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Angels Spring Training 2012: Angels Sign Juan Rincon To Minor League Deal

The Los Angeles Angels already have plenty of players who will be fighting for roster spots and playing time throughout Spring Training before you even get into the possibilities of non-roster invitees inserting themselves into any potential arguments. On Saturday, the Angels signed a veteran reliever to a minor-league deal, although he'll likely not make an impact during the spring.

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reported on Saturday that the Angels have signed Juan Rincon to a minor league contract. The deal does not include a Spring Training invite, so Rincon will definitely stay in the minors to start the season unless anything strange or unexpected happen.

Rincon was with the Minnesota Twins from 2001-2008 before moving on to the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. He last played in the major leagues in 2010, when he appeared in two games with the Colorado Rockies. He signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, but was released at the end of Spring Training.

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