It sounds as if Mark Teixeira won't be returning to the Los Angeles Angels.
The Los Angeles Times, citing Angels vice president of communications Tim Mead, reported yesterday that the team was not pursuing the slugging free-agent first baseman anymore.
Earlier in the day, ESPN.com, citing a source, reported the Angels had withdrawn their 8-year offer for Teixeira.
That would leave the Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles and Nationals still pursuing Teixeira.
The Angels acquired Teixeira in a trade with Atlanta before the July 31 deadline last season. Teixeira batted .358 with 13 homers and 43 RBI in 54 games for the Angels.
In other baseball news:
Carlos Manuel Santiago, a star infielder in the Negro leagues during the 1940s, died. He was 82. He died of cardiac failure at his home in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, son Carlos Manuel Santiago Feliciano said. Santiago played second base and shortstop for the New York Cubans in 1945-46. He was invited to spring training by the Cleveland Indians in 1951 but was soon drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Korea. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant about 2 years later.
* The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement on a 3-year deal with catcher Ryan Doumit that will take him through his salary arbitration years, a baseball source told ESPN.com. Doumit, 27, hit .318 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games for the Pirates last season.
* Apolo Anton Ohno won two more individual events at the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships in Chesterfield, Mo., to capture his eighth consecutive national title. Ohno, the defending world champion and a five-time Olympic medalist, won the 1,000 and 3,000 meters to win the overall title with 4,140 points - nearly 300 more than J.R. Celski in second. Ohno has won every national title since 2001 and has 10 overall.