Published March 01, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. – Josh Hamilton hit his first home run in an Angels uniform, connecting off Hyun-Jin Ryu in a big-money Los Angeles matchup during the first inning of a 16-8 win over a Dodgers' spilt squad Friday.
Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, left Texas to sign a $125 million, five-year deal with the Angels. After going 0 for 3 against Arizona opn Tuesday in his first spring training game, he was 2 for 2 against the Dodgers, adding a third-inning single against Matt Palmer.
Ryu signed a $36 million, six-year deal with the Dodgers, who also paid a $25,737,737 posting fee to South Korea's Hanwha Eagles for his rights.