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January 17, 2001




Canseco signs with Angels

Anaheim, Calif. Jose Canseco agreed to an incentive-laden contract with the DH-desperate Anaheim Angels on Tuesday that could pay him as little as $200,000 or as much as $5 million.

The free agent slugger received a minor league deal heavily based on plate appearances, along with an invitation to spring training

Canseco, 36, is 23rd on baseball's career home run list with 446. He has been sidelined by injuries in each of the last six years, with back problems slowing him in four seasons.

The New York Yankees claimed Canseco on waivers from Tampa Bay last August, then cut him loose after winning the World Series. The Yankees declined a $4 million option on him in November, instead paying a $500,000 buyout.

Canseco hit a combined .252 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs in 98 games for the Devil Rays and Yankees.


Redskins hire Raye, Mann

Ashburn, Va. Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer added two familiar faces to his staff Tuesday, hiring Jimmy Raye as offensive coordinator and Richard Mann as receivers coach.

Raye spent the last nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, seven under Schottenheimer. He joined the Chiefs as an offensive assistant and tight ends coach, then spent five seasons with the running backs before Schottenheimer promoted him to offensive coordinator in 1998.

Schottenheimer has also hired Mann before with the Cleveland Browns in 1985. Mann spent the last two seasons as the receivers coach in Kansas City, arriving the season after Schottenheimer resigned.

Chiefs keep Hurd

Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs have retained Jeff Hurd as the team's strength and conditioning coach, the team announced Tuesday.

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