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Jason Isringhausen makes Angels’ bullpen at age 39

Mar 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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Jason Isringhausen didn’t sign a minor-league deal with the Angels until late February, but Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the 39-year-old right-hander will be in the Opening Day bullpen.

Isringhausen will get at least $700,000 for cracking the roster and has further incentives based on appearances after throwing 47 innings with a 4.05 ERA and 44/24 K/BB ratio for the Mets last season.

He hasn’t pitched all that well or all that often this spring, but manager Mike Scioscia always seemed pretty set on Isringhausen making the team and he’ll likely serve in a middle relief role.

  1. jrspike - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Buddy for Albert

  2. ajcardsfan - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I kind of miss Izzy (key words being kind of). I ‘m also very surprised he’s still around

  3. Old Gator - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Glad to see that Isringhausen is useful at 39. I hear the Orioles are going to sign Jack Benny to play 3rd.

    • SmackSaw - Mar 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      LOL!

  4. contraryguy - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    And Walt Jocketty wistfully scratches another Cardinal off the Reds potential roster move list.

    • tr975 - Mar 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM

      That is what I was thinking the other day when I read something about Isringhausen opting out of his contract if he wasn’t going to make the Angels. I just knew, if he had done that, Jocketty would have been all over himself to sign Isringhausen to “replace” Madson. Nothing against Isringhausen, but I think there are better options.

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