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August 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Angels GM says Locker “will be in our system at some point”

Interesting comments tonight from Tony Reagins, the general manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who says Jake Locker will definitely play some baseball for the Angels at some point.
You can read the comments here from the Orange County Register.
In the story, Reagins says that Locker may participate in the Angels’ minor league camp next spring and for an Angels’ minor league team next summer.
The GM is quoted as saying that Locker will “likely” do both.
As the story notes, Locker said only that the “contract was kind of vague” when asked on Saturday if there was anything in his deal that would compel him to play baseball at some point.
Since then, there have been reports that there may be some incentives built into the contract that would pay him more should he play.
Locker has been steadfast in saying that he will remain committed to UW football the next two years, though his father, Scott, held out the option that Locker could explore pro options in the NFL after this season — and obviously already has pro baseball options he could pursue.
Playing in either the minor league camp or with an Angels’ minor league team, however, would not necessarily mean Locker would give up football. There have been lots of instances of guys playing inn the minors for a summer then returning to football in the fall. Oregon’s Dennis Dixon is one of the more recent notable local examples — he played for a Braves’ minor league team in the summer of 2007 before his senior year at Oregon.
This story lists the locations of the Angels’ minor league teams, which include rookie league squads in Tempe and Orem, Utah, though none any closer to the state of Washington.

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