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FILE - Pittsburgh Pirates' Brad Hawpe takes batting practice before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, March 9, in Bradenton, Fla. Hawpe has since signed a minor league contract with the Angels and has been assigned to the Salt Lake Bees.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced today that the club has assigned recent signee and 2009 MLB All-Star Brad Hawpe to Triple-A Salt Lake from extended spring training. In addition, infielder Chance Ross has been reassigned to extended spring training from Salt Lake.

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Hawpe, 33, spent the 2012 season with the Frisco Roughriders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and hit .260 with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in 35 games. A veteran of eight major league seasons, Hawpe owns a .276 batting average with 124 home runs, 176 doubles and 490 RBI. Originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 11th round of the 2000 Draft, he reached All-Star status with the Rockies in 2009. The Fort Worth, Texas native has also appeared in games with the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres.