Feb 23, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT
Yesterday the Angels and Jason Isringhausen agreed to a minor-league contract and Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the deal is worth between $700,000 and $1 million in guaranteed money if he cracks the Opening Day roster.
DiGiovanna and other reporters covering the Angels seem to think that’s likely, and general manager Jerry Dipoto indicated that he views Isringhausen as a setup option more so than a potential middle reliever.
In other words, expect the 39-year-old right-hander to make the team, collect his $700,000-$1 million, and also perhaps tack on some additional money with incentives based on appearances.
Last season for the Mets he logged 47 innings with a 4.05 ERA and 44/24 K/BB ratio after not pitching in the majors at all in 2010.
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 44
- MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation 31
- The eyes have it: Thomas’ greatness built on patience 14
- Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams 193
- Mariners re-acquire Kendrys Morales from Twins for Stephen Pryor 21
- A’s designate $10 million reliever Jim Johnson for assignment 35
- Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline 35
- Impending free agent Jon Lester won’t talk contract with the Red Sox until after the season 19
- Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams (193)
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts (162)
- Yankees acquire Chase Headley from Padres (108)
- Who is the next Face of Baseball? (97)
- David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home run list — is he a Hall of Famer? (92)