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Jason Isringhausen

  1. Answering your Twitter Questions

    May 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Don Draper

    Q: What did you think of Hideki Matsui’s postseason performance? Would you like to have a player like Matsui on your team? I love the oldies. Q: Went to watch the M’s at Yankees stadium last night and tonight. National Anthem pre-recorded both nights, is this a thing? I wish it were more of one. How…

  2. Joe Nathan picks up 300th career save

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

    Lost in the terrible strike call that ended yesterday’s Rangers-Rays game is that the pitch closed out the 300th save of Joe Nathan‘s career, moving him into a tie for 22nd place on the all-time list with Bruce Sutter and Jason Isringhausen. What makes Nathan’s save total especially impressive is that he didn’t become a…

  3. UPDATE: Despite coaching job, Jason Isringhausen is still open to continuing his career

    Feb 14, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Colorado Rockies

    UPDATE: Isringhausen’s agent told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client is not retired. The coaching job is a volunteer position, so he’s still opening to pitching another season in the big leagues. 3:15 PM: Jason Isringhausen went back and forth about retiring all offseason, but I guess this means he’s definitely…

  4. Jason Isringhausen is changing his mind on that retirement thing

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Colorado Rockies

    Late in the season Jason Isringhausen said that he was leaning toward retirement.  Jon Heyman reports, however, that he has decided to come back for another year and that three teams are interested in him at the moment. He could be useful, I suppose. Despite 16 years and 1008 innings on the odometer, Isringhausen was…

  5. Jason Isringhausen “pretty sure” he’s retiring

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    isringhausen getty

    Jason Isringhausen said last month that he was “70-30″ in favor of retiring and this morning the 40-year-old Angels reliever reiterated that he’s likely calling it quits after 16 seasons in the majors. During a radio interview with KFNS-590 in St. Louis, where he played seven years, Isringhausen said: At this point, I’m pretty sure…

  6. Jason Isringhausen is ’70-30′ in favor of retiring

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Colorado Rockies

    Jason Isringhausen has barely pitched for the Angels down the stretch and the 40-year-old reliever is leaning toward retirement, telling Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that he’s currently 70 percent likely to call it a career after 16 seasons. Isringhausen cited the desire to spend more time with his two young daughters, saying: I like to…

  7. Angels beat the Red Sox in the stupidest game of 2012

    Aug 24, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

    Pedro Ciriaco

    Craziest? Wildest? No, I’m sticking with stupidest. The Angels edged the Red Sox 14-13 in 10 innings Thursday. Some highlights: – Boston blew a six-run lead by giving up eight runs in the top of the third – The Angels put together said eight-run inning without the benefit of an extra-base hit. They did, however,…

  8. A.J. Pierzynski homers in fifth straight as White Sox win

    Aug 5, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    A.J. Pierzynski didn’t start Sunday, but it didn’t stop him from hitting his 21st homer as the White Sox beat the Angels 4-2. Pinch-hitting for Tyler Flowers, Pierzynski hit a tie-breaking two-run homer off Jason Isringhausen in the bottom of the seventh. It was his fifth straight game with a homer, matching a White Sox…

  9. Kyle Drabek to undergo his second Tommy John surgery

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Kyle Drabek

    Kyle Drabek‘s sprained UCL will require Tommy John surgery, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Monday. Drabek had his first Tommy John surgery in high school before the Phillies made him the 18th overall pick in the 2006 draft. He was sent to Toronto in the Roy Halladay trade and he made his major league…

  10. Jason Isringhausen makes Angels’ bullpen at age 39

    Mar 30, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    isringhausen getty

    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…

  11. Jason Isringhausen’s minor-league deal is worth at least $700,000 if he makes Angels

    Feb 23, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    jason-isringhausen-mets-spring

    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…

  12. Angels, Jason Isringhausen reach minor league deal

    Feb 22, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    isringhausen getty

    Jason Isringhausen has found a home for 2012. According to MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez, the veteran reliever agreed to terms on a minor league contract Wednesday evening with the Angels. The deal also includes an invitation to spring training, where Izzy will presumably have a shot at claiming a spot in Anaheim’s Opening Day bullpen. Isringhausen…

  13. Jason Isringhausen unlikely to re-sign with Mets

    Jan 26, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    jason-isringhausen-mets-spring

    Back in August the Mets turned down a chance to trade Jason Isringhausen, pulling him off waivers when the reliever was claimed by an interested in team, but now Dan Martin of the New York Post reports that they’re unlikely to re-sign him anyway. Isringhausen completed a successful comeback last season and provided the Mets…

  14. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  15. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

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