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Guerrero signs 1-day deal to retire with Angels

April 1, 2014

ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero of the Dominican Republic signed a one-day contract to retire with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

Right before Guerrero threw out the first pitch on opening day, the slugging outfielder signed the contract on the field at Angel Stadium, to a loud ovation from the Anaheim crowd when he put pen to paper.

The slugging outfielder hasn’t played in the majors since 2011.

The 39-year-old Guerrero played six of his 16 major league seasons with the Angels from 2004-09, winning the 2004 AL MVP award and earning four of his nine All-Star selections.

Guerrero began his career with the Montreal Expos and finished with single seasons for Texas and Baltimore. He played briefly in the minors for Toronto in 2012, and was out of baseball last year.

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