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Angels sign Fernando Salas to minor-league deal

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The reliever was recently cut loose by the Mets.

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The Angels have signed reliever Fernando Salas to a minor-league contract, according to a club release. He will report to Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Salas, 32, worked to a 6.00 ERA and 4.40 FIP in 45 innings out of the Mets bullpen this season after signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the club last winter. He was designated for assignment and subsequently released by the club earlier this month as part of New York’s continuing rebuild.

Salas spent the better parts of three seasons with the Angels from 2014 to 2016, working to a 4.03 ERA in 187 appearances before being traded to the Mets at the waiver deadline last year. He’ll provide minor-league depth for the time being, serving as a potential September call-up for an Angels club that remains just a half-game out of an AL Wild Card spot.

Salas is a veteran of eight major-league seasons with the Cardinals, Angels and Mets, owning a 3.88 ERA in that span.