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MILWAUKEE -- The top ninth-inning man left on the free-agent market told his hometown newspaper that he'd prefer to stay close to home.
Outgoing Rockies closer Brian Fuentes said he sees "a great fit" with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a Saturday report in the Merced Sun-Star. Fuentes was born and raised in Merced, Calif., which is due east of San Jose and about 300 miles from Angel Stadium.
The other leading contenders for Fuentes' services would require considerably more time on the highway. They include St. Louis (1,645 miles from Merced to Busch Stadium, according to Google Maps), Milwaukee (1,750 miles to Miller Park) and Detroit (2,000 miles to Comerica Park).
"Anaheim would be a great fit, being a California kid," Fuentes told the newspaper. "That would be my first choice."