and Twins does it take to screw up a perfectly decent late summer Sunday afternoon in Southern California? Forty-two. But if you took 10 minutes to count all the names listed in the box score, you already knew that.
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December 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Free agent shortstop Spike Owen and the New York Yankees reached agreement on a three-year, $7-million contract. Owen, 31, has been the Montreal Expos' shortstop for four years, and twice led the league in fielding. The Yankees, meanwhile, said they have not withdrawn an offer to free agent outfielder Barry Bonds, who played last season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bonds reportedly turned down a Yankee offer of $38 million over five years, seeking a sixth year.
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August 7, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
Gary DiSarcina, Angel MVP? Judging from the tremors on the left side of the infield since Black Thursday, you'd have to say the voting would be a landslide. Before DiSarcina's hellacious slide onto the disabled list--he went in trying to break up a double play and instead tore up a thumb--the Angels had won eight in a row and 17 of their first 20 games after the All-Star break.
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May 26, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Manager Marcel Lachemann won't say Eduardo Perez has lost his third base job, but Perez's hold on the position is tenuous, at best. Spike Owen, who replaced Perez as the team's third baseman last June and hit a career-best .310, started there Thursday night, the third time in the last four games he has replaced Perez, who is struggling offensively (.180) and defensively (team-high six errors). "Eddie will play third base, but I wouldn't say he's the third baseman," Lachemann said.
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March 25, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Angels, who can't afford to trade for a top-quality middle infielder, are thinking of asking ownership if they can release Spike Owen and keep Mike Brumley. Owen, acquired from the New York Yankees in December for pitcher Jose Musset, has struggled this spring. He is batting only .095 and has defensive deficiencies. Brumley, on the other hand, is batting .350 with a team-leading 10 runs batted in. He can play every infield position and center field and left field.
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August 6, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spike Owen is the Angels' new shortstop, but he understands why he hasn't been named the permanent replacement for All-Star Gary DiSarcina, who probably is out for the season because of a thumb injury. "I realize they have to cover themselves," Owen said. "I'm just going to try and keep the job. I can't say I'm going to go out there and be healthy for the rest of the season, because anything can happen. But I'm going to play hard and if I get hurt, then I get hurt." Owen is 34.
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April 20, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels are about to break camp in Arizona with at least one unhappy camper. Spike Owen, a utility infielder who asked to be traded last November, has reiterated his desire to play elsewhere if he does not win a starting job this spring. Owen is considered an invaluable member of the team by the Angel front office because he is a front-line caliber player who can step in if Eduardo Perez falters at third base or spell Gary DiSarcina occasionally at shortstop.
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August 6, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spike Owen is the Angels' new shortstop, but he understands why he hasn't been named the permanent replacement for All-Star Gary DiSarcina, who probably is out for the season because of a thumb injury. "I realize they have to cover themselves," Owen said. "I'm just going to try and keep the job. I can't say I'm going to go out there and be healthy for the rest of the season, because anything can happen. But I'm going to play hard and if I get hurt, then I get hurt." Owen is 34.
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May 26, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Manager Marcel Lachemann won't say Eduardo Perez has lost his third-base job, but Perez's hold on the position is tenuous, at best. Spike Owen, who replaced Perez as the team's third baseman last June and hit a career-best .310, started there Thursday night, the third time in the last four games he has replaced Perez, who is struggling offensively (.180) and somewhat defensively (team-high six errors).
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