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Angels avoid arbitration with Vargas, Hanson

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with pitchers Jason Vargas and Tommy Hanson and to avoid arbitration.

Vargas was acquired by the Angels on Dec. 19 in exchange for designated hitter Kendrys Morales. The 29-year-old lefty went 14-11 with a 3.85 earned run average over 33 starts with the Mariners last season.

Vargas, a seven-year veteran, owns a career 42-50 record with a 4.35 ERA in 150 games, including 130 starts.

Hanson had spent his first four seasons in Atlanta before being acquired by the Angels on Nov. 30. The hard-throwing right-hander went 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA over 31 starts with the Braves last season.

The 26-year-old California native has started 108 career games, compiling a 45-32 record with a 3.61 ERA.

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