12/03/2008 07:32:00 AM

Angels GM: Teixeira Still #1 Priority

Posted by Mark McCray |

Lyle Spencer/MLB.com Via MLBTradeRumors.com:

With Mark Teixeira still the Angels' highest priority, general manager Tony Reagins said he doesn't anticipate anything happening before the Winter Meetings convene in Las Vegas on Monday.

"It doesn't look like we'll have anything done by then," Reagins said on Tuesday.

Reagins made it clear that Teixeira remains No. 1 on the club's list of targets, with everything else lining up behind the power-hitting first baseman seeking a long-term deal in the $20 million per year range.

Regains said "there was nothing to" reports that had the Angels moving past Teixeira and focusing on starter CC Sabathia, adding that the club has "no concerns" about Teixeira's left knee, which was subjected to arthroscopic surgery in 2007. A published report indicated the Angels were too concerned with the knee long-term to go past six years for Teixeira, triggering a move toward Sabathia.

This is a very good sign for the Yankees.  


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