News: Angels Sign Relief Pitcher Joe Smith
|Jonathan Garza||Story last updated: at 7:14 pm|
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have reportedly reached an agreement to sign reliever Joe Smith to a three-year deal reportedly worth $15 million as passed along by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Twitter.
#LAAngels are signing Joe Smith to 3-year deal. beefs up pen.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 24, 2013
This past season he was 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA and a 2.35 K:BB ratio. He averaged 7.7 hits allowed/9, 0.7 HR/9, 3.3 BB/9 and 7.7 K/9.
The Angels have already tabbed Ernesto Frieri as their closer for 2014, which likely places Smith into the setup role.
He made $3.15 million last season.