Anoher big reliever is off the market, as the Angels have signed Scott Downs to a three-year, $15 million contract. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com was the first to report the deal. Downs can earn an additional $1 million based on games finished.
Downs, 34, has been outstanding the past four years as setup man in Toronto, putting up a 2.36 ERA in 236.2 innings with 205 strikeouts against 78 walks. In 2010 he had a 2.64 ERA in 67 appearances and had a 21-inning scoreless streak.
Downs is a Type A free agent, so the Blue Jays will get two draft picks as compensation. The Angels' first-round pick next year is the second-lowest protected pick so the Jays will get their second-round pick.
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