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Updated: May 2, 2003, 7:53 AM ET
By Jim Baker
American League

Anaheim Angels: There has never been any doubt about it: Brad Fullmer can hit a baseball. Whether he can do it against both right- and left-handers remains to be seen. He's leading the American League with a .392 batting average headed into May and is proving to be a big bargain for the Angels, who got him at a greatly reduced rate in 2003 after allowing him to become a free agent. His hot start is giving manager Mike Scioscia cause to consider playing him every day, writes Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Fullmer has a .601 OPS against left-handers over the past three seasons.

Chicago White Sox: How foggy was it in Chicago last night? Miguel Tejada slid into first base and was obviously out but was called safe by an umpire a foot away from the play. Of course, a bad call can happen anytime. Esteban Loaiza is in line for the pitcher of the month award for April and is personally helping to shorten White Sox games with his speedy mound work, writes Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune. Now, if he can just overcome his tendency to let down in May.
Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.

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