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Angels sign Jason Isringhausen

Posted on: February 22, 2012 7:41 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2012 7:51 pm
By Matt Snyder

Relief pitcher Jason Isringhausen has signed a minor-league deal with the Angels, the club announced Wednesday evening.

Isringhausen, 39, didn't pitch in the majors in 2010, but had a 4.05 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 46 2/3 innings last season for the Mets. He even gathered seven saves, which put him at exactly 300 in his career -- good for 22nd on the all-time list.

The Angels appear to be moving forward with youngster Jordan Walden as the team's closer, but they did land the veteran depth they seeked this offseason in LaTroy Hawkins and now Isringhausen. The latter two and Scott Downs will be the bridge to Walden, but any of the three could take over if the 24-year-old -- who had 10 blown saves last season -- falters.

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Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:08 am

Angels sign Jason Isringhausen

Are the Angels trying to sign Eckersley too????    

Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:50 am

Angels sign Jason Isringhausen

That is a good signing. You can always have another veteran guy in your bullpen, and when he has that much experience closing games he would also be a benefit just for the younger guys like Walden to talk to about being a closer. The season is rediculuoisly long and pitchers can get hurt so easily,so this a good ensurence deal for the angels as they hope to make a playoff push. 
Also, he wouldn't have that much pressure on him since Hawkins and Downs were both great last year, so he would be a fine 3rd set up man option.

Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:16 am
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Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:29 am

Angels sign Jason Isringhausen

Worth a shot...I hope wolly locks it down for us this season! 

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