NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Jason Isringhausen #45 of the New York Mets celebrates getting the final out of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies on April 11, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed right-handed reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training camp. The 39-year-old reliever told Adam Rubin of ESPN back in September he planned on playing in 2012.
Isringhausen, 39, sat out 2010 while he rehabbed from injury but made a comeback with the Mets last season. He posted a 4.05 ERA across 46 2/3 innings of work with the club. Despite at the seasoned age of 39, he struck out 8.5 batters per nine innings, which was his best since 2003. The veteran reliever gives the Angels another option as the club looks for bullpen depth.
- Twitter / @MikeDiGiovanna: #Angels have agreed to terms with RHP Jason Isringhausen on a minor league deal.
- Twitter / @MikeDiGiovanna: #Angels' Isringhausen ranks third among active pitchers with 300 career saves. Went 3-3 w/4.05 ERA and 7 saves for #Mets last season.