Skip to content

UPDATE: Angels sign Hisanori Takahashi to two-year deal

Dec 3, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

Hisanori Takahashi throwing

UPDATE: Done deal. Two years and “between $5 and $6 million.”

==========

Let go by the Mets last month when the two sides couldn’t agree to a new contract before a sign-or-cut deadline, left-hander Hisanori Takahashi is “close to agreeing to a multi-year deal with the Angels,” writes David Waldstein of the New York Times.

According to various reports at the time the Mets were offering only a one-year deal, while Takahashi was holding out for a multi-year offer that he apparently found with the Angels.

Takahashi started and relieved for the Mets as a 35-year-old rookie, but Waldstein indicates that the Angels are likely to use him in the bullpen. He went 10-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 122 innings overall, including 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA, .206 opponents’ batting average, and 60/22 K/BB ratio in 57 innings as a reliever.

Featured video

Jackie Robinson Day is bittersweet
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. T. Wood (5121)
  2. S. Kazmir (4803)
  3. J. Kubel (4653)
  4. K. Uehara (4107)
  5. I. Nova (4002)
  1. G. Springer (3233)
  2. T. Walker (3112)
  3. M. Moore (2973)
  4. M. Machado (2937)
  5. J. Chavez (2885)